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TwinSound - Octave Up Fuzz with NOS Transistors

TwinSound - Octave Up Fuzz with NOS Transistors

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Octavia Style Octave up Fuzz - In my Point to Point topology - with level and attack control - the attack control changes the intensity of the octave and adds fuzziness. At Max it gets gated and spitty. This is not a sophisticated sounding fuzz, biting and slightly unpredictable but at the same time highly inspirational to play. However it is NOT in the range of 'angry bees' that many octave fuzzs seem to reside in. The TwinSound has a smoother and more refined type of narlyness ...hard to define, but listen to the demos and hopefully it will make sense.

Based on the 'Push Me Pull You' circuit from the late 1990s DIY community legend Tim Escobedo. I've made a few adjustments to the transistor gains to bring out the octave a little more and added in the attack control for more variations of fuzziness and control of the upper octave effect.

Transistors are 1968 Micro Electronics BC137, 1980 CIL BC108 (white ceramic) and 1980s Philips BC549c silver face.

It loves Humbuckers and Single Coils alike. Mostly neck position.

Enclosure is acid etched as usual and individually serial numbered.

I build these fuzz pedals in my garden workshop in Northamptonshire UK. This includes painting, drilling, and acid etching my design onto the enclosures. Constructing the entire circuit ‘Point to Point’ only using the components, there's no boards or circuit traces to dilute your signal purity. I finish the entire pedal to a standard that I think looks as good inside, as it sounds on the outside. It might be covered up but when you’re in that moment you KNOW the mojo you have under the hood.

Please be aware, these are totally hand built and so there might me some slight cosmetic variation between each pedal. The acid etching process produces a gunmetal patina on the enclosure with will vary from pedal to pedal. This is most noticeable on the sides and imparts a unique character to each pedal. Tonally, I play each one to make sure they sound as good as the first one, before signing off, no tone generator, no gadgets – just a telecaster and my ears.

Please note, all my silicon pedals have a boss style 2.1 centre negative DC jack only, there is no battery snap. Silicon transistors are not sensitive to DC supply type unlike their germanium counterparts.

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions about this pedal feel free to message me.

RF interference - Many old fuzz circuits are venerable to Radio Frequency Interference from a host of different modern electronic devices ranging from lighting to heating controllers to fridges. This is by the nature of the design and to reduce the chances of this happening would radically alter how the pedal sounds. If you are having problems with RF using one of my pedals here are a few resources that can help. RF interference is not down to a faulty pedal.

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