This 25th Anniversary Vexter Series Fuzz Factory features UV printed
art. The parts inside are identical to the hand painted model.
Packed with knobs that let you control everything from tight, radically fuzzy sounds that gate off instantly when you stop playing, to intermodulating oscillations that fight for control of your guitar as your notes decay, to shortwave radio sounds, ripping velcro and octave-like fuzz. Includes an on/off LED and center-negative DC power jack.
Pedal Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.70" x 2.38" x 1.82"
This is a five-knob fuzz using two new old-stock sixties germa-
nium transistors. The circuit is not modeled after any classic
fuzz design, but should have been around when Leary was still
lucid. Although the five knobs are named for the parameters
over which they seem to have the most control, please don’t
hold me to it. They are controls for various operating levels and
biases, and basically shape you a personalized fuzz.
Volume: Output level.
Gate: Squelches noise after end of sustain. Turn to right to eliminate
squeals, hiss and buzz, stopping just as they disappear, or use
to tune in exact feedback pitch, if you’re that kind. Turning to left
Compress: Adds attack characteristic when turned to left, which gets softer
to right, and suddenly pinches tone when all the way right. Also
use to tune in fat feedback fuzz, if you’re that kind. Lower the
Stability and see what happens to this control.
Drive: Increases distortion when used as a “normal” fuzz and adjusts
feedback pitch and tonal thickness, if you’re that kind. This con-
trol becomes meaningless when Compress is all the way right.
Stab: Use all the way right. Do not adjust this control below 2:00, un-
less you like your fuzz soft and squishy. Use to control feedback
Many ‘incorrect’ settings on this pedal squeal. This may annoy
the faint-hearted. If you use the example settings, you won’t get
hurt. I don’t want to see anyone hurt. Unless you’re that kind.
Don’t forget to memorize or write down your favorite settings.
Yes, folks, like all ZVEX pedals, it’s as low current as possible,
extending battery life so long... I have never changed the bat-
tery in the prototype (3 years). ‘On’ current is less than 3 mA...
compare to the Tube Screamer (of course an entirely different
animal) at almost 40 mA.
WARRANTY & SERVICE:
Your Vexter Fuzz Factory™ is warranted for 1 year from date of
purchase, or 2 years if you send in your warranty card.