1966(?) Carlsbro Fuzz Box

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1966(?) Carlsbro Fuzz Box

Postby nightraven » 13 Jul 2016, 13:17

This forum's kinda slow, huh?
Did you run out of vintage pedals to reverse,clone etc?

I scored this off eBay a few months ago. The previous owner said he bought it in 1966, which I thought was rather early, so I opened it up yesterday to see if the date codes on the pots disputed that. It seems to be an interesting part of the UK fuzz box story. Cosmetically it obviously harks back to the FZ-1. I haven't got one of those pedals to compare but the scale and size is probably spot on the same. Kinda the opposite of how Harry Gurst and co. were presenting a FZ-1 clone as something brand new, this thing actually appears to be a different circuit...

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(credit to Effectsdataboob for finding the schematic)

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Re: 1966(?) Carlsbro Fuzz Box

Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 14 Jul 2016, 16:57

nightraven wrote:This forum's kinda slow, huh?
Did you run out of vintage pedals to reverse,clone etc?


... nope. The question is, where have YOU been!? haven't seen a lifesign for years. Good to see ye live and kicking! :thumbsup
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Re: 1966(?) Carlsbro Fuzz Box

Postby nightraven » 14 Jul 2016, 21:16

Dirk_Hendrik wrote:
nightraven wrote:This forum's kinda slow, huh?
Did you run out of vintage pedals to reverse,clone etc?


... nope. The question is, where have YOU been!? haven't seen a lifesign for years. Good to see ye live and kicking! :thumbsup

Hi D_H! How are things? How's the cat?
I've been here, I've been there, I've been in between...
Been meaning to actually send you an e-mail. Are you still tinkering about with effects yourself? I don't go near swirly pedals anymore, when I'm on the guitar I only really enjoy naughty 60s fuzz, but I do keep going back to this 00's reissue Deluxe Memory Man. It's one of those magic ones that only reaches about 300ms of delay time, rather than the advertised 450ms or whatever. The sound is really nice, but I have some ideas for modifications that would make it much more musical, and if you were able to cram one into one of those TGP sized enclosure then I'll bet you can sort this out.
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