[563] Son of Screamer

Date: November 30th, 2009 | Comments : [3] | Categories: DIY.

Son of Screamer

When I was unloading some boxes that were in my garage after moving, I discovered this unit.

It is the prototype of the Son of Screamer overdrive that is featured on the AMZ CD. It was not originally mounted in this enclosure but instead was on a rack panel with the Fuxx Face. I removed the pcb from the panel and put it in this box so that I could test different mods for the circuit.

As I remembered, the chip is an RC4559 which worked quite well. The pcb is not exactly the same as on the cd so I must have refined the layout after I made this prototype.

My initial plans were to reuse this prototype box, with its power jacks, input/output jacks and mounted pots as a base unit to test other designs that I was developing. Obviously that never came to pass and the SoS was left in place.


3 Responses to “Son of Screamer”

[907] Keyrr Johnmel Perino Says: 5:17 am, January 7th, 2010

Hi, can you give me the discription of your project?

[916] admin Says: 1:32 am, January 13th, 2010

The Son of Screamer is a stripped down Tube-Screamer-type circuit with the input and output buffers eliminated, and a couple of other minor changes.

[2613] casey campbell Says: 2:05 pm, January 27th, 2012

The son of screamer was my first pedal build many moons ago! Great pedal.

Much love-

casey campbell, Hammond – Louisiana…


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