VintageFX FuzzRiot

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VintageFX (2004-2006)

This is a clone of the one that started it all... Those great, saturated with fuzz sounds heard on songs from the 60's & 70's are easily achieved with the “FuzzRiot”.

My pedal is based on Phillip Bryant’s Design from Fuzzcentral.com and is kept as close to the original "Fuzzrite" as possible.

The original circuit called for 2 silicon transistors, which limited the pedal to a "nasty" & "nastier" tonal range. I have replaced the 1st stage transistor with an NPN germanium, which enables a slightly tamer tone when the depth is rolled back. Be assured, when depth is turned up, you will have all of the nastiness of the original. I have also added a tone control to back off on the "trebliness", if that is desired. I won't say it's "better than the original", but it is just as good & much more versatile.

12/04: New Design - I have added a third stage to the original Fuzzrite Design that has resulted in slight increase in gain and a very noticeable increase in volume & sustain.

Major differences / improvements between the FuzzRiot & Fuzzrite are:

  • The on/off switch on the original has been changed to the standard Input Jack on/off.
  • Sturdy Hammond 1590BB enclosure.
  • Machined aluminum knobs.
  • Led Indication.
  • True Bypass - Fulltone 3PDT Switch.
  • Tone Control.
  • Third stage added for increased volume / sustain.
  • Silicon / Germanium Hybrid.

VintageFX

An adaptation of the Mosrite Fuzzrite - a psychedelic fuzz pedal from the late 60's that was one of the first on the scene. Classic tones heard on songs like, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida & Spirit in the Sky, are no problem for this pedal. Back off on the depth, & the Fuzz tames up quite nicely.

WARNING! - This pedal does not sound anything like Jimi's fuzz. The original circuit called for 2 silicon transistors, which limited the pedal to a "nasty" & "nastier" tonal range. I have replaced the 1st stage transistor with an NPN germanium, which enables a slightly tamer tone when the depth is rolled back. Be assured, when depth is turned up, you will have all of the nastiness of the original. I have also added a tone control to back off on the "trebliness", if that is desired. I won't say it's "better than the original", but it is just as good & much more versatile.

Features:

  • Machined aluminum knobs.
  • Sturdy 1590BB style enclosure.
  • Super bright LED indication.
  • True Bypass - 3PDT Switch.
  • Tone Control.
  • Third stage added for increased volume / sustain.
  • Silicon / Germanium Hybrid.
  • Standard Input Jack on/off.
  • 9vdc Boss style adapter jack.

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