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Mullard OC81 Custom Fuzz

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Mullard OC81 - Now thats a vintage Transistor Mullard OC81, building a custom for someone. But shhhh OC75 standard sound better, more ballsy ! I just find the OC81 just not as hot as OC75s, also they seem to waver all over the place in strength and noise. SUPER expensive, OC75s are bad enough, but these are almost $20 a piece, you need 3 for the Zoso. I would just stay standard and rock the world with overflowing beautiful fuzz pedals !

Today in Fuzz Pedals Builds !

Today in Fuzz Pedals Builds ! - Today I am building a Zoso Fuzz (as used by Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page) in Swirl and Gray, and a Colordriver (as used by Jeff Beck and David Gilmour) in standard Orange ! We build them for you custom, in about a weeks time and off they [...]

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FUZZ FUZZ FUZZ

FUZZ FUZZ FUZZ - What is a Fuzz guitar pedal really ? Well it's a very simple circuit, that includes maybe 25 to 30 components. A group of vintage transistors, that are pushed that will make them clip, overdrive, buss, distorted and give you that aggressive guitar tone that started in the mid 1960s. You [...]

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Zoso Fuzz for Germany WE SHIP WORLDWIDE !

Zoso Fuzz for Germany WE SHIP WORLDWIDE ! - built this morning, Candy Apple Red Zoso going to Germany, Gray version off to Boston. We love building Fuzz - these two Zoso Fuzz's with OC75 transistors we buit this morning and I played them in my studio as part of the testing we do on [...]

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Tru-Fi Instagram Following

Tru-Fi Instagram Following - Yesterday on our Instagram page tru_fi_pedals we got a bit a viral explosion when pure musician Ryan Adams fresh from Euro touring posted about his new Tru Fi Colordriver and Zoso fuzz. It was very exciting to one have a renowned artist post they love our stuff, but also that my [...]

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Tru-Fi Guitar Fuzz Pedals

Tru-Fi Guitar Fuzz Pedals Today we started building more Zoso Toenbender Fuzz pedals and we even got a custom order for a Swirl Paint finish. These pedals are just really bad ass, with OC75 black glass Mullard transistors like the original. You want to talk about fat thick Zeppelin like Page tones, stop !! It's [...]

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History of the Tonebender or Zoso Fuzz

WHAT IS A TONE BENDER? - The Tone Bender was one of the first fuzz tone boxes to come out of England during the booming London music scene in the mid 1960's - the British answer to the American Maestro Fuzz-Tone made by Gibson. There are numerous versions, each with different circuits and different characteristics [...]

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What is Fuzz ?

What is Fuzz ? - reprint from Gibson GuitarsThe oldest and most dearest guitar pedal tone is the Fuzz pedal, it was the perfect sound for the times and has endurred tone for over 50 years. Other than the old cranked amp or faulty preamp channel, these are the grandaddies of distortion devices. Fuzzes were also [...]

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Top 10 Great Fuzz Songs

Top 10 Great Fuzz Songs - Here is a list of 10 great fuzz songs and the Fuzz pedal that is thought to have been used on the recording. In the 60s with the invention of the Fuzz pedal it was all over pop rock hits as listed below. Be it the Big Muff, the [...]

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Mullard OC81 Transistors

Building a batch of Zoso Fuzz Pedals this week, and just procurred a batch of Mullard OC81 transistors for TRU vintage fuzz. They will be an option in a few days, not cheap but the best things in guitar tone are usually not. The Colordriver is shipping on Thursday also, and the Grand Taco Fuzz [...]

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