The Hive Mind is a modified clone of the storied vintage Burns Buzzaround fuzz pedal. While we stayed close to the original circuit in terms of parts and values, we made two critical changes: 1) we added a master Volume pot at the output of the circuit, and 2) we kept the PNP positive ground germanium transistors (part number 2N404) but added a sub-circuit that makes your standard negative ground power supply work just fine. So you can use this vintage-styled pedal with any standard pedal power supply (+9V).
Hive Mind Features and Specs
- Sustain, Timbre, Balance, and Volume knobs.
- Added Volume control versus original circuit
- Works with any standard pedal power supply
- True bypass mechanical switching
- Laser-etched artwork
- 9v DC operation (industry standard)
- 10mA current draw
- Enclosure size: 3.6″ x 1.5″ x 1.2″ (92.5 x 38.5 x 31 mm)
- Weight: 7 oz (198 g)