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Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Fuzz Face Mini pedal line features legendary Fuzz Face tones in smaller, more pedal board-friendly housings with several modern appointments: tru...Read More

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The Fuzz Face Mini pedal line features legendary Fuzz Face tones in smaller, more pedal board-friendly housings with several modern appointments: true bypass switching, a bright status LED, an AC power jack and a convenient battery door. The FFM1 Silicon Fuzz Face Mini is spec'd from a 1970 Fuzz Face in Dunlop's own collection prized for its bright and aggressive Fuzz Face sound delivered by its matched BC108 silicon transistors.

A classic fuzz sound that will fit any pedal board.

FEATURES
  • Silicon transistors spec'd from a 1970 Fuzz Face
  • Legendary Fuzz Face tones in a pedal board-friendly housing

Classic fuzz is just a click away. Order now.

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DunlopSilicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The wild one

This little guy has a great compressed feel to it, it is in my opinion the crazier one out of the three. Sound is bright but not overly bright, it definitely has some...Read complete review

This little guy has a great compressed feel to it, it is in my opinion the crazier one out of the three. Sound is bright but not overly bright, it definitely has some sizzle and a bit of attitude. I like this one so much I listed my Fulltone 70.

This one out of the three doesn't clean up as well but I like to back off on my fuzz to 75-80% so it still cleans up pretty nice for me, both knobs dimed out it will have no chance, this is the gainier of the bunch.

Practice was no problem, it cuts pretty good, haven't played a bar gig with it yet but I have no doubt all three of these fuzzes would shine.

I recommend this if you're looking for a good smooth sounding silicon fuzz face with a bit of crazy :)

Tech notes/ geek out section....
I must note that it was a little quieter on the volume side of things compared to the other two offerings. Did some resesrch and found out that the Red and Jimi use a .10uf output cap which gives it more volume and bass, the mini blue uses the correct .01uf cap which losses a little volume and low end, this is actually what was used in the originals from what I read.
However I had left over parts from a donor and soldered in the bassier cap, I just like it, personal preference.

I just wanted to get that out there because there is a definetie volume difference, so much I almost sent the pedal back, but now I know, the pedal was designed that way and sounds great either way, let your ears be the judge!

VS

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Great Fuzz at full guitar volume

Great fuzz, but only great at full guitar volume. If you plan to play with your guitar volume dialed back and your amp dialed up you won't get much fuzz. As soon as...Read complete review

Great fuzz, but only great at full guitar volume. If you plan to play with your guitar volume dialed back and your amp dialed up you won't get much fuzz. As soon as you roll off the guitar volume the Fuzz Face cleans up to almost transparent. They billed that as a "feature" I think getting rid of fuzz is what the pedal switch is for. With a Stratocaster at full volume (10) the fuzz is great, roll back to 9 or less and it's gone. There is still some tone effect with the guitar volume rolled back but it's not the tone you bought the pedal for. I'm keeping the pedal because when it works it is great. When you are going to use fuzz you will have to adjust the amp so you can run with full guitar volume. Or use some other device like a volume pedal, or a fuzz like Big M---

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the mouse that roared

By monyet

from nm

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

    When using this pedal I often look down at it stunned at the massive sound/tone that's roaring out of the amps. Small doesn't mean less. You can carry this thing to a gig in your shirt pocket, plug it in and knock the paint off the walls of the venue. What more could you want?

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A good solid pedal..

    By Scott

    from Eau Claire, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

        There isn't much that can be wrong with a pedal of this type, you either like fuzz or you don't. The real value is in pricepoint and the power supply input. A LOT of the other versions of this pedal are battery only (which obviously can't be left plugged in to a pedal board). It's also very ergonomic and doesn't take up a lot of real estate. It's a great sounding fuzz and easily keeps up with anything else in the line.

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        (4 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great Fuzz at full guitar volume

        By Ross

        from Tucson

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Sensitive To Guitar Vol

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great fuzz, but only great at full guitar volume. If you plan to play with your guitar volume dialed back and your amp dialed up you won't get much fuzz. As soon as you roll off the guitar volume the Fuzz Face cleans up to almost transparent. They billed that as a "feature" I think getting rid of fuzz is what the pedal switch is for. With a Stratocaster at full volume (10) the fuzz is great, roll back to 9 or less and it's gone. There is still some tone effect with the guitar volume rolled back but it's not the tone you bought the pedal for. I'm keeping the pedal because when it works it is great. When you are going to use fuzz you will have to adjust the amp so you can run with full guitar volume. Or use some other device like a volume pedal, or a fuzz like Big M---

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        nice fuzz

        By seajay

        from Inkster,mi

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Love the size. fits right in the peddle board.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          nice fuzz tone

          By travis

          from Lebanon, Oh

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Price
          • Size
          • Tone

          Cons

          • Battery
          • Volume

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I just received my silicon fuzz face. So far it has taken some time to get used to. The tone is really smoothe to extremely dirty fuzz. I play a American strat and mostly play classic rock and blues. There is significant volume drop when you run this pedal. You really have to play with your volume knob to get it right. But it sounds very powerful and loud when you run a ts9 in front. I would Recommend this pedal if you want a classic fuzz tone and don't want to spend that much money.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The wild one

            By BG77

            from Dallas, TX

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This little guy has a great compressed feel to it, it is in my opinion the crazier one out of the three. Sound is bright but not overly bright, it definitely has some sizzle and a bit of attitude. I like this one so much I listed my Fulltone 70.

              This one out of the three doesn't clean up as well but I like to back off on my fuzz to 75-80% so it still cleans up pretty nice for me, both knobs dimed out it will have no chance, this is the gainier of the bunch.

              Practice was no problem, it cuts pretty good, haven't played a bar gig with it yet but I have no doubt all three of these fuzzes would shine.

              I recommend this if you're looking for a good smooth sounding silicon fuzz face with a bit of crazy :)

              Tech notes/ geek out section....
              I must note that it was a little quieter on the volume side of things compared to the other two offerings. Did some resesrch and found out that the Red and Jimi use a .10uf output cap which gives it more volume and bass, the mini blue uses the correct .01uf cap which losses a little volume and low end, this is actually what was used in the originals from what I read.
              However I had left over parts from a donor and soldered in the bassier cap, I just like it, personal preference.

              I just wanted to get that out there because there is a definetie volume difference, so much I almost sent the pedal back, but now I know, the pedal was designed that way and sounds great either way, let your ears be the judge!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fuzz Face Heaven

              By kennydee

              from Toccoa. Ga

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I've tried different fuzz pedals over the years, but this one is by far the best. It is user friendly as well as pedal board friendly. It is a great pedal for "Clasic Rock" tones. I highly recommend this pedal. You can't go wrong.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dunlop did a nice job with these...

                By Sean

                from NNJ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Cheap
                • Sounds fantastic

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Into A Tube Amp

                Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I bought this because I am a bit of a fuzz junkie. I was shocked to get this home and see that it hangs right in there (and maybe even does better) that some very 'booteek' $$$ fuzzes that I have. Even straight into a clean Fender, it sounds good.
                They did a good job with this. It is very cheap (especially considering the prices of some other fuzz boxes). You really can't go wrong. I immediately ordered the germanium model.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GET THIS PEDAL!!!

                By Signogotti

                from Trashua N.H.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Just got this today. And after toying around with this for over 3 hrs. i must say . Dunlop has hit one hell of a home run with this pedal. Inputs are finally correct and also able to use with an adapter. One thing that surprised me was how really MINI this thing is once it was in front of me.As for the sound i seriously agree with the previous reviewer as for being better than the Sunface. It's like the guitar gods woke up and decided to make a vintage effect more modern in a sense. This pedal has impressed me so much i'm thinking of getting the Germanium version as well. The only complaint i have with MY pedal is that even though it can be used eith an adapter i still like mine with the 9v and i can't close the battery compartment with battery in it. Not a big deal for an otherwise GREAT pedal!!

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  MIni but packs the same fuzz face punch

                  By Mr R

                  from Earth, Milky Way

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                  • Needs More Output Volume

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dunlop Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Blue Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Love it. Fits the pedalboard perfectly. Added a nice new flavor to my board with it.

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