Amptweaker TightFuzz - Silicon / Germanium Fuzz

Product nr.: AT TIGHTFUZZ

0,30 kg
The TightFuzz is a very flexible fuzz, with EQ switches, a Silicon/Germanium transistor switch, &... more
Amptweaker TightFuzz - Silicon / Germanium Fuzz
The TightFuzz is a very flexible fuzz, with EQ switches, a Silicon/Germanium transistor switch, & Tight attack control. This one will certainly add some vintage tone to your arsenal. While most vintage fuzz boxes have very few controls, the TightFuzz includes a Tone control to tame the fuzzy edges and the Tight control, a mainstay of Amptweaker pedals, which varies the pick attack from smooth and thick to tight and aggressive. This is particularly helpful for tweaking a fuzz tone, since many tend to be too flubby on the lowend. While many modern fuzz boxes have chosen to create wacky over-the-top fuzztone, the Amptweaker approach is to make something that has a lot of flexibile but usable tones. The Germanium/Silicon switch changes the output stage from a softer, lower gain Germanium to a heavier, high gain Silicon transistor. This cool pedal also has the ability to get lower gain tones easily, with an Auto Bias that adjusts appropriately with the Fuzz control, to get the cleanest and nastiest distortions possible with one control. One of the important differences between the TightFuzz and most 'reissue' fuzz boxes is that the input of the fuzz circuit is effectively buffered. A common fuzz problem is that circuits with low output impedances, can completely change the bias and gain structure. The result is often an odd sound or squeals, unusual feedback etc. The buffering in the TightFuzz simulates the impedance of a guitar, so that the fuzz circuit works in the normal way it's intended, and any low impedance circuit CAN be used in the loop or in front of the pedal.

  • fuzz effects pedal
  • switchable Silicon / Germanium transistor circuit
  • flexible vintage fuzz tones
  • guitar-style input impedance - works well after any other pedal
  • integrated switchable effects loop
  • LED lit knobs (when using a power supply)
  • magnetic battery door for easy battery access
  • true bypass
  • controls for Tight, Gain, Tone and Volume
  • 3-way EQ switch (60's / 70's / Now)
  • Edge switch for smoothing out the high frequency range
  • Germanium / Silicon switch
  • recessed EFX Loop switch (Pre / Post)
  • battery switch for disconnecting the battery when using a power supply
  • bypass footswitch
  • status LED
  • metal housing
  • 6.3 mm mono IN/OUT
  • 6.3 mm mono Send/Return
  • power supply via 9V battery or optional 9-18V DC power adapter, 2.1 x 5.5 mm barrel plug, polarity (-) center
  • current draw 11 mA with battery / 26 mA at 9V / 45 mA at 18V with power supply
  • dimensions (W x D x H) 93 x 127 x 51 mm
  • weight 900 g
  • hand-made in USA
  • 4 Years W-Music Distribution Warranty (product registration required)
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