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Black Cat OD-1 Fuzz

Black Cat

Black Cat OD-1 Fuzz


An original design created by Fred Bonte based on the unique properties of the OP275, a high quality dual opamp with a distinctive linear output waveform.

The Black Cat OD-1 (a.k.a. Freddie Fuzz) is an original design Fred created based on the unique properties of the OP275, a dual operational amplifier chip made by Analog Devices. The OP275 is a high-quality op-amp that gives a distinctive linear output waveform. The Black Cat OD-1 can go from clean, to slightly crunchy, to all-out saturated distortion. It is unique in that it is extremely sensitive to the guitar; it responds to the player’s pick attack, and like a good Fuzz Face, it cleans up well when you roll back the volume on the guitar. The Black Cat OD-1 has been used by Scott Henderson, Steve Lukather, Beck, Lyle Workman, Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty), and many others.

    • Durable powder-coat “Holographic Sparkle” finish
    • High-quality OP275 dual op-amp
    • Professional glass epoxy double-sided PCB
    • 3PDT True Bypass switch and Switchcraft jacks
    • Uses 2.1 mm Boss style power jack, or internal 9V battery
    • Hand-wired, boutique quality, made in USA
    • Wide range of dirt tones from mild to wild
    • Cleans up as guitar volume is turned down
    • Responds to pick attack and player dynamics
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