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Dirty Boy Blues Saraceno Afro Fuzz Fuzz Pedal Version 1

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The Dirty Boy Blues Saraceno Afro Fuzz pedal is loosely based on the fuzz face circuit with the addition of a 6 position frequency selector. It is actually a hybrid. Up front it has a Germanium transistor (40 years old, pulled out of early sixties Italian keyboards) for smooth clipping and followed by a high HFE silicon transistor for power. It is an exceptionally loud pedal. You can use it on any amp and it certainly will work well with any Marshall plexi-amp, or a Vox as well. This is the first fuzz pedal on the market that gives you that kind of flexibility. The best way to describe it is to listen to the clips that are posted.

Alex Saraceno builds these pedals with germanium transistors that are about 40 years old and have smooth clipping, not with silicon transistors that have a tendency to sound like razor blades.  Bear in mind that there are only a limited number of those transistors with the proper HFE.

These are true Bypass and have an insert for a 9-volt wall wart and have an LED as well for instant recognition.

This is Version 1 of this pedal.



The Afro Fuzz is sprayed with Breakaway paint so that it looks vintage with little use. The chipping you see on this pedal is not considered a blem. This pedal is brand new.