The MI Audio GI Fuzz is a high-gain fuzz guitar effects pedal with a trio of ultra low noise, NPN high gain silicon transistors. The GI Fuzz is not a fuzz for the faint hearted. It has about 20db more... Read More
The MI Audio GI Fuzz is a high-gain fuzz guitar effects pedal with a trio of ultra low noise, NPN high gain silicon transistors. The GI Fuzz is not a fuzz for the faint hearted. It has about 20db more gain than a Fuzz Face. This is a military spec fuzz pedal, complete with a military green aluminum enclosure and stencil script!
The GI Fuzz is one of the most versatile fuzz pedals out there. At last, the fuzz pedal has joined the 21st century! You get 6 knobs, an internal trimmer, a 3 position switch, and the ability to create anything from fat bluesy tones, to traditional fuzz, to all-out sustain, to gated, synth-like bleeps.
The other features of the GI Fuzz are:
•A huge gain range &mash; from nothing to sustain-for-days &mash; can be used as a low gain device (for a fat bluesy bite
•A load control, which is a variable input impedance, can be used to match the GI Fuzz to humbucking pickups, as well as single coils (Fuzz pedals tend to have low input impedance which is a better match for single coils. You can also use it to go from a tradition fuzz sound (low input impedance) to a more articulate sound with detailed highs (high impedance)
•A bias control sets up the operating point of the transistors, from a fat symmetrical fuzz, to an asymmetrical 'mosquito' buzz, and beyond, to a gated synth-like sound (almost sounds like your amp is about to die!)
•A body control, which is a full range mid range control. The mids, of course, are the most important frequencies for determining how your guitar tone sits in with the rest of the band.
•A tone control, that controls both lows and highs, as opposed to simply a high cut filter. This is like bass and treble controls rolled into one. The combination of the tone and the body controls is like having a low/mid/high EQ
•A volume control with output to spare. You can use the GI fuzz to overdrive your amp.
•The 3-position bright switch to help tame the top end, is useful if you're going to use your GI Fuzz with a bright 'modern' voiced clean channel, or if you're going to use the GI with overdrive pedals (which tend to be darker, and by comparison, make a normal fuzz sound shrill)
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I got this pedal in a trade and didn't expect much so I was completely blown away by it! It can to that nice tight focused fuzz or a loose splatty sound, too. This and the NEO Fuzz are completely unsung heroes in the fuzz world...and they run off of a standard 9V neg-center adapter, too!