The Fuzz Face, a true legend of fuzz!
In 1966, a salesman named Ivor Arbiter saw the rising British rock scene demanding the effect of fuzz.
He decided that his company, Arbiter Electronics, needed to join the other London guitar product companies and release his own take on this trending sound.
That same year an American guitarist named Jimi Hendrix arrived in London and adopted Ivor’s design as his weapon of choice. The rest is history!
By 1969, the original germanium Fuzz Faces fully gave way to silicon devices and Arbiter never looked back.
Hendrix himself preferred the silicon versions because of their aggressive bite and stability in environments where germanium proved inconsistent.
The JHS Smiley is a sonically faithful recreation these early silicon Fuzz Faces.
The Smiley serves up the effortless volume clean up, sustaining low end and crisp mid-range bite that you expect from a vintage Arbiter unit.
Legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Eric Johnson have used this circuit on countless albums.
If you want a fuzz that covers coveted classic tones, look no further!
Volume and Fuzz controls.
Volume sets the overall output level of the effect; turn it up and it gets louder.
Fuzz is the distortion control; the more you turn it clockwise, the more fuzz you create.
On the side you will see a "Mode" control. Push this button to access a unique "JHS Mode".
This mode sends the Smiley into a high gain / gated fuzz territory that you may never want to come back from.
Searching for a review of the JHS Smiley Fuzz? Check out this Youtube demo.
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