420 FUZZ is back and here to stay with three mods that make this fuzz stand out from the crowd and become a staple on your board.
Just like the first 420 total units made, this original fuzz boasts an EL5420csz quad op-amp that creates two different fuzz circuits that you can blend together to make one pretty blazed hybrid fuzz. Yes, we picked this op-amp because it has “420” in its name.
Fuzz 1 provides a highly sustaining fuzz and distortion with a tone stack that growls heavily in the lows and lower mids.
Fuzz 2 blows out a plume of slightly mid-scooped heavy gated fuzz capable of grinding up your tone from thick nugs to slick chugs.
Both sides are gated; one more so than the other. Perfect for chugs, slugs, and fuzzy bugs. This gated fuzz provides sharp cuts in sustain to give you no string noise and feedback in between palm mutes and single notes. Use the gate to YOUR advantage and sound different than everyone else with a fuzz.
- 9v/18v toggle — Use a 9V DC output center negative supply and use this toggle to select whether the fuzz stays at 9V or to 18v via a charge pump to add headroom for less compression, more volume, and a little more clarity. Use 9V power. Do not use 18V power, unless you are a fan of expensive repairs.
- Clean Blend — Blend in your dry, clean signal or any pedals placed before 420 FUZZ.
- Fuzz 1 on/off footswitch — Use the left footswitch to turn Fuzz 1 on/off. Perfect for rhythm or lead jumps. This ONLY works when the pedal is ON (right footswitch is your on/off bypass).
- Hybrid — Use this pot to blend Fuzz 1 and Fuzz 2 circuits together or solo just Fuzz 1 or Fuzz 2. This is like having three fuzzes in one!