The Contortionist II

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The Contortionist II kit is an all analog, high octane fuzz box. It produces fuzz with layered octave overtones similar to those produced by an electronic-bow. The frequency multiplier circuitry creates harmonics that swell and recede depending on gain setting, pick attack, neck position and pickup. This is a high gain circuit that can put out up to 2 volts and will provide ample amounts of sustain. The Contortionist II has all the features of the original Contortionist with an added tone control for a wider range of sounds, and an LED that lights up when the unit is activated.

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It looks like my kit came with a 5.6k resistor instead of a 1.5k for the tone pot. How much difference would this make? Do I need to source a 1.5k to make this function properly?
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MichaelT
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August 13th, 2018
Please contact us at info@modkitsdiy.com and we can get this fixed for you.
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Does this box "clean up" with the guitars volume pot?
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MichaelT
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August 27th, 2018
You can vary the distortion with your guitar volume. It will sounded cleaner with lower volumes from the guitar but I wouldn't call it an overall clean tone.
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can i use 330pF 2kv capacitor instead of 330pF 3kv capacitor, 250KB pot instead of 250KA for the Volume?The parts are not available
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MichaelT
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October 17th, 2018
These parts are available at amplifiedparts.com. Just type the part number from the instructions list into the search field there. You can use that 2kv cap with no problems. You can go much lower than that voltage rating. The 250kB pot will work but you might have less control while dialing in the volume.
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i have a 3pdt toggle switch.can i use it as a substitute for 3pdt foot switch?if possible,is it the same wiring diagram with the footswitch?your help is much appreciated.
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MichaelT
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October 22nd, 2018
Yes, you can us a 3PDT On-On switch. You'll need to check the datasheet for your switch to see if the wiring will be the same.
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MichaelT
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October 29th, 2018
Send us an email at info@modkitsdiy.com and we can try to help out.
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Do you build this pedal?
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MichaelT
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November 26th, 2018
These are all full kits that need to be assembled.
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