Fredric Effects announces the DuoFace Vintage Fuzz
Fredric Effects waited a good while before bringing out their version of the classic Fuzz Face circuit. After all, this is one of the most widely cloned pedals, the basis for many boutique fuzzes. What new could Fredric Effects bring to this effect? The answer is versatility and tweakability. By combining TWO complete circuits run in parallel – a negative ground Silicon transistor FF and a positive ground Germanium transistor FF – with a switch to choose between them and individual bias controls for each circuit. So you could have a smooth sustainy Germanium fuzz, then flick to a gated and splatty Silicon fuzz or vice versa. Running these positive and negative ground circuits simultaneously is made possible by use of a voltage converter. Each Germanium transistor in the DuoFace is measured by hand to be in the correct gain and leakage range for a great sounding Germanium fuzz!
Here’s the launch demo by Lord Fuzzman (who else!)
Info, demos and buy-it-now buttons on the Fredric site.
Price: £140 RRP
About Fredric Effects
Based in North London, Fredric Effects has grown since 2011 to become one of the UK’s most highly regarded effects manufacturers. We build high quality handmade boutique pedals at realistic prices working musicians can afford. Fredric Effects pedals have found their way onto the pedal boards of many well-known and ground-breaking guitarists and bassists around the world.