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Old 20th January 2005, 11:04 AM   #11
bjorge is offline bjorge  Norway
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It would be advantageous to run the circuit off a Mains supply. Those Inverter-based circuits are really sensitive to battery voltage. Quite understandable, as the non-linear point sets in at a certain level below V+ (positive amplitude) and above 0V (negative amplitude). I built such a circuit with adjustable voltage - and there was only one usable setting for the supply voltage, AFAIK. A volt below this - and the thing sounded like ****.

I also seem to remember that those circuits should be built using an even number of inverters in the signal path, as distortion is not symmetrical. After 2, 4 or 6 inverting stages it's evened out.
Regards, Bj°rge
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Old 28th January 2005, 12:46 PM   #12
gr8idea is offline gr8idea  United States
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Here's a site that has a lot different guitar distortion schematics, although some links are broken.
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Old 21st February 2005, 02:59 AM   #13
Ahab is offline Ahab  Sweden
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If you wanna go ultrasimple, check this out:

Much modding to be done. I put 2 in series, added some pots and changed some R and C values around.. grat fun and good overdrive to fuzz sounds

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Old 22nd February 2005, 04:09 PM   #14
SirPoonga is offline SirPoonga  United States
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Many distortion schematics out there

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Old 22nd February 2005, 06:04 PM   #15
elmer is offline elmer  Philippines
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Default easy distortion project

good day!

try http://www.j.philpott.com/effectronics/ this site will guide you for building a distortion.

actually, the schematic does work, the fact that i made one.

good luck!
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