Frantone - Lo-Tone Classic Fuzz  [traced]

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Post by Bononoob »

Hey, in her last video Fran let us see the schematic for the Lo-Tone Classic Fuzz ()
I just copied the schematic in case someone want to look at it.
Love her circuits she's amazing.
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Post by Axldeziak »

Beat me too it. I took a bunch of screen shots this morning and was going to work it out this evening. Before starting I decided to look here just in case and sure enough...
I compared your schematic to the shots I took and I don't see any errors.

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Post by soulsonic »

OMG, that 10K resistor to ground on the input. She sure loves loading the heck out of the guitar pickups.

In the video she says that the LM386 "isn't really part of the effect...didn't change the tone at all..." Whatever, Fran. :roll:
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Post by Chuck D. Bones »

Bononoob, your schematic contains an error. There should be a 1uF cap in series with R11. Watch the end of the video when Fran shows her schematic for confirmation.

And yeah, that 10K pickup load is crazy. Might work for bass.

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Post by Axldeziak »

I took the liberty of adding the 1uf into the schematic from above and labeled it as C9.
Hope ya don't mind Bononoob.
Frantone-Lo-Tone Classic Fuzz Schematic (corrected).png

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Post by Bononoob »

Oh thanks a lot Axl and Chuck!
My build sounded a bit weird, that's probably why. I'll modify it and listen again!
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