This is a vintage 1969 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face electric guitar effects pedal. This particular example is in nice 100% all original condition and features (2) BC 108 silicon transistors. With the quintessential Hendrix-era aesthetic, including; the bright red finish, the white font type, and the “Dallas-Arbiter • England” label, this is the version that is perhaps most famous. This incredible pedal is a must have, so don’t miss out on this fantastic 100% completely intact example!
This Fuzz Face sounds absolutely amazing. With squealing sustain reaching the harmonic heavens, it is the epitome of uncensored, unadulterated fuzz. Absolutely compatible with single-coils, humbuckers, you name it, this is a really great-sounding fuzz box.
While some make reference to the early Arbiter Fuzz Faces with germanium transistors sounding better, it really isn’t the case. In fact, germanium transistors are notoriously unstable, which result in very inconsistent performance, while the silicon transistors are highly efficient and significantly more dependable. Furthermore, BC 108 transistors produce a very smooth and attractive fuzz, while germanium transistors produce a decidedly more grainy and textured fuzz. Both can be great, but it’s more a matter of apples and oranges.