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JHS Pedals Legends of Fuzz Smiley Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal

JHS Pedals Legends of Fuzz Smiley Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal, Volume Control, Fuzz Control, Mode Switch, 1 x Input Jack, 1 x Output Jack

 
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At JHS Pedals, fuzz pedals have been in the lineup for over a decade. They've designed original circuits, replicated classics, and have seen the trend of fuzz popularity come and go. The "Legends Of Fuzz" series is JHS Pedals' tribute to the most important fuzz circuits ever made. It is their way of ensuring that the stories of these effects live on in the music that you are going to make. From the earliest days of fuzz in the mid-'60s London scene to the 1990s ex-Soviet military factories that brought the Big Muff back to life, fuzz tells a story, and that story includes guitarists just like you. There is nothing more primitive than plugging your guitar into a vintage fuzz circuit; it is raw, untamed, and so pure that it pushes the boundaries of what your instrument can accomplish. Plug into a fuzz and plug into sixty years of beautifully broken sound.

In 1966, a salesman named Ivor Arbiter saw the rising British rock scene demanding the effect of fuzz. He decided that his company Arbiter Electronics* needed to join the other London guitar product companies and release his own take on this trending sound. After seeing the circular base of a mic stand, he came up with the idea to put the effect in a similar round enclosure and give it a face: two eyes made of knobs, a foot switch nose, and a brand label mouth. Thus, the Fuzz Face* was born. That same year an American guitarist named Jimi Hendrix arrived in London and adopted Ivor’s design as his weapon of choice, and the rest is history.

The first few years of the Fuzz Face* were manufactured using germanium transistors but by 1969, germanium fully gave way to silicon devices and Arbiter never looked back. Hendrix himself preferred the silicon versions over germanium because of their sound, aggressive bite, and their stability in environments where germanium proved inconsistent. The JHS Smiley is a sonically faithful recreation of what makes these early silicon Fuzz Faces great. Several vintage units from JHS Pedals founder Josh Scott's collection were considered and analyzed so that they could be sure to perfectly capture the magic from the era.

The Smiley is clear and defined, straddling the line between distortion pedal and a searing sustain, sustaining low end and crisp mid-range bite that you expect from a vintage Arbiter unit. One of the most revered characteristics of a good Fuzz Face* is its ability to clean up when the guitar's volume is rolled back, and the Smiley does this effortlessly.

The controls are Volume and Fuzz. Volume sets the overall output level of the effect; turn it up and it gets louder. Fuzz is the distortion control; the more you turn it clockwise, the more fuzz you create. On the side you will see a "Mode" control. Push this button to access our own unique "JHS Mode". This mode sends the Smiley into high gain / gated fuzz territory that you may never want to come back from.

If you want a fuzz that covers coveted classic tones, look no further. Legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Eric Johnson have used this circuit on countless albums. Now it's your turn.

*USES 9V DC NEGATIVE CENTER. 4MA CONSUMPTION. DO NOT USE MORE THAN 9V DC, OR YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOIDED.

*THE BENDER DOES ALLOW FOR BATTERY OPERATION VIA A SINGLE 9V BATTERY. JUST LOOSEN THE TWO REAR SCREWS FROM THE ENCLOSURE AND THE BACKPLATE WILL SWING OPEN. ON THE INSIDE YOU WILL SEE A BATTERY CLIP TO INSTALL THE BATTERY INTO.

Features:

  • Volume Control
  • Fuzz Control
  • Mode Switch
  • 1 x Input Jack
  • 1 x Output Jack

Get your JHS Pedals Legends of Fuzz Smiley Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedal today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Effect Pedal

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Pedal Type Overdrive/Distortion/Fuzz
Inputs 1 x Input Jack
Outputs 1 x Output Jack
Weight 0.85 lbs
Dimensions 5.68 X 3.62 X 2.0 inches
Series Legends of Fuzz
Model SMILEY
Warranty Info:

JHS Pedals carry an unconditional “Two Year” full warranty for ANY problem related to the function or operation of that pedal due to faulty parts and/or other internal problem. Simply show the receipt of purchase and JHS will honor it up to two years. JHS does not cover things such as broken knobs, pots and jacks due to abuse.  JHS build them to last but not to be thrown out of an airplane. However, JHS will repair problems that are out from under our warranty like the above at a very reasonable price.  Several JHS pedals have internal trim pots which are set and sealed very carefully for the function of the circuit and it should be noted that tampering with the trim pots will void the warranty.

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