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FS: Fuzz pedals, Zonk, Tone Bender mk2

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Need to start selling off some of my pedal builds as they are pilling up around me!
This is a Zonk Machine mk2 fuzz with silicon BF337 transistors.
It’s a great circuit which is halfway between a Tonebender mk1.5 and Fuzz Face circuit. It’s defiantly in that territory sound wise, but it doesn’t have the flubby bass of a fuzz face and it is smoother than a Tone Bender.
Volume knob on outside, 5k trimmer for gain and 20k trimmer for bias of Q2 on inside.
I’ll do a sound clip tomorrow.
$80

Up for sale now is my other Zonk Machine build, this is a true point to point wired one with some old components where suitable for extra mojo!
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Re: FS: mini 1 knob fuzz

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Reg18 wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:14 pm Need to start selling off some of my pedal builds as they are pilling up around me!
This is a Zonk Machine mk2 fuzz with silicon BF337 transistors.
It’s a great circuit which is halfway between a Tonebender mk1.5 and Fuzz Face circuit. It’s defiantly in that territory sound wise, but it doesn’t have the flubby bass of a fuzz face and it is smoother than a Tone Bender.
Volume knob on outside, 5k trimmer for gain and 20k trimmer for bias of Q2 on inside.
I’ll do a sound clip tomorrow.
$80
Keen to hear the soundclips. I'm on the prowl for a new fuzz. :thumbup:

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Re: FS: mini 1 knob fuzz

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IMOCD wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:44 pm
Reg18 wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:14 pm Need to start selling off some of my pedal builds as they are pilling up around me!
This is a Zonk Machine mk2 fuzz with silicon BF337 transistors.
It’s a great circuit which is halfway between a Tonebender mk1.5 and Fuzz Face circuit. It’s defiantly in that territory sound wise, but it doesn’t have the flubby bass of a fuzz face and it is smoother than a Tone Bender.
Volume knob on outside, 5k trimmer for gain and 20k trimmer for bias of Q2 on inside.
I’ll do a sound clip tomorrow.
$80

Keen to hear the soundclips. I'm on the prowl for a new fuzz. :thumbup:
It’s the exact same circuit as this one but this has slightly different transistors so would sound slightly different.
I’ll do a clip of the actual pedal tomorrow though.

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I like the enclosure, building a Friedman Smallbox now in the same colour! :thumbup:
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chur wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:33 am I like the enclosure, building a Friedman Smallbox now in the same colour! :thumbup:

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Good skills sir!! There's just no way I could pull off the soldering!!

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I'm throwing away my soldering iron now.
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Re: FS: mini 1 knob fuzz

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I love simple pedals, been hankering for Mythos Golden Fleece. Would love to hear how this one sounds! That 2 knob one sounds great!

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chur wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:33 am I like the enclosure, building a Friedman Smallbox now in the same colour! :thumbup:

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Man that’s tidy!

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codedog wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:26 am I love simple pedals, been hankering for Mythos Golden Fleece. Would love to hear how this one sounds! That 2 knob one sounds great!
Video coming soon, I compared it to a couple of other Zonk mk2s I’ve built and it has a little more bass but very similar.
I played the demo with a Les Paul
But tuned the pedal with my Tele originally so it sounds big and ballsy with a LP

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I don’t have a mic stand, you will see what I mean if you watch to the end!

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This is a germainium version I built with a germainium Lovepedal Tchula boost going into it on the other footswitch, I like this combo!
Originally the Zonk came in a similar thing called a Shatter Box which included a Treble booster on a seperate footswitch. I took the same idea but used a tchula boost instead converting it to germainium so it could work all together nicely. Sounds cool too!

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Re: FS: mini 1 knob fuzz

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Reg18 wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:25 pm
This is a germainium version I built with a germainium Lovepedal Tchula boost going into it on the other footswitch, I like this combo!
Originally the Zonk came in a similar thing called a Shatter Box which included a Treble booster on a seperate footswitch. I took the same idea but used a tchula boost instead converting it to germainium so it could work all together nicely. Sounds cool too!
I like this one too. Being germanium, does it clean up well?

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Re: FS: mini 1 knob fuzz

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IMOCD wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:39 pm
Reg18 wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:25 pm
This is a germainium version I built with a germainium Lovepedal Tchula boost going into it on the other footswitch, I like this combo!
Originally the Zonk came in a similar thing called a Shatter Box which included a Treble booster on a seperate footswitch. I took the same idea but used a tchula boost instead converting it to germainium so it could work all together nicely. Sounds cool too!
I like this one too. Being germanium, does it clean up well?
No more than the silicon one TBH, they both clean up pretty well.

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Re: FS: Zonk Machines! Got 2 for sale.

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Added another Zonk mk2.
I also have a mini Super Hard on boost made from a Tate’s kit which could be for sale too.
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Re: FS: Zonk Machines! Got 2 for sale.

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My favourite Zonk build so far. I love how tight it sounds with my compressor on before it, a great rock/fuzz sound!
Sounds more raw without any pedals before it but I like it this way too! Bias doesn’t work as well with pedals before it though, might be just how it is.



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