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by MoreCowbell
22 Jul 2009, 03:18
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E/Jax - 8Tr Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 21
Views: 13493

Re: Jax fuzzwah

I'll say it again, there IS an FY-2 based version. Maybe some day I'll find the files related to it. I may have photos of one somewhere in one of my hard drives. I've only seen one or two. I'm pretty sure there's nothing like the "Tone Selector" switch on the FY2 version, so it is different than th...
by MoreCowbell
20 Jul 2009, 17:24
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Lovepedal - Les Lius [traced]
Replies: 76
Views: 34441

Re: Lovepedal Les Lius gut shots...warning, big [traced]

My first guess is a single transistor boost with clipping diodes. The switch changes between different diodes. Everything else is for controlling the relay. SMD Electra-like circuit. That was my guess as well, would be funny if that were indeed the case. Should be able to compare the switching to C...
by MoreCowbell
16 Jul 2009, 16:57
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 20
Views: 7219

Re: Jax fuzzwah

Yep - no talk of the 8Tr there though. True. But the core of all of these are that "differential-like" octave generator circuit. I think all these plastic cheap fuzzes and fuzz-wahs (Japanese and otherwise) are basically variations on a theme. Yep. I knew that they were all " very similar " (Kay, S...
by MoreCowbell
15 Jul 2009, 19:43
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 20
Views: 7219

Re: Jax fuzzwah

analogguru wrote::hmmm: .... and then there was this:

https://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic ... 81&start=0

analogguru
Yep - no talk of the 8Tr there though.

The old SF circuit is just a cool sounding fuzz.
by MoreCowbell
15 Jul 2009, 18:29
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 20
Views: 7219

Re: Jax fuzzwah

I think it will be hard for me to deny this - the evidence is too overwhelming: http://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=71&start=1 analogguru Suspicion confirmed ! :applause: I just KNEW that you had already compared these schematics. I hadn't looked at them "side by side" until this thre...
by MoreCowbell
15 Jul 2009, 02:02
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 20
Views: 7219

Re: Jax fuzzwah

:lol:
by MoreCowbell
15 Jul 2009, 00:10
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 20
Views: 7219

Re: Jax fuzzwah

Take a look at the Fuzz section of the 8Tr schematic and the Superfuzz schematic ...

http://members.fortunecity.com/uzzfay/superfuzz1.html

http://members.fortunecity.com/uzzfay/jax1/jfwsch.gif

Notice any similarities ?

:hmmm:

(I suspect that AG already knew this...)
by MoreCowbell
14 Jul 2009, 14:45
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 20
Views: 7219

Re: Jax fuzzwah

No offense, Cowbell, but I checked out a few Super Fuzz boxes out on You Tube, and they don't sound anything like the pedal I had. Mine didn't have the octave effect on either fuzz setting. I wouldn't necessarily rely on youtube to compare sounds, but it is possible that it is the 8 transistor circ...
by MoreCowbell
13 Jul 2009, 15:34
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Shin-E Fuzz/Wah
Replies: 20
Views: 7219

Re: Jax fuzzwah

The fuzz circuit is a Superfuzz.

You can find schematics for the different versions at http://members.fortunecity.com/uzzfay

The schemo for the one you probably had is at http://members.fortunecity.com/uzzfay/superfuzz1.html
by MoreCowbell
07 Jul 2009, 15:36
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Japanese Fuzzie - Crazy Tone [schematic]
Replies: 8
Views: 4764

Re: Rare 60's FUZZIE ?? [schematic]

Greg_G wrote:Great info.. thanks.
Next time I'm playing Fuzz Faces, I'll have to try one.

V Nice note decay on the one in the clip too.
The one in the clip is rare in that it sounds great. Most of them sound farty, misbiased, and nasty...and not necessarily in a "good" way. :lol:
by MoreCowbell
07 Jul 2009, 15:34
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

apart from volume increase, the values i experimented with: at lower (82R) it sounds "grainy" and slightly gated. at medium values like 1k~2k its more straight distortion, higher around 3k and up goes into heavily gated, scattered, angry fuzz Interesting! Thanks, cpm! I guess some experimentation i...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 23:34
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

Maybe the cause are my poor english skills, but it really sucks that I have to waste my time for justifications, when IMHO I left no doubt about the matter. amen And as I said, my interpretation of your post left doubt. I'm not gonna sit there and "count holes" to verify a circuit as you suggest, w...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 23:20
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

I can't help it that your original post leaves the impression that it is an original unit. that can be only your personal impression... Picturing it in the original enclosure, next to the original box leaves it "at best" amnbiguous, and in reality, makes people think it is original. Can you show me...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 22:11
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

As far as me posting the picture, no need whatsoever to "refer to the photo source" as I simply quoted your original post in this thread . I didn't "repost" it from DAM. The "enlargement and altered pic" is debatable, but being that it is directly under the quoted post, it is easy to see where the ...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 21:57
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

AG built that one. 82Ω would be correct. there's a picture in this thread over at diystompboxes: https://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=48885.60 Yeah, I see now that it wasn't an original unit pictures in the original post - it wasn't mentioned till later that it was a replacement p...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 21:51
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

The plot thickens. The pedal sounds good with both a "82R" and a "820R" ...either works just fine - just changes the "perceived" output level on the volume knob. I agree that it's a 82R in the Jennings you pictured AG (and certainly a 820R in the original photo) the close-up picture showing the 820...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 21:35
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

The plot thickens. The pedal sounds good with both a "82R" and a "820R" ...either works just fine - just changes the "perceived" output level on the volume knob. I agree that it's a 82R in the Jennings you pictured AG (and certainly a 820R in the original photo) the close-up picture showing the 820...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 21:24
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]
Replies: 82
Views: 65686

Re: Colorsound- One Knob Fuzz [schematic]

The plot thickens. The pedal sounds good with both a "82R" and a "820R" ...either works just fine - just changes the "perceived" output level on the volume knob. I agree that it's a 82R in the Jennings you pictured AG (and certainly a 820R in the original photo) Thanks for the pics soniciv and AG . ...
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 21:18
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Simple, fun Boost-Drive-Fuzz circuit
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: Simple, fun Boost-Drive-Fuzz circuit

jrod wrote:Man, I really like simple, too! This looks like fun! :P
If you build it, let me know how it works with your rig.

Like I say, it's a ridiculously simple circuit that pretty much anyone could come up with, but sometimes those can be really good.
by MoreCowbell
06 Jul 2009, 21:04
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Japanese Fuzzie - Crazy Tone [schematic]
Replies: 8
Views: 4764

Re: Rare 60's FUZZIE ?? [schematic]

Do a search for "Crazy Face" or "Crazy Tone". It's a Japanese made "clone" of the FF that really isn't a "clone". Different circuit - sometimes they sound ok, but typically they suffer from poorly biased transistors and poor build quality. Most that I've seen don't have the "Fuzzie" label. They typi...