EMG Fuzzstortion Update

Posted: January 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

I received some 1n34 germanium diodes and put one in parallel with a silicon diode and a 250pf capacitor on the mix control.  I love it.  The addition of germanium and a cap makes it less harsh, clips easier, and gives the asymmetrical clipping without having to bump the forward voltage up.

You can still clip with heavy picking when the mix control is turned all the way down, but it does provide more headroom.  The lower clipping threshold on the germanium makes the volume difference between 100% and 0% more noticeable.  The cap is less effective as the clean signal is mixed in, so it seems like a very slight treble boost.

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