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  • YES! YES! My Grizzly Muff Project came to life!!!

    So, I got a Muff kit from General Guitar Gadgets. Everything in the kit is quality except for the solder.



    I decided to build a Red Army/old Civil War Clone with my cache of 430pF caps and metal can transistors.



    I painted it, sanded it, got the stamp/ink, lacquered it, loved it, etc.



    Couldn't get it to work right. Dicked around iwth it for a while. Then it wouldn't pass any tone.



    Fast forward many weeks. I resoldered some joints, etc. The thing came alive and roared in my face. It pretty much blew me through the wall. I had an ear to ear smile while this grizzly bear peered at me from in front of that menacing red LED.



    ****************, man. Holy ****************. I think I might buy another GGG Muff Kit just to try another build. FWIW, BAT Pharaohs are/or were built on GGG Muff boards.



    BRO CLUB Member: BROSLINGER
    Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

  • #2
    I ****************ing LOVE my Pharaoh.
    Guitars: USA Peavey Wolfgang, MIJ Ibanez SCA220, Squier Telecaster Custom, Taylor 110e
    Amps: 1989 Peavey VTM60, 1969 Sunn Sceptre
    Cabs Avatar Vintage 4x12 w/ WGS Green Berets, Basson Vertical Slant 2x12 w/ Eminence Legends
    Pedals Korg Pitchblack, BBE Green Screamer, BAT Pharaoh Fuzz, MXR Carbon Copy, Line 6 Echo Park

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    • #3
      Clips or you're Urkel. And no, not Stephan Urquell.
      -"Actual journalism? Isn't that when you don't commit crimes?"
      -"Hell no, it's when we commit really good crimes."

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      • #4
        I built a Green Russian clone on a madbean board a couple weeks ago.



        This thing freaking sings. I love it. Notice the mids switch. Doesn't really change the muff-y character but definitely makes it more audible in a mix.



        My Rig:

        Guitar:
        Fender MIM Black strat
        Epiphone Les Paul Studio
        Epiphone Sheraton II Semi-hollow
        Walnut Telecaster

        Furman PL Plus-C Power Conditioner
        Ampeg M-15
        '67 Bassman
        Jet City JCA100H (signed by Mike Soldano himself)
        Ampeg 4x12 Cab with G12T75's

        Great deals with: Laura at ValveQueen, Ovid9, tasson50

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        • #5
          dude, that looks awesome. How did you do the mids switch? Is it a common mod easily found on a website?
          BRO CLUB Member: BROSLINGER
          Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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          • #6
            yo gon get lost in the mix, dummy







            jk. rad.
            great deals with Urinate Forever and stratedge09






            Originally Posted by DrakkarTyrannis


            Ya'll n****s is gay



            Cheers, Lucius.




            the.Orange.congolomorate Thunderverb 50 sucka!
            SG ARMY

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            • #7
              It is listed as a "suggested mod" under their Mod ideas. http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/...8044a841b3e85a



              Basically you can change C10 or C11 (I just did C10) and it makes your mids MUCH more present. Just wire 2 leads to each capacitor pad for C10 to a DPDT switch and use whatever your initial value was on one side (3n9 for Russian and I believe Civil War also) and put a 1n on the other side.



              There's more complicated mods but this is the easiest and best sounding IMO.
              My Rig:

              Guitar:
              Fender MIM Black strat
              Epiphone Les Paul Studio
              Epiphone Sheraton II Semi-hollow
              Walnut Telecaster

              Furman PL Plus-C Power Conditioner
              Ampeg M-15
              '67 Bassman
              Jet City JCA100H (signed by Mike Soldano himself)
              Ampeg 4x12 Cab with G12T75's

              Great deals with: Laura at ValveQueen, Ovid9, tasson50

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              • #8
                That looks awesome man! I just bought the Alembic Stratoblaster kit because of you





                Also have a Diamond Marquis on the way
                Originally Posted by Rampage


                **************** cleans, play distortion?









                Originally Posted by RiffDaemon


                The scratchy high-end sounds like a wreck in Excitebike









                Originally Posted by buddhapaugh


                I had a nightmare experience like yours, Nerine, when I was in my late 20's/early 30's and was doing the tag-team thing with my buddy over the toilet. Now that was something----







                Guitars:
                Fender-Hamer-Michael Kelly-Starfield-Ibanez


                Amps/Cabs
                Drive-Eminence-Electro Harmonix-Fender-Jet City-Kustom-VHT-Yamaha

                FX
                ISP-Keeley-Pigtronix

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                • #9
                  my problem with my love for muff is this: ok you get lost in the mix, right? change some caps...bam, mid boost. ok, now you are KINDA present in the mix, with a middy sounding muff, so it doesnt sound like a muff anymore.

                  i need to create a way, other than using a 1,000,000W clean amp, to make the muff tone you get by yourself available in a loud band. it would devastate.
                  great deals with Urinate Forever and stratedge09






                  Originally Posted by DrakkarTyrannis


                  Ya'll n****s is gay



                  Cheers, Lucius.




                  the.Orange.congolomorate Thunderverb 50 sucka!
                  SG ARMY

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Y0UNGBL00D
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                    my problem with my love for muff is this: ok you get lost in the mix, right? change some caps...bam, mid boost. ok, now you are KINDA present in the mix, with a middy sounding muff, so it doesnt sound like a muff anymore.

                    i need to create a way, other than using a 1,000,000W clean amp, to make the muff tone you get by yourself available in a loud band. it would devastate.




                    Get a second, bigger, cab, a 1000+ watt SS power amp, and put a fuzz in direct. Put it on an ABY box. Maximum Muff annihilation. That last sentence is my new punk band's name.
                    -"Actual journalism? Isn't that when you don't commit crimes?"
                    -"Hell no, it's when we commit really good crimes."

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                    • #11
                      Awesome build man!!! You've just reminded me that I need to get on a GGG kit. Being that I am not a huge fuzz guy, it's probably best that I build my own for $50 than buy one for $150 dollars and never play it(true story, EQD Dream Crusher)
                      Look how hard my heart hurts.
                      I need help, give me the works.







                      Originally Posted by Neilrocks25


                      I haven't been drunk on sale for a long time either.









                      Originally Posted by telephant


                      You sound like an uptight loser and I suspect you have a lot less friends than you claim. Also, your wife is probably a fatty.

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by BrendanO
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                        Get a second, bigger, cab, a 1000+ watt SS power amp, and put a fuzz in direct. Put it on an ABY box. Maximum Muff annihilation. That last sentence is my new punk band's name.




                        dude

                        has anyone been known to do this?
                        great deals with Urinate Forever and stratedge09






                        Originally Posted by DrakkarTyrannis


                        Ya'll n****s is gay



                        Cheers, Lucius.




                        the.Orange.congolomorate Thunderverb 50 sucka!
                        SG ARMY

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by Y0UNGBL00D
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                          dude

                          has anyone been known to do this?




                          Probably. Indeed, I am bursting with a veritable cornucopia of great ideas, but there's no way I've figured this one out first...
                          -"Actual journalism? Isn't that when you don't commit crimes?"
                          -"Hell no, it's when we commit really good crimes."

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Y0UNGBL00D
                            View Post

                            my problem with my love for muff is this: ok you get lost in the mix, right? change some caps...bam, mid boost. ok, now you are KINDA present in the mix, with a middy sounding muff, so it doesnt sound like a muff anymore.

                            i need to create a way, other than using a 1,000,000W clean amp, to make the muff tone you get by yourself available in a loud band. it would devastate.




                            bigger amp + more speakers = always the answer!



                            Oh, and a middy preamp helps. (Marshall/Hiwatt/etc)
                            BRO CLUB Member: BROSLINGER
                            Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by Y0UNGBL00D
                              View Post

                              my problem with my love for muff is this: ok you get lost in the mix, right? change some caps...bam, mid boost. ok, now you are KINDA present in the mix, with a middy sounding muff, so it doesnt sound like a muff anymore.

                              i need to create a way, other than using a 1,000,000W clean amp, to make the muff tone you get by yourself available in a loud band. it would devastate.




                              bigger amp + more speakers = always the answer!



                              Oh, and a middy preamp helps. (Marshall/Hiwatt/etc)
                              BRO CLUB Member: BROSLINGER
                              Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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