THE FUZZ FACE
If there’s one pedal that captures the history of sonic rebellion and the soul of classic rock, then the Fuzz Face is it. Bold and raunchy when fed power chords, velvety smooth and angelically soaring when presented with lead lines and with an almost too-good-to-be-true volume knob cleanup, which allows for the best clean tones you’ve ever heard, the Fuzz Face is truly a multi-faceted tonal treasure. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pete Townsend all carved their undying legacy with this iconic fuzz machine and with our If 6 Was 9 MKII, you can instantly tap into those legendary tones or go far beyond to discover your own saturated signature sound.
It’s been at least 10 years since we launched our original If 6 Was 9 BC183 and improving on this solid design was no small feat. SGFX’s pedal pays tribute to all the players who contributed to the pantheon of rock, with specially selected components to get your mojo working. We put two BC183 transistors in each one, which is widely regarded as a happy medium between the potentially mushy compression of germanium and the brash sawmill-like fuzz of silicon. The tone of the If 6 Was 9 MKII is just that - smooth and refined, without falling apart on chords and with loads of sustain on single-note work. The MKII includes all the soulful fuzz tones of the original BC183, but incorporates a variety of new features aimed at bringing this vintage inspired design into the modern age.
What really sets the new If 6 Was 9 MKII apart is the power supply. Fuzz Face tone has been whittled down to such a precise science that players now know what voltage at which they prefer their Fuzz Face to be run. Eric Johnson famously kept a box full of batteries drained to various degrees. We have equipped this fuzz with a variable voltage pump, supplying anywhere from 5 to 15VDC from a single 9V power source. No need for a box full of questionable batteries anymore, just set the knob to your preferred supply voltage and get as much fuzzy compression or meaty breakup you desire consistently, every time.
Variable Voltage Control
- Silicon Fuzz pedal
- Based on the Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face circuit
- Two BC183 transistor – for tones between mushy compression of Germanium and brash sound of Silicon
- Variable voltage pump supplies power between 5 to 15V DC internally
- Thick balanced bass response and tight fuzz tone
- Tone toggle switch chooses between tight and thick fuzz voicings
- Bias knob for varying operational voltage – huge range of tones from compressed and nasty to big and bold
- Saturation control trims the circuits input for better cleanup or impedance matching
- Soft-touch True bypass switching and top-mounted jacks
- Hand-made in Montreal, Canada
- Powered by opt. 9V DC PSU
(centre -, 2,1 mm, 20 mA current draw)
All SolidGoldFX products purchased through the solidgoldfx.com website or our authorized dealers come with a three-year warranty against failure resulting from defective parts and/or faulty workmanship. Cosmetic flaws or issues related to wear and tear are not covered.
The warranty applies only to the original owner of the product and is not transferable. Warranty coverage terminates three years after the owner receives the product. While a product is under warranty, the product will be repaired free of charge. The owner of the product will be responsible for both shipping to and from SolidGoldFX Pedals. Warranty coverage will be automatically canceled should the product be tampered with, modified, abused, damaged through misuse, repaired by an unauthorized third party, or damaged through failure to follow the operating instructions.
USE OF AN IMPROPER POWER SUPPLY WILL VOID THE WARRANTY