• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG Labor Day Inclusion 8-22-14 EXT

BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal  
(Used)

  • Write a Review
SKU 
#H94704004000000
See All BBE Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz & Boost Effects Pedals
  • Ships Internationally
BBE

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!

 
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
BBEWindowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), 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.

    VS

    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.

    Reviewed by 14 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    4.0

    Pretty good for the money.

    By Cameramon

    from Myrtle Beach SC

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Built like a tank
    • Good Fuzz Tone

    Cons

    • Hard To Use A Battery
    • Limited Variety Of Tone

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Jamming
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

    My ancient Electro-Harmonix fuzz box "walked away" a while back, so I decided to replace it with this unit because it was on Stupid Deal of the Day at a good price. The box itself is cast metal and is very durable. It would take a big hammer to break it! The battery compartment is poorly designed, so it is a huge hassle to install the battery. The sound is quality is good, but the unit doesn't produce any meaningful fuzz until it reaches the three o'clock position. After that, it overloads and sounds unpleasant. The volume control works well, so it's easy to balance the fuzz volume and the clean signal. As for the quality of the fuzz tone itself, it's pretty good. I don't think it sounds quite as good as some of the "old school" fuzz boxes like the Big M or the Fuzz Face (think "Hendrix"), but it is very good for the money... especially if you catch it on Stupid Deal like I did. If you need a decent fuzz and you can't spend a lot of money, the Windowpane will serve you well.

    Comment on this review

     
    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.

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Gnarly, snarly fuzz

    By Lightnin' Rick

    from Hudson, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    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.

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      fuzzy

      By Atomsmith546

      from san diego, ca

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Hendrix Fuzz Tone

            By rider7

            from NYC

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about BBE Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Very great fuzz, nailed the Hendrix Fuzz Tone.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                overall Great Value.

                By rico387

                from Tampa, Fl.

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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 !!

                      Comment on this review

                      (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      BBE Silicon Fuzz Disappoints

                      By Lotta Clams

                      from Hudson Valley

                      About Me Experienced

                      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.

                        Comment on this review

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        You are changing the Ship-To country.

                        Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.