Here is another cool pedal courtesy of Fat Tone Guitars. It’s the MXR Classic 108 Fuzz (M173). It’s a nice sounding silicon fuzz with that classic sounding break up. I thought it was interesting that this pedal has a buffer switch so you can have a wah in front. Curious about this, normally it’s the ‘buffer’ itself (I’m thinking) is what some people don’t like to have in front of the fuzz. I’m wondering if this is a ‘reverse’ buffer switch which will convert hi impedance signal to lo before the circuit? Anyone have any ideas on this?
Here is the official description:
MXR Classic 108 Silicon Fuzz Effect Pedal M173- Guitarists of all styles, from Hendrix devotees to garage rockers and stoner-metal fanatics, will dig the familiar late-Sixties/early-Seventies crunch delivered by the new MXR Classic 108 Fuzz. MXR has taken the guts of our BC-108 loaded Fuzz Face, placed them in a more pedal-board friendly shape, and added the modern conveniences of a battery door, optional AC operation, and true bypass with LED. The Buffer switch eliminates the audible oscillation caused when some wah-wahs are placed in front of a Fuzz Face. The Classic 108 Fuzz comes in a heavy-duty Phase 100-sized box with a sweet hammer-tone turquoise finish.
I found this video by Fat Tone Guitars:
You can pick up the MXR M-173 Classic 108 Fuzz for $119.95 at Fat Tone Guitars.
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