#1
Hey everyone.
I'm looking at the DIY pedal kits from Fuzz Box World. Does anyone here have experience with them? They have sold hundreds of their kits on eBay and have perfect feedback, so they mustn't be too shabby.
I'm interested in the Silicon Fuzz Face Kit , and would like to know how it stacks up against the $100 more Dunlop Fuzz Face. Also, does anyone have experience with the other Beginner Fuzz Kit

Also, what it a 'silicon' fuzz face? Does this refer to the older makes of the Fuzz Face?

Thankyou!
#2
www.buildyourownclone.com is a gresat site to order pedals from and they have a variety of Fuzz pedals to choose from
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Also, what it a 'silicon' fuzz face? Does this refer to the older makes of the Fuzz Face?

Thankyou!


silicon transistors. there are also fuzz faces with germanium transistors. it affects the sound slightly, people say silicon is a bit harsher and has more fuzz/distortion.
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silicon transistors. there are also fuzz faces with germanium transistors. it affects the sound slightly, people say silicon is a bit harsher and has more fuzz/distortion.

Thanks for the info!
I had a look at the BYOC site but their fuzz pedals are not much cheaper than a Dallas Arbiter. Does anyone have any experience with the Fuzz Box World kits specifically?
#5
you'll get good matched transistors with the fuzz box world kit. dunlop are notorious for their inconsistency with transistors, which is why some fuzz faces sound a lot better than others.

also, germanium transistors are generally lower-gain and warmer/smoother sounding, and are sensitive to temperature changes. silicon are generally higher-gain and harsher, and have no issues with temperature.
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Quote by NakedInTheRain
you'll get good matched transistors with the fuzz box world kit. dunlop are notorious for their inconsistency with transistors, which is why some fuzz faces sound a lot better than others.

also, germanium transistors are generally lower-gain and warmer/smoother sounding, and are sensitive to temperature changes. silicon are generally higher-gain and harsher, and have no issues with temperature.


Thanks for the info, I'll definitely keep them in mind!