The Jumbo Fuzz
Upon first glance at the Imperial MKII, you might be intrigued by its charmingly retro appearance. Inspired by the JEN Jumbo fuzz, which is one of our personal favorite vintage fuzzes, the Imperial MKII’s four sliders, textured black paint and bold red graphics show that this pedal means business.
If a ripping, royally raucous fuzz, with impeccable manners, is what you seek in your tone conquest or whether you are chasing those soaring Gilmour-esque leads that propel you to the far side of the moon, then look no further than the Imperial MKII.
So, what is the JEN Jumbo Fuzz and what makes it so awesome? JEN Elettronica was an Italian manufacturer who made pedals for Vox, Dallas Arbiter and Sound City (among others), in addition to making equipment under their own brand. The Jumbo Fuzz was their spin on the venerable EHX Big Muff® that swapped the knobs out for sliders and added a nifty germanium noise gate. In terms of sound, the tuning of the Jumbo Fuzz lies somewhere in the Ram’s Head camp - not overly scooped or woofy, with a nice gain range - just a great sounding pedal!
While the Jumbo’s noise gate is a great feature and gives this BMP variant a unique attack with practically zero noise, vintage units vary greatly from one unit to another, with some gating too much and others not at all. Capturing the Jumbo Fuzz’s vibe and redesigning the gate was essential to our Imperial redesign. Let’s dive in…
- Fuzz pedal inspired by the 70’s Jen Jumbo Fuzz
- Discrete BMP architecture with high impedance low-noise JFET preamp
- Big Muff Style Tone Stack with Contour Slider
- Built in noise gate for virtually zero noise operation even at high gain settings.
- True bypass switching and top-mounted jacks - for ease of pedalboard mounting
- Cool retro-themed design with sliders
- Hand-made in Montreal, Canada
- Powered by a regular 9-18V DC PSU (centre -, 2.1 mm, ~10 mA current draw)
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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