MODERNIZED

Classic oldschool fuzz

Aimed at that elusive first-generation fuzz tone made most famous by Hendrix, in which at full guitar volume you get a sludgy, saturated, fluty, sustaining fuzz tone, and with the guitar volume turned down you get more of an overdrive sound

The Skreddy Pedals™ 1966 MODERNIZED is made from silicon transistors for stability, but it uses low gain units that can render germanium type fuzz tones.

The extra controls let you emulate different classic fuzz tones from the 60's and early 70's along with improvements for some of the issues those early fuzzes had (noise reduction, adjustable tone, and input impedance selector switch).

This can be a smooth saturated fuzz or an articulate fuzz, depending on how you set it up.  The bias control is set up to give you just the right classic response at noon, and you can play with it to go harder or softer.

No special power requirements, just regular negative ground 9v.

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Power

9v battery is not included. If you use a battery, then remember to un-plug the input cable from the pedal’s input jack when not in use to prevent draining (or you can also just plug in a power-supply, which disconnects the battery).

You may supply external power through an AC adapter. All Skreddy Pedals accept the industry-standard 9v DC plug (5.5mm barrel x 2.1mm center coax), negative tip. Please use a quality, regulated, filtered power supply.

Classic Fuzz Tones

  • Responsive and raw just like the earliest units
  • Selectable input resistance lets it work great with humbuckers and get along with other effects too
  • Stable at all temperatures but very sensitive to guitar volume knob changes
  • Just leave the fuzz knob cranked or backed down a touch
  • True bypass, LED, standard 9v power jack

Controls:

VOLUME
Gives you a LOT more output volume than most classic fuzzes, with unity gain around noon and plenty of boost beyond that.
BIAS
Lets you go from buzzy and low-fi to clear, louder, and more present. Sometimes referred to as a "MIDS" control since it does give you more (or less) of those too. Noon is the classic setting.
VOICE
Lets you go from bright and articulate to smooth and syrupy with that lovely upper-harmonic emphasis you hear in classic fuzz recordings. It's really nothing more than an extra guitar tone control. This fuzz sounds so sweet with the tone rolled down that you will love having this dedicated control right where it's at, freeing up the guitar knobs for all your other applications.
FUZZ
Sets the gain for this whole thing. Most fuzzes of this type sound best with the fuzz turned either all the way up or dialed back just a touch from max (in my opinion).  Gets milder and darker as you turn down.
HB / SC
Adds a bit of resistance to the input in order to keep a humbucker pickup from swamping the circuit and causing it to have a gated attack. But it's also useful for helping this fuzz work together with other effects (like to keep a wah pedal from making that siren sound you get from driving it into a vintage-style fuzz, or that extreme, trebly fuzz you get if you use a buffered pedal in front, for example).

 

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Sound Clips

Ilya Lipkin demonstrates the 1966's volume-knob sensitivity...

Using a Gibson SG guitar, with the fuzz in HB mode...
(MP3) Skreddy 1966 Fuzz in HB mode
And now with the fuzz in SC mode...
(MP3) Skreddy 1966 Fuzz in SC mode
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