Raygun Youth kit

Item number: 1503

Chaotic Fuzz based on a VCO.

Category: Parasit Studio kits

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starting from 26,00 €

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Description

The Raygun Youth Chaos Fuzz is a insane sounding fuzz based on the CD4046 Phase Locked Loop (PLL) chip.

A phase locked loop is basically an oscillator (VCO) that generates an output based on a external reference signal. In this case it's a guitar signal that the PLL tries to lock on to. I am writing ?tries? since a guitar signal is very complex and has alot of overtones and harmonies, making perfect tracking near impossible, thus creating very chaotic sounds.

This circuit works best with high output pickups. It is a gated circuit by nature of the comparator that turns the signal into a squarewave. If you are using single coils and need more sustain, try a boost or compressor in front. To improve tracking, use your neck pickup with the tone rolled off. I find that the most interesting sounds is up high on the fretboard.

This kit is a creation by Parasitstudio.se in cooperation with Musikding.de. If you have any problem with the content of the kits like mising or wrong parts, please contact Musikding (Klaus) at kontakt@musikding.de. For any technical problem relating to building this project, please contact Fredrik at www.parasitstudio.se.

Here´s the parts list: Parts List (BOM)

This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal. Not included in the kit, but also good to have:

  • Aluminium enclosure: select one from top
  • 9V DC power supply
  • 3 nice knobs for the potentiometer, up to 20mm diameter and for 6.3mm shafts
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Documents:
Raygun Youth docs.


Effect-Type: Fuzz Octave Mod/Echo
Instrument: Guitar Bass

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3 from 5 Not for beginners

This build was a little troublesome to get done, mostly because the instructions were a little hard to understand. Ordered this for my buddy and he never got any sound out of it. I guess if you understand how Parasit designs their stuff and what theyre after then this is the sound mangler for you (:

., 30.12.2016
4 from 5 great sound, not the easiest build

The PCB is very nice and easy to work with, but getting the mode switch and pots lined up and on the same height is tricky, as I found out when I broke one of the pots getting it into the enclosure. Soldering the pots high on their legs and putting some washers on the pots helps to have them sit securely.
The sound is great, crazy chaos fuzz and glitches.
I ordered two PCBs and one of them is a v1.1, which has the optional CV input - highly recommended if you have the outboard equipment to drive it!

., 09.10.2017
5 from 5 Easy to build and fun as hell!

If you are thinking about what you are doing, youll have no trouble to assemble it. It took me three hours to finish it.
Regarding the sound, it is fun, fun, fun! The first mode is a nice fuzz but the other theree are the real adventure! I highly recomend it to anyone willing to step out of the box and explore something new!

., 03.03.2019
4 from 5 Great PCB and parts, instructions could use some work

I was happy to see that the PCB was extremely clear and that the supplied parts were easy to use (long-legged pots, chip holders, etc.)

The only problem is Parasites documentation leaves out some information and is vague about certain things (especially around the footswitch and LED installation.)

Generally happy. ;-)

., 24.07.2019
Total entries: 4


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