Catalinbread Fuzzrite Germanium Fuzz
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From 1966 to 1968, Mosrite produced two distinct fuzz circuits: one outfitted with silicon transistors, the other with germanium parts.
Of the two, the germanium version is by far the most rare (with an estimated 250 in existence).
In that final year of production, Mosrite shifted exclusively to silicon parts, making germanium components a thing of the past.
However, by 1968 the public was hungry for fuzz, having heard it on a handful of recordings (most notably In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and Incense and Peppermints).
These two buzzy, sinewy fuzz tones were part of a wave of psychedelic rock gaining traction in the mainstream, and both were recorded prior to the introduction of the silicon Fuzzrite.
Other purported users of this early Fuzzrite circuit include Ron Asheton of the Stooges, Norman Greenbaum on Spirit in the Sky and Henry Vestine of Canned Heat.
Catalinbread happened to have a germanium version on hand and used it as a benchmark to create an extremely faithful version with a modern twist!
Just like the original, the Catalinbread Fuzzrite Germanium includes two NOS PNP germanium semiconductors with a polarity inverter IC so it plays nice with all forms of power.
A toggle switch was added to shift into modern mode: significantly beefing up the low-end content to suit more contemporary rigs.
• Rare, limited edition of Catalinbread’s Fuzzrite Fuzz.
• Loaded with NOS PNP germanium semiconductors.
• Recreates the sound of the 1960s Mosrite germanium Fuzzrite.
• As heard on In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Incense and Peppermints and Spirit in the Sky.
• Toggle switch lets you beef up the low-end to suit contemporary rigs.
• True Bypass.
• Power: 9V DC.
• Current Draw: 10mA.
• Dimensions: 1.96" x 2.36" x 4.33".
|Power supply included||No|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 years|
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