[15] Fuzz Face mod

Date: May 30th, 2007 | Comments : [2] | Categories: DIY, pedals.

Fuzz mod
Okay, you want to put together a fuzzface type circuit from items in your junk box and you don’t have the 1k pot for the fuzz control. What can you do?

A simple mod is to replace the fuzz control with a fixed 1k resistor – this sets the dc bias properly. Then connect the 22uF to the emitter of Q2 and use a 5k or 10k pot as a variable resistor to control the amount of distortion, as shown here.

The new larger value pot should be a reverse audio taper for best results but a linear will do if that’s all you have in the junk bin.

It is not the classic circuit but this can get you going on short notice when you lack the proper parts.


2 Responses to “Fuzz Face mod”

[2174] pinkjimiphoton Says: 10:24 pm, April 18th, 2011

cool tip jack, thanks!

[2585] Rugeb Says: 11:14 am, January 10th, 2012

Another mod: http://www.fuzzface.es (Jack Orman link).


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