The Sidescroller MK2 is an insane 8-bit sounding fuzz. It does octave down, octave up and pulse width modulation.
The pulse width modulation signal blended with the octave down gives it a retro game'ish sound that brings backs memories of the 8-bit era of videogaming. Sound-wise it's pretty close to the Arcadiator. It is kind of a ?Arcadiator Light? since it has less control and fits in a 125B. It does however have a unique feature: an LFO that modulates the pulse width, giving it that C64 phaser'ish sound .
This circuit works best with high output pickups. It is a gated circuit by nature of the CMOS logic. If you are using single coils and need more sustain, try a boost or compressor in front. To improve tracking of the octave down, use your neck pickup with the tone rolled off.
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 email@example.com. 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
- 4 nice knobs for the potentiometer, up to 20mm diameter and for 6.3mm shafts
- Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling
Here´s the wiring: