Fuzz Sound MKIV, black on black custom...

High gain germanium bliss manifest in three dimensional reality.

Moderator: The Captain

User avatar
The Captain
Posts: 6868
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:05 am
Location: UK, Earth

Fuzz Sound MKIV, black on black custom...

Post by The Captain » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:43 pm


If you're going to do something, do it well. And leave something witchy.

Oooh, a black Fuzz Sound with added black and with a side helping of blackness. A CIA sponsored D*A*M fuzz box? Project Oxcart manifest as a waveform? Recovered alien technologies utilized as soul food? In plain sight but outta sight?, out of site? All of the above?, non of the above? It’s November 1988 delivered in flat black Deltron enclosure packing a crunch-tastic swollen muscle heavy booted trio of germanium might. Yes, that’s right. It’s a custom* Fuzz Sound MKIV.

Simply put, this is an iddy biddy batch of 6 custom built Fuzz Sounds decked out in a particularly slick black on black somewhat sexy finish.

Interesting fact number 1) These pedals have been constructed and brought in to our three dimensional realm by Miss Haynes. The first Fuzz Sounds she has made and I believe the first ‘large’ box pedals she has made this year.
Interesting fact number 2) These pedals have been specially biased so the collar and cuffs match, tuned for a little extra lower midrange tightness, a firm but stout low end with a crunchy topping.


Bad scene

To present a sonic anchor, or an ambiguous tonal guide, I shall quote myself, which I find kinda odd. I describe the ‘stock’ Fuzz Sound MKIV as…

“…an all out balls to the wall, big hair, big boobs, fat cars, fast food, dirty denim, dirty hippies, 8-track stereo cranking, 3-D glasses rocking fuzz tone. To quote, its: "1970 rollin' in sight”

And to be further bizarre by quoting myself again, I set the theme for our Grease Box, which is a derivative of the Fuzz Sound (Tone Bender MKIV circuit), as…

“Its 1981. MTV, The Space Shuttle, The Fall Guy, Roland Reagan...Peter Sutcliffe, Britney Spears is born. Satan rules supreme. Awesome times are awesome. The beast awakens. Marshall amps, long hair, cool moustache, humbuckers in yer Strat, can I palm mute on every song? Why yes you can. It’s happening and it’s happening now”

The point in doing the above to bring you to the now and to these dark stealthy offerings. These black on black Fuzz Sounds are just a further continuation of my journey into and through the Tone Bender MKIII, MKIV and I guess the Buzzaround too, infact any of the ‘darlington fuzz’ circuits of the 1960’s. I find it endlessly fascinating to the point of obsession that this circuit can go from a clumsy choppy overly gated heavy booted drunk of a fuzz tone to an amphetamine fueled blade wielding lasers for eyes daggers for teeth distortion box.

So as a chronology, as in, sound being time, this is last in line of the above. The early 1990’s, kill your boss, kicked down doors, broken foot, broken mind, stumblin’ man, 1000 yard stare, Jeffery Dahmer, acts of aggression, the Cold War over.
Exact precision under a heavy foot. Solid, heavy, dense, but none too chubby. A GMC 4x4 blowin’ sparks down a one way street, a F-117 blowin’ your mind. In a nutshell, it’s a bad-ass-fuzz-box. Still has all the tonal scope of any D*A*M Fuzz Sound but tuned with Satanic might and lil’ extra biggity bam in the lower midrange.



All have the same germanium line-up of a sole Mullard/Philips OC76 backed up by the military shit, a CV7004 (the military version of the OC45) and a CV8314 (military OC76). The usually high quality resistor and capacitor presentation (Arcol, Vishay and Wima) along with solidly produced mechanical hardware (Omeg, Netrick etc) make these bruisers not only look like a stealth bombers but give a nod and wink to the construction style of one.

Brass tacks

7 units have been produced in total. 1 has gone to a favour owed. The other 6 I will auction on evilBay. Numbers #092 through #096 in the black on black finish, #090 is the prototype unit of this batch, the pedal I made a bias test and as the construction guide for Linz. It sounds the same as the spooky’s but was made by me and is finished in dark grey with red ink.
This is unit #092 you observe. These pedals go up in two sets of three two hours apart. The first goes up at 22.21pm 03/08/2011 (GMT). A 3 day only listing staring at £66.66, once one set finishes and the next set goes up. Same shit as before. This is all there is. Will never be made again. Not saying this bullshit to big up anything up just saying how it goes down. What it is is what it is.

Be-aware: The flat black Deltron enclosures have, from time to time, slight surface markings. If any of these units have such markings the photographs will show as such. Be sure to check over all the pics. This is the actual pedal that you are bidding on.

* All our shit is custom, made in small batches, never set in stone. These are just a little more…er…witchy? than usual.

















Please note: All these shots are of unit #092.

D*A*M eBay store:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/DIFFERENTIAL-A ... FESTATIONZ
User avatar
Posts: 872
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:38 pm
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska USA

Post by erer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:49 pm

User avatar
Posts: 3528
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:46 pm
Location: PL

Post by jetofuj » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:50 pm

Hell yeah

User avatar
King Cactus Crusher
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:21 pm

Post by King Cactus Crusher » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:51 pm

I like the idea of a "90s" D*A*M pedal. Those look cool.
User avatar
Posts: 2606
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:13 pm
Location: Finland

Re: Fuzz Sound MKIV, black on black custom...

Post by Laundromat » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:52 pm

Spewky. :ghost:
Condolences, the bums lost!
User avatar
Posts: 2362
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:11 am

Post by mjkk » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:53 pm

what I needs some monies again..
"Yes I remember a brave guy named Roger dancing around musicians and cleaning their shoes. Occasionally we gave him our broken pedals for repair to get peace for some hours."
User avatar
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:32 am
Location: Dallas TX

Post by odelay8503 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:00 pm

Peace, Love, and Tits
User avatar
Posts: 8883
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:01 pm
Location: BunzTown NE

Post by daCod » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:14 pm

pure evil. :penta:
satan got nothing on this black box.
When I saw you with that lost look on your face saying you had just saw ET, I thought "uh oh, game over" - innerflight

all you need is love baby, you're a rich man :tu:
User avatar
Posts: 4283
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:50 pm

Post by DucRyder » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:35 pm

Kick Ass!

Last edited by DucRyder on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"...Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…" H.S.T.
User avatar
Funky Druid
Posts: 1080
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:05 am
Location: PL

Post by Funky Druid » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:33 am

looks like SR-71:
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest