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    • #8230
      LectronFan
      Moderator

      Hi all,

      A few weeks ago, forum member Charles would like to build an amplifier using Germanium transistors.

      Well, let’s grab our Legacy parts and build one in no time !

      It’s a small amplifier with low output power, but it still has the charm of an old yesterdays project.

      It uses a feedback loop and thus very good stability, even after a few hours of playing.

      The word “fuzz” comes from the fact that the input is saturated which creates a distorted sound. This can be achieved by turning the volume of your music source loud enough so the sound gets “fuzzy” !

      Of course, you can try other values for the resistors for real groovy distortion sounds !

      You can connect an audio source like a smartphone or tablet and play some clean guitar music.

      Oh yes, P2 controls the smoothness of the sound.

      Many greetings,

      Frank

      Here’s the circuit :

      Fuzz Amplifier

      • This topic was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by mwpeters75. Reason: Changed font and size styling for easier reading
    • #8232
      mwpeters75
      Keymaster

      Very cool Frank!  Thank you as always for your contributions.  Love this legacy circuit, well done!

      • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by mwpeters75. Reason: Changed font and size styling for easier reading
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