Here are some photos of the latest updated version of the “Rab Fuzz” (Kay Fuzztone Clone) Pedal:

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I’m very happy with this updated version…It uses military grade metal film resistors throughout the signal path, which help make it one of the quietest Kay fuzztones I’ve ever used.   Perhaps I will make an orange one next…

Here’s a variation of the Remote/Rack Wah unit which uses a handwired turret board for the wah circuit.  I was inspired by the Vox V846-HW handwired wah pedal to create this version.  The foot controller is optically isolated as before, and it has a switchable buffer installed on the output.

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Here’s a closeup of the wah circuit:

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I did not copy the Vox layout but instead made my own. However, the principle is very much the same. It’s just like wiring up an amplifier with turret boards. You don’t need a printed circuit board, but it’s more time and labor intensive.

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IMG_6484Quick Update: For those interested, the 2012 version of the SDD-3KP pedal is still in stock at the moment, but on-hand inventory is limited!

 

Some new circuit boards just arrived as part of an update/redesign of my “Rab Fuzz” which I’m excited about:

In this version I’ve moved the audio jacks off of the PCB. It requires a little more wiring, but this will allow the circuit board to interface with a wider variety of wah enclosures.  (Some older enclosures have sloping sides which don’t work well with the board-mounted Neutrik jacks.)

Well here it is, the latest incarnation of the SDD-3KP preamp pedal:

I’m quite pleased with the final product.  There are some subtle improvements to the enclosure that most might not notice (real “detail” stuff…) but that improve the overall look and fit. Happily I can also say that all backorders have now shipped out…  Many thanks to everyone who participated in this build.  I do hope you enjoy your SDD3000 preamp clone through a nice AC30 or Ac15 type tube amp.

A lot has been happening in the last few weeks. A new batch of circuit boards has been completed and the new run of SDD-3KP enclosures are formed/finished and went off to the screen-printers for graphics.  I think the fit and finish on these is the best yet.  Here’s what they look like before the graphics are printed on them:

It won’t belong before they are ready to ship!

Here’s a quick shot of the Boss FA-1 clone (with footswitch) all completed! These are shipping out as soon as I finish the wiring on each one.  As you can see, I’ve decided on a new knob with a red indicator line that is somewhat reminiscent of the original:

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