Dual Germanium Transistor Handwired Fuzz
Re-create the heavy British rock sound of the mid-'60s with the 65amps Colour Face fuzz pedal. A fantastic evolution of the legendary Arbiter Fuzz Face, the Colour Face imbues your guitar with the psychedelic cacophony that was made famous by Jimi Hendrix, among others. And thanks to 65amps's decade-long research into components, build quality, and endless pursuit of improvement, the Colour Face's germanium-infused fuzz tone is able to transcend the original Fuzz Face's limitations, treating you to a warm, fuzzy tonal treat. When we first heard the 65amps Colour Face fuzz pedal at Sweetwater, we were blown away by its vintage germanium fuzz tone and clean, noise-free operation. If you're searching for a holy grail tone, this is it!
Modern innovations deliver classic tone with modern quality
Although its tone is legendary, the classic Fuzz Face circuit is too wild and grainy for modern high-output pickups and high-gain amplifiers. Fortunately, 65amps has tweaked the Colour Face fuzz pedal by giving you the choice of 2 distinct modes - the classic wild germanium distortion of the stock circuit and an adjusted mode that accommodates modern guitars and amps. Now, modern players can enjoy the fantastic voice of this classic circuit!
Quality construction delivers top-notch sound
The 65amps Colour Face fuzz pedal is made with premium germanium transistors and amp parts, rather than cheaply made pedal parts. In fact, the Colour Face uses some of the same components as 65amps guitar amplifiers! In typical 65amps fashion, the Colour Face is a well-built modernization and improvement of a classic design.
Arbiter Fuzz Face - a brief history
First issued in 1966, the Arbiter Fuzz Face's distinctive germanium-infused fuzz tone shaped the signature sound of many guitarists, including Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour. The Fuzz Face was housed in a circular-shaped casing, allegedly influenced by Ivor Arbiter's observation of a microphone stand with a cast-iron base. The Fuzz Face's circuit was based on shunt-series-feedback amplifier topology, much like the Sola Sound Tone Bender, but with a smoother tone that is more responsive to your guitar's volume control. The 65amps Colour Face pedal is a re-creation of a classic germanium fuzz circuit that improves on the original design while preserving its legendary tone.
65amps Colour Face Fuzz Pedal Features:
- Premium germanium transistors give you a classic, powerful fuzz tone
- "Stock/Mod" switch adjusts global gain level to accomodate high-gain guitar amps
- "Level" knob adjusts the output of the germanium transistors
- "Fuzz" knob that adjusts the level of distortion in the circuit
- Quality construction delivers top-notch sound
- The 65amps Colour Face fuzz pedal gives you a classic, smooth fuzz tone with a modern kick!
Pedal Type Fuzz
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V