Guitarsystems FuzzTool



Paul Lenders Guitarsystems

The FuzzTool is a effect based on the legendary Dallas Arbiter Germanium Fuzz Face as used by Jimi Hendrix and many others. Like TrebleTool it's extended with features that make it a flexible tool that can be used in all modern gear setups, even in looper systems it will retain it's original Fuzz character.

The FuzzTool is a flexible device that contains the best dynamic fuzz sounds ranging from a thick single note fuzz to a dynamic distortion. The FuzzTool is in essence a Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face extended with features that increase operating flexibility and solve short comings of the original design but do not change the original Fuzz Face sound character.


  • Gain control - adjust the fuzz level
  • Volume - dial in the overall volume level
  • Increased output level - better volume balance between effect on /off. The FuzzTool has about 3x the output level of the original Fuzz Face.
  • Continuous variable range control (T.M.F.) - dial in the amount of bass resulting in a sound character ranging from a thick fuzz to dynamic distortion
  • Impedance Conversion Interface (on/off) - converting an active input signal (EMG pickups, Wireless or loop system) to a signal suited for the FuzzTool© and thus retaining the character of the effect
  • The PaulSwitch® - robust true bypass foot switch to switch effect on/off & to avoid tone sucking in bypass operation
  • Pre warning Battery low indication - giving the opportunity to changeover batteries before the effect stops working
  • External power supply (noise reduced) - providing the option to use an external power supply without inducing noise or changing the character of the sound
  • Reverse and over voltage protection - to protect the sensitive NOS germanium transistors and keeping the pedal running for many years to come
  • Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) suppression - avoiding radio signal reception when using high gain setting in combination with turning down guitar volume
  • New Old Stock (NOS) Germanium transistors - a selected and individually audited pair of germanium transistors with gains matched, very low leakage current and minimal hiss to create the best possible sound

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