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BC109 Fuzz replica

Discussion in 'DIY Effects Forum' started by veehotel, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. veehotel

    veehotel Strat-Talker

    Apr 21, 2016
    Hey everybody!

    I have a "basic" electronics knowledge from 1st university year and I would like to make a DIY "custom" "old gilmourish" style fuzz using BC109 transistors.

    I have never designed pedals, however I'm not alone in the process as I am asking help from a friend who is engineer, but has no experience with guitar instrument effects. (that's why I ask).

    I would like to trust in you guys and actually ask for suggestions, schematics and tips to help get that tones. I know google is my best friend, however, I believe in the power of experience together with good research makes gold.

    I don't now if I'm asking too much however we are trying to reverse engineer the logic of an old fuzz...

  2. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    I would try BC108s for a start - less fuzz and more tone. I don´t like fuzz but it depends on the amp a lot. Marshalls and that kind of amps take them well. A Fender sounds horrible in my opinion.
    Again, I am not a friend of fuzz effects in general but that is just me.


    All the best,
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