Dunlop Dallas Arbiter Fuzzface (red), mods??

E-H talking pedal I just earlier this evening found out that what I thought was a talking pedal was actually called a Golden Throat. What does a talking pedal do, and how does it work? Is it the same thing as a Golden Throat? They are completely different. The golden throat is a “talk box” like Frampton, Walsh, etc used. It is a speaker driver connected to a tube which goes in your mouth and needs to be miked through a PA to be used.

How to Tame a Fuzz Face Type Fuzz Pedal

Of course the ambassador of Fuzz – one Jimi Hendrix played these – well the originals, and we will forever associate the colour Red with Germanium and Blue with Silicon – or not. The initial pedals had Germanium and the latter ones were switched to Silicon which had more gain on tap, but also most importantly was not as sensitive to temperature variations and other minor idiosyncrasies. Pretty much all the others listed here are from celebrated makers, and each has its own timbre and tone – as well as specific celebrity musician following.

During nearly a decade of production (that ended around ), the Fuzz Face had minor cosmetic alterations, such as the logo in the “smile” cutout changing from “Arbiter England” to “Dallas-Arbiter England” (following the merger of Arbiter and Dallas Musical Instruments in ) to “Dallas Music Industries LTD” in the early ’70s.

If you’re not familiar with my site, it’s simple, and you’ll love it or hate it: It’s not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since ’98 so I figure, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there’s a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size. Limited Edition Goldtop model M G , no longer in production but they still make them in sunburst and black.

This model is based on the ‘s Aristocrat, with a hollow mahogany body, arched laminated spruce top, harp tailpiece and a pair of single-coil pickups. This model features a strong 3-piece neck, which are more rigid than single-piece necks and not as prone to warping as years go by. Since the necks are rigid you’ll almost guarantee a lifetime of very comfortable action and no dead spots along the fretboard. Outfitted with a quality set of Franz P90 Soapbar pickups, this guitar delivers the classic tones of the original.

A bound rosewood fretboard with pearl block inlays looks great and is very comfortable with perfectly dressed fret ends. This guitar has a fairly complex tone, sounds bright acoustically and plays wonderfully.


Unknown Place of Manufacture: The Tri stood for Triangle, as the V1 Big Muff had come to be known due to the triangular knob layout. Hohner had been around since , known as one of the worlds largest accordion and harmonica manufacturers. Hohner branched into making keyboards in the s, electric guitars in the s, and acoustic guitars in the s. As many other companies were doing at the time, Hohner also branched into the effect pedal business in the mid s. These included the Sound Modifier Series, the Dirty Booster Overdrive, and the Tri Dirty Booster, which was essentially a straight clone of an early Big Muff with an extra capacitor in the tone section.

Best Vintage Guitar Overdrive Pedal: It’s a little tricky to even imagine that there was a time in which the idea of taking a guitar signal and intentionally setting it into .

This website is frequently updated. Last update October I do not want to repeat the information that can be found there, but I felt since I do my own thing here with sound clips that a general guide to those effects is necessary, but I highly recommend you check out Gilmourish for a comprehensive guide to all of David Gilmour’s gear and an album by album gear guide. Below is a guide to the basic effects gear needed to create a typical David Gilmour lead tones as heard on Pink Floyd studio and live recordings.

I have used every one of these effects at one time or another. This is not a comprehensive list of every effect Gilmour ever used, but just a general guide for getting the tones. It goes without saying that you should use a Stratocaster type guitar with vintage style single coil pickups for the majority of Gilmour’s tones, and most importantly, learn to play in a similar style. A vintage style wah pedal, like a Vox Wah, can also be used for some very early Pink Floyd, such as the bird like screams you hear in the middle section of Echoes, and the wailing sounds heard on Is There Anybody Out There.

Additional pedals like a Digitech Whammy for Marooned and The Blue and a volume pedal can be used for certain songs. EMG-SA pickups were also key to the tones from this era.

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It was his preferred distortion pedal. It was introduced in by Arbiter Electronics, which later became Dallas Arbiter. In , Dunlop Manufacturing took over production, and this is where the Fuzz Face is made today.


I thought I would start the year with a hot topic, that is hot for guitarists: I thought a bit of knowledge and a tip I have recently discovered would come in handy. I will of course continue to post about The Tone and will come back with video demos some time in What is a fuzz tone? For a lot of us guitarists, Hendrix exemplifies the Fuzz tone, or rather tones: Subsequently, the Fuzz Face pedal, still made today by Dunlop and made in the 60s by Dallas Arbiter served as a basis for countless clones.

Anyway, the tips I will share here are more directed towards Fuzz Face type pedals, they might not work for other types of Fuzz. Choosing a Fuzz Pedal: I have spent hours trying to decide which to get. At the heart of Fuzz pedals lie transistors. Early Fuzz Face pedals were based on Germanium transistors before switching to Silicon transistors, mostly for reasons of stability. Germanium transistors tend to be affected by the ambient temperature.

Digital Fuzz? The Boss FZ-5

October 30, Author: For some, it is a sign of progress. For others, the letters might as well be scarlet. While modulation effects such as chorus, delay and flange get the digital treatment quite regularly, the sacred realm of fuzz has been, for the most part, off-limits.

Welcome to fuzzboxworld. Silicon Fuzz Face kit, build your own Hendrix classic! $

Michael McGraw Hello Gearheads! Today we talk FUZZ! Ok, now many of you actually know me, and of my personal journeys into the descent of the deep and dark abyss of Fuzz pedals. It’s been an interesting and wild road that’s led me through and to some of my favorite circuits derived from one of the oldest the Fuzz Face, Dallas Arbiter to be exact. It’s completely a classic, used by so many great tone-meisters including of course, Mr. Jimi was indeed the spark to the flame in many a young guitarist’s hearts including mine; He practically founded the tonal landscape any modern guitarist might navigate.

The Fuzz Face could be used to make clean tones all the way to monstrous distorted fuzzed out bliss. It’s a very interesting and simple circuit that’s unique to every moment in the way that life is really this is why I think I’m personally drawn to them. So much control and many shades of color much like a great painter’s palette, the Fuzz Face is simply put It’s a very good sounding and feeling Silicon Fuzz with some very cool and helpful tweaks.

SunFace and Fuzz Face Pedals : What’s the deal?

According to an article on gibson. In this video, he can be seen playing the intro to “Red House” on this guitar. The Flying V has a black finish and gold hardware, and diamond inlays instead of the usual dots. Original source article here. It was one of the guitars that he had the longest, it stayed with him several years.

He called the guitar “Betty Jean” after his girlfriend, and left the guitar with her mother when he went off to the Army in

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About Guitars Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us. An instrument is all about inspiration. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music. This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost. Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.

However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high. In fact, the reason why they are cheaper, ha sless to do with quality but rather lower labour costs, cheaper type of laquer and apply methods etc. Japanese Fenders are considered to be above the Mexicans and perhaps even just as good as the US.

In the 80s and early 90s, Japanese Fenders were well known for being superior to any other models and the quality is still top notch. Maple or rosewood necks? Neck wood and contour plays an important role in how the guitar sounds and how it feels to play.

1980s Crest Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face BC109c

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