sopapo1 wrote:Hello, first of all, thank you andy for your work on the nugget/ng2, I am very interested in this "build"... I have several questions, why the suggestion of using a ge tranny on the last stage ? and the same question is for de ge diode.
In the cornish page, he says that the "stabilized ge stage is first".... and that its have three stages...
This pedal doesnt have the buffer that have almost all cornish pedal? in his page he doent says anything about if its buffered, while in the p1 page he stated clearly that its double buffer isolated (I/O)....if the original have the buffer in front, i would say that its imperative that this build has to have the buffer to sound proper, like other cornish designs (g2 etc...)
Do you think the tone is similar to this clips of the original?:
Thank you for your time
I tired germanium transistors in the last stage, as it appears to be loosely based on a fuzz face, so why not... The first stage is just a clean boost, the second stage is the same as a clipping stage of a G2 (a modified big muff clipping stage), and then it's followed by the fuzz face type circuit. I tried a germanium transistor in the second stage, and it didn't make a huge difference, where it made a very noticeable difference in the last stage. A G2 doesn't use germanium transistors, just germanium diodes.
I tried a germanium diode to join the second and last stage as I had a dead silicon diode in one build that needed replacing, and I just happened to have a germanium diode sitting in front of me at the time - I tried it and liked it, so it stayed.
I didn't include the buffer here, as there's already a nice vero layout floating around already. Easy enough to build and place in front of this if you want it. Check out the G2 on Guitar FX Layouts as it has the wiring diagram for the buffered bypass, if that's how you want to wire it. The buffer didn't make a massive difference to the sound for me. But I was testing it on a rig with very short leads, and the amp was not opened fully opened up. This may be a factor.
And to answer the most important question - yes it sounds very much like the clips. Very important to play with the bias setting on this pedal with guitar plugged in and amped up to get the sound in a happy place.