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9

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Super Fuzz Factory

Project: Flare (Fuzz Factory)

Build description

This is an awesome improved fuzz factory for sure! The added controls are really useful (especially the tone control) and the board is laid out perfectly to allow for an easy build and offboard wiring. I will definitely be picking up some more PCBs from Aion… right after I finish up my lab series preamp!

Modifications or part substitutions

Added a toggle to switch Q1 out for a Ge transistor (AC127).

Added fat toggle to swap 100n cap between Q1 and Q2 for larger values (parallel with 470n and 2u2)

Al Longley
Score:
4

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The Fartbox

Project: Flare (Fuzz Factory)
Variant: Chinese Takeout Box, no body/soft control.

Build description

To prototype the Aion Flare for construction of my fartbox, I opted to use a plastic chinese takeaway container as the enclosure for easy access. This was very much a mistake.

I bought a set of 3 “New Old Stock” germanium AC128s with varying hFE values with the idea of swapping them out to taste. But I lost one so I just used the two that I had left, in no particular order.

Ultimately sounds great, and I absolutely love the variance in tones, especially having only ever played a Big Muff. Its a box of farts, pick your favourite fart and tongue punch your guitar into it.

Modifications or part substitutions

To save money in prototyping stage, I didn’t buy PCB mounted pots, I just used some that I already had sitting around and then then ran a hookup wire to the board. Please do not do this.

lwatford
Score:
2

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Aion Flare Fuzz Factory

Project: Flare (Fuzz Factory)

Build description

I’ve built a few projects from Aion Electronics, the boards are always great. This is the third or fourth Fuzz Factory clone I’ve done, and it’s the weirdest by far.

I love the tone control, though honestly if I were to do it again would probably leave off the soft and body controls. I used a pair of ac128s that I bought from the eBay seller linked in the project doc, who is great by the way.

Not sure how I’m going to label it…probably need smaller knobs!

Sounds like a Fuzz Factory should, but I’m finding it gets a bit crazier, I think some of that might have to do with the body control. Fun, quick build (aside from some waiting for transistors)!

Nate
Score:
2

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Flare – 8 Knob Fuzz Factory

Project: Flare (Fuzz Factory)

Build description

First pcb from Aion, and it was beautifully designed with easy to follow instructions. I didn’t notice a huge difference with the soft and body controls, but the tone mod is a subtle-but-nice addition.

Score:
2

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Doge Fuzz

Project: Flare (Fuzz Factory)

Build description

Ge/Si switches took TS jack sockets place, so I had to mount them near AC jack socket, which was tight, but possible.

It’s my first one, very happy with results.

Modifications or part substitutions

Used two 3PDT switches to switch between germanium and silicon transistors.

anechoic
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1

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Flare – Fuzz Factory

Project: Flare (Fuzz Factory)

Build description

no problem getting transistors, ordered matched pair from eBay link
very interesting sounds and the pots give you an amazing range of variations
need to replace a knob that had a stripped set screw and why it’s missing in photo

Modifications or part substitutions

only mod was a 10k R for a blue LED