Tag: Fuzz

  • Ricken’s Fuzz FR III

    Ricken’s Fuzz FR III

    What is it? Ricken’s Fuzz FR III, made by Jen in Italy around mid 70’s for “Ricken’s” and molested by several people later on. To begin with, Jen used to make their III Fuzz for couple of brands, Ricken’s being one of them. Opportunity to trade one serviced unit in arose, and of course i […]

  • Dunlop JDF2 Fuzz Face

    What is it? Dunlop JDF2 Fuzz Face. No idea where Dunlop currently makes these. If pot date codes are correct, this unit may have been rolled out in 2010. I’ve already written about the blue Jimi Hendrix model, which seemed like a decent silicon transistor remake of the unit Jimi used back in the day. […]

  • EHX Graphic Fuzz XO

    What is it? Electro-Harmonix Graphic Fuzz with variable envelope response, from XO-series. Made in NYC in the late 00’s. Most likely in 2009. A friend was letting this one go and i just simply couldn’t help myself. Pricing for an used Graphic Fuzz isn’t too cheap, but then again – it definitely isn’t one of […]

  • Seymour Duncan SFX-02 Tweak Fuzz

    What is it? Seymour Duncan SFX-02 Tweak Fuzz from the first Seymour Duncan effect series. Possibly from mid 00’s. The  first series of stompboxes from highly regarded pickup manufacturer? Sure i wanted to see what was going on for myself. I believe the number of manufactured units is rather high and since most of the […]

  • EHX Big Muff Pi Nano

    What is it? Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi Nano. Made in NYC, 2013. Ok. This took them long enough. The massive Big Muff enclosure is sort of an visual trade mark for this obviously classic fuzz/distortion, but there’s been Little Big Muff out for a long time. Little BMP being the same circuit, but just in […]

  • Catalinbread Merkin Fuzz

    What is it? Catalinbread Merkin Fuzz. Made in USA in 2010. One of the first more “boutique” pedals i sourced and deemed as a keeper. Before getting  the unit, i had already played around with the circuit as the traced schematic has been floating around for years. You should be able to find at DIY […]

  • Boss FZ-5 Fuzz

    What is it? Boss FZ-5 Fuzz. Made in taiwan, may 2007. Since we are on a roll with sounds coming out of digital circuitry, here’s one to add. Some may have wondered why there isn’t a schematic or any hint of a DIY project for a pedal with this reputation. The answer is simple. The […]

  • DOD FX76 Punkifier

    What is it? DOD FX76 Punkifier from FX series. Made in USA late 1995. I find the back catalog of DOD FX series to be very interesting. There are a lot of great designs and original ideas in there. And there are a number of boring and dull designs. FX76 Punkifier is not dull. At […]

  • Acid Age Electronics Pale Mare

    What is it? Acid Age Electronics Pale Mare Fuzz Device. Made in USA and judging by the serial number, the unit is most likely made in 2013. Seems like Acid Age electronics came to be after the brand Earthbound Audio seized to exist. And Acid Age Electronics seized to exist later and currently there is […]

  • EHX Holy Stain

    What is it? Electro Harmonix Holy Stain from XO series.Made in united states in 2010(ish). Once again. Put a pedal, any pedal, for sale with a broken switch and a price tag around 20% of a new unit. You bet i’ll be there, bombing your email and throwing the little money i have against the […]