culturejam wrote:I split this into a new topic, as it is a different pedal (I think).
i think its a progression of a pedal design..the armageddon started an early fuzz war circuit (7 backwards transistors) mixed with a switchable filter section..as time when on he added more functions, the armageddon pedal Oliver (the DBA guy) uses for his band has the multiple fuzz circuit switch and the switchable filter sections.. if we can use these armageddon pics to figure out the two filter sections then putting that into an apocalypse would complete the package..
in the movie Fuzz, he said something about the fuzz war being based on his distortion unit..and the quest for an ultimate distortion.. this armageddon pedal is an early step in that quest..
i feel as though the apocalypse and armageddon are the same unit just at different stages of development.. we can see from the pics of this armageddon that it is a 7 transistor fuzz war.. the sub switch opens up more bass frequencies (bigger input & output capacitors).. we have seen in the fuzz war thread how that pedal has changed over the past few years going from a 7 transistor unit to a 4 transistor unit (did i post the partial schem i did on the newer fuzz war yet?).. the apocalypse is a stripped down (missing the second switchable filter section) version of the newer armageddon design.. the fuzz war circuit in the apocalypse is the newer 4 transisor version (actually it only uses 3 of the 4 stages..the output buffer is left out).. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OArdM4Cb-ho
pause the video at about 3 seconds in, its an up-close shot of Oliver's armageddon pedal, it can be seen in the video there are 6 positions on Oliver's pedal.. and the second filter.. what do each of the postions do? not sure but my guess is that its pretty similar to the apocalypse fuzz selection switching..
but on to the real issue, the circuit.. and more pics, which i will be posting soon..