What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Arcane » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:15 pm

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Arcane » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:43 pm

MK2 Midnight Tonebender Prototypes

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by The-kangass » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:04 pm

right now this MKIII (maybe I´ll change that russian diode later for something better...)
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by moterrac » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:33 pm

Silicon Mk1 at the moment, slowly getting there with it!
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by sledz » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:41 pm

moterrac wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Silicon Mk1 at the moment, slowly getting there with it!
that's a bold statement :freakout:
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by kluskie » Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:45 pm

Super-Clean Build right there Andrew!
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by Arcane » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:56 pm

Thank you!
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Re: What is on your workbench Tinkerers?

Post by simonm » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm

This week I built a germanium version of the fuzz in the V1141 Vox Super Beatle amp - I’d had the schematic for a good while but I haven’t done any real pedal building for ages. When someone sold one of the original circuits boxed up recently I remembered it and the cogs started turning. I had an enclosure ready also (a blue hammerite experiment, not great, years old), so it came together fast. Used an old OC44 and a 2N2374. Sounds agressive!

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I did that while I was waiting for the FUZZ BOX to arrive from Wales:

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This was sold for parts on eBay and I took a chance - couldn’t resist the dry transfer lettering! It appeared to be an IC based hobby mag circuit from the 70s and I assumed I would find the circuit online, and it would be easy, but that didn’t work out. It was DOA, but it did come with a cool gold 14-pin LM308D. The layout is odd, had errors, and had been unsuccessfully modified so it wasn’t easy to work out what was going on. Eventually I got there - probably not 100% as designed but sounds good. A bit like a Rat with distortion on full, with a touch of the raw Mk1-ish dying speaker sound. I added a big muff tone stack for fun, but it cuts the volume quite a bit, so I will change that later. The original switch was a flimsy momentary press-to-disengage-fuzz thing - more oddness! I replaced with mini DPDT true bypass footswitch, might put a proper one on the lid later also.

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