Vintage-sounding germanium Fuzz pedal, a legendary sound that helped shape a generation!
There are many variables that determine the quality, sound and cleanability of a Germanium Fuzz pedal. Transistor choice is crucial, therefore we have searched and found the best and extremely rare germanium transistors ever made : the CV7003, military-spec OC44 germanium transistors.
The CV7003 is extremely consistent as well as heat-resistant, much more than the AC128 and NKT275 transistors are, making our Fuzz Phrase stand out from its competition. It’s consistency is also the reason why there is no need for an external bias pot. You are likely never to have to adjust the bias on your pedal !
Each individual transistor is measured for gain and leakage and then hand picked and matched through sound audition.
Along with the use of carbon comp resistors, the result is pure vintage fuzz goodness !
Just mess around with the guitar volume to find the sweet spots, from clean, to rude, to devastating!
The Fuzz Phrase can also be used with bass guitars.