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Bernd P.
Score:
4

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Germanium Fuzz NKT 275

Project: Solaris (Fuzz Face)

Build description

Resistors: Dale CMF-55 & Vishay Metal Film Resistors
Capacitors: Panasonic SMF / Panasonic FC / Ceramic Cap’s / ELNA Silmic II
Transistors: NKT 275

Modifications or part substitutions

Fuzz Pot 2K-C instead 1K-C (5K-C with 3,3K resistor parallel)

Bernd P.
Score:
3

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Fuzz NKT 275

Project: Solaris (Fuzz Face)

Build description

Resistors: Dale CMF-55 & Vishay Metal Film Resistors
Capacitors: Panasonic SMF & FC / ELNA RFS Silmic II
Transistors: NKT 275

Modifications or part substitutions

I used a 5K-C Pot // 3K3 Resistor = 1,99K to make the fuzz more versatile (Cesar Diaz Sqaure Face Texas Fuzz).

lwatford
Score:
3

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Fuzz Face

Project: Solaris (Fuzz Face)

Build description

Fuzz Face with Small Bear Danish Treat GE transistors. Thought it turned out really great, defiantly in the lighter fuzz/drive range.

Timko
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0

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Solaris Fuzz Face

Project: Solaris (Fuzz Face)

Build description

This was a pretty easy build with a lot of potential. I sourced a couple of NOS germanium transistors from Barry at guitarpcb.com, then opted to follow the stock build with all of the knobs. I had hoped to use top mounting jacks in a 125B case, but the power inverter IC got in the way of those hopes. The artwork didn’t turn out quite the way I planned either; waterslide decals with any color other than black makes the graphic translucent. But the worn look fits the vintage pedal. Sound wise, this thing really rocks. The additional tonal options from the input, body, and contour really allow you to tweak your sound.

Chuck
Score:
-1

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The Red Fuzz

Project: Solaris (Fuzz Face)
Variant: Bone Stock

Build description

Straight up build of the Solaris Fuzz Face using a pair of OC76s from Small Bear. Had planned to do a real spiffy decal for the front but my printer ran out of ink so I added the temporary painters tape labels and put it on the board to see how it sounds – it has been there for 6 months! Of all the Fuzz Face variants I have this is by far the most versatile – except maybe the nearly full-Beavis modded version – but that one is in a bigger box.

You’ll notice Pic 3 below doesn’t look much like the others – I can’t select the Deimos in the Aion Project list to post a build report on that one. It’s in a different league from the Solaris but very cool just the same.

Modifications or part substitutions

Followed the instructions – hey, for me that is a modification!