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BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal 

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Imagine a killer fuzz tone that captures Jimi at his best, with that creamy fuzz driving his Marshall into incredible sustain. Windowpane cuts throug...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage germanium fuzz tone with today's silicon reliability.

Imagine a killer fuzz tone that captures Jimi at his best, with that creamy fuzz driving his Marshall into incredible sustain. Windowpane cuts through all of the nonsense and hype with experienced engineering for tone so authentic you'll swear Jimi's setup has landed on your pedal board.

Windowpane's two sequentially-wired silicon transistors are properly biased at the factory and the tone is dialed in with a carefully selected treble roll-off on the second transistor, recalling the slightly mellowed top end of early germanium transistor fuzz pedals. But unlike those old classics, Windowpane fuzz pedals are remarkably consistent from one to the next, thanks to reliable, predictable silicon transistors and low-tolerance 1% metal-film resistors. Add in high-voltage poly caps on a rugged circuit board and Windowpane delivers the mind-altering fuzz tone you're after, gig after gig. And when you don't want to melt faces, a properly engineered true hardwire bypass means signal passes entirely around the circuit, from input jack to output jack without a hint of loading.

FEATURES
  • Hand-biased silicon transistors
  • 50kOhms Low-Z input for authentic vintage fuzz pickup loading
  • 10kOhms output impedance when engaged
  • 1% metal-film resistors for consistency
  • High-voltage poly caps for better tone
  • Military-spec circuit board for reliability
  • Blue status LED for high visibility and low-power consumption
  • Easy access battery compartment
  • True hardwire bypass

A glimpse into great fuzz tones of yesteryear, today. Order now!

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BBEWindowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

windowpane silicon fuzz

I put it next to my other name brand fuzz pedals and it sounds basically the same. Fuzz with all units seem to work best on full with guitar volume roll off to clean...Read complete review

I put it next to my other name brand fuzz pedals and it sounds basically the same. Fuzz with all units seem to work best on full with guitar volume roll off to clean up. Rolling back the fuzz pedal to clean up really does not seem to work well in any fuzz I have owned. Fuzz is not OD or distortion. If you want or need a fuzz this is as good as any I have tried and I know I will be slammed for that comment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not thrilled

I'm a hobbyist, but I've played a bunch of pedals over the years. I like the bbe sound soul vibe. Though, I haven't tried a lot of other 'vibe' pedals. I've...Read complete review

I'm a hobbyist, but I've played a bunch of pedals over the years. I like the bbe sound soul vibe. Though, I haven't tried a lot of other 'vibe' pedals. I've owned their sonic stomp and green screamer . . . complaints . . . the sonic stomp was cool, but it was just taking up room, though I thought it was an interesting idea. Sucked batteries. The green screamer . . . I don't like tube screamers. I did think this would be better, but I suppose after trying a lot of boutique pedals a few years ago, I got spoiled. I just didn't dig this pedal. If, I want fuzz, then I want fuzz; otherwise, I'll use an overdrive. It just sounded blah to me. Honestly, I only used it for several minutes so, take that into account. That's why I gave it a three and also for the price I paid. I returned.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

windowpane silicon fuzz

By Jeff

from NY

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I put it next to my other name brand fuzz pedals and it sounds basically the same. Fuzz with all units seem to work best on full with guitar volume roll off to clean up. Rolling back the fuzz pedal to clean up really does not seem to work well in any fuzz I have owned. Fuzz is not OD or distortion. If you want or need a fuzz this is as good as any I have tried and I know I will be slammed for that comment.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just like a Fuzz Face

    By The Great Chili Shaker

    from Las Vegas

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I bought this as a "Stupid Deal of the Day" not expecting much, but it's great! It's supposed to sound like an idealized Fuzz Face and it just nails it. I would have gladly paid much more for it. I think it's actually better than the original FF I had 35 years ago.

        (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        BBE Silicon Fuzz Disappoints

        By Cisco

        from Mid-Hudson Valley, NY

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Battery Hard To Get Out
        • Sounds Are Not Impressive

        Best Uses

          Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I bought this fuzz box because I respect BBE based on other equipment I found very effective (Enhancer). But it took me twenty minutes to put the connectors on the supplied battery, and changing batteries would be a frustrating experience on this box: there isn't enough room to turn the corners.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Bargain Fuzz

          By Alberob

          from East Islip NY

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Simple Flexible Fuzz

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Live Playing

          Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Best bang for the buck fuzz.With the attack set low in sounds more like a Ge Fuzz Face than a Si based fuzz.When you dime the attack you get the edgier top end like a Si.The best of both worlds in a small footprint pedal

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not thrilled

          By fuzzy overdrive

          from VT

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          Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I'm a hobbyist, but I've played a bunch of pedals over the years. I like the bbe sound soul vibe. Though, I haven't tried a lot of other 'vibe' pedals. I've owned their sonic stomp and green screamer . . . complaints . . . the sonic stomp was cool, but it was just taking up room, though I thought it was an interesting idea. Sucked batteries. The green screamer . . . I don't like tube screamers. I did think this would be better, but I suppose after trying a lot of boutique pedals a few years ago, I got spoiled. I just didn't dig this pedal. If, I want fuzz, then I want fuzz; otherwise, I'll use an overdrive. It just sounded blah to me. Honestly, I only used it for several minutes so, take that into account. That's why I gave it a three and also for the price I paid. I returned.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Doesn't suck

          By backtoblue

          from Dallas, TX

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Transparent

          Cons

          • No Tone Control

          Best Uses

            Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Fairly transparent, useful fuzz-face type fuzz. I prefer it to the Big M I had previously as it doesn't bury the midrange when playing in the full band mix. A good basic fuzz for the price.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good fuzz tone.

            By shorthenry

            from Reston, VA

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Loud
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Overdrive
              • Performances

              Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Very good, powerful overdrive. Ranges from clean to bluesy to fuzzy (excellent sustained fuzz) to chaotic grunge at the very end (this last bit is musical).

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              big sounding fuzz in a small pedal

              By strings61

              from asbury park new jersey

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Can Not Use The Battery

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

              great sounding fuzz, fast service from musicians friend. The battery is hard to use, do not even try, it is much to hard to put in or out of the unit.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Gnarly, snarly fuzz

              By Lightnin' Rick

              from Hudson, NY

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Good sounding silicon fuzz, gets that real, vintage breakup going strong.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                fuzzy

                By Atomsmith546

                from san diego, ca

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                Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I use a guitar with splitting coil humbuckers into a vox valvetronix vt50xl combo. I don't have a lot of experience with fuzz pedals but after the few I didn't approve of, this one surpasses them. Superior quality, superior build, great tone, from a Lil dirty to dark fuzzed out mayem. It does seem a little low endy, but maybe it's my EQ setting on my amp.
                I set this pedal up next to my wah pedal and it was a great sound.

                I definitely would recommend this pedal to a friend.

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