Edition, this run will be limited to a batch of 200 units only"
The DRW Ge Fuzz Ace is based around the original Arbiter
"Fuzz Face" circuitry with a few tweaks of our
own, a classic, we have found a great new set of PNP Germanium
transistors which, as far a we know are previously unused
in this design. The most popular vintage models contained
the NKT275, we do NOT use these transistors due
to lack of availability. We have however found an alternative
that sounds incredible! We have modified for True bypass
and LED operation and have used quality components throughout.
This pedal has lots of features and gives a huge range
of sounds from a nice fuzz boost to a full, intense BIG
fuzz. As well as the usual Fuzz and Level controls, this
model has a Bias control which basically adjust the input
impedance to the circuit, and a Shape control which adds
a mid boost to the signal, having all these parameters
allows a lot more variation in the type of sound you get
out of this pedal.
Our Ge Fuzz pedals do not have an external DC connection. This
is due to the use of PNP Germanium transistors which means these
require the OPPOSITE DC voltage polarity to the
standard 9v negative centre configuration. Having said that,
these units will run for at least 80hrs on the Duracell Procell
Alkaline 9v battery supplied.
have kept the run to a batch of 200, simply, because the availability
of GOOD PNP germanium transistors suitable for the task, are
not easy to find, so for the stock we have at present and to
allow us to keep a few in house, we think 200 is a good production
run, we will be buying future stock and testing with other available
transistors and Revision II will follow when these are sold.