Wren and Cuff Eye See '78 - Fuzz

Product nr.: WRC EYE SEE 78

0,50 kg
Talking shop about Muff-style fuzz pedals with any guitar player that knows his or her stuff is a... more
Wren and Cuff Eye See '78 - Fuzz
Talking shop about Muff-style fuzz pedals with any guitar player that knows his or her stuff is a relatively straightforward conversation. Aside from the myriad of variants, the talk usually evolves into transistors and who used which variant. There was a curious time in Muff history, when the circuit designed changed drastically. That time was 1978, when the transistors inside were scrapped in favor of operational amplifiers, otherwise known as op-amps, which are integrated circuits, or ICs. This particular variant was only manufactured for around two years, and as such, only a few thousand ever made it out of New York City alive. Fast forward to 2014, and the Muff masters at Wren and Cuff have crafted the definitive version of the non-transistorized fuzz box. They call it the Eye See '78 (or previously Eye See Pi). Apart from the lack of transistors, the Wren and Cuff Eye See '78 features a drastically different clipping section for a monstrously woolly sound, such as the one popularized by Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins on Siamese Dream. As expected, the sound of the Eye See '78 is different from a standard Muff circuit. While most vintage muffs are a little 'sweeter' sounding, the Eye See '78 is certainly crunchier and more 'ballsy' than a standard Muff. In 1978, a switch was added to the back of the original, and the Eye See '78 includes this switch as well. The control is labeled as Tone Bypass on both old and new pedals. Essentially, it removes the passive tone stack from the circuit for a volume boost and a significantly more raw and open sound. Of course, this switch renders the tone control useless, but in this mode, you won't miss it - this switch is just too cool. If you're looking for a largely-untamed IC-based fuzz and distortion machine, with the ability to adapt to most genres of music under the sun, look no further than the Wren and Cuff Eye See '78.

  • fuzz effects pedal
  • true recreation of the 1978 IC-based Muff
  • crunchier and more 'ballsy' than a standard Muff
  • can be adapted to most genres
  • Tone Bypass switch removes the passive tone stack from the circuit for a volume boost and a significantly more raw and open sound
  • true hard-wire bypass
  • controls for Volume, Tone, Distortion
  • Tone Bypass toggle switch
  • bypass footswitch
  • status LED
  • metal housing
  • 6.3 mm mono in / output jacks
  • power supply via 9V battery or optional 9V DC adapter, 2.1 x 5.5 mm barrel plug, polarity (-) center (battery is not included in the delivery)
  • current draw 6.5 mA
  • dimensions (L x W x H) 121 x 65 x 40 mm / 4.7" x 2.6" x 1.6"
  • weight 284 g / 0.62 lbs
  • made in the USA
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