Tag: 3046

  • Elktronics Fuzz

    Elktronics Fuzz

    Here is an interesting fuzz built around the CA3046/3086 transistor array. Looks like a Fuzz Face/Tone Bender built around the low gain transistors in the 3046/3086. This is a pedal from Elktronics. Looks like they sold out of their first run of these. Here’s a demo video: Sounds pretty good! It’s got some great fuzz […]

  • CA3046/3086 transistor array

    CA3046/3086 transistor array

    The CA3046 is a 14 pin DIP that contains 5 NPN transistors. CA3086 and CA3045 are the same chip with a different number and some other esoteric differences. There is also an LM3046 and LM3086, same chip different manufacturer. What is a transistor array? The CA3046 contains 5 NPN transistors in a single 14 pin […]

  • Octave Fuzz Take 2

    Here’s an updated version of the octave fuzz. Q1 and Q2 set up a basic NPN Fuzz Face type circuit. While Q3 acts as a phase splitter. Q4 and Q5 act as a frequency doubler each side being fed an inverted signal from Q3. So far the Fuzz section is working on the breadboard. The […]