Bou-Bazz - Needlessly Complex Bazz Fuss

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This is how I'd do up a Bazz Fuss if I were going to sell these for $250 as a "boutique" product. :thumbsup

Why use a darlington transistor when you can use two common BJTs?

Why use a simple diode for collector>base feedback when you can use a MosFET's body diode* instead? MosFET = more $$$ from more exciting marketing!

So we've got three transistors that could be doing the work of one + a diode. Brilliant!!!! :lol:

I made up a totally unneeded two-side layout for it as well. :mrgreen: You guys feel free to do it up in true boutique style (vero or perf) and add some goop.

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Notice how the top traces are wider than the bottom traces. Why? Who knows, it's boutique!!! :hug:



*I actually tried the MosFET with and without a diode in series, and I can't hear a difference. I suppose a real hack would've included it for mojo. :slap:

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Post by culturejam »

Forgot to mention: Yes, it's verified.

And yes, it sounds pretty good. It should, because it's a Bazz Fuss.

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Cool design and great humor :) Double thumbs up! :thumbsup :thumbsup

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you could add a switch to turn it into a buzz box for more complexity!

I was very surprised by how good a bazz fuss was when i first breadboarded it, great circuit!! might have to check out your mods :)

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theblackman wrote:you could add a switch to turn it into a buzz box for more complexity!
No way! I can change one part and have a whole new product! No need to give away what you can charge double for. :wink:
theblackman wrote:I was very surprised by how good a bazz fuss was when i first breadboarded it, great circuit!! might have to check out your mods :)
Agreed that this little circuit wins the award for best tone with the least parts.

I *think* that using the MosFET provides a little bit "softer" clipping, but that might just be in my head. :lol:

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culturejam wrote:No way! I can change one part and have a whole new product! No need to give away what you can charge double for. :wink:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :applause:

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Post by cpm »

that is totally amateur noobish electronics

you need termperature stabilization, you know, otherwise that would sound awfully off when playing under a 400ºC open venue at Venus, or at the underground clubs around your city, i mean 5000 feet underground

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The only way this will sound any good is to use two of the transistors in a transistor array chip for the darlington pair.... and add thermal stabilization

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I think I might actually order some prototype boards for this. :lol:

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Post by Duckman »

culturejam wrote:I think I might actually order some prototype boards for this. :lol:
... and sodomize the TGP market :twisted:

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