Tone Bender MK1 fuzz circuit with AC125 transistors.
Once again an interesting circuit. Okay, to combine it with a tube preamp and a fuzz face! What happens if a small powerful tube amplifier, and combined with the classic fuzz effect? What kind of sound will be the result?
You know the fuzz sound, but something is missing from it? Well, if something new or slightly different experience, these circuits can produce an alternative sound. This Hybrid Germanium Fuzz. Why Hybrid? It is combined with the old and new types of transistors. As the old germanium (AC128) in the current one (2N3904) are made of silicon. So meet old and new technologies. The whole circuit is based on the old familiar fuzz circuit. These do not have to change much. But what if before the fuzz, coupled with a preamplifier? For example: So, a pretty extreme sounds, or get…
Recently I found this interesting distortion fuzz circuit with 2n3904 transistors. The Howie’s Metal Simplex. I immediately liked, to build and testing. This is a silicon fuzz circuit. Interesting solution uses LED signal cut, although similar topology as old Fuzz Face.
Three transistor fuzz effect, strong sounding. Based on the famous Fuzz Face circuit, supplement with a preamplifier. Tried operating circuit! Q1 2N5088 pre-amplifier transistor can be replaced 2N2222, 2N3904, BC547 type. If you need tougher sound, the Germanium Fuzz Face for you.
One of the main effects will introduce the guitar, the face fuzz. Almost “ancestor” effect, but now also very popular. The planned in 1966, I built germanium transistor version.