WEM (WATKINS ELECTRIC MUSIC) PROJECT V FUZZ

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Re: WEM (WATKINS ELECTRIC MUSIC) PROJECT V FUZZ

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There's been a DIY clone of the Project V up on Rottenverb for a few weeks now for $peanuts. No idea how faithful it is (and no affiliation to the builder/seller), but I'm surprised that there's so little interest in the model that this hasn't sold: https://reverb.com/uk/item/77766226
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So, as I suspected before, the early Project V was indeed broken. Trouble-shooting led to a little ego boost and me feeling clever with myself by spotting that the issue was with the wiper of the second trimpot — it had been bent away from the carbon track and so there was no resistance to Q4C.

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Anyway, 'tis fixed! Proof of life:

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Nick wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:11 pm So, as I suspected before, the early Project V was indeed broken. Trouble-shooting led to a little ego boost and me feeling clever with myself by spotting that the issue was with the wiper of the second trimpot — it had been bent away from the carbon track and so there was no resistance to Q4C.
It is gratifying to know that if you stare long enough and hard enough at pictures and real-life examples of fuzz guts, that a little bit of knowledge of what does what eventually starts to sink in. Also helps if you inhale a lot of solder fumes…
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That thing does sound killer. :freakout: :freakout: :freakout: :freakout: :freakout:
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