Phase II and Angry Andy +

aefpv

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As noted in an earlier build post, I am in a constant search for Jimmy Page’s sound. The Sola Sound Hybrid Tonebender nails his fuzz, but I was still looking for his stacked Marshal amp and phaser used in songs like “Nobody’s fault but mine.” This weekend, I found the holy grail for this song.

The phase II provides the best phaser that I have heard. I am retiring my perfboard Phase 90 in favor of the smoothness of the phase II. Couple the phase II with the Angry Andy + and you have ZOSO heaven.

I am going to create some controversy, but I think the Angry Andy may be better than my King Of Tone. I believe that it creates a better body of sound, a fuller sound. I didn’t think I would like the boost feature, but it makes me want to try the Xotic boost that is enjoyed by many.

As for the artwork, I am still using the midlife, woman’s dream called Cricut. The phase II’s theme is straight forward 1980’s, but the Angry Andy + has an old style “&.” Since this pedal is an “Andy,” it made since to use the “and” symbol. I know, kind of cheesy. Well, thanks for reading.
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aefpv

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Great work. I have had my eye on that phase pedal for a while.
If you build the phase II, I would recommend ordering the 1/8 W resistors. The smaller size is needed. I forgot to get them with my original order and had to place a second order.
 

Coda

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If you build the phase II, I would recommend ordering the 1/8 W resistors. The smaller size is needed. I forgot to get them with my original order and had to place a second order.

It can be done with 1/4 W resistors, it you put them in on an angle. The Phase II is THE phaser…
 

MichaelW

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Does your Angry Andy squeal if the gain is above noon and the boost is engaged? I still haven't figured this one out yet. I built 3 of them, they all do it. VERY NICE looking builds!
 

MichaelW

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It can be done with 1/4 W resistors, it you put them in on an angle. The Phase II is THE phaser…
I actually pulled all the resistors in 1/4 watt when I was prepping for his build. Was planning to build them at an angle.

I went to go put R1 in and looked at the board a little close......and said "naaaaaaahhhhhh...." Placed a Tayda order for 1/8 watt resistors. They are ridiculously cheap. You CAN do it with 1/4's but it's a tight squeeze.
 

aefpv

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Does your Angry Andy squeal if the gain is above noon and the boost is engaged? I still haven't figured this one out yet. I built 3 of them, they all do it. VERY NICE looking builds!
No. It seems to perform as expected. I wish I had the knowledge to help. Good luck with it.
 

aefpv

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I actually pulled all the resistors in 1/4 watt when I was prepping for his build. Was planning to build them at an angle.

I went to go put R1 in and looked at the board a little close......and said "naaaaaaahhhhhh...." Placed a Tayda order for 1/8 watt resistors. They are ridiculously cheap. You CAN do it with 1/4's but it's a tight squeeze.
It was due to your build report that I got the 1/8 W resistors. It was a great build!
 

Coda

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I actually pulled all the resistors in 1/4 watt when I was prepping for his build. Was planning to build them at an angle.

I went to go put R1 in and looked at the board a little close......and said "naaaaaaahhhhhh...." Placed a Tayda order for 1/8 watt resistors. They are ridiculously cheap. You CAN do it with 1/4's but it's a tight squeeze.

The only issue I had was that I used a 330k for a 330R (or something like that). Other than that it was smooth sailing…
 

Nic

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Does your Angry Andy squeal if the gain is above noon and the boost is engaged? I still haven't figured this one out yet. I built 3 of them, they all do it. VERY NICE looking builds!
Mine does the same thing, only with boost engaged and it will start to squeal sooner or later depending on : EQ, Gain and boost levels. With EQ full CW, the squeal will be more present. I think I've seen a post suggesting a resistance on a pot's leg to tame it, but had not the time to come back at it.
 
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