The Monsterpiece Classic Fuzz is what you want when simplicity, ease of use, and great tone is all you want or need. This is a 2 transistor Germanium fuzz in which I use various new old stock Germanium transistors that are hand selected for proper gain & leakage for best sound in each pedal.
Based on the classic fuzz face circuit, I have also included a few twists. There is a resistor value change to allow for greater volume output meaning you will not need to dime the volume control to obtain unity volume with the bypass signal. There is also an internal transistor bias trim pot that allows you to fine tune the overall fuzz voicing to whatever pleases your ears. Finally, there is a “fat” toggle switch that changes the value of the volume control pot – in the down position you have the original stock fuzz face value with a fatter, more corpulent sound, and in the up position some of that “fat” is trimmed for a slightly tighter feel & sound.
Germanium fuzzes based on the fuzz face circuit are known for their exceptional dynamic response to both your picking & guitar volume knob. The Monsterpiece Classic is no exception.
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Listen with headphones!
(the pedal in the demo is a pre fat switch version)
Volume and Fuzz
Mini-toggle “fat” switch
Internal trim pot for the transistor bias. There is no “incorrect” setting for this trim pot – only what does or does not sound good to YOU, the user.
The Monsterpiece Classic can be powered by 9 volt battery, or by 9 to 9.6 volt dc adapter that has a center negative barrel plug. Because the circuit is positive ground, you cannot daisy chain power with an adapter.
*** As of 10/14/2018 The battery on/off mini-toggle switch is no longer standard, but can still be requested as an option on new builds. Unplugging from the input jack disconnects the battery ***