Monday, March 30, 2009

Tweak Bird

Great band, reminds me a tiny bit of Black Sabbath ; )

Friday, March 27, 2009

1965 Tonebender mk1

Tonebender mk1 replica for Dave in Birmingham (the first 2 of 4 staying in Brum is cool!).  ACY22 Germanium transistors.  Features 2 trimpots for fine tuning the fuzz sound, and 3 Mullard tropical fish capacitors.  The circuit is built on to tag board.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rehoused Danelectro Fab Echo

Danelectro Fab Echo (the red plastic one).  Rehoused and modded to extend the capabilities of the circuit.  New controls are Depth, Repeat, and Echo.  Whilst not capable of really long delays the new Echo control can go from long slapback to very fast , the Repeat control lets you send the sound into self oscillation (very dubby), and the Depth lets you turn the delay right up unlike the original pedal.  The pedal is now true bypass as well.  Soundclip soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bass Fuzz Face with Bias control

Bass Fuzz Face for John.  Larger input/output caps, BC-108/BC-109 Silicon transistors, Bias control for the second transistor, 9v DC input.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Your Gonna Miss Me

I'm reading Eye Mind at the moment, a biography of the 13th Floor Elevators by Paul Drummond. Love this clip by the pool ; )

Sunday, March 8, 2009

1965 Tonebender mk1

1965 Tonebender mk1 for Rich from Birmingham.  Tagboard construction, 2 trimpots to bias the 1st and 2nd transistors, acy22 germanium transistors used, waterslide decal labelling protected by a few layers of clearcoat.  1 of only 4 that I am making as I only have 4 sets of suitable transistors.  The second one is for another customer in Birmingham, 3rd one is for me, and the fourth will be a special one finished in gold hammerite.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tube Booster

Tube Booster for John.