A modern recreation of the original fuzz face circuit featuring new old-stock parts.
A very musical sounding and faithful recreation of the original fuzz face circuit using N.O.S. (new old-stock) PNP Germanium transistors, selected and paired for optimal gain, texture, and tone. In addition to the same Volume and Fuzz controls as the fuzz face, the Level control helps to attenuate the strength of the input signal, enabling the fuzz to work with hotter signals and higher-output pickups. The Level control can be removed from the signal path by turning it to its far clockwise position, allowing the pedal to function in "stock" configuration.
Each transistor is selected according to the gain and leakage characteristics optimal for its position in the fuzz circuit and auditioned for its tonal attributes. The result is a pedal with unmatched dynamic sensitivity, smooth, sexy sustain, and great clean-up that delivers the instantly recognizable yet indescribable tonal coloration of Germanium.