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Zonk Machine Clone soundclips...

Post by capricorn_1 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:09 pm

ok I have made a couple of Zonk Machine clones and am waiting on the opinion of somebody who actually has one before I sell them in earnest. They sound good but I'm not sure how far to go with them, i can make them lowish gain or high gain if you get me! Here I present a few soundclips of the zonk with various transistors...

first a zonk with no 'mojo' parts, carbon film resistors, and 3 CV7355 transistors (same gains as the 'mojo' clip in a bit)...

Download: http://www.happyrobotmusic.co.uk/mp3/pedals/hr_zonk_cv_sc.mp3

second a zonk with 'mojo' capacitors, carbon comp resistors, and OC84, CV7042, OC45 transistors...

Download: http://www.happyrobotmusic.co.uk/mp3/pedals/hr_zonk_mj_sc.mp3

third a zonk with no mojo parts but OC45, CV7355, OC45 transistors...

Download: http://www.happyrobotmusic.co.uk/mp3/pedals/hr_zonk_1.mp3

Fourth same as last one but with OC45, OC44, OC45 transistors...

Download: http://www.happyrobotmusic.co.uk/mp3/pedals/hr_zonk_3.mp3

the first 2 are pretty 'hot' in terms of gain, the second 2 are not so 'hot'.

any opinions? even better if you have one or have heard one :oldgrin:

for my part i actually like the high gain ones, all sorts of craziness going on there when backing off the guitars tone and volume controls. :crackjam:
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Re: Zonk Machine Clone soundclips...

Post by Jim Goad » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:16 am

Yeah I'm looking into getting one of these so any input from Zonk owners would be cool.

I like the crazy buzz of clip number 2.
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Re: Zonk Machine Clone soundclips...

Post by capricorn_1 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:25 am

haha at last! i thought people might be all over these! maybe my rubbish playing put people off :marx:

yeah, number 2 is pretty far out, maybe a little bit over the top in terms of gain values!

i also like number 1 as its like a more controllable version of number 2 AND can be repeated easily by myself as i have hundreds of those cv7355s.

i'm still waiting for the owner of an original to get back to me (guess who!) by email about these clips, just to give me a bit of rough feedback. :whistle:
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Re: Zonk Machine Clone soundclips...

Post by Philip » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:59 pm

Hey your builds are cool as, I think people are a bit preoccupied with all the D*A*M stuff going on at the moment though. :tu:
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Re: Zonk Machine Clone soundclips...

Post by capricorn_1 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:17 pm

Philip wrote:Hey your builds are cool as, I think people are a bit preoccupied with all the D*A*M stuff going on at the moment though. :tu:
cheers philip! what i actually meant was i thought people would be all over the clips, not actually all over the pedals themselves, i'm not going to be churning these out whatsoever (mk1 like drain on mental health!). my bad. :rolleyes2:
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