The PedalFarm F-1 is a top quality Fuzz Face style circuit with extended functions that take it well beyond its original bounds, making it one of the most versatile fuzz pedals of its type on the market.
The F-1 is built with two BC182 Transistors, or optionally, the famous BC183 transistors. These BC183s are new old stock, and no longer in production. Both options sound very similar. All transistors are measured and paired to provide optimal results from each device.
The F-1’s expanded controls allow the user to correct issues that many users have with the original circuit while still allowing access to the original classic sound, as well as freeing up new possibilities previously unattainable.
The PedalFarm F-1 is hand-built by the PedalFarmer himself, using top quality parts and detailed craftsmanship. Low tolerance, high-grade components are used to ensure optimal performance and consistency.
The PedalFarmer has added a “BOTTOM” knob that allows you to dial in just the right amount of bottom end for your rig and sound. This makes the F1 well suited for humbucker equipped guitars, as well as single coils. This control also opens up sounds previously unavailable from the classic circuit. The circuit has the same frequency content as the classic original when the “BOTTOM” control is at its maximum setting.
The addition of a BIAS knob allows the user to find exactly the sound they are looking for. Lower bias voltages yield more spitting fuzz, while higher voltages can smooth out the fuzz and create more asymmetry to the sound. The F1 user’s manual provides handy information to help you navigate this feature.
The F-1’s FUZZ control has been modified to provide a better balance to the fuzz range across the sweep of the knob. The lower half of the control almost puts you in overdrive territory.
The volume control has been extended to provide a louder output signal.
Due to the modifications of the fuzz and volume controls, the F1 can be used as a boost for an over-driving amp by turning the fuzz all the way down and the volume up. It’s a wonderful and unique alternative to a tube screamer when used this way.
There is a knob on the inside of the pedal that dampens the input signal, slightly cleaning up the fuzz. This is an excellent way to set the maximum gain of the pedal to your taste and application.
Other features include top mounted jacks, 9v battery or standard DC adapter operation, and true bypass switching.
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