From: Boris Mohar
Subject: Re: Generating crossover distortion?
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Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 04:39:37 -0400
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On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 02:51:40 GMT, Philip A. Marshall
>On 20 Oct 2002 18:12:08 GMT, email@example.com (Gibbo) wrote:
>>James Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>>On 20 Oct 2002 05:48:15 GMT, email@example.com (Richard Steven Walz)
>>>>There would be NO reason to ever want to introduce it, since it comes
>>>>from a mis-designed power amplifier, NOT from somebody's speaker
>>>>cross-overs. The name doesn't relate to any common form of distortion
>>>>on line-level sound!
>>> Wrong o Steve, crossover distortion is the primary form of signal
>>>processing that will result in exceptionally satisfying guitar fuzz effects
>>Sorry but Steve is right. Crossover distortion sounds shite and has exactly the
>>wrong characteristic ie it's closer to a noise gate (very strong expansion)
>>rather than compression. Fuzz (or milder "overdrive" as it's usually known) is
>>produced by clipping the peaks.
>Well, as some people have guessed, the reason I want to do this is to
>make my guitar sound like shit :) It makes some very, very,
>wonderfully awful harmonics.
>I understand that most fuzz/distortion is caused by clipping, and I
>have no problem understanding how that's done with a diode pair, but
>the crossover distortion adds something extra that you can't do with
>Thanks to the couple of people who suggested some circuit
>implementations, I'll have to play around with those.
Put a power rectifier in series with the speaker.
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