Faux Fuzz NKT Germanium Pedal Vintage Newmarket Transistors - 1966 Arbiter Fuzz Face Clone - Purple

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Designed after years of detailing the iconic vintage round fuzz boxes of the mid 1960's, the Faux Fuzz from 529 Electronics incorporates as many NOS parts as are available. One of the secrets of the tone here are the coveted Newmarket NKT germanium transistors.

This circuit / internals of this particular unit was the first prototype I built back about 12 years ago.  I've since rehoused it in my current purple enclosure.  This unit has low gain NOS Newmarket NKT214 transistors  which are at their best pushing a slightly overdriven amp (or running into an overdrive pedal). Since these transistors themselves aren't super high gain, they're very clear, transparent and clean up when rolling back on the guitar volume and/or the fuzz control. Everything you expect from a vintage Fuzz Face.
  • NOS UK Newmarket NKT Transistors - (NKT 214)
  • UK made Ohmeg Potentiometers
  • Vintage Arbiter Issue 1 Circuit Board Design
  • Yellow Mullard / Philips Chicklet Polyester Capacitor
  • NOS blue Sprague Electrolytic Capacitors
  • Carbon Composition Resistors
  • Vintage Cliff Style Jacks
  • Vintage Style Non-Alkaline, Zinc 9v Battery Included
Due to wide variances in transistors and the original pedal's fixed bias design (8.2k Resistor), many original units weren’t always stellar.  For these pedals I've modified the design, keeping a resistor on the board for aesthetics (it’s not connected in the circuit) and installed a hidden bias trimpot under the board to properly bias the transistors. Every unit is tested and biased to optimal sound before shipping!

Dimensions: 5.7" x 4.7" x 2.3"
Weight: 1.1 lbs
Made In USA

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