Boutique Jordan Bosstone: KFA Fuzzly Bear  [traced]

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Post by EmmG »

Less compression and more volume. Someone used my layout but with switchable LED's. EHX has a Bosstone clone without any clipping diodes at all.

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EmmG wrote:Less compression and more volume. Someone used my layout but with switchable LED's. EHX has a Bosstone clone without any clipping diodes at all.
You're right... I don't reminded the parallel/series diodes properties.

I used on-off-on switch with 1n4148 in one side, red leds on another, and nothing in the middle.
That way I have the 3 options.

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Hi all,

first, thanks for the layout of one of the nicest Fuzz pedals out there. I'm a huge KMA fan and own the Fuzzly Bear already!
Nevertheless, I wanted to copy the pedal for a friend of mine....unfortunately, it's not working.

I double-checked everything, cut the lines to make sure there's no connection, etc...I can't seem to find the problem! :scratch:
Bypass works, as do the LEDs when I switch the pedal on...I probably overlook something

Any help is appreciated!Thanks in advance!

Here's two pics of the stripboard:

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The 4001 is backwards. Also, lug#1 of the pregain pot should go either to row "H" if you choose not to place the pink resistor, or row " K" if you do - not both.

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EmmG wrote:The 4001 is backwards. Also, lug#1 of the pregain pot should go either to row "H" if you choose not to place the pink resistor, or row " K" if you do - not both.
Wow, thanks for your fast reply! I can't believe I've put 4001 in backwards... :scratch:
And thanks for the clarification with lug#1...! Didn't know that as this was my first pedal not based on a kit! :) Thanks a lot!

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Post by wompikus »

So something weird is happening.. I built it and could never get it to work, until I put it in chain with my other pedals and supply, and suddenly it worked fine! Sounds great. I tried it again by itself and all it does is buzz and hum and not in the good fuzz way, more like licking a cable going into an amp. Any ideas why this would happen?

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bad ground connection somewhere, IMO.

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