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Analog Man Peppermint Fuzz pedal
Analog Man Peppermint Fuzz
Peppermint Fuzz


 
Sorry we ran out of Dark Peppermint transistors and not sure if we can get more.

Our Price: $185.00


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Product Code: AM-PEPPERMINT-FUZZ

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On/Off Fuzz Pot:
On/Off Fuzz Pot $15 [Add $15.00]- This disconnects the battery when you turn it all the way down so you don't need to unplug the input jack.

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Add an MXR style knob cover $1.99 [Add $1.99]- This knob cover fits on the larger of the two versions of MXR style knobs we use on our AM pedals. They make it easy to turn the knob with your foot. If you want more than one, you can add them to your shopping cart from the Accessories - Pedal Parts menu.

 
Description
 
Analog Man offers the Peppermint Fuzz. The PEPPERMINT FUZZ is similar to a fuzzface in architecture but has specific tweaks to make it more flexible and sound much crazier. It's not a CLEAN fuzz like our Sunface, it's fuzzier and can get nasty.
Rabea Massaad Peppermint Fuzz Demo
Features

Analog Man presents the PEPPERMINT FUZZ

A little history

There were some nasty, buzzy fuzz pedals made in the mid 1960s. Some best examples are the Mosrite Fuzzrite, Maestro Fuzz Tone, Jordan Bosstone, Kay fuzz, etc. We found some super high gain germanium transistors in late 2006 that could be tuned to get those sounds so we are finally able to offer a few hundred of these pedals, which we named the PEPPERMINT FUZZ in tribute to the song INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS which features this very sound. It can also be used for some later punk rock sounds like the Stooges, etc. It can also do a decent late 60s Fuzzface sound if dialed in properly, and can get very close to the oldest 2 knob TONE BENDER pedals (MK-I and MK-II).

All Peppermint fuzz pedals have always been hand made in the USA.



Dark Peppermint Fuzz

The DARK Peppermint fuzz is similar but uses some darker sounding transistors. They are the same transistor model but a different brand, made in 1975. The basic sound is similar but not as bright. There is more difference with the extreme sounds, the DARK version is not as sitar like, it is fatter and can get a sort of trumpet sound when backing off the volume control. We are about out of the Dark Peppermint transistors in early 2013 and I can't seem to find more. We ran out in late January, 2013. We made a very small batch in the summer of 2014 and they sold out pretty quickly. We also made a small batch in early 2015 but they sold out.

The Dark Peppermint fuzz has a light flourescent BLUE coating over the pedal. It glows slightly under flourescent lights. Pricing and options are the same.


Features

The PEPPERMINT FUZZ is similar to a fuzzface in architecture but has specific tweeks to make it more flexible and sound much crazier.

  1. True bypass on / off switch, no loss of tone when off.
  2. Battery disconnected when INPUT cord removed (input is on the right).
  3. No Power jack or LED as these are detrimental to the ultimate fuzz in sound and battery life (you will know when this pedal is on!!!!).
  4. Positive ground power. If you share a power supply with a normal pedal (negative ground), you will destroy the power supply. This means you can't use a daisy chain or a power supply with only one output. The PedalPower2 has all isolated outputs so that one would be safe.
  5. Battery should be a cheap non-alkaline general purpose battery, as found in dollar stores. These sound better than an alkaline in this pedal, and even a cheap battery will last years since there is no LED.
  6. For best sound, this effect should not have any buffers or non-true bypass effects between it and the guitar. But you can try other pedals before it for various effects.
  7. Volume Knob (on the left) needs no explanation. Should be able to get nice and loud to kick up your amp.
  8. Fuzz knob (on the right): Best to keep it up almost all the way up for craziest sounds. Turn it down for more normal fuzzface tones.
  9. BUZZ knob: the knob in the center of the pedal. This allows controlling the sound of the fuzz from weak to hard edged fuzz. You can turn it down to get a warmer looser fuzz sound which can sometimes be useful. Turning it up gets louder and harder, good for Neil Young sounds. You may find you need to turn it down a bit (CCW) at higher temperatures, and up (CW) at lower temperatures. For standard fuzzface tones turn the BUZZ knob down a bit along with the FUZZ knob.
  10. DOES NOT really clean up when you back down your guitar like our Sunface fuzz. But turning the guitar down some makes it cut better by removing some sustain and low end, makes it a little more jangly if that makes any sense. For example I will play some chords with the volume up high, then back it off a bit for some lead licks.
  11. There is a trimpot inside the pedal that allows it to work at various temperatures, and for different sounds. It is a blue square thing with a white center with a screwdriver slot. Use a tiny screwdriver to gently turn the white center part. Set it by plugging a guitar straight into the pedal, and turning fuzz and vol knobs up all the way. Then set the BUZZ knob depending on what sounds you want. For normal fuzz sounds, turn the BUZZ knob all the way down. For more buzzy, gated sounds, like a Sitar, turn the BUZZ knob to about 12:00. Turn the trimpot fully CCW (counter clockwise) and the sound should stop (gated). Then without playing the guitar, turn the trimpot clockwise to find the spot where the ambient noise from the guitar starts to come through. This setting changes depending on temperature and buzz knob setting. Try various trimpot settings to get different sounds.
  12. For Sitar like sounds, turn the fuzz knob up all the way then back the guitar down until the sustain dies (usually a few numbers on a standard strat type guitar). BUZZ knob setting will depend on trimpot setting.
  13. Optional ON/OFF fuzz pot: turning the FUZZ knob all the way down will click and disconnect the battery. This is useful if you run in a tight pedalboard where there is no room to pull out the input cable to disconnect the battery when you are done playing.
  14. SIZE : 2 5/16" x 4 5/16", MXR size 1290 or 1590B enclosure.


Samples

Here is a sample of playing a Strat into the Peppermint and Dark Peppermint through a clean Fender Twin Reverb.


Here is an early video of one of the special DONNERBOX versions by Donner here . See donnerbox.com for more info on his cool painted boxes with our pedals built into them. (Donnerboxes are only available from him, we do not stock them).

Here is a quick and dirty sample of the sitar sound. This is an extreme setting, with the fuzz and buzz knobs up about all the way and the guitar backed down.


Here is a sample of this old style pedal used to make MODERN MUSIC. It's Alf T. Hana of athana in Norway.
It's his singlecoil guitar. The Peppermint Fuzz is used with a Boss DD3 delay, into a 1970 Marshall 20w amp with silverback speaker, recorded with an SM57 mic through a Neve preamp. The first part is the neck pickup, then the bridge. NuPeppermintTune.mp3


Al Schnier from moe. got an early one and wrote me:

I love the peppermint fuzz. it is one of the most versatile fuzz pedals I've come across. It does everything from a subtle overdrive to full on buzzsaw meltdown. LOVE IT.

Adrian Belew, one of the kings of fuzz, wrote:

just a thank you note for the pedals. I'm in love with the peppermint fuzz which has become a permanent part of my guitar rig.
I wrote a new piece of music and gave the peppermint fuzz a prominent place in it.

Here is a shot of his rig with the Peppermint next to his Whammy.

Gary Clark Jr.'s guitarist ZAPATA! got a Peppermint fuzz just before their tour of Australia and New Zealand in early 2013. He wrote "The Peppermint Fuzz is Epic!!!".

Price : $195

also available with on/off fuzz pot option for $15 more at buyanalogman.com

Ordering

For easy ordering, check out our new website buyanalogman.com . The new website uses a shopping cart for everything so it's very easy to buy multiple items or add in options. It allows using paypal in addition to several other payment methods including credit cards. It also keeps track of status, tracking numbers, etc and allow editing orders after they are placed so it's best to use our new website.

Our peppermint fuzz is both REAL COOL and WAY-OUT!


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review.

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My new favorite fuzz!! August 28, 2015
Reviewer: Jeremy from Ridgewood, NY United States  
Well, what can I say...  I'm a bit of a fuzz hoarder.  I own many fuzz pedals.  I've got numerous original 60's fuzz boxes (Mosrite Fuzzrite, Maestro Fuzztone, Jordan Bosstone etc...) and this pedal can damn near best them all!  If you're looking for that nasty Nuggets style garage/psych fuzz sound then look no further.  This is it!!  Except, this thing is waaaay more flexible than any of the old 60's fuzz boxes.  With the interplay between the Fuzz and the Buzz knobs you can really dial in a wide array of vintage style tones.  From nasty splatty gated to more smooth sustaining type of stuff.  I tend to lean towards the nasty side of the spectrum and the Peppermint Fuzz has that covered in spades but if you're looking for something a bit more refined it can do that too.  I really couldn't be happier with this pedal!  Thanks so much Analog Man!!!

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The BOMB August 3, 2015
Reviewer: Gladu Hebert from Columbia, TN United States  
This thing is sooo cool. I use it all the time it nails the Neil Young tone.
My only problem was I forgot  it on for a week but now I have it first in my chain and unplug my guitar.
Thanks
Gladu

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Unbelievable pedal October 15, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
I've had this pedal all of about 15 minutes and I am already in love with it. Not only is it incredibly well built, designed, and colored (who doesn't dig the peppermint swirls?), but this pedal just sounds fantastic. You can go all the way from a subtle fuzz that adds a little more dimension to your dirty tones all the way to some straight up psychedelic sounding tones. I'm sure it's going to involve a lot of tinkering with the buzz and fuzz pots in combination with the internal trim pot to really dial it in, but it sounds fantastic straight out of the box. PS I'm playing this through my 10W Yamaha solid state.

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A decent crumbling and 60's style pedal. March 17, 2014
Reviewer: Jovy from Virginia  
When, I first opened the box the first thing I did not recognize was it didn't have a power jack (which is my fault.)  First, I love the Peppermint color. The inside were housed very well, neat and organize.Now, for the sounds, as it was advertisement. Yes, it can play most if not all 60's psychedelic fuzzes. The trick is the weak battery which gives it that crumbling and failing affect which I really admire the engineering of the pedal. Ultimately, it came down to two things for me do I need for my kind of music, and functionality. Functionality, it would be best if the pedal did came with a power jack with that amount of money just like Astro Tone. (my suggestion.) In short, the pedal is wonderfully engineered, and design, sounds are outstanding, and it is a collectable pedal for pedal junkies. However, it does not work for me for the two reasons I mention with the type of music I play, and more can be put in the pedal for that kind of money put in.

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Great pedal, great company May 14, 2012
Reviewer: Geoff Waller from El Paso , TX United States  
I originally bought a dark peppermint fuzz but it was way too dark for the sound I wanted.  Would be better IMO for bands who want to sound like Electric Wizard.  Mike was awesome enough to switch me out for a regular peppermint fuzz.  This pedal is amazing!  I was really surprised at how versatile this pedal is just by adjusting the tone knobs on my guitar.  I'm currently using it as an "always on" fuzz and stacking it with other fuzzes.

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