RESISTORS: All 1% metal film – No value substitution at all.
CAPACITORS: A mix of solid polymers, aluminum electros, MLCCs, CDE silver micas & box caps
GE TRANNIES: Mullard matched set
VARIANT: COLOURSOUND TONE BENDER MARK III
OVERALL, the project was easy except that this was my first build using Germanium trannies. Luckily, the guy who sold those “miniaturized water tanks” walked me through the proper connections for his color-coded matched set. I put labels on the Mullards to make sure that I remember to stick ‘em where they were supposed to be.
TEST RESULTS: I played through a DIY Fuzz Face before but Phobos just sounds different. I can’t compare its sonic qualities to any of my distortions. It just sounds interesting. I have to listen more to this pedal.
What brand of Fuzz pedals do you guys use? Buy & build the Phobos Fuzz. It sounds very interesting to me. It may even sound more interesting to you. Just one request: Please tell us about your build(s) so we will learn from each other’s DIY experiences on the projects. Thanks!