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New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:19 am

The Marquis is now the De Sade Fuzz.

Same pedal. New look.

Mk1 Tone Bender inspired. I've tried to get the recipe for my ideal sounding Mk1. I'm very happy with it :)

Dead loud. Dead versatile. Two biases for a big range of sounds. Upper mid heavy. I like it.

Ridiculously durable powder coat, with a raised (again, extremely durable) printed graphic and text.

NOS NPN Mil-spec transistors.
Cliff jacks.
Alpha pots.
BLMS stomps.
Negative ground circuit with (proper) RF and power supply filtering.

9 available to start with. 3 taken already.

I'm not putting up a website yet, but they're on Instagram and Facebook.

https://instagram.com/p/BWPPkyIF6Yw/

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Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:35 am

Is that red or pink?
If it is the latter that looks sick.

Also only just (finally) realised the joke with marquis fuzz. :facepalm:

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:21 am

It's red. There will be a yellow (reverse colour scheme to this one) batch. And I do plan on having bright (like...BRIGHT) pink too.

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:29 am

facelessfx wrote:... And I do plan on having bright (like...BRIGHT) pink too.


:lol: :thumb:

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:46 pm

I thought it but goroth said it, bright pink would be amazing! :thumb:
Interested to hear your thoughts on what makes a great MKI Tonebender.
Any news on pricing?

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:20 am

Tristan wrote:I thought it but goroth said it, bright pink would be amazing! :thumb:
Interested to hear your thoughts on what makes a great MKI Tonebender.
Any news on pricing?



Bright pink won't be for a while and would be a very limited run.

The price on this first batch (6 left now) is £185.

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:55 am

Good things come to those who wait. :thumb:

I'm sure the pedal will speak for itself but in the meanwhile would you be willing to share some of your thoughts on what makes a great MKI Tonebender? (curiousity mode on) :)

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:50 am

Tristan wrote:Good things come to those who wait. :thumb:

I'm sure the pedal will speak for itself but in the meanwhile would you be willing to share some of your thoughts on what makes a great MKI Tonebender? (curiousity mode on) :)



Oh, sorry! I missed that question.

For me, the control(s) need to range from being able to get gated, quickly decaying notes, with a buzzing quality, up to long, smooth sustain, with a little spitting and cracking on the release.

I build the De Sade (and previously Marquis) Fuzz with a bias for the third transistor, which I find controls the sustain and fragility of the end of the note.

They've got to be upper-mids heavy, but with defined (yeah, it's a buzzword, but it applies) bass. The mids are definitely where the heft of the sound comes from and give the pedal it's unique quality. It's very definitely a proper fuzz. Couldn't be mistaken for anything else. But it has a perfect clarity in the mix.

I find it hard to describe sounds without resorting to clichés or overused terms, but the cutting mids, without being treble heavy (very definitely not ear splitting), the tight low end, the all-out fuzziness, and - with the way I've altered the biasing and the two Sore and Soar controls - the versatility from rippy, gated, short fragile sustain, up to loooong sustain with the background spit on the end. Oh and LOUD. These have unity at noon, so volume on tap.

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:20 pm

You sure do know how to get a guy all hot and bothered, thanks for that! :love:
But yeah, YEAH!!! :thumb:

My buddy univalve who's also on here has quite a few MKI style fuzzes which I was lucky enough to try out and I really seem to dig the middy and gated ones.
Sounds good man.
:joy: :omg: :!!!:

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:21 pm

Tristan wrote:You sure do know how to get a guy all hot and bothered, thanks for that! :love:
But yeah, YEAH!!! :thumb:

My buddy univalve who's also on here has quite a few MKI style fuzzes which I was lucky enough to try out and I really seem to dig the middy and gated ones.
Sounds good man.
:joy: :omg: :!!!:



List's open ;) :hello: :p

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:26 am

Stalling for the pink man, stalling for the pink... :lol:

Re: New Look. New Name. Yet The Fuzz Remains The Same!

Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:06 am

Tristan wrote:Stalling for the pink man, stalling for the pink... :lol:


You'll be waiting a while. Gonna do a batch of yellow. Then some Buzzaround type things ('Reverse Buzzsaw'). Then maybe some of a new design. Then maybe some MkII ('Duellum Fuzz MkII'). All this after the summer slump.
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