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NPD: Daniel Zink made Fuzz Factor/E

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by cellrebral, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. cellrebral

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    I contacted a couple of awesome pedal builders asking if they would be interested in making a Fuzz Factory type pedal for me. I came to an agreement with Daniel Zink to build one for me. I already have a Rinzai drive (one of the schools of Zen) made by him. The construction and sound of that pedal are amazing so I was sure he would do a great job with this one. It arrived yesterday and I played through it for 2 hours straight. This pedal is just as spectacular in construction and sound. It gets all of the off-the wall crazy fuzz sounds that I envisioned from a fuzz factory type pedal, some really useable fuzz tones as well. Working with Daniel was great, he responded very quickly to any e-mail that I sent, and he kept me informed of his progress the entire time, asking for input along the way. If you ever get the chance, check out his work. Great guy, great pedal builder, I highly recommend. Pics attached:
     

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    Excellent! Zink is a great builder, and clearly THE GUY for your needs with this project. So glad everything turned out per your expectations!
     
  4. cellrebral

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    Thanks 11gauge,

    He is a great builder, as are you. I am so impressed that there are so many great pedal builders that are so generous as to share their knowledge and expertise with the people that want to learn more about these pedals and effects. This pedal will satiate my fuzz addiction for a little while at least. The gate and stab pots are very interactive. So many different fuzz tones can be achieved just by the slightest tweak.
     
  5. getbent

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    I love Dan Zink's stuff! My plan is to have all the pedals on my pedal board from him in the mini size. my rinzai is just a wonderful incarnation of the zen... and working with him is awesome...

    I'm so glad you have had good experiences!
     
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    60's Fuzz 2:00 8:30 3:00 5:00
    Arpegio 12:00 3:00 3:00 3:00
    Bonkers Fuzz (1) 2:00 2:00 11:00 3:00
    Bonkers Fuzz (2) 1:00 1:00 11:00 3:00
    Clean Fuzz 5:00 2:00 11:00 5:00
    Clean to OD 5:00 2:00 10:00 5:00
    Fizzy Fizz 10:00 1:00 11:00 12:00
    Fuzz Bright 1:00 12:00 1:00 4:00
    Fuzz Distortion 12:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    Fuzz Mellow 1:00 12:00 1:00 9:00
    Fuzz Splutter 3:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    Fuzz Squeal 9:00 12:00 3:00 9:00
    Hi-Compression 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00
    Hi-Octane 2:00 to 3:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    IYW 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00
    Juice Face 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00
    Mellow Mud 2:30 7:00 7:00 9:00
    Metal Distortion 4:00 10:30 7:00 5:00
    Modulated Mud Fuzz 12:00 11:00 5:00 7:00
    Modulated Sticky 12:00 1:00 5:00 7:00
    Modulated Sticky Fuzz 9:00 3:00 9:00 3:00
    Muse-esque 2:30 3:15 5:00 5:00
    No-Name Fuzz 1:00 11:00 2:00 7:00
    No-Name Fuzz 10:00 7:00 12:00 5:00
    OD / Fuzz 7:00 7:00 7:00 5:00
    OD Squeal 7:00 12:00 3:00 3:00
    Pitch Drop 7:00 12:00 5:00 7:00
    Please Fuzz 12:00 7:00 3:00 2:00
    Punky 2:30 - 3:30 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Random Fuzz 1:30 7:00 5:00 4:00 (approx)
    Resonant Fuzz 7:00 7:00 12:00 4:00
    Smashing Pumpkins-esque 2:00 9:00 5:00 10:00
    Soft Fuzz 1:00 7:00 7:00 Variable
    Spastic Muff 5:00 7:00 5:00 5:00
    Squaler 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00
    Squealer Fuzz (2) 7:00 8:00 1:00 7:00
    Static / Low 12:00 12:00 5:00 7:00
    Stooges Fuzz 3:00 7:00 3:00 5:00
    Super-Heavy 3:00 9:00 5:00 5:00
    Sweet Sustain 1:00 7:00 10:00 1:30
    Traditional Fuzz 9:00 7:00 11:00 to 1:00 11:00 to 1:00
    Traditional Fuzz (1) 9:00 7:00 1:00 5:00
    Traditional Fuzz (2) 2:00 7:00 3:00 5:00
    Velcro 7:00 5:00 5:00 2:00
    Weezer-esque 2:30 7:00 7:00 5:00
    Whale 7:00 1:00 5:00 9:00
    What the Fuzz? 7:00 7:00 5:00 5:00
     
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    Sweet!
     
  8. cellrebral

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    Yeah GetBent, an all Dan Zink micro 1590A pedal board would be sick.

    Thanks Mal Paso,
    I tried a bunch of those settings last night, so many more to explore. I found that you can experiment by setting a base tone and just tweak the gate or stab knobs for different variations of that tone. Some real cool stuff.

    Thanks ArtDecade
     
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    Yeah, I think there's probably only 15-20 good ones on that list, but it's fun to experiment!
     
  10. artdecade

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    It's funny... every time I see a circuit board like that, I think "man, I could make that." Then I promptly burn the hell out of my fingers (and the components) because I suck with a soldering iron. :lol: I'll leave the pedals to the gurus and I'll stick to changing pickups here and there.
     
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    Nice! A week ago I thought Zink was a dull gray metal, but now I see his name popping up everywhere in the forums. What are his rates? Was this cheaper than a new Zvex FF?
     
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    Yes, it was cheaper, and the craftsmanship is amazing. Send him and e-mail if you are interested in any off his stuff, he will get back to you quickly. His web-site has a lot of his work on it ( daniel zink . com). The pedals that he builds in the micro 1590A enclosures are awesome, just like GetBent has mentioned in this thread.
     
  13. cellrebral

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    I agree, I was looking in to building this myself (It is only about 15 components). I had a load of schematics and circuit board layouts. But when it comes to sourcing the components and getting a circuit board etched, I am clueless. Dan had some cool "mojo" germanium transistors. Never mind the soldering, switch wiring, and troubleshooting. After all the lost time, money, and frustration, I would still be left with a pedal that probably wouldn't work. I'm with you Artdecade, I can mod pedals and change pickups, but fabricating one from scratch is best left to the Gurus IMO.
     
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