RotoSound Fuzz Pedal Reissue
The RotoSound Fuzz Pedal is back in production, using the same '60s era circuit configuration with modern reliability and true-bypass.
To ensure vintage correct quality, these modern reissues will all be made in their UK factory and are set to be available around November.
Since the original RotoSound Fuzz pedals were never mass produced and were only available in very limited numbers, this is a great opportunity for the general public to own one. It is said that there are only around 10 original Rotosound Fuzz pedals that are available, and thanks to a pedal collector, RotoSound was able to get their hands on a working model for them to replicate.
RotoSound will stay faithful to the original design, having genuine vintage germanium stock active components to preserve the original sound. According to the information available, the re-issue circuit uses a Darlington Pair for high gain input, just like the original. This will drive a compensated "fuzz" transistor to produce its fuzz effect. It is based on the popular Tonebender circuit that leading guitar players of the '60s era used.
Aside from its tone and good sustain, the original RotoSound Fuzz is also known for its simplicity, which was carried over to the re-issue. The reissue will maintain its three simple knobs - Fuzz, Treble and Volume. The amount of drive is controlled by the Fuzz knob which you can set anywhere from a soft crunch to a growl whilst retaining the pedal's signature germanium roundness. The Treble knob lets you vary the ratio of bass to treble signals, giving you a good range from muddy to crisp. And finally the Volume knob lets you alter the output level.
Some modern implements were introduced to help maintain cleanliness of sound, the engage switch now utilize dedicated contacts on the ‘instrument’ input jack. The re-issue pedal is also equipped with “true bypass” switching for easy integration and compatibility to modern rigs.
Rounding up the features of this Germanium fuzz pedal is its rock solid steel box finished in gloss silver hammer powder coating that faithfully reproduces the original look.
The RotoSound Fuzz Reissue is expected to sell for around $380, and is said to be available earliest on November. For details and to check on its manual online , you can visit RotoSound.
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