Wampler Leviathan Fuzz

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Post by EdGrip »

All of Brian's stuff is interesting. Has anyone got one of these that we can crack into to have a look?
If not, I might be able to buy one in the next few weeks.
Because, y'know,
...FUZZ.

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Post by Biochemist »

I'm quite curious about this one too and I'm still looking to find one for cheap locally, which so far hasn't been fruitful.

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I bet it's opamp based... :D

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Post by dv8r601 »

Here's a screen shot from Brett Kingman's demo video
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My guess is a transistor boost like the fat side of Velvet fuzz into a BMP IC big muff-like inverting clipping stage with the single clipping pair followed by a baxandall EQ. Perhaps the upper dual opamp is for buffered vref, it looks like only one half is used.

<edit>Having looked again at the number of caps, it's maybe a bit more complex than i have painted it. Would love to see this traced, especially since it is no longer made (unicorn Ge diode shortage?).
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Post by dv8r601 »

Maybe a jfet buffer into a 2 band gyrator between a hard clipping non inv stage and a flat booster? Or perhaps the jfet is last and its set for a slight boost as opposed to a buffer. I have no idea. I think ill buy one and trace it , because at this point its borderline obsession .

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