BYOC Lil' Fuzz build w/Mods

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BYOC Lil' Fuzz build w/Mods

Postby stilwel » 17 May 2016, 18:47

This one is semi-DIY.

I call this my Fanta Fuzz...because the orange knobs remind me of Orange Fanta.

I started with a BYOC Lil' Fuzz kit, which suddenly has been deleted from the BYOC website.

I made a couple of changes to the stock Lil' Fuzz:
I always run my Gain/Fuzz knob on max so I hard wired the Fuzz to maximum (2k resistor) and removed the Fuzz pot.
I like having access to the BIAS pot so I installed an Alpha 25k pot for added flexibility.
The stock 2.2uF input capacitor is too bassy for me so I added a Bright/Fat switch to select between 33nF (Bright) and 0.33uF (Fat) input capacitors.

This Fuzz sounds pretty incredible and is amazingly small!

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I have the 33nF cap board mounted and the switch puts the 0.33uF in parallel.

And here's a bonus shot of it next to a ginormous EJ Fuzz and a Fuzz Factory clone that used to look smallish.
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Re: BYOC Lil' Fuzz build w/Mods

Postby stilwel » 31 May 2016, 14:21

I replaced the BC108's with BC183/C transistors.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/m3rXBMrL3no[/youtube]
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