ThunderTomate Silicon Fuzz

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Thunder Tomate

Following the guideline established by our previous fuzz model 'The Cow', we have opted again for a design based on silicon transistors.

The advantages of silicon transistors versus germanium transistors can be summarized in greater thermal stability and less background-noise in every application. In contrast to its germanium predecessors, silicon transistors are barely affected by enviromental conditions of temperature.

The fuzz effect is achieved by a very precise adjust of the transistors polarization current and that's why it's very important to use stable and reliable devices. In this model we have adjusted that bias current so that the effect offers a very natural decay, avoiding the 'noise gate' abrupt effect of other models.

The Silicon Fuzz shows a low input impedance to the pick-up and a high output impedance to the amplifier. This is essential to achieve the characteristic sound of a classic fuzz but at the same time implies the recommendation to place the Silicon Fuzz as the first effect in the chain just at the guitar's output or, in any case, avoid non-true bypass effects between the guitar and the fuzz effect.

An important advantage of this model is the possibility of easily controlling the amount of effect using the guitar's volume. As we go down the volume of the pick-up the sound acquires more cleanlines up to get to the point of sounding almost completely clean if necessary.

Specifications:

  • True Bypass.
  • Neutik jacks.
  • Low noise components.
  • Input impedance: 100 Kohm
  • Output impedance: 50 Kohm
  • BOSS PSA style DC input.
  • Two-year warranty.

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