Rotosound Re-invent Legendary Vintage Fuzz Pedal
Rotosound has re-issued their legendary
Vintage Fuzz Pedal using the same essential
circuit configuration as the 1960's original design, combined with
modern resistors and capacitors. The new pedal combines yesterday's
mojo and tone flavour with the reliability and stability of today's
The original prototype pedals were only ever available in
limited numbers and never released for general sales. Nonetheless
these pedals were found all over the place - there is even a
picture of Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page playing
Rotosound have reinvented this celebrated
pedal working together with fabled guitar tone tweaker, Dr. Barry
R. Pyatt. The pedal is faithful to the original, with the important
active components being genuine vintage germanium stock, thus
preserving the authentic, and original, sound.
The re-issue circuit, just like the original uses a
Darlington Pair for high gain input, which drives a compensated
'fuzz' transistor. The Fuzz Control changes the amount of drive
from a soft crunch to a gruff growl whilst still retaining the
signature germanium roundness. The Treble Control then varies the
ratio of bass to treble allowing a good range from muddy to crisp.
The Volume Control alters the output level and to maintain
cleanliness of sound, the pedal is switched on using dedicated
contacts on the 'instrument' input jack. The re-issue pedal now
features "true bypass" switching to be compatible with contemporary
Renowned as one of the easiest effect pedals to use when
first launched in the UK, its simplicity was always one of its main
attractions as well the exceptional tone and smooth sustain. The
new pedal retains all these original qualities with the addition of
contemporary controllability and consistency.
The pedal (RRP £250, $379) is encased in a pressed steel box
finished in a gloss silver hammer powder coating, again mimicking
the traditional Rotosound pedal. It is extremely robust, durable
and hardwearing and in keeping with their tradition of
manufacturing in the UK, the pedal is made at Rotosound's factory
in Sevenoaks, Kent under the strictest quality control. It will be
shipping November/ December 2012.
If it is true vintage germanium fuzz you seek, then you have
found your 'Holy Grail' in this re-release of the Rotosound Fuzz
Pedal. The Rotosound Fuzz is back! To find out more visit
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