UralTone FF Ge effect pedal kit
UralTone FF Ge is clone of the most well-known Fuzz pedal ever existed! The Arbiter Fuzz Face Distortion Unit.
Over the years, fuzz designer Janne Paasonen has analyzed several original Fuzz Face pedals and studied which parts affect the sound in what way. Different transistor types have been tested and compared. For this kit, Paasonen has selected and measured NOS germanium transistors that match the original sound as closely as possible. So kit includes NOS transistors that have been selected and matched by the fuzz Maestro itself!
It is now possible to achieve authentic FF sound at a very reasonable price!
"The Fuzz Face pedal was introduced by Arbiter Electronics Ltd in 1966. The pedal had been ingeniously housed in a microphone stand-style case and provided not only personal design but also a much-needed new soundscape for a psychedelic-guided guitarists.
In 1966, a few other Fuzz pedals with the same circuit were released, and one can speculate whether it is inspiration, copying, or coincidence. Sola Sound and Vox had time to release their own versions months before the Fuzz Face debut. Of course, there are small differences in the circuit with respect to the transistors and a few component values, which also leads to phonetic differences. We are talking about Sola Sound Tone Bender Mark 1.5, Vox V816 Distortion Booster and Schaller Fuzz.
The first version of the Fuzz Face was implemented with Newmarket Ltd’s NKT275 Germanium transistors. Newmarket was an old British transistor manufacturer and examining their data sheets, one can conclude that the reason to choose the NKT275 may have been that it was marketed as "audio grade" transistor. Perhaps, in addition to availability, price has been a compelling reason to choose this type instead of the common AC or OC series transistors.
Due to the Fuzz Face fanatics, the original and especially genuine kind of NKT275 is starting to be impossible to find at any reasonable price. There are some many faces at ebay so I would advise investing money with great caution.
NKT275 had moderately gain, between 30-90 hfe. Low leakage current and moderate in terms of noise. The Uraltone FF Ge DIY kit uses a NOS transistor that is measured and listened to be close to original NKT275. The transistor type used is also more stable to temperature fluctuations compared to NKTs.
The sound of a well-executed and properly biased Germanium Fuzz Face is organically round and very controllable with the volume knob of the guitar. While the sound of a pedal alone is often good, placing it with other devices can be a bit challenging. Overall, Fuzz Face offers its best performance used as first effect after guitar followed by a slightly cracked tube amp. "
I hope nice DIY moments with this classic,
Knobs: Fuzz, Volume
Power supply: 9V battery or 9VDC power supply (center negative)
Size: 80x55x21mm (box measures)
-Assembly instructions (fin / eng)
-Optional Milled Hammond enclosure
-High-quality PCB (Through plated, silk screened, solder masked)
-High quality components!
-includes hand selected and matched NOS germanium transistors
-Does not contain knobs for pots
What is included in the kit?
You´ll get all the parts that are needed to build the fully working pedal. The enclosure is optional, but we recommend the milled / drilled version. You can also drill your own but please note: there is also square hole needed for the DC jack. Footswitch needs a 12mm hole. Knobs are also optional since we all have different taste. Please check our knob selection:
How long it takes to assemble this kit?
Professional builder can do it in 1-2 hours, but for beginners, it can take 2-4 hours. Actually, building pedals is so fun that it does not matter if it takes 2 or 5 hours!
For whom this kit is suitable?
For all of you (us) who loves great guitar sounds and like to do something with your hands. UralTone pedal kits are easy to build, so they are also great for beginners. This can be your first project or your project no 134 - it's always rewarding to use something that you have built by your own hands.
Kits are also great for those who like to have boutique quality but cannot pay the price of high-quality boutique pedals.
What kind of tools do you need to build pedal kits?
Pretty basic tools are enough but, especially if you are the beginner, please use a good soldering station and good quality solder. Making good joints with lousy soldering equipment is difficult. We have collected a tool kit from the tools we actually use every day. These are not that expensive but works great for building pedals and amps. You can find it here:
So what you get if you build a pedal from the UralTone kit?
You´ll get a boutique quality pedal at the price of the cheapest one. You´ll get a few hours of relaxing time. You´ll get a pedal that works next 50 years and are easy to repair (since you know it from component to component). If you are a beginner, you´ll probably get a new hobby, since this is addictive...
And you also get the best customer care so if you have any question during the building process or cannot get your project to work we are here to help you!
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