Crest Audio Fuzz Face (1987)
Perhaps the most sought after Fuzz Face reissue.
The birth of the Crest Audio Fuzz Face was, simply put ... beautiful. It all started in the mid 80’s with a Crest Audio QC technician, Dave Fox. Dave had found a broken Dallas Industries Fuzz Face at work, noticed on his pay check that Dallas Industries were his employers, and there you go – Dave realised he was working for the inventor of the Fuzz Face. Being a Hendrix fan, Dave proposed the idea of reissuing the legendary Fuzz Face, thankfully management liked his idea and the rest is history. The Crest Audio Fuzz Face is a roaring beast which we love. It has full bodied gain and works fantastically for lead as well as the obligatory power chords. This particular specimen uses BC109C silicon transistors. Crest Audio built approximately 2000 Fuzz Face reissues and these are still somewhat cheaper than the '60s and '70s originals. So if you are a Fuzz Face fan, be sure to get your hands on the next Crest Audio Fuzz Face you see out there. How does it compare to the original Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face or later Dunlop reissues you ask? Compare them all on our player today.