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Univox - Superfuzz  [schematic]

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2008, 18:59
by MoreCowbell
Incredible - after searching "univox" , "super" + "fuzz", and "superfuzz" theres no thread on this classic effect.

Anyway, schematics can be found
univox_superfuzz_schematic.gif

Re: Univox Superfuzz

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2008, 20:56
by analogguru
And here are the project files for your own clone:
http://members.fortunecity.com/uzzfay/home.html

you can choose between grey/black or orange/blue.

analogguru

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 10 Oct 2008, 05:43
by Bside2234
I am building one right now. I am 1 resistor short :evil:

I personally am really sick of fuzz pedals. I just had to build this one though.

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 10 Oct 2008, 07:20
by Fuzzer
I am sick of an addiction to fuzz pedals.

Re: Univox Superfuzz

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2008, 03:31
by Solidhex
analogguru wrote:And here are the project files for your own clone:
http://members.fortunecity.com/uzzfay/home.html

you can choose between grey/black or orange/blue.

analogguru


Yeah,

There isn't a specific a specific schem given for grey black vs orange blue but you can see the early version has a .001 cap in the filter. The later ones have a .002. Pretty subtle difference though.

--Brad

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2008, 11:21
by ShortScaleMike
I made designed and built a stripboard layout for this. the original layout is verified (it was a paper design), unfortunately this electronic version isn't as yet.

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Here is the one I built:
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Tones are footswitchable with a dual colour LED

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2008, 13:19
by Alex Frias
The "STARVE" knob is some kind of SAG control?

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2008, 14:23
by ShortScaleMike
Yup

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 21 Oct 2008, 09:06
by Kinki fuzz
This piece of junk can destroy a man... uh! personal fauvorite!,
Well it has no mistery, there's plenty of info about it on the net, but I agree it deserved it's own topic.
Strongly recomended for every over-the-top-fuzz junkie.

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 21 Oct 2008, 23:10
by salocin
What does it sound like with the starve pot? Just about to case one of these, and might be interested in adding one in if it seems worthwhile.

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2008, 08:33
by Solidhex
Yo

If you have an extra pot laying around I'd say do it. At first it just seems like a combo fuzz/volume control since it affects the volume and gain but the character of the fuzz gets less complex and gates in a cool way. It won't turn it into a fuzz factory or anything but its fun. Use a 5k though. The sound completely dies past that so a 10k or higher will have a large dead zone towards the end of the pot travel.

--Brad

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2008, 10:15
by salocin
Realised when I got home from work and started thinking about this that I had already drilled the enclosure for two pots (and also that I didn't have the right pot values so couldn't finish it tonight :cry: ). Lucky for me this build is for someone else so when I build one for myself I'll be sure to add this in. I'm quite a fan of gatey fuzzes.

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2008, 12:41
by ShortScaleMike
Solidhex wrote:Yo

If you have an extra pot laying around I'd say do it. At first it just seems like a combo fuzz/volume control since it affects the volume and gain but the character of the fuzz gets less complex and gates in a cool way. It won't turn it into a fuzz factory or anything but its fun. Use a 5k though. The sound completely dies past that so a 10k or higher will have a large dead zone towards the end of the pot travel.

--Brad


+1

Just play around - I happened to like it.

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2008, 21:23
by graemey
Is the starve wired as a variable resistor that simulates a dead or dying battery? does it just starve the circuit of voltage?
I fancy attempting this one and will add a starve if I can. Great looking pictures by the way! :D

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2008, 21:36
by RnFR
here you go-

there is a lot of good info on beavis' site.

http://www.beavisaudio.com/Projects/DBS/

cheers!

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2008, 14:23
by ShortScaleMike
graemey wrote:Is the starve wired as a variable resistor that simulates a dead or dying battery? does it just starve the circuit of voltage?
I fancy attempting this one and will add a starve if I can. Great looking pictures by the way! :D



Absolutely, just a pot inline with the voltage to the circuit.

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 26 Oct 2008, 14:41
by graemey
ShortScaleMike wrote:
graemey wrote:Is the starve wired as a variable resistor that simulates a dead or dying battery? does it just starve the circuit of voltage?
I fancy attempting this one and will add a starve if I can. Great looking pictures by the way! :D



Absolutely, just a pot inline with the voltage to the circuit.



Great stuff, Im gonna get busy with this one real soon! Thanks. :D

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 04:14
by salocin
To those of you who have built the superfuzz- do you have much trouble with hum/noise? Just finished mine off, and there's a fair amount of hum, which i've never had much trouble with in previous builds. I did have to twist the legs of the base and collector round as I used 2SC828's but the layout was designed for 2N2222's. Could that have anything to do with it?

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 09:56
by Solidhex
With any Superfuzz build expect a delayed blast of hiss about a split second after you hit a note or chord. If you don't like it TOUGH!

--Brad

Re: Univox - Superfuzz

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2008, 10:08
by salocin
So glad to hear that! Have been trying to figure out what on earth I might've done wrong that would be causing that.