The Synthrotek Face the Fuzz pedal is an update of the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face with a few modifications to make it more suitable for use in a modern context. In addition to offering a more expansive sonic range than its predecessor, the pedal offers a choice between temperature-conditioned silicon transistors or the original Germanium PNP transistors for a more vintage tone akin to that of George Harrison or Jimi Hendrix.
The pedal features dedicated control for Fuzz and Level parameters, true bypass switching, and extensively tested transistors. For those looking to truly face the fuzz, here is the change.
Face The Fuzz Features
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!
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!