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Zoso and Floyd of to LA !

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Tru-Fi Pedals - Zoso in Swirl and a Anti-Freeze Green Floyd Tri-Angle Version off to a incredible player in LA. The Zoso Fuzz with OC75 Mullard transistors emulates the early Vox Tonebender with the Page Zeppelin Tones we all love. The Floyd is a Muff in the Tri-Angle verion the earliest of the Muff family. David Gilmour used that on all the Pink Floyd albums. So killer - isn't it time for you to get some Fuzz !! www.tru-fi.com www.musictoyz.com

​Define Fuzz Guitar Tone ?

Define Fuzz Guitar Tone ? Fuzz : noun : a distorted sound from an electric musical instrument, especially a guitar, produced by means of an electronic device. Interesting ! Fuzz let's be honest is guitar tone that appears 1961 to 1964 depending on what book you read and literally changed the world. There where session players who [...]

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Classic Fuzz Guitar Songs !

CLASSIC FUZZ #8 !! - WHEN THE MUSIC'S OVER - The Doors (1967): Back to California we go, with the Doors' 11-minute-long "When the Music's Over," a standout track from 1967's Stange Days. "Fuzz distortion was all we had," Doors guitarist Robby Krieger has said in past interviews. "We didn't have overdrive on our amps." [...]

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Mullard OC81 Custom Fuzz

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 [...]

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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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