Univox Super Fuzz with Tone Control?

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Univox Super Fuzz with Tone Control?

tracer03
Anyone have any idea if there's a layout for - or clone of - the Univox Super Fuzz with a tone control pot instead of the switch? I've searched here and a few other sites without success, and my Google-fu is weak sauce tonight...

The closest I've come is finding some old discussion about replacing the switch with a pot, and a schematic at GGG for their Super Fuzz with Mods (link here) - along with a perf layout at DIY Stompboxes (link here) - but nothing a can manage for stripboard.

Thanks in advance - again!
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rocket88
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just take and replace the switch with a pot. lug 3 of the pot goes to Sw3 on the board, lug 2 to S2 on the board, and lug 1 to SW1 on the board. What this will do will allow you to sweep between the two tone options rather then having the choice of 1 or the other. try using a 10k log pot.
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Re: Univox Super Fuzz with Tone Control?

Addy Bart
So a dual gang pot can be used like a blendable DPDT, with components soldered between lugs A1 and B1, and A3 and B3?
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rocket88
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Not dual gang, a regular pot. I'm not sure what you're asking about about blending caps. The superfuzz has 2 filters.  the switch chooses 1 or the other, so if you replace the switch with a pot you can sweep between the two filters.
loe
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Re: Univox Super Fuzz with Tone Control?

loe
In reply to this post by tracer03
This layout is great, I've made a few of them:

http://s215.photobucket.com/user/guyatron/media/SuperfuzzVero090630.gif.html

Here is an etchable (or perf) layout of it:

http://effectslayouts.blogspot.com/2014/11/univox-superfuzz-modded.html

I've made a few of those also. I like this particular Derringer version because it sounds equally great on guitar and bass.
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Re: Univox Super Fuzz with Tone Control?

velouriafx
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Is it possible to make that same mod with the mids switch of the big muffs?
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rocket88
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Short answer is yes, Lunt not as easy. You'll need to make a spot on the board for the 2 additional caps, or run a  each cap directly from the pot lug to the place the wire would be. Personally the switch is better then having a pot.
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Addy Bart
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Yeah, I meant that more as a general question (not Superfuzz related) but I guess in most cases a regular pot does the blending trick just fine.
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Re: Univox Super Fuzz with Tone Control?

traktop
The best useful mod I found for the superfuzz tone section was making a "scoop" pot for the tone control, (10k pot between 100nf cap and ground).
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