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Monolith Bug Bears, Mod. Triangle circuit (#02-04 For Sale))

Postby monolithfuzz » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:38 pm

EDIT:
SOLD #01 is live now, up for grabs, first come first served (it is the unit pictured below....)
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SOLD

I've finished tuning up the prototype for this batch and am really happy with it. I'll start populating the circuit boards for this batch of four tomorrow. The cases are powder coated & screen printed, ready to roll.

These are finished in a two tone Medium Blue / Psychedelic Orange Peel style. Snazz.
White screen print / Oxblood Davies knobs. Pizzazz.

Circuit is based around a well regarded Triangle Muff variant, sporting Fairchild BC184C transistors selected for a little hotter Hfe (550-600) than the first batch - still well within the realm of moderate / classic Muffdom. I used the same Telefunken OA128 diodes as the original Violet Bug bears, and general tuning is meant to keep things fat but with a little more high-mid cut & sizzle than the Violet Bugs.

Here's a low qual noodle snippet recorded at low volume just to give a reference for tonal differences between the Bugs so far. As you'll see, they aren't "night & day" different, but the Violet leans toward warm & wooly, while the Triangle sports a little clearer voice.


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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Modified Triangle circuit

Postby HorseyBoy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:57 pm

Both sound great, Mike. I usually prefer a Ram's Head muff over any other variety, but that Triangle sounds really lovely. Great look, too.
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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Modified Triangle circuit

Postby SilverTightrope » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:04 pm

^^^Both look and sound killer! :freakout:
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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Modified Triangle circuit

Postby chankgeez » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:37 am

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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Mod. Triangle circuit (#01 for sale

Postby fendersilver » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:10 am

This is a killer Bear! Someone jump on it!

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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Mod. Triangle circuit (#01 for sale

Postby monolithfuzz » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:10 am

Quick gut shot of #01 board
Q1, Q2, and Q4 are Fairchild BC184C. I opted for a BC239 for Q3. Flavor. :freakout:

SOLD $250 Shipped CONUS. $30 international shipping. SOLD
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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Mod. Triangle circuit (#01 SOLD)

Postby monolithfuzz » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:32 pm

Tri Bugs Approaching...
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Bug Bears (Triangle) #02, 03 & 04

Postby monolithfuzz » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:57 pm

Modified Triangle Bug Bears #02, 03 & 04 are completed and up for sale.
Pic below shows #02 on the left, #03 in the center, and #04 on the right.

EDIT:
#02 SOLD

These are $265 shipped & PPed in the CONUS. $30 international shipping.

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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Mod. Triangle circuit (#02-04 For Sa

Postby Francus1971 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:19 pm

Gorgeous work Mike. As usual
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Re: Monolith Bug Bears, Mod. Triangle circuit (#02-04 For Sa

Postby cubba » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:58 am

Just bought one of these from Master Mike ... can’t wait to blast out some muffy Bug juice! :alizee:
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