Mini big muff #3 is a Green Russian clone.
What’s the difference between all those different versions of the big muff? I decided to find out! This is a thoroughly unscientific experiment. I got 7 mini big muff boards from mad bean pedals. The build docs include instructions for building each of 6 different versions.
Why 7 boards? I usually screw something up it’s always good to have a spare!
So far the Triangle is done. The boxes are made and the other boards are in process.
Building a mini big muff. This was built to mad beans Triangle spec.
This is a Big Muff built from Mad Beans mini pedal PCBs. I built this to the spec for the Triangle version.
John Hollis Titan Boost/octave. It’s all built on a single pcb that includes all of the default wiring for the switches and jacks. The rest of the pcb is perf board.
Mad Bean Mini Fat Booster. This Jack Orman’s Mini Booster with a charge pump running at 18 volts.
John Hollis Titan boost/octave. This is an op amp input pre amp/booster into a transformer. The transformer is 1k/20k and can output 30v from a 9v battery. The switch inserts a diode bridge for an octave effect.
The sound of the boost warm and clear. The octave effect is pretty good and different from other transformer based effects since the input signal is clean rather than a fuzz tone.
Another SHO. I don’t know how many of these I made.
I built this Super Hard On Booster a long time ago. I used one of those old DPDT switches without an LED. Later I wanted to add an LED I used R.G. Keen’s Millennium Bypass on a small piece of stripboard and hung it off the LED leads.
Fun fact: Zachary Vex participated in the discussions over at Diystompboxes but was not okay with people talking about his circuits, the SHO was the exception.
D*A*M Ezekiel clone. I guess this is a Rat with a blend knot and some diode options.
Three SHO boosters.
Woolly Mammoth clone.