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Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Dunlop Fuzz Face is ruggedly constructed to the original germanium PNP transistor design and vintage specs. The classic fuzz box used by Jimi Hen...Read More

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The pedal that changed the sound of rock.

The Dunlop Fuzz Face is ruggedly constructed to the original germanium PNP transistor design and vintage specs. The classic fuzz box used by Jimi Hendrix and other legendary rockers of the '60s and '70s. Powered by 9V battery.

FEATURES
  • Classic fuzz used by Hendrix and others
  • Uses the original Germanium PNP transistor
  • Vintage specs
  • Volume knob
  • Fuzz level knob

SPECIFICATIONS

Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal

  • 8" x 7-1/4 " x 3-1/4"
  • 2.11 lb. Red.
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DunlopFuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 55 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Experimentation = necessary

Other reviewers were correct when they mentioned that what you get out of this pedal is highly dependent on the environment it's used in. You can't plug this pedal into your solid state Crate...Read complete review

Other reviewers were correct when they mentioned that what you get out of this pedal is highly dependent on the environment it's used in. You can't plug this pedal into your solid state Crate combo expecting miracles, and you can't dime the fuzz and expect anything other than an unusable mess of Fender Blender-esque chaos. In short, you can't use this thing the same way you would use a typical digital effects pedal-the bonehead settings we've all been conditioned to go with won't be ear pleasing.This pedal is old school in every way-the tone you get is highly dependent on your ability to manipulate your volume knob(s). Set the fuzz at about midnight, adjust the volume to taste, and back your guitar volume knob down to about 5-7. That's where the nuclear sugar in the pedal is-hit the front end of a tube amp that's just starting to break up, and you can get some of the most glorious, classic OD/fuzz/distortion imaginable out of this box (circle?). The Fuzz Face is actually surprisingly tweakable: you can get a ton of different tones out of it by manipulating the fuzz setting and your guitar volume knob.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Classic remake... not exactly perfect.

If you are good with a soldering iron, I'd recommend you either make a Fuzz Face yourself from a schematic with a matched pair of germanium trannies and trimpots for resistors for around $60...Read complete review

If you are good with a soldering iron, I'd recommend you either make a Fuzz Face yourself from a schematic with a matched pair of germanium trannies and trimpots for resistors for around $60 rather than this price; if you're not, then here's the thing:The modern Fuzz Face has pretty much the same issue today as it had back when Hendrix was alive. The transistors is the problem. They are the "heart" of the electronics in the Fuzz Face and every transistor has a different gain value, that is, how much the transistor amplifies your guitar signal. With most modern-day (silicon) transistors this is not much of a problem because silicon transistors are much easier to make, but germaniums use a different process and therefore can get you entirely different gain values. The key, therefore, is to get a pair of transistors both within a certain "golden" gain range and then change the resistor values to match it... a thing that really only audiophiles and boutique pedal builders do. So if you're gonna get one, play through it, and a few others, first to see if you like the tone as they will differ.

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4.0

Great Fuzz & Great Look

By TheShawGrandpa

from Iowa

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        Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Good sounding fuzz, cleans up well with your volume knob. Not much sustain on single notes using the bridge pickup, but when you play on the neck pickup, you can hold a note forever. I really like the look of the pedal. So what if it's a little big for your board, it still looks awesome!

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        5.0

        Smooth As Mollases

        By Meebit

        from Lexington KY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I have never had a problem with these. Pump a Strat through a good fender and you get time for months. I keep my knobs cranked way up on the pedal and use combination of my guitar volume and a volume pedal, and what more can a guy ask for? Just sounds beautiful.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It was good... While it worked

          By ReviewManII

          from kansas

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I got this a while back, wanting to be able to get a nice creamy fuzz tone. I could for about 6 months, then it went haywire. It quit, no battery would work, so i put it on a power supply and it made a horrible screeching feedback sound, so I put it away for a couple years, until I remembered I had it. Plugged it back in and it worked kinda... The fuzz control does nothing it is maxed out all of the time, can't change it, bummer. Well it was great while it lasted, and alright now.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Righteous Gadget

          By Stratophonic

          from Santiago, Dominican Republic.

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          There is a reason why the Germanium Fuzz Face is the best pedal of all times (it was right at epicenter of rock revolution in the 60s and it's still relevant today). This Pedal's got Personality. When you lower you guitar volume you get incredibly rich and full clean tone, and when you crank it get's really nasty. It also makes my wah react in dissimilar ways to distortion pedals, seems to have the same effect on the Octavio.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          What are you wanting?

          By Bougs

          from Fremont, NE

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I bought the Dunlop Fuzz Face because I like Hendrix tones yet I didn't want to pay the extra money for the Jimi Hendrix Fuzz. So far I haven't found that Hendrix tone, which is fine. What I got was my very own unique tones. I've ran it through a Fender Blues Deluxe while playing a American Standard Strat. I run a Barber LTD distortion in front of it, kind of like a boost. When I kick that on it gives the Fuzz a creamier fuller fuzz. Right now I do like it more than the Big Muff Pi because I don't like the Big Muff's processed sustain. I agree with other posters when they say you have to play around with ALL your controls. Like every other pedal you have to experiment until you find a tone you're happy with. This pedal only has two controls which is plenty. You don't kneed a thousand knobs on a pedal. If you play around with the knobs on the guitar combined with the knobs on the effect, you can get a thousand different distortions from this pedal. The only set back to me is the In and Out are opposite than every other modern pedal. I didn't pay attention to that detail when I was looking at it online. These are easily interchangeable though. If you are looking for an exact replica for Hendrix tone, don't buy this pedal. Maybe the Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face is what you want. Although, you can sound a little like David Gilmour with this one combined with the set up I mentioned. It all depends on what you're looking for.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good till it breaks

          By Cody Newberger

          from Fredericksburg, Virginia

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          When I purchased this I was very underskilled as guitar player. A year after the purchase, a wire connected to the battery source broke and I just put it away in a drawer for the past 4 years. This past week I fixed it with a simple sauder job and it worked...for about 15 minutes. The features are great for this pedal. in fact I am dissapointed it doesn't work now because I have become much more advanced in my playing skill. I would reccomend purchasing a warranty with this, and also you make sure you have reverb on your amp if you want that beautiful Classic Rock sound. I think I'm going to buy the Hendrix Edition Fuzz Face.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Experimentation = necessary

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Other reviewers were correct when they mentioned that what you get out of this pedal is highly dependent on the environment it's used in. You can't plug this pedal into your solid state Crate combo expecting miracles, and you can't dime the fuzz and expect anything other than an unusable mess of Fender Blender-esque chaos. In short, you can't use this thing the same way you would use a typical digital effects pedal-the bonehead settings we've all been conditioned to go with won't be ear pleasing.This pedal is old school in every way-the tone you get is highly dependent on your ability to manipulate your volume knob(s). Set the fuzz at about midnight, adjust the volume to taste, and back your guitar volume knob down to about 5-7. That's where the nuclear sugar in the pedal is-hit the front end of a tube amp that's just starting to break up, and you can get some of the most glorious, classic OD/fuzz/distortion imaginable out of this box (circle?). The Fuzz Face is actually surprisingly tweakable: you can get a ton of different tones out of it by manipulating the fuzz setting and your guitar volume knob.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Fuzz Ever!!

          By Tone Seeker-dEoYy

          from Churubusco,IN

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I actually made mine from a schematic off the internet for about $30.00 and I have loved it ever since. It has made an excellent dirty rythem sound, and an Eric Johnson/Jimi Hendrix sound, or it could be your lead sound if your into metal. This could possibly be the best and most important purchase you could make regarding your guitar. So if you make it, or buy it, IT'S WORTH IT!!!

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          5.0

          Dallas Arbiter Unique Device

          By JerryOfVirginia

          from Hillsville Va

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This device,it is a good Item,it has funny tempterment,i find that for me,when you first start playing your guitar through it,it starts out sounding pretty muddy and dark,but the longer,you play your guitar throw it,the fuzzie sound,gets brighter and less muddy sounding,I find i have to ajust Knobs,a little while i play,I got this to use,for my fender hot rod deluxe amp,the over drive,just didn't give,enough distrotion,and it would cause the sound to cut out, in the guitar cord 1 hole.This Baby is just what the doctor ordered.I put this in that hole and leave the amp over drive off,there has been no cut off sinse,2 thumps up.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is the ONE!!!

          Comments about Dunlop Fuzz Face Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This the fuzz face you want. Don't get ripped off by the over-hyped boutique ripoffs. As with all classic pedals, this one is simple: just two knobs. But, you have to spend mucho time with this baby, your amp settings, and your guitar knobbies. Silicon version fuzzes are good too, but they are way too bright and harsh for my taste. Let your imagination be your guide with this pedal. Hey, it even smiles at you while you play!

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