Masuto wrote:Yesterday evening I built the germanium version, stock, from IvIark's layout.
Having built a few silicon ones before, i was surprised at how shrill and piercing the ge sounds...
And it got me wondering, from a musical point of view..
For sure these were quite heavily compressed and eq'ed in the studio in the late 60es to make them a bit less harsh..and no wonder some of these devices have been long forgotten (think the Companion FY2: who would use something that mean sounding if not someone with an "annoying plan" in mind, like Jesus and Mary Chain had?!).
I have the feeling these were put aside for some other fuzzes that gave more control and lets just face it, better sound, like fuzz faces or tone benders.
Am i talking s%#t?
mmolteratx wrote:absolutely zero commercial use allowed. If I find anyone selling these, I'll fly to your house and kick you in the nads. And you may or may not find yourself in trouble.
tabbycat wrote:i'd like to hear your results if you get around to recording anything. your previous soundcloud ones for your experiments with transistor options were really interesting. thanks for the updates.
Nocentelli wrote:Apologies for straying a little off topic, but the guy from Ghost effects in the UK recently did a fuzziness/Rosac nufuzz hybrid that's pretty cool:
http://www.ghosteffects.co.uk/pdf/lunar ... _guide.pdf
ljn wrote: took me over a year to get good results due to the vast amount of misinformation about this particular circuit.
D-Day wrote:ljn wrote: took me over a year to get good results due to the vast amount of misinformation about this particular circuit.
Misinformation? Did you read the thread here?
You're probably right. And yes, I did read alot of thing that were said to be correct, tried them, and always got poor results. I gave up on mine for a while. I think I read most of this thread and it inspired me to get back to work on it. I'm not saying that everyone is wrong. Personal preferrence plays a huge role in all effects. I'm just saying it took a long time to find something that sounded good to me. One thing I didn't find out about was the high pass resistor. That's an important part that's usually not mentioned. Anyway, I hope I wasn't taken the wrong way. You guys have alot of useful information on here, and I just wanted to do my part to help others who may be having similar problems with this circuit.D-Day wrote:I forgot to say welcome!
And I'm not trying to be argumentative here but I don't really see 'misinformation' in this thread. Both the silicon and germanium schematics are available and there are several verified layouts for various DIY formats. What did you see that was incorrect? It would seem one could download the si schem and Mark's layout and be cranking the thing that afternoon. I see alot of chatter about personal preference items like output caps, resistor/pot values and transistor favorites but nothing I read (just reread it all now) seemed flat-out incorrect.
Or are you saying the misinformation was elsewhere and this thread helped you get it sorted out?
I hope I'm not lacking cordiality! It's just that I had a very different experience with this circuit and this was the only place I looked.
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