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Face The Fuzz Pedal

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Item: N13-4593

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Face The Fuzz Pedal
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The Synthrotek ‘Face the Fuzz’ is a modern take on a classic sound, modeled after the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face but with some important upgrades and modifications. Get the reliability of temperature-stable silicon transistors plus a wider sonic range or stick with the original Germanium PNP transistors for that classic tone just like the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, and George Harrison played!

When selecting Germanium transistors know that all versions of the Arbiter Fuzz Face Clone and the Face the Fuzz circuits come with hand-tested and selected premium AC128 NOS PNP transistors.  Synthrotek tests all of our AC128’s for optimum gain and leakage current so that they are guaranteed to bias properly and sound great! They choose lower gain transistors for Q1 and higher for Q2 according to our strict standards. Be assured that users will be playing a premium product that takes the guess work out of Germanium transistor testing.

When selecting silicon transistors be aware that the circuit can self-oscillate when at full volume and and full fuzz. 


  • Face the Fuzz Pedal modeled after the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
  • 2 controls – Fuzz & Level – to tweak tone; Fuzz sends tone from subtle to razor blades and Level adjusts the output level for boosts; An on-board bias trim pot (accessed by unscrewing the back panel) lets users adjust transistor bias level for a variety of new Fuzz tones!
  • Uses temperature-stable BC558 silicon transistors or NOS Germanium AC128 Transistors
  • Wider frequency response than the Arbiter Fuzz Face Clone
  • 3PDT switch allows for true bypass switching and LED indicator gives users a visual cue when the circuit is engaged and using power
  • Dual power supplies allow users to have the battery as backup or as the main power — Use a 9V Battery and 9V center negative DC adapter (can be daisy-chained by using a 1 Spot or equivalent adapter)
  • Input jack switching – No instrument cable plugged in, no power used — Save life on expensive batteries!
  • LED Indication
  • Stomp-ready graphics on a powder-coated white case (complete version only – kits come with an unpainted case and no graphic)
  • PCB silkscreen, through-hole components with careful on-board placement, and wire-tension relief holes were designed with the DIYer in mind!
  • PCB Dimensions: 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (5.4cm x 7.9cm)

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  • True Bypass Switching
  • PCB Dimensions: 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (5.4cm x 7.9cm)
  • 9V DC Center-Negative BOSS style wall-wart (Not Included) or 9V DC Battery
  • Handmade in Portland, Oregon

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