Colorsound Fuzz Sound

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Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by The Captain » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:19 pm

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9...10!!! Yup. Cool new project number ten! Dig that. 10 righteous fuzzy projects for the mighty Sola Sound. That's some pretty good feels right there.

Question - Did ya like Hot Wheels cars when you were a kid? Yea! I did too. Check em.

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It's Pigdog and D*A*M par-tay time. Two fuzz boxes to rule them all! Ugh! Did I actually write that?...I did. Oh dear. Any ways, master builder mon frere Williams brings 60's filth en masse with a blue hammerite chocolate latte combo. We deliver a modern day 1970's inspired type affair, kinda like Super Girl after too many pies.

Gentlemen start your engines

Sound clips. Has them. Made sense to roll the ball with the MKI thread thata way so have some more. Best way to get a handle on the tones and to do any kind of comparison too. Brought to your ears with impeccable style and finesse by mester Philip J. Johnston.

To quote the man himself "...stoner shit that seems to give folks a boner round here." Ha!

Pigdog Pedals

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Based upon Steve's vintage two knob Park Fuzz Sound the Pigdog rendition is as the man says himself, warts n all. Delivering a choppy fast attack with a guttural throaty bark, the stylized tones contained within the Pigdog Fuzz Sound are truly antique to the core. Displaying an almost MKI feel in note break-up and note punctuation with pleasingly rounded highs and more than ample punch in the lower mid range. This Pigdog creation displays great tuning and biasing skills with a spookily low signal to noise ratio. One thing to note. Tonally vintage - yes. Vintage output level - hell no! This thing can get bulldozer loud and then some.

As with both the Pigdog and D*A*M Fuzz Sound; and to be true to the vintage counter parts, the Attack control is in fact the tone filter. Yay! Go Colorsound!! The kings of mislabeled control dials. What this means dear user is that your Pigdog Fuzz Sound is wired for maximum sustain and fuzz delivery, there is no 'set to stun' mode here. Kill or be killed.

Collars and cuffs. The 60's feel is felt from the inside out. A finely crafted reverse style circuit board is featured populated by juicy NOS parts with the driving force delivered by a trio of black glass OC75 germanium devices.
There is a grand total of 53 Pigdog Fuzz Sounds in total. I could be mistaken, but this could be the first ever Pigdog device to contain a PCB....either which way, if this type of thing is your bag, don't hang around scratching your balls.

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Sound Demonstration

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Next. The D*A*M Fuzz Sound, nicknamed the 'Blue #22'....there are a few components on the board with the value of either 22 or 220, we thought it was kinda like Johnny 5!?!...yea, it was funny at the time, you had to be there I guess.
Extended. Extended is the word. I took the MKIV circuit and stretched it out, dense and yet bright, heavy but crisp. The EQ throw is much more open on both registers, it's a little more full range than midrange with enough amplitude to upset your neighbors neighbor. There are elements taken from both the Grease Box and D*A*M Fuzz Sounds so this is a much more modern sounding fuzz device in many ways, but still, its an archaic circuit so the 70's flavors are very much present. It's still dirty burgers, yellow aviators and too fat an ass stuffed in blue denim.

Super Charged. High stability high quality components on our stock MKIV circuit board powered and lovingly smushed into your ears by a trio of NKTOC84N's, the same device as used in our turquoise and grey Tone Bender MKIV's.
Tune to taste? That funky looking blue structure is a thumb wheel trim pot. This controls your fuzz and sustain levels. The 'factory setting' if you will, is at approx. 90%. There is a little more juice in the can if required, but under test this amount was more than ample for both single coils, humbuckers and even bass instruments. But 'tis there if you need it, fiddlers gonna fiddle.

There are 34 D*A*M Fuzz Sounds in total - numbered #000 through #033. All pedals in the D*A*M project were assembled by Daniel Lee Tunstill with all set-up procedures, transistor selection and final testing carried out by myself.

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Same deal as always here with these products. We just build the things. They are Sola Sound pedals, you have to speak to the Macari's if you are interested in acquiring and/or wish to find out pricing and shipping information. Do be aware that there is a price difference between the two devices, the Pigdog being constructed as it is will command a higher retail price than the D*A*M.

Contact the Macari's here:

Special Snowflakes

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Lastly, units #032 and #033 are one offs. Both have different coloured screen prints to that of the bulk of the project units. #032 being the latte kinda brown, #033 being the yellow. Both have the green meanie OC82D's under the hood. Tonally, giving the pedal a hair more crunch and compression, it really is a minor thing but still noticeable under scrutiny.

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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by innerflight » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:12 pm

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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by superslidetail » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:16 pm

Sola Sound Super Sports rippin!
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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by daCod » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:17 pm

oh fart. :badlove: :badlove:
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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by Pahathuasyndicate » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:21 pm

I don’t mean to wax lyrical. But I will anyway. The Pigdog Fuzz Sound is THE mk3 I’ve been looking for. Big balls, bassy, midrange gainy motherfucker. More volume, more magic. Bursting with harmonics and feedbacks easy. No shrill highs on this one.

It does NOT sound like the Juju/Headley. So if you think you got it covered with one of those, you don’t.

Instant classic

And the aesthetics- that blue Hammerite :badlove:

I can’t wait to try the DAM

Hats off to Ant, Steve, Dave and Daniel. You are good people in the world. Thank you, thank you :cheers: :party:
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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by Philip » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:32 pm

To quote the man himself "...stoner shit that seems to give folks a boner round here." Ha!

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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by Pahathuasyndicate » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:37 pm

:hihi: A viagra fuelled boner. Funny that’s a blue pill too. So I’m told :badteeth:
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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by capricorn_1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:38 pm

Very, very nice!
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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by kluskie » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:04 pm

both pedals are ultra-desirable - these will sell FAST!
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Re: Colorsound Fuzz Sound

Post by anemochore » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:25 pm

Outstanding Job Philip! No Viagra neededed
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