The Oreo Ringer PCB started out as a simple clean octave-up based on Dan Armstrong’s famous Green Ringer. I originally built one for my good friend Yonatan, who tried it out but was unsatisfied that the octave was not that obvious. He also complained about a loss of gain when the pedal was on. So I did what I had to do as a pedal builder, and went straight to the lab for some good old R&D, while also thumbing deeply through the stompbox forums.
A few simple mods and some splicing and dicing later, and I realized that I actually had a suped-up octave-up that can reach fuzz capabilities! You could just use it to hone in on that clean octave above your tonic, exaggerating some great harmonics generated by your favorite Fuzz Face.
But why stop there? I say, let’s blow shit up with the Gain knob, pushing the original schematic’s intentions way out of balance and making that octave not only obvious, but overt, even obnoxious. And that gain loss, which was a common symptom of clones of the original circuit, was now eradicated with the help of a healthy volume booster. Now you’ve got plenty of headroom to give that octave-up some real personality. Go ahead, push it further to those weirdo fuzz tones without losing any gain.
If I had to name-drop the tones that this Oreo Ringer PCB circuit reminds me of, I would have to go with the songs that I most frequently use to test this circuit: “Cosmik Debris,” “Purple Haze,” and “Icky Thump.”
This circuit slightly diverges from other circuits I normally make, because I would have to say that it most obviously works as intended with guitar signals. Bassists would certainly benefit from the same type of snarl as it does from other octave-up effects like, say, the Foxx Tone Machine. But honestly, though, that octave can be achieved on any piece of wood I’ve tried above the 12th fret. So have a ball.
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Each Carcharias Effects pedal is hand-made by one person in his home workshop who loves making music, and making things that make music. Every purchase you make enables me to continue making more pedals, so your support is very much appreciated. That said, I take responsibility for the build quality of every pedal I make comes, and offer a 24-month warranty on each one, not covering normal wear-and-tear or abuse.
All the PCBs that I sell on this site were designed personally by me, but the fabrication is outsourced to third-party PCB fabrication services. Once they are designed, I order them in relatively small batches. I personally test every batch that I receive; however, as I am a strong believer in minimizing waste, there are cases in which I may sell perfectly functioning PCBs that might have some design flaw. I take responsibility for these design flaws (if any) and will specify their fixes or workarounds in the product's specific build document.
If you should encounter any issues with your product, please feel free to reach out to me via the contact form on this website. As I am based in Israel, I understand the inconvenience added by international shipping, and so I will be happy to assist in troubleshooting with you any problems before resorting to international shipping in case a repair needs to be made.