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Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby Mayniac » 22 Dec 2007, 02:18

Does anyone have a schematic for this beast (or access to one)? I have been looking for it for the last 7-8 years, but was never able to find it.
This pedal was frequently used by Brian May in his early years.

The pedal is currently being reissued, but the price is a bit steep (>$300!).
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Postby vanessa » 22 Dec 2007, 04:48

I would love to have a copy of that schematic. I've looked too.

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Postby Meanderthal » 22 Dec 2007, 15:53

WOW! I didn't know these even existed! Sooo... Is it like the fuzz wah, with dual circuits, or does the foot control the sweep of the phase? Please don't tell me it just controls the speed of the lfo...
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Postby ech0es » 22 Dec 2007, 18:48

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Postby Mayniac » 24 Dec 2007, 01:31

ech0es wrote:Maybe a modified tycobrahe flange:

http://www.dirk-hendrik.com/tycobrahe_pedalflanger.pdf


No way... it's definitely a fet-based phaser, no BDD inside!
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Postby snail » 24 Dec 2007, 12:50

The enclosure looks killer tho... 300 is pricey but it sure is stylish too!

The fuzz side would be the tone machine right?

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Postby Meanderthal » 25 Dec 2007, 04:50

Yeah, the fuzz in a fuzz wah is the tone machine. This is a different animal.

I googled it and read a sales blurb, and they say the pedal controls speed in 'auto mode', and phase in manual mode. That must be what the rotary switch selects...

What is not clear is what was meant by controlling "phase"- did they mean it literally, as in controls the sweep, or did they just mean depth? Controlling the sweep would be a whole lot more useful... and... fun.
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby Solidhex » 13 May 2008, 07:45

Yo

My friend has one of the new ones. He loves it. I haven't had a chance to play through it but from what he says the manual mode lets you control the sweep similar to the way an envelope filter can be set to manual control for a fixed filter. I would be pretty curious to see a schematic as well.

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Postby ac30sim » 27 Jan 2011, 00:54

Mayniac wrote:No way... it's definitely a fet-based phaser, no BDD inside!


Hi !
I'd like to know what type of FET were used in the original Foxx Foot Phaser. Does anyone know ?

Thanks ! :D
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby RnFR » 27 Jan 2011, 10:13

I think this would be a good project for the tracers fund. if we can find someone to do the reversing and there's enough interest of course.
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby DiscoFreq » 27 Jan 2011, 10:18

I have an old one somewhere...
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby borislavgajic » 27 Jan 2011, 12:37

DiscoFreq wrote:I have an old one somewhere...

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where? how? guts please? :thumbsup

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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby DiscoFreq » 27 Jan 2011, 12:49

I'll make some next time I see it (can take a while).
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Postby CovingtonPedals » 01 Apr 2011, 17:25

ac30sim wrote:
Mayniac wrote:No way... it's definitely a fet-based phaser, no BDD inside!


Hi !
I'd like to know what type of FET were used in the original Foxx Foot Phaser. Does anyone know ?

Thanks ! :D



The originals used a 2N4302 JFET, later and current models use the PN4302. I build a clone of this circuit that runs in autophase only...the way Brian May ran his...and fit it in a 1590 case. I call it the MAY-Z-PHAZE
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby RnFR » 01 Apr 2011, 22:29

care to share?
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby borislavgajic » 02 Apr 2011, 09:55

RnFR wrote:care to share?


or ....share to care...... :D
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby CovingtonPedals » 02 Apr 2011, 11:42

The schematic...sure. I dont have a scanner but I can try to get a good pic of it.

Recently, I took an old REGAL marked volume pedal (Foxx made) and installed one of my PCB's into the shell...here are some pics. This one is going on my 70's style BM pedalboard.
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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby borislavgajic » 02 Apr 2011, 13:03

it would be great if we could see schematic..............very nice PCB build!!!

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Re: Foxx - Foot Phaser

Postby CovingtonPedals » 09 Apr 2011, 16:57

Schematic as promised
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