The FuzzFace, the guitar players utility pedal, put in at the front of your pedal chain and max the fuzz dial, then control the gain from your guitars volume, its that simple.
The 2n2Face is fat, gritty, warm and capable of getting very very loud. No fizzy or spitty decay and nice tight bass response that is forward in the tone. Just classic FuzzFace lovleyness.
The classic pairing is with a single coil type guitar such as a strat, however there are some great tones to achieve from any type or make of instrument.
The added X factor with my version is the astounding amount of volume on tap. Into an a ‘breaking’ amp tone the volume can be used as a boost for even more complex overtones and a richness that is often missing in fuzzfaces… try it, you might like it! clean up from the guitar volume works well, however due to the baising to obtain such high volume boost a small amount of grittyness will remain if you dig in hard.
I build these fuzz pedals in my garden workshop in Northamptonshire UK. This includes painting, drilling, and acid etching my design onto the enclosures, constructing the entire circuit ‘Point to Point’ only using the components, theres no boards or circuit traces to dilute your signal purity. I finish the entire pedal to a standard that I think looks as good inside, as it sounds on the outside. It might be covered up but when you’re in that moment you KNOW the mojo you have under the hood.
Please be aware, these are totally hand built and so there might me some slight cosmetic variation between each pedal. The acid ecthing process produces a gunmetal patina on the enclosure with will vary from pedal to pedal. This is most noticable on the sides and imparts a unique character to each pedal. Toneally, I play each one to make sure they sound as good as the first one, before signing off, no tone generator, no gadgets – just a telecaster and my ears.
The grade and rating of every component has been painstakingly tested and I am proud to be able to say that this silicon fuzzface sounds as good as many GE versions but without the temperamental audio behavior.
2n2222 and bc108c transistors.
Please note, all my silicon pedals have a boss style 2.1 center negative DC jack only, there is no battery snap. silicon transistors are not sensitive to DC supply type unlike their germainium counterparts.
RF interference – Many old fuzz circuits are vunerable to Radio Frequency Interference from a host of different modern electronic devices ranging from lighting to heating controlers to fridges. This is by the nature of the design and to reduce the chances of this happening would radically alter how the pedal sounds. If you are having problems with RF using one of my pedals here are a few resouces that can help. RF interference is not down to a faulty pedal.