1968 Electron Fuzz Custom
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Please read: Brand new EFC pedal with new art and 5 vintage Motorola 2n3904 transistors. Only 4 units available.
A unique part of history. A while ago I acquired a some very old Tektronix PCBs, I set them aside to be used for a special project. Recently I decided to try some parts from them on an EFC Distortion pedal and it sounded great!
The transistors, harvested from a 1968 “Rom Scanner” PCB have a slightly different character than the normal EFC pedal. The transistors are lower gain coming in with a beta of about 120 to 160 …the normal transistors we use are in the 400+ range. The pedal still sounds like an EFC but “different”. Still very high gain but maybe a bit more “defined”
Unfortunately I only have a small hand full of these transistors so we are only able to make a total of 4 pedals.
The pedal has the newest EFC artwork that will eventually replace the simple radio tower image.
Lots of cool history about Tektronix available. Check it out here: Tektronix INC
The Electron Fuzz “Custom” 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.
***Orders may take 1-2 days depending on availability.
More about the EFC (Electron Fuzz Custom)
Here is a great demo video from the “Pedal and Effects” youtube channel featuring Alessandro Cortini of NIN, Sonoio and Modwheelmood.
Please read the brief history of the Electron Fuzz here.
[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 on the radio tower 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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