Hendrix was the master of fuzz, an artist with
many subtle shadings at his command. His love affair with the legendary
Fuzz Face pedal began in the early days of the Experience and continued
to evolve throughout his brief but blazing career. The Dunlop Jimi
Hendrix Fuzz Face is a meticulously faithful reproduction of the 1969-70
Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face that Jimi used on classic albums like
Band of Gypsys.
Dunlop's engineering department examined hoards of vintage Fuzz Faces,
honing in on a few units which possessed that unmistakable Jimi voodoo.
The Hendrix Fuzz Face is built around the toneful BC108 silicon
transistor. It is authentic in every detail, a handwired brown circuit
board with no solder mask and circuitry carefully matched to the
original specs. The look is 100% accurate too, that groovy circular
chassis with tooled clones of the original Fuzz Face knobs in the rare
and vintage turquoise hammertone finish.
The difference between this and the Silicon blue FFM1 is that the Hendrix has bigger capacitors for a deeper, less bright tone.