Graveyard Tramp GT-73

A fuzz box that looks like H.P Lovecraft’s remote control.

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Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by The Captain » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:16 pm

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Graveyard Tramp GT-73. It's a fits lovely snugly in ya hand bag sized enclosure delivering a battering the door down sized fuzz tones.

Just documenting proper images of the GT-73 so you don't have to look at shitty black n white pics on the goofy flyer. The photographed unit is the prototype hence the colour difference to listed choices on the pre-orders.

A word or two on the 'FUZZ' control: It works backwards. Maximum fuzz being where you'd expect the minimum setting to be, hence the word 'max' being screen printed on the pedal to remind you.
For why? The majority of voltage feedback based fuzz circuits (Fuzz Face, two-transistor Tone Benders, etc) have the higher gain tones all bunched up into the final quarter of the rotation. This is just the nature of the beast. Ideally one would use a reverse taper logarithmic potentiometer to gain a more even spread of the fuzz tones across the rotation of the dial. Reverse taper types are quite uncommon, especially in larger format potentiometer types, as used in D*A*M pedals. So in this instance a normal logarithmic type pot used but wired backwards. And what do ya know, it actually works! Now one has a very even spread of the increase in the available fuzz and attack right across the rotation of the dial. Modern day witchcraft for the win!

pR0n.

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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by Doc Holliday » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:18 pm

Oh sheet!! Looks killer
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by Pahathuasyndicate » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:23 pm

You’ve done it again Dave! Backward wiring electrickery FTW :party: :cheers:
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by stella_blues » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:25 pm

Doc Holliday wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Oh sheet!! Looks killer
Bet it loves humbuckers Sean :whistle: :marx: :hihi:
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by Doc Holliday » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:10 pm

Haha ahh don’t... I’ve already purchased 2 fuzz’s in a week :hihi:
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by redeyeflight » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 pm

Ahoy Captain...these guys tuned on the heavy meathead side of things or more drag n fly ish vintagey?
Also...lovely looking pedal!!!
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by mam8dg » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:29 pm

:badlove: :badlove: :badlove:

Looks amazing.
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by bluemoon » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:46 pm

Are these the next generation of the Drag 'n' Fly
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by The Captain » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:46 pm

redeyeflight wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 pm
...these guys tuned on the heavy meathead side of things or more drag n fly ish vintagey?
Heavy...but vintagey. Ha! Not EQ'd like a Meathead though so the emphasis ain't all in the mids, tis much more balanced. The hybrid element ain't in the mix like you have in the Fly either so it's more on the tonally mature side of things. Aside from temperature stabilisation and the extra stove in the gain levels it sounds like a germanium fuzz box.
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Re: Graveyard Tramp GT-73

Post by redeyeflight » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:30 am

The Captain wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:46 pm
redeyeflight wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 pm
...these guys tuned on the heavy meathead side of things or more drag n fly ish vintagey?
Heavy...but vintagey. Ha! Not EQ'd like a Meathead though so the emphasis ain't all in the mids, tis much more balanced. The hybrid element ain't in the mix like you have in the Fly either so it's more on the tonally mature side of things. Aside from temperature stabilisation and the extra stove in the gain levels it sounds like a germanium fuzz box.
Thank you! :cheers:
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