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Overview

  • Hand-biased silicon transistors
  • 50kOhms Low-Z input for authentic vintage fuzz pickup loading
  • 10kOhms output impedance when engaged
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    $169.00
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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 pedalboard.

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
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    Doesn't suck

    By backtoblue

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    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.

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      5.0

      overall Great Value.

      By rico387

      from Tampa, Fl.

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Nice sounding fuzz at a value price. Won't break the bank or take up too much real estate on the pedal board. an excellent addition.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just like a Fuzz Face

        By The Great Chili Shaker

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        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.

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            5.0

            real sublte...'gotta "dial" it in..cool

            By whisky boot hill

            from brentwood,md

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile
            • Whenever I Get Another "

            Cons

            • No Problems

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

            a-ok !!

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            BBE Silicon Fuzz Disappoints

            By Lotta Clams

            from Hudson Valley

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            Verified Buyer

            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.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              windowpane silicon fuzz

              By JD-mhqIm

              from NY

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              Verified Buyer

              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.

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                (1 of 1 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).

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Bargain Fuzz

                  By alberob

                  from East Islip, N.Y.

                  About Me Experienced

                  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

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                  3.0

                  Not thrilled

                  By zedthewizard

                  from new england

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                    Cons

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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.

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