The Monsterpiece Ge Fuzz is the pinnacle as far as Germanium fuzz face based pedals go. This is a 2 transistor Germanium fuzz in which I use various new old stock Germanium pnp transistors such as GT308, AC125, and SFT352 that are hand selected for proper gain & leakage for best sound in each pedal. The circuit is based on the classic fuzz face circuit, but is by no means a straight up clone.
Germanium fuzzes based on the fuzz face circuit are known for their exceptional dynamic response to both your picking & guitar volume knob. The Monsterpiece Ge is no exception – what separates the Monsterpiece Ge from other similar pedals is the range of different sounds that can be coaxed from it that, in my opinion, the others just cannot match.
***New for 2019 in Limited Quantity*** Monsterpiece Ge NPN Fuzz. Same as the standard Monsterpiece Ge Fuzz, but with vintage 2N388 npn Germanium transistors! Simply amazing tone
Standard Ge – 185 +shipping
Ge NPN – 200 +shipping
The controls are all external – Volume, Fuzz, Input Bias, Transistor Bias. There is also a mini-toggle “Voice” control that switches between a fuzz tone that has more or less bottom end. The controls are all very interactive – so experimentation is key.
The Monsterpiece Ge 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 ***