Jun 23

So I’ve been sidetracked into the world so building guitar distortion pedals.
I’ve realised you can make a basic fuzz pedal sacrificing parts from a C64. A broken C64 of course! Not all the parts are there (pots for example), but there are enough to rock out with.

Here’s a casing that I whipped up for V1.

C6Fuzz V1!

Once it’s tested and tweaked I’ll post the schematic.

I’m sure there are plenty more ways to implement interesting effects with the internals of a C64. If only I had time to explore them! Perhaps later.

Nice one

4 comments so far...

  • Apzu Said on October 2nd, 2009 at 10 am:

    Wow! I’m really intrested about these kind of devices. Any news from this lately?

  • blogadmin Said on October 17th, 2009 at 10 am:

    Hey – not really any news..! Lame, I know.

    I’ve taken a break from the pedals. I’ll probably return to it later. All these C64 parts everywhere in my workspace do generate a lot of clutter (physical and mental!), I’m making an effort now to consolidate it all into a bunch of finished units.

    I will post more eventually, I promise!

  • Occideo Said on March 22nd, 2010 at 10 pm:

    Any more details on this project? really interested in how it works

  • efabric Said on May 4th, 2011 at 1 pm:


    Can you just tell us about which main parts you used for this guitar effect ? Is it a classic Fuzz-Face style pedal, Op-amp Overdive or some sort of bit reducer / decimator with digital chips ?


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