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Hartman Electronics BC108 Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

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A very musical sounding and faithful clone of the early Silicon transistor Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face circuit using genuine metal-can BC108 NPN Silicon transistors (the type used in the originals during the very late '60s and throughout the '70s) plus modern amenities: true-bypass, on/off LED, and 9VDC-in jack.

The tonal variation among BC108s of similar gain is relatively mild compared to their Germanium predecessors; leakage is also an order of magnitude smaller. A byproduct of their stability is that BC108s are less finicky than Germanium about variations in the guitar volume knob potentiometer's sweep, guitar output, amp (or subsequent effect pedal) input impedances, ambient temperatures, etc.

These factors can still impact the fuzz, but less audibly, and the pedals still exhibit the workable cleanup, dynamic voicing and smooth decay that a good fuzz should. At their higher settings, the BC108s get really angry sounding, with highly musical, controlled feedback just about anywhere on the neck. The lead sound during the middle of Pink Floyd's "Echoes" (on Meddle) is a perfect example.

External bias control is standard on all units. Bias can be set high to keep the fuzz ultra-smooth. Lowering it produces crisper fuzz. The lowest bias settings evoke the trademark crackle, spit and grind of "starved" Silicon.

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  • Effect Pedal
  • Battery
  • Manual
Model BC108

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5.0

Awesome value

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

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      Comments about Hartman Electronics BC108 Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is an exceptional silicon fuzz. The bias knob really increases the sound spectrum of this pedal. It also has great tones throughout the fuzz dial. Highly recommended!!! Check out Hartman's site for clips. That's what sold me - I am 100% satisfied with my purchase.

       
      5.0

      Distinctive, Aggressive, Full

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      from Lancaster, PA

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      Pros

      • Aggressive attack
      • Distinctive sound
      • Resonant
      • Rich tone

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • High-fret picking
      • Leads
      • Roll-off crunch

      Comments about Hartman Electronics BC108 Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've had this fuzz for 9 months and love it for a full-toned, edgy sound. Really dynamic and responsive to input. I have this and the Hartman Bolin pedal, and alternate between the two for different sounds, and they are both responsive.

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      BC108 Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

      The manufacturer's warranty guarantees products to be free from defect for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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