Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Zonk Machine soundclip 2 (non mojo)

Another Zonk but built in a 'prototype' case.  No 'mojo' capacitors, plain carbon film resistors, and a trio of CV7355 transistors of the same rough gain values as the 'mojo' Zonk.  Soundclip here.

Zonk Machine soundclip 1 (mojo)

Zonk Machine with OC84, CV7042, and OC45 transistors, pretty full on, reacts well to guitar tone and volume control changes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zonk Machine

Version of the Zonk Machine with Carbon Comp resistors, 2 Mullard tropical fish caps, and trimpot to bias the 3rd transistor.  Still trying out different transistors but will put up a soundclip as soon as I'm happy.

Silicon Fuzz Face

Si Fuzz Face for Dave.  Tagboard layout, BC108/109 Silicon transistors, Carbon Comp resistors, Volume, Fuzz, and Bias controls, Gold Hammerite finish.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Website update...

I have finally updated my website, and will be adding more content this week now I have made a start!  Have a look here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Zonk Machine prototype

Another early 3 transistor fuzz circuit similar to the Tonebender mk1, this is a test pedal I'm fiddling with, trying out different transistors.  Here are some soundclips with 3 different transistor combinations...

Friday, July 10, 2009

Selmer Echo Boost - Better photos!

Noticed there was a smudge on the lens of the camera after taking the last pics of the Selmer Echo Boost so here are some better shots with a clean lense. Soundclip (level only halfway up on booster) here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tonebender mk1 #8

Last of the 'made to order' Tonebender mk1s for Nick in the USA, and a gold Hammerite one as well.  I will still be making mk1s now and again but not in batches like this run of 8.

Red Casio SA-2

At last I got my own Red Casio SA-2, a bit rarer than the black ones and supercool!

Selmer Echo Boost

Finished Booster based on a cross between the Valvecaster and the Selmer Echo 200 input section!  Soundclip to follow.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Germanium Shatterbox clone for sale

Germanium Shatterbox replica for sale on Ebay.  99p start and no reserve! Soundclips here and here.

Treblebooster Soundclip

Soundclip of the Treblebooster I made for myself (a cross between a jhs treblebooster and a Rangemaster, but with blendable input capacitors) here. Later in the clip its the Treblebooster goosing a Tonebender mk1!

Rosac Nu-Fuzz for sale

Rosac Nu Fuzz replica for sale here.

Monday, July 6, 2009

12au7 Selmer Echo Boost schematic

I have been toying with the idea of doing a booster based around the input section of an old echo unit for a while,  I found a schematic for a Selmer echo 200 where the input section looked very similar to the Valvecaster (apart from it uses an ecc83 valve rather than a 12au7).  So I made this schematic that uses elements of both circuits.  Have breadboarded it and it sounds good!  Nice tone and overdrives in a pleasant way with chords, also reacts well to playing dynamics.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

amuro namie - new look - Plone mash up

Amazing mash up of Plone and Japanese pop star Amuro Namie.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Zombie Viking Kay Tremolo

Kay Tremolo with Booster for Jon.  He wanted a custom design for this so we tried a few ideas out before coming up with this Zombie Viking theme!