banner

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

    I own 3 of these Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz pedals.  I love them so much...absolutely my favorite fuzz box.

    I sacrificed one of them tonight so that I could do a double-tweak-mod to one of them.  Added a 2nd footswitch that selects between the 2 different Tweak knob settings.  Makes an already super-cool pedal even more flexible and useful.



    stilwel
    My YouTube Videos click HERE
    My Soundclick Site for Audio Clips click HERE

  • #2
    Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

    Cool mod. I always liked that pedal, should have bought one years ago rather than building and buying a bunch of different fuzzes to figure out what I like.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Tra-la-laa, lala-la-laa!
    Rich Stevens


    "I am using you; am I amusing you?" - Martha Johnson, What People Do For Fun

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

      Cool, I always thought the Tweak Fuzz was a cool concept. The other fuzz faces and clones have replaced it for me, but I like the input cap selection.

      Any pics of the whole board? How is that Boss ES-8 treating you?
      Oh no.....


      Oh Yeah!

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

        Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
        Cool, I always thought the Tweak Fuzz was a cool concept. The other fuzz faces and clones have replaced it for me, but I like the input cap selection.

        Any pics of the whole board? How is that Boss ES-8 treating you?
        The ES-8 is amazing...although not without fault. There are a couple of things I'd like to see changed in the firmware and they way they handle going in/out of the modes, but they aren't deal breakers. Loving it so far.

        Here's what my board looked like up until very recently. I'm going through a slight re-layout this week.
        The purple box top-right is a rehoused Tweak Fuzz. I'll be putting my double-tweak-fuzz on the board in the place of the H9 and need to make room for a Zoom MS-70CDR somewhere.

        stilwel
        My YouTube Videos click HERE
        My Soundclick Site for Audio Clips click HERE

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

          Yep, super cool pedal. It's totally holding it's own against a good selection of fuzz boxes that I have on hand right now. The Tweak knob makes it so versatile.

          stilwel
          My YouTube Videos click HERE
          My Soundclick Site for Audio Clips click HERE

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

            Cool! Love the fuzzes.

            Is the Boss doing patch changes in the Line 6 as well?
            Oh no.....


            Oh Yeah!

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

              Yes, it's sending MIDI program changes to the H9, M9 and M5. I can also use the EV-5 expression pedal to control any of those 3 pedals.
              stilwel
              My YouTube Videos click HERE
              My Soundclick Site for Audio Clips click HERE

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                Quick clip using my Tweak Fuzz over the weekend.

                stilwel
                My YouTube Videos click HERE
                My Soundclick Site for Audio Clips click HERE

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                  The "tweak" is simply on the input side. You could add that to any pedal. Even make it a stand-alone pedal or build it into your axe.

                  Click image for larger version

Name:	Tweak_Fuzz.png
Views:	1
Size:	6.1 KB
ID:	5792664

                  I just noticed that I labeled both transistors "Q1". I'll have to fix that.
                  Last edited by ArtieToo; 04-12-2016, 07:31 AM.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                    Dang artie
                    I didn't realize there was so little to a fuzz circuit
                    EHD
                    Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                    RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                    SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                    Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                    Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                    Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                    Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                    GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                      Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                      Dang artie
                      I didn't realize there was so little to a fuzz circuit
                      Surprising, isn't it?

                      Of course, the fewer components, the more detail is required for selecting those components. It's a great circuit for experimentation though! Component spec variance is the reason some fuzz faces sound amazing, some sound awful and most are good. When you get into slightly more complicated circuits like a Tube Screamer or DS-1, tolerance plays less of a role and the majority of the pedals sound consistent.
                      Oh no.....


                      Oh Yeah!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                        Yeah. The complication in an audio circuit is making it clean and flat. (EQ wise.) Making it dirty and colored is the easy part.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                          I should play through mine again, I bought one off here used that has the volume mod. I guess stock it super quiet for some reason? Not sure why they made a pedal that required clipping out a part to make it more usable. Anyone know the story on that?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                            No mods are REQUIRED.

                            The Tweak Fuzz is no quieter than a regular Dunlop Fuzz Face. Unity gain is at about 3 o'clock on the volume knob. At max volume it gives you a little bit of boost.
                            It's perfectly usable as-is, but if you want/need more volume it's an easy change to make.
                            stilwel
                            My YouTube Videos click HERE
                            My Soundclick Site for Audio Clips click HERE

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Tweak Fuzz Double-Tweak Mod

                              Originally posted by DankStar View Post
                              I should play through mine again, I bought one off here used that has the volume mod. I guess stock it super quiet for some reason? Not sure why they made a pedal that required clipping out a part to make it more usable. Anyone know the story on that?
                              Let me know if you're interested in selling yours.
                              stilwel
                              My YouTube Videos click HERE
                              My Soundclick Site for Audio Clips click HERE

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X