Elka - Dizzy Tone  [schematic]

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Re: Elka - Dizzy Tone

Postby beedotman » 05 Apr 2012, 10:04

beedotman wrote:tag board adaptation based on Buzzaround layout

Slighty updated layouts - corrected pot's values 8)
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Re: Elka Dizzy Tone

Postby Gregoire » 21 Jun 2017, 18:15

royaltoots wrote:Does anyone know where the Elka Dizzy Tone was made? Maybe it's in the Analogman book, don't remember.
I'm curious because the transistors seem to be American as far as I can tell, but it looks European. SFT = Solid State Devices /Solid State Micro Technology of California?
I know Elka made organs, but can't find much more info. If I had to guess I'd say Italian.

Thanks to remork for tracing this! I'd seen the Dizzy Tone name around, but didn't know it was in the 'first wave' of fuzz. Since we don't have the Buzzaround schem, this is my next build, thought it won't be for a few weeks.
I haven't found the a cheap source for the original trannies, but SFT308 seems to be roughly equivalent to AF121, AF124 and AF200, none of which I've used before (but they aren't expensive - always good to get a lead on some 'new' Ge!), while SFT352 = AC125 and 126 - also cheap.

The Elka Dizzy Tone Fuzz Pedal was made in Italy. I bought mine in '72 because I also needed the sustain for Santana numberts. At the time, I was after a fuzz box and that's what the shop sold me. It still works brilliantly.... Greg
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Re: Elka - Dizzy Tone

Postby Manfred » 27 Nov 2017, 23:21

I made this PCB replica:




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