Now available with silicon transistors in place of the usual germanium for a different flavour of fuzz and more temperature stability.
Take a Fuzz Face, mess around on the bench, add some pots and a sprinkling of crazy dust and you have this beast.
Classic, noisy five-knobbed fuzz box with stability, compression, gate, drive and volume controls. The fuzz comes from a pair of specially selected germanium cans which can produce tame, soothing fuzz tones or veer off into wild oscillations and gated madness with the twist of a knob or two.
Most builds have fiddly off-board pot wiring. This version of the kit has board-mounted pots for minimal wiring and easy enclosure mounting. If you want to do your own control layout or install in a guitar you should take a look at the wired pot version.
By popular demand this kit is now available in a vertical box format, while still having board mounted pots. Sweet!
Now includes optional FAT switch, for three-way frequency control. Stab pot position of Slightly Offset or Inline recommended if you're adding the switch.
Pot spacing is 17.5mm, so please take that into account when choosing knobs.
If you got for vertical mount pots they have round shafts, so you'll need knobs with set-screw fitting
If you want to go all-out you can opt to turn it into a Fat Filthy Fack! with some offboard jiggery-pokery. It's really simple - take a look at the build doc for more details. The toggle switch has to mount on the top edge of the box (along from the DC socket) if you're opting for a predrilled enclosure.
Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.
Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.
Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will not take a battery. Knobs are not included.
Builds are only available with full kits including enclosures. Please choose appropriate knobs.
PCB size: 40 x 50mm
Knobs required: 5
Direct Connect compatible (4-way)
If you want the kit pre-built you must add the enclosure option below and select your knobs in the Components section. Check Specials for powder-coated enclosure availability.
Download INSTRUCTION PDF