As our stock of Fuzz Phrase-compatible CV7003s is gradually depleting, we are proud to re-introduce it, celebrating its uniqueness and scarcity with point- to-point wiring housed in a luxurious leather enclosure.
The most crucial ingredient when it comes to a Germanium Fuzz pedal’s quality, sound and “clean- ability”, is transistor choice. In our experience there’s nothing quite like the CV7003, military-spec OC44 germanium transistors.
The few-and-far-between CV7003, are extremely consistent and heat-resistant, much more so than the AC128 and NKT275 transistors, placing the Fuzz Phrase in a league of its own. The CV7003’s consistency is so dependable that an external bias pot is rendered unnecessary. You are likely to never have to adjust the bias on your pedal!
Each individual transistor is measured for gain and leakage and then hand picked and matched through sound audition.
Along with the use of carbon comp resistors and tropical fish capacitors, the result is pure vintage fuzz goodness! Just mess around with the guitar volume to find the sweet spots, from clean, to rude, to devastating!
1. Level controls the Fuzz Phrase’s output
2. Gain sets the amount of gain
3. Internal trimmer biases the transistors. We recommend leaving it as it ships!
1. True Bypass
2. Works with 9V battery or 9V DC adaptor (tip-negative)
― If you have your pedal mounted on a pedal board and keep it plugged in at all times, use the small DC plug provided on the power jack, when not playing to prevent battery drainage.
― Caution: this circuit uses positive ground. Therefore you cannot connect this pedal to any type of chained power supply linked with other common DC-powered pedals, unless the power supply unit features separate isolated DC outputs.
3. Power consumption: 3 mA
4. Dimensions (jacks, pots etc.
included): 7.5 x 12 x 5.6 cm / 2.9 x 4.7 x 2.2 inches
5. Weight: 300g / 0.66 lbs.
*ALL LIMITED EDITION FUZZ PHRASE PEDALS COME WITH AN EXTRA ALUMINIUM BOTTOM PLATE TO MOUNT ON BOARDS*
ARTISTS USING THE FUZZ PHRASE
David Hidalgo, Dweezil Zappa, Greg Koch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Julien Kasper, Daniel Lanois, Eivind Aarset, Gwyn Ashton, Mike Miller, Kirk Fletcher, Josh Smith, Sean Ono Lennon