Wednesday, May 29, 2013

GM Fuzz Up FD3-A (enclosure)


This may the closest I ever get to one of these rare late 60's fuzzes.

Last week I was lucky enough to have one of the blog readers contact me and see if I wanted just the enclosure of a GM Fuzz Up FD3-A. The pedal nerd/collector in me obviously said "yes!".

So fast forward to today and here she is...
Something that is pretty cool I've never noticed before, is that there is a switch for Low and High Fuzz.

I wonder what was going on in there???

If you happen to be an owner of one of these little babies that actually has a working circuit in it, please email me!
ok Thanks for reading.

-ed

Friday, May 17, 2013

Bad Mother

So this just popped up on ebay///


It's a reverse-graphic EHX Bad Stone from the late 70's.
I have never seen one like this before, but it's pretty damn cool looking!



thanks!
-ed


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Pair of Freshies //

Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways...
and in a random turn of events I went from searching for a Seamoon Fresh Fuzz for over 6 years, to finding both versions within 3 months of each other!


On the right is the 1st version (circuit-wise) of the Fresh Fuzz, and on the left is the 2nd version. My initial impression is that V2 is way fuzzier and has a lot more gain to it than V1. But V1 is a lot boomier and fatter in the low end.

I'll do a full post on these in the future. But for now, just know that they are pretty different from each other, and yet both sound great in totally different ways!




thanks for reading!
-ed

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MKI Tone Bender(s) comparison

Awesome gift to all of us pedal nerds from Graham, a video comparing a few original MKI Tone Benders...
There are less than 10 known examples of these fuzz fathers surviving today, and Graham is showing off the 3 he owns!

My envy has no bounds...


(massive THANKS! to Graham)


thanks for watching!
-ed