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Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2010, 14:49
by thorpy6
I had the right pots (Citec, look like the originals) but the thread on the pot wasn't long enough to go through the pcb, enclosure and not short on the inside of the case. Shame but it woeks nicely and looks ok inside so i'm not too fussed.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2010, 15:18
by peps1
thorpy6 wrote:I had the right pots (Citec, look like the originals) but the thread on the pot wasn't long enough to go through the pcb, enclosure and not short on the inside of the case. Shame but it woeks nicely and looks ok inside so i'm not too fussed.


is that a cock up my end, using 2mm board, or a enclosure thickness issue? :?

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2010, 20:55
by Electric Warrior
or maybe a wrong bush type issue?

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 10 Oct 2010, 00:39
by thorpy6
enclosure and bushing on pots,the enclosures really thick. the board was as expected. robust and old school.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 14 Mar 2011, 14:26
by beenabadbunny
I've got one of these:

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I love the sound but the low output means I can't play it live. Don't want to mod my original one so I have ordered one of peps1's PCBs. I'll leave out the 220K output resistor when I build it. :)

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 14 Mar 2011, 14:31
by beenabadbunny
sonicvi wrote:The pots are usually either all log taper or log for the volume and sustain and linear for the tone.


It might not be too easy to see in my pics above, but mine has a linear pot for volume and log pots for sustain and tone.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2011, 02:55
by sonicvi
I said "usually" :) I've seen different combos. All linear taper would be fine either way.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2011, 09:12
by beenabadbunny
Did they just use whatever came to hand? I suppose ultimately a 100K pot is a 100K pot.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2012, 14:18
by ringworm
I've knocked up a version of the B&M after peps1's layout and have a question:
Does the tone pot work in reverse?
I get all my high end through with the tone knob maxed counter clockwise, if I max it clockwise it gets very wooly and there appears to be a bit of volume drop. Sustain and volume work as expected.
I made up a modified version of the original layout to fit in a 120x95 enclosure and followed the trace that peps1 had made of the unit.
Here's my project file:
jumbo3.pdf

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2012, 17:06
by John Lyons
The original did this as well I believe. (which is the same Peps layout)
The schematic you linked is set up with the treble on the right though.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 19 Jul 2012, 09:00
by ringworm
Ok, thanks. I made the schematic and layout in Eagle CAD and they are consistent on the error check. Lug 3 goes to the 3n9 and lug 1 goes to the 10nF as per the original tracer layout, and my posted schematic.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 26 Jul 2012, 11:02
by ringworm
Went de-bugging and found my 3n9 capacitor was dead. swapped it for a 4n3. Unusual as I'd measured it just before I put it in.
Tone control behaves normally now, low to the left and bright to the right.

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 26 Jul 2012, 12:54
by Nocentelli
What a great looking build!

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 27 Jul 2012, 08:15
by ringworm
Cheers! :thumbsup
My second go at using toner transfer onto the enclosure. Couple of bits didn't transfer and then the clearcoat made my sharpie fill-ins run. I probably should've left the "fuzz unit" text off too but I'm pleased with it. (especially now it's working properly!)

PLZ HELP - B&M Champion Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 13 Feb 2015, 10:28
by szetszho
i am building the fuzz unit base on the layout from one of the member here
Jumbo copy.pdf


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buti cant get any sound out of this
i have try BC184 and BC549

but when i use my finger touch the red circle area
there are sound with volume and tone knob working but not the gain
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what happen?

Re: PLZ HELP - B&M Champion Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 13 Feb 2015, 17:45
by modman
szetszho wrote:[ Image ]
what happen?

you forgot to clean off toner after etching?
why are the groundplanes on the pots still black and that piece top right corner?

two questions:
where's the schematic?
did you really go to a thread download this layout and started a new thread and uploaded same layout to new thread?

Re: B&M Sola Sound - Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 13 Feb 2015, 18:12
by armdnrdy1

Re: PLZ HELP - B&M Champion Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 14 Feb 2015, 05:31
by szetszho
modman wrote:
szetszho wrote:[ Image ]
what happen?

you forgot to clean off toner after etching?
why are the groundplanes on the pots still black and that piece top right corner?

two questions:
where's the schematic?
did you really go to a thread download this layout and started a new thread and uploaded same layout to new thread?

sorry about having a new thread cause i saw the last reply is in 2012 so i am just start a new one

and i am using the pre-sensitized PCB and what it said i can just leave the green layer there so as to protect the copper

Re: PLZ HELP - B&M Champion Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 14 Feb 2015, 07:31
by peps1
szetszho wrote:and i am using the pre-sensitized PCB and what it said i can just leave the green layer there so as to protect the copper


You can leave the green masking on to protect the copper from oxidising until you are ready to solder components, at which point it needs to be removed, and the board soldered, or tinned.

Re: PLZ HELP - B&M Champion Fuzz Unit

PostPosted: 14 Feb 2015, 17:09
by szetszho
peps1 wrote:
szetszho wrote:and i am using the pre-sensitized PCB and what it said i can just leave the green layer there so as to protect the copper


You can leave the green masking on to protect the copper from oxidising until you are ready to solder components, at which point it needs to be removed, and the board soldered, or tinned.

ok i see. thanks mate. i will remove it next time .but i have soldered all the copper layer so it should be working..am i right?
i got sound when i touch the red area it seems there is problem out there