The Visage is a silicone transistors based Fuzz pedal. Extensive research was made with silicone transistors to find the right ones, with similar characteristics to Germanium, In order to mimic the classic Germanium tone as close as possible.
One of the big problems with Germanium Fuzz pedals, is that each one sounds different than the other - due to the big differences in Germanium transistors.
The use of silicone transistors assures that each pedal will sound exactly the same as the other one - since silicone transistors are much more durable, more stable at temperature changes and have much better consistency in production.
Also, since classic Germanium Fuzz pedals work with opposite polarity, you cannot put them in your daisy chain together with your other pedals - forcing you to use a battery or a different power supply.
Since there is no input buffer in the Visage Fuzz (just like the best sounding classic Fuzz pedals) special care was taken to find the right input characteristics to make it sound amazing - both with single-coil and humbucker pickups.
All AQUA-AUDIO products are hand made.
- Operation Voltage: 9VDC nominal (power supply only)
- Bypass: True bypass
- Current draw: 2mA
- Controls: Volume, Gain, Texture
- Neutrik jacks
- Reverse voltage protection
- Die cast aluminum enclosure
- Height: 4.8cm
- Length: 11.5cm
- Width: 6.8cm