Fuzz Face BC108C (1969)

The real deal… 

One of the most iconic pedals of our time is with no doubt the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. It was issued in 1966 and was quickly favoured by many musicians of the era. The first version used germanium transistors, but due to them getting too hot too quick, Dallas Arbiter moved around 1969 to use silicon transistors.

The unit we have here is an all-original one dated 1969. It uses the BC108C transistors, the same as the one Jimi Hendrix used from around “Band Of Gypsys” till his death (although his unit is told to be modified). Also, David Gilmour used a BC108C equipped unit since 1971 more or less. These units do not all sound the same, so treat this demo of the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face as one example of many. We will try to demo more for you.

Fuzz Face BC108C (1969) technical specifications

Manufacturer Dallas Arbiter
Made In USA
Year 1969
FX Fuzz
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Top
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.55
Famous Users David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix
Width (in cm) 17.7
Height (in cm) 5.5
Depth (in cm) 17.7

Fuzz Face BC108C (1969) reviews & comparison videos

Fuzz Face BC108C (1969) reviews & comparison

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