The Darlington Flyer - Switchable Transistor Fuzz

The Darlington Flyer - Switchable Transistor Fuzz

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The first release in the new PCB based Daughterboard series, built entirely by Izzy Reeves. 

A single transistor fuzz, although the Darlington Flyer is switchable between two very different sounding transistors. One is a 1979 Motorola MPSA013 Darlington for smooth, compressed sustain and the other is a late 80s Philips Silverface BC546 for a much more open, gritty and slightly gated feel.

Fixed fuzz with a volume and fat / skinny switch.

Honestly it's a beast.

Izzy builds these fuzz pedals in our garden workshop in Northamptonshire UK. This includes painting, drilling, and screen printing the design onto the enclosures. Izzy populates the vintage style circuit board with the finest components. We finish the entire pedal to a standard that 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 be some slight cosmetic variation between 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.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews

Really cool pedal. It’s a lot more straightforward to dial in with toggle switches instead of pots to adjust the tone. As someone who occasionally suffers from pedal option paralysis, I love that this pedal effectively gives you a handful of pre-selected perfect settings rather than forcing you to fiddle around to find what sounds good.

The components and build quality are exceptional as is to be expected from ReevesElectro. It truly is like owning a piece of pedal art.

Very strongly recommended!

Jonathan Cunha
Great sounding pedal

Once you get this pedal on your board you can't back

Nigel Smithson
Awesome fuzz

This is such a great fuzz. Completely different from others I own and it has already made its way onto my board. The pedal is really well made and as an aside, the packaging is really classy too. I had a question after it arrived and Markus answered quickly and sorted me out, I was really pleased by the personal and helpful customer service. Oh and I grew up in Darlington and so I had to buy it really.
Really hope I get another Reeves pedal in the future.

John - in Alaska
Gonna need to buy 2

A uniquely voiced fuzz that is more complex than expected . The videos I found only start to explore the range of the D-Flyer. Highly recommend anything from Reeves Electro, but this is a must have!

Dustin Babitzke
Fantastic pedal. Amazing work Izzy

Amazing pedal with one of the most gnarly fuzz sounds I’ve ever heard. Roll back your tone and go for a ride.