Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tonebender professional mkII

Tonebender Professional mkII with bias control for kris, tagboard layout, oc71, cv7004, and cv7042 germanium transistors, 9Vdc input.

Elka Dizzytone video

Elka Dizzytone

Elka Dizzytone, turret board construction on mahogany, carbon comp resistors, ac128 and ac107 germanium transistors.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Doombender mk1

Ok here we have a small case Doombender mk1, in a nutshell a Tonebender mk1 with larger value capacitors (for theoretically more bass), and a smaller output resistor (for more volume).

Circuit is on tagboard, has Carbon Comp resistors, Russian Mil spec input cap, Tropical fish output cap, OC45 and OC71 transistors, nice build quality.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Elka Dizzytone

I did an Elka Dizzytone from an online schematic last year and sold it to a fuzz enthusiast who actually owns an original unit.  While it sounded good there were some 'issues' with the overall sound compared to the original.  So the customer kindly loaned me his original to check out the circuit itself and the sound.  A few months later and I have finally got round to completing the clone, and it sounds exactly like the original!  Very similar sound to the Burns Buzzaround but with more compression and generally a wilder sound.  The clone has 2 nkt214s for q1 and q2, and (like the original) a sft308 for q3.

Mysteron - Tonebender mk1 + Rangemaster video

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Doom Bender

A heavily modified Tonebender mk1, larger value caps for more bass (Wima, Sprague, Panasonic, Russian Military), output capacitor blend control (similar to the Buzzaround), smaller output resistor for more volume.  Turret board and tagboard  construction, OC45, OC72, and OC84 Germanium transistors, carbon comp resistors.
The pedal is for Donovan Stringer who did the design for the pedal.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz

Shin Ei FY-2 for Doug in the USA, with added scoop control and capacitor switching, hand painted gold hammerite finish, tagboard construction, 9v dc input.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

FZ-1 video

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mysteron - Tonebender mk1 + Rangemaster

'Mysteron' for Jem in the UK, who designed the graphics herself.  It's a 2 pedals in 1 'Shatterbox' style unit, featuring a Tonebender mk1, and a Rangemaster.  The mk1 is stock and has OC45, OC72, and OC84 Germanium Transistors.  The Rangemaster has an input capacitor blend control allowing you to go from treble boost to full range boost as you turn the control up, and a highish gain OC72 Transistor.  The wedge style enclosure is a Prism 2 from

Monday, February 8, 2010

Maestro FZ-1

Maestro FZ-1 clone for Drew in the USA.  I adapted the layout from an original unit to get the turret layout used in this pedal.  Fiddly build but sounds great.