When used for bass:
the tone knob acts kind of like a blend control for the fuzz. You will
want it somewhere in the counter-clockwise zone, where your low end lives
When used for guitar: you should
find the right balance between bass and treble with the tone knob, and you
can switch from scooped to flat mids
Skreddy Pedals™ Supa Tone: based on a 1974 edition of a
fuzz released by Colorsound™, this circuit is not based on a germanium
Tone Bender design but is a variant of the Big Muff™ circuit.
The first pair clipping diodes is removed, so there is more clean boost
in front of the remaining pair of clipping diodes.
The original I based this on used all tropical fish coupling caps; I've
used modern polyester caps (and lately have subbed in a couple of ceramics,
too, which bring back some mellowness and midrange, as tropical fish do not
sound harsh and scooped like modern polys can). I've used low-gain transistors
(also like the originals--and lately have begun using even lower-gains than
my first run) to retain dynamics and avoid going into
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