Electron Fuzz Custom Retro SN # 958

EFC Retro MINI with vintage meter: $349
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This is a one-off Electron Fuzz Custom Retro “mini” with a sexy vintage mini meter. The box is a heavy maple stained mahogany red.

For someone who would like a top shelf version of our most popular pedal in a smaller foot print.

Much smaller and closer in size to the aluminum box version. Sounds amazing with synths, drum machines and guitar.

I’ve included a shot next to a Big Muff for scale.

I like this smaller version quite a bit but the mini aircraft style meters are hard to come by ($$) and the size is a little harder to craft on the table saw. This one was made with our last 4.5″x6″ panel. I have no plans to make more of these for some time.

The top panel is a very hefty 8th of an inch thick piece of metal. It’s difficult to punch through cleanly without ruining our punch we use for the smaller VU meters. So we opted to hand drill a proper hole for a slightly larger vintage meter. The result is striking.

Please note this does not have the clean circuit “bleed” like on the larger “Retro” version.


The Electron Fuzz Custom  “RETRO” houses the same circuit as the aluminum pedal version but is placed in a classy wood box. ***We have added a diode clipping mod just above the meter.

This is an extremely high gain distortion. Seriously, normal volume setting is at about 10% of its full output potential. Two gain/tone controls “Hurt” and “Pain” give a variety of tone textures and a feedback noise loop can be adjusted to add a very gritty almost 8-bit sound or a squelching scream. (Great for droning or well crafted solos and recording). The extra stomp switch adds 2 more additional gain stages and a boost of high end to the sound. Best of all the distortion oscillates when notes are held adding a new level of expression.

Here is a pretty cool demo video from the “Pedal and Effects” youtube channel featuring Alessandro Cortini of NIN, Sonoio and Modwheelmood.

[list_circle]Things I personally enjoy about this pedal:

  • Fuzzy to crunchy tones
  • Wide range of possible textures and character
  • Expressive distortion oscillations
  • Feedback noise loop for unusual sound design
  • Extremely high gain for recording direct to your DAW
  • Use with guitars and keyboards
  • VU meter responds to your playing


The red LED  switches on when boost mode is enabled. A convent way to know where you are when playing.

• Knob controls:

A unique approach to tone control…

Hurt: Controls the gain of 3rd gain stage. Lowering the gain will also reduce low end.
Pain: Controls the gain of the 2nd transistor gain stage. Lowering the gain will reduce high end.
Output: Volume/saturation. Take some of the edge off the mix or crank the pain and hurt all the way for a big, dirty, crunchy fuzz.
FB Noise: On/Off adjusts the amount of feedback in the circuit for noise making. Creates a weird octave mod fx.

• Switch controls:
Low cut toggle: Cuts the low end for a slightly less bassy more gated sound.
x1000 gain: On left stomp switch. This takes your sound through an addition 2 transistor gain stages and pushes the electrons way past 11! The booster switch adds a loud and dirty, thrash crunch to this versatile pedal. Incredible for feedback noise and FX textures. Can cause the parasitic frequency oscillation but sounds awesome while playing.
True Bypass: Lets you play through the pedal.

• Meter: Responds to your playing, and reflects first gain stage transistor distortion. Illuminates when active.

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