Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller

Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller

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Overview

Badpenny's debut original effect pedal. Designed and built from the ground up. Hand shaped aluminium and mitred English Ash enclosure with only the best vintage components. This pedal boasts a number of sought after vintage brand named components mixed with a modern high gain silicon transistor. Various switching has been employed to allow you a wide variety of tonal possibilities. It's difficult to describe how this pedal sounds as you have so many options to choose from which alter the output dramatically. Be warned, this is a beast. This version (unlike the retrofit) uses a vintage 3.3 philips input cap, when the tone switches are bypassed the master volume is ridiculous. Please take care not to blow your ear drums, especially if you are using down tuned or baritone guitars.

Specs

Mono 1/4" Neutrik jacks 

Vintage Philips, K40Y-9 Russian military grade, Sprague Vitamin Q paper in oil and vintage Tropical Fish capacitors

Vintage carbon resistors

22awg cloth wiring

True-bypass switching

 

Controls

 

Gain Knob - controls the amount of fuzzy gain, moves from face melting to gentle dirt
Master Volume - 500k and does what one would expect 
Switch 1 - reduces the power heading into the fuzz circuit. This will act like a dying battery, reduces some of the gain and harshness, with this switch selected the gain control dial becomes almost redundant.
Switch 2 - diode selector - switch between harsh clipping fuzz to something lighter, with other controls tweaked you can bring your unit into overdrive terrirtory.
Switch 3 - bass cut - removes a significant amount of bass, leaving you with a glassy, cutting fuzz
Switch 4 - .treble cut - removes a significant amount of treble, leaving you with a hazy sound akin to your amp being in another room

 

Condition

 

This pedal is brand new and box fresh however is a b-stock item and as such does feature minor cosmetic blemishes which in no way affect the performance of the unit.