Silver Fox Octaver
Another new original - the Silver Fox Octaver.
This is basically a continuation of the TOFUzz, but with a octave up aswell and CMOS based. The idea is the same: the squared-up signal triggers a gated oscillator to produce a pseudo octave down effect. The octave up section is a similar to Tim Escobedo's Digital Octave Fuzz, but implementet in a different way. The result is a very synthy octave fuzz. Compared to the Tofuzz it tracks better, has a wider range of tracking on the fretboard and has better sustain. I hope you like it. :)
It's very loud, so it's probably a good idea to add a resistor to ground in parallell with the volume pot to decrease the overall output.
It's named after one of my favourite martial arts actors: Hwang Jang Lee. His made his breakthough in the movie "Secret Rivals" (1976) where he played the villain Silver Fox.
11/16/2014 03:22:00 am
Looks cool Parts ordered.
11/25/2014 04:19:33 pm
Nice fuzz, amazing to hear while seeing at the same time Hwang Jang Lee video. What a kick style!-) I am wing tsun kung fu practitioner, but it s great to see these movies. These always put a smile on me! Thank you for your veros blog and sharing videos like this!
12/7/2014 09:39:42 pm
Hey, thanks for commenting! I used to pratice Hung Gar Kung Fu myself, but that was many years ago now. I'm glad you like the blog. :) cheers / Freppo
12/18/2015 11:24:49 am
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12/21/2015 11:25:16 am
I tried 3 different chips each - same result.
12/23/2015 04:15:52 pm
Thanks for the build report! I'm happy to hear that you solved it. :) CMOS chips can be picky with the voltages sometimes. Maybe a voltage regulator built in with the circuit would be a good idea. I have to play around with this with some of my other stuff to see if it makes a difference. Merry christmas, Fredrik
3/3/2017 01:22:40 pm
And what about gate controll, where to put it for fine controll?)) thank you
3/6/2017 01:26:23 am
3/10/2019 05:43:58 pm
Is possible to as a blend pot for blending the octaves with the fuzz .. thanks great l’ajout btw
3/12/2019 04:02:25 am
Yes, but not easily. It would probably require to remake the vero layout from scratch, so I can't commit time to explain or draw it up. Sorry. Maybe you can ask in forum where other people can chime in. The schematic is included in the PCB PDF above. Best regards / Fredrik
7/12/2021 09:34:33 pm
How much for this assembled pedal and does it take a 9v battery?
7/21/2021 03:51:51 am
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