Man, I seriously cannot get off of the fuzz kick, not sure what that’s all about, but I’m riding with it. I held off on buying the Big Muff Pi w/Tone Wicker so I could buy a Analog Man Beano Boost, and now I’m back to looking at fuzz pedals again. While I was eyeballing the Beano (and what I actually got me started was the Sun Lion which had the Sun Face Fuzz AND Beano Boost in one pedal). That Sun Face Fuzz is something special for sure, and it sure seems like I’m really liking the Fuzz Face tone with the Germanium transistors (NKT).. ala Analog Man Sun Face or Fulltone ’69, etc.
Now, I could be wrong, but the original Fuzz Face had the Germanium transistors, and this particular fuzz is the 1969-1970 reproduction of the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face, which has the silicon transistors. Just like the differences between the Fulltone ’69 fuzz and the Fulltone ’70 fuzz, you can hear the differences between these transistors.
Here is the official description of the Dunlop JH-F1 Fuzz Face:
The Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face is a meticulously faithful reproduction of the 1969-70 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face that Jimi used on classic albums like Band of Gypsys. Dunlop’s engineering department examined hoards of vintage Fuzz Faces, honing in on a few units that possessed unmistakable Jimi voodoo.
The Hendrix Fuzz Face is built around the toneful BC108 silicon transistor. It is authentic in every detail — a hand wired brown circuit board with no solder mask and circuitry carefully matched to the original specs. The look is 100% accurate too — that groovy circular chassis with tooled clones of the original Fuzz Face knobs in the rare and vintage turquoise hammertone finish.
Hendrix was the master of fuzz — an artist with many subtle shadings at his command. His love affair with the legendary Fuzz Face pedal began in the early days of the Experience and continued to evolve throughout his blazing career.
A truly playable collectable for any Hendrix or Fuzz Face fanatic.
Dunlop JH-F1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Pedal Features:
- BC-108 silicon transistor
- Hand wired circuit board
- Original Fuzz Face knobs
- Turquoise hammertone finish
I found a great video by ToneFactor showing what it sounds like:
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