The Skreddy Pedals™ BC239 FUZZ is a throwback to the late "rams head" era. The BC239 transistor will tend to render less bass, resulting in a more biting and articulate muff tone. Add to that the fact that the later rams heads employed plastic film capacitors instead of the softer, grittier tone of ceramic discs used in the triangle knobs and earlier rams heads, and you get a clear, cutting top end. You'll hear every detail of its velvety distortion. I'm preserving articulation by keeping the gain in check just enough and not letting it get too mushy or syrupy. Nice and hot with ample harmonics and of course great sustain. Rather than a round, fluty tone, you'll get a meaty grind even in your high notes.
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Now you can have that sound again, but without the over-sized box, and with true bypass, led, Boss™ style power jack, and Skreddy's own angry demon face graphic to goad you on.
I went full circle on this one; no pretty, carefully sculpted, balanced tones. Just pure vintage nostalgia--let it sing in its original voice with all its color and charm.
For the tone stack, I copied the era that used a milder mid scoop than most. And when you flip the mini toggle to the right, you'll get a midrange hump that will propel your solos through the loudest band mix.
Regular 9v negative ground, no special power requirements. 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.
Quick and dirty cellphone vid with lots of sloppy flubs
Here is just the Skreddy BC239 segment of the metal fuzz shootout!