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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Raygun Youth docs.