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Hartman Vintage Germanium Fuzz

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$189.99

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A very musical sounding and faithful clone of the original Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face circuit using pairs of NOS ("new old-stock") PNP Germanium transistors carefully selected and pair...

A very musical sounding and faithful clone of the original Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face circuit using pairs of NOS ("new old-stock") PNP Germanium transistors carefully selected and paired for optimal texture, sensitivity and tone.  Modern amenities include Level (Input Trim) control, true-bypass, on/off LED, and 9VDC-in jack.


In addition to the same Volume and Fuzz controls as the original, the Hartman Fuzz Level control helps to attenuate the strength of the input signal, enabling the fuzz to work with slightly hotter and higher-output pickups.  Likewise, this control can be removed from the signal path by turning it to its far clockwise position, allowing the pedal to function in "stock" configuration.


Transistor pairs are selected from a range of old stock Germanium (including but not limited to: OC77, OC84, NKT271, AC128, NKT275, CV7007).  We voice each Hartman Fuzz using NOS Germanium transistor-pairs selected for optimal leakage, gain, and reactance.  We also audition their subjective attributes: clean-up, texture, and harmonic content with a real guitar in a human being's hands.  Requirements for optimizing differ slightly between the two transistor slots in the pedal so transistor pairs are most often of mixed type.


Hand-wired, rugged construction, and thoroughly auditioned prior to shipping. Gain-select transistor pairing delivers sustain, smooth sexy decay, cleanup at the flick of your guitar volume, and the instantly recognizable yet indescribable tonal coloration of Germanium.


All Vintage Germanium Fuzz are hand-assembled and transistor-selected to order.


Main Features:



  • Individually selected NOS PNP Germanium transistors

  • Plated-thru Hole Printed Circuit Board (PCB) construction

  • Quiet Carbon Film Resistors

  • Heavy-duty True-bypass footswitch

  • Translucent Copper/Brushed Metal Powder-Coated heavy-duty die-cast enclosure

  • ON/OFF LED

  • 9VDC input jack

  • Ships with new carbon-zinc 9v battery

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