germanium 3-transistor fuzz based on the circa 1966 design

The Skreddy Kusanagi takes that classic fat germanium fuzz sound and gives it modern pedalboard friendliness with DC adapter power and normal (negative ground) polarity.

Adjustable bias allows you to tailor the response from classic gated fuzz (no hum when you don't play) to a smoother, always-on fuzz that cleans up with the guitar volume.  Plenty of sustain either way.

Built using oldschool, high-voltage, axial capacitors, big 1/2 Watt carbon comp resistors (with a few exceptions), and 3 germanium transistors (metal-can AC127 models)

All hand wired with Switchcraft open-frame jacks.


Not for the faint of heart.

Optimized for gooey, synthy fuzz with a bit of velcro on top and a hint of octave overtone

You can get plenty of variation from it by playing with the combination of the Gate and Attack knobs and your guitar volume.

True bypass, in/out/dc jacks all on back side

Size: Hammond 1590BB enclosure
5" long x 3 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" tall (including jacks and knobs)

Kusanagi gut shot -- click for big version




"Hey Marc,

I received the pedal today, and I just want to let you know how much I love it. I feel like every time I buy a fuzz that you've made, I've learned more about fuzz and about my playing, and with this pedal in particular, I feel like there's something magical happening. I don't know a ton about 3-transistor circuits like this one, but this pedal just feels right for the way I play, and I absolutely love it.

Thank you!"


Sound Clips

Marc Ahlfs