Man, I’ve been eyeballing the Analog Man Peppermint Fuzz for a long time (they also offer the ‘dark’ peppermint as well). What I understand, the Peppermint fuzz is the same circuit as the classic fuzz face, but with high gain NOS germanium transistors.
Here is the official specs of this fuzz:
The Analog Man Peppermint Fuzz Pedal is a nasty, buzzy fuzz pedal indeed. The Peppermint Fuzz, named from the song Incense and Peppermints, can whip out some far out fuzz tones. The PEPPERMINT FUZZ is similar to a fuzzface in architecture but has specific tweeks to make it a more flexible and much crazier effect pedal.
1. True bypass on / off switch, no loss of tone when off.
2. Battery disconnected when INPUT cord removed (input is on the right).
3. No Power jack or LED as these are detrimental to the ultimate fuzz in sound and battery life (you will know when this pedal is on!!!!).
4. Positive ground power. If you share a power supply with a normal pedal (negative ground), you will destroy the power supply. This means you can’t use a daisy chain or a power supply with only one output. The PedalPower2 has all isolated outputs so that one would be safe.
5. Battery should be a cheap non-alkaline general purpose battery, as found in dollar stores. These sound better than an alkaline in this pedal, and even a cheap battery will last years since there is no LED.
6. For best sound, this effect should not have any buffers or non-true bypass effects between it and the guitar. But you can try other pedals before it for various effects.
7. Volume Knob (on the left) needs no explanation. Should be able to get nice and loud to kick up your amp.
8. Fuzz knob (on the right): Best to keep it up almost all the way up for craziest sounds. Turn it down for more normal fuzzface tones.
9. BUZZ knob: the knob in the center of the pedal. This allows controlling the sound of the fuzz from weak to hard edged fuzz. You can turn it down to get a warmer looser fuzz sound which can sometimes be useful. Turning it up gets louder and harder, good for Neil Young sounds. You may find you need to turn it down a bit (CCW) at higher temperatures, and up (CW) at lower temperatures. For standard fuzzface tones turn the BUZZ knob down a bit along with the FUZZ knob.
Gearmanndude put out a great demo for the Peppermint fuzz. The first video is with single coils (strat) and the other video is with humbuckers (SG).
Video with humbuckers:
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