Over the course of '69-'70, Jimi Hendrix appeared at a few of his most noted live appearances - Live at Woodstock, Live at Berkeley, and Live at the Fillmore East
- using a mysterious red Fuzz Face Distortion with white knobs. That
fuzz box sounded like a completely different animal from any of the
other Fuzz Face pedals in Jimi's arsenal, snarling with a far more
aggressive, biting tone.
The pedal itself has been lost to
history, but its unmistakably unique tone lives on in the recordings of
those three iconic shows, and Hendrix aficionados have tried to cop that
sound for years. We are happy to say that their tonal quest can finally
come to a glorious end.
Poring tirelessly over all of the
different customized circuit designs Jimi used over the years, Dunlop's
engineers narrowed down this elusive fuzz tone to a version of the
Octavio circuit that didn't have the octave up signal. After making a
few tweaks, they nailed it.
Now, you can get the same Fuzz Face
tone Jimi used to woo the masses at some of his most famous
performances. It comes in a pedalboard-friendly Fuzz Face Mini housing,
complete with an AC power jack and an on/off status LED.