Over the course of '69 & '70, Jimi Hendrix appeared at his most noted live appearances—Live at Woodstock, Live at Berkeley, and Live at the Fillmore East—using a mysterious red Fuzz Face Distortion with white knobs. That fuzz box sounded like a completely different animal from any of the other Fuzz Face pedals in Jimi's arsenal, snarling with a far more aggressive, biting tone.
The pedal itself has been lost to history, but its unmistakably unique tone lives on in the recordings of those three iconic shows, and Hendrix aficionados have tried to cop that sound for years. We are happy to say that their tonal quest can finally come to a glorious end.
Poring tirelessly over all of the different customized circuit designs Jimi used over the years, our engineers narrowed down this elusive fuzz tone to a version of the Octavio® circuit that didn't have the octave up signal. After making a few tweaks, they nailed it with the Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini Distortion.
Now, you can get the same Fuzz Face tone Jimi used to woo the masses at some of his most famous performances. It comes in a pedalboard-friendly Fuzz Face Mini housing, complete with an AC power jack and an on/off status LED.
This Fuzz Face Mini Distortion nails the aggressive, biting fuzz tone Jimi Hendrix used at some of his most iconic live performances, with a status LED, AC power jack, battery door, and mini housing for modern convenience.
This pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery, a Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies (not included).
- The biting, aggressive fuzz tone used by Jimi Hendrix for the Band of Gypsys show and other iconic performances
- Pedalboard-friendly Fuzz Face
- Mini housing with AC power and
- on/off status LED
- True bypass
- VOLUME knob controls overall effect volume
- FUZZ knob controls amount of fuzz
- FOOTSWITCH toggles on/ bypass (blue LED indicates on)
- Input Impedance 320 kΩ
- Output Impedance
- 1 kHz, Max Volume 11 kΩ
- 1 kHz, Mid Volume 64 kΩ
- Max Output +9 dBV
- Max Gain at 1 kHz,
- Volume & Fuzz Max 60 dBV
- Noise Floor, A Weighted,
- Volume & Fuzz Max 72 dBV
- Effect Switching THWBY
- Current Draw 4.7 mA
- Power Supply 9 volts DC (not included)