KingTone MiniFuzz Ge Fuzz
KingTone's compact masterpiece of a Fuzz Face type pedal with Bias Set Light and germanium diodes which are known, loved and coveted for their unique warm, organic and dynamic tonal characteristics.
Vintage Fuzz tones with 2 vintage Germanium transistors
This pedal delivers perfect vintage germanium fuzz tones reminiscent of the tones from KingTones legendary Vintage Fuzz but in a simpler and smaller design utilizing 2 vintage germanium transistors.
The MiniFuzz Ge has a large control for volume, large enough that you can adjust it with your foot mid song if needed.
Other controls are for Fuzz and Bias.
External BIAS Control
On vintage fuzz pedals players would often have to open them up and adjust the bias on each gig to have the pedal sound its best.
KingTone has made the Bias control available to the player to bias adjust for temperature or simply to experiment with different sounds by under or over biasing.
BIAS for temperature
Germanium fuzz pedals are notoriously known for being sensitive to temperature changes. Sensitive to the point that a fuzz might sound perfect one night and thin and terrible the next if the temperature changes significantly. This makes many players either open their germanium fuzz pedal and bias it using a multimeter for each studio session or important concert, or simply leave the germanium fuzz for studio sessions and use a silicon fuzz live instead.
Well not anymore - now you can have your germanium fuzz and use it every night in any setting, thanks to the external Bias control and Bias indicator light, that lets you know exactly when the bias is set correctly for a given temperature. In fact the Bias indicator light indicates - and thus lets you explore - the unique and distinctive tones of under-biased, correctly-(or center-biased and over-biased tones.
3-Way toggle for more tonal options : Fat / Full - Zonk - Vintage
The 3-way toggle let you tailor tone and response of the pedal even more to your liking.
Fat/Full gives you the classic '60's fuzz sound with a lot of warmth and bass as the pedal allows the full range of your guitar to get through, and the pedal cleans up really well.
Zonk is reminiscent of the '60's ToneBender type tones, more gritty, more midrange and the pedal cuts through a mix beautifully. If you set the Bias high or low you get some very interesting fuzz sounds full of character and grit. Set the Bias low and you can get a slightly broken and gated fuzz sound.
Vintage rolls off some of the lows and low mids as it simulates an old fuzz where the capacitors have degraded over time. The Vintage setting retains the classic fuzz tones and sounds great in a full band setting. This setting is especially useful if you are playing a humbucker-equipped guitar or just want to use other pickups than a strats bridge pickup, as many fuzz pedals have so much low end that even a strat neck pickup can get mushy sounding.
DC Power filtering
The MiniFuzz Ge has an internal DIP switch to engage DC power filtering, which help make the pedal sound more like it is battery powered when powering it with DC from a power supply.
The pedal not only looks beautiful, it's hand-wired using best in class components on a custom designed PCB and constructed to withstand a lifetime of touring.
Germanium vs Silicon:
- Carefully Selected Germanium Transistors.
- Bias Light Indicator. Lets you know when the fuzz pedal is biased correctly. ***Patent Pending***
- 3 Way Tone Toggle Switch. Fat/Full, Zonk and Vintage.
- Internal DIP switch for DC power filtering when using a 9V DC plug. Helps make the DC sound more like a battery.
- Internal DIP switch Vintage/Boost. In the boost setting the output of the pedal lifted to allow a stronger boost in volume.
- 3x LEDs to clearly show when the pedal is active
- Hand Wired
- True Bypass
- Fat Fat, did I say ‘Fat’ Tone!
- Runs on Standard 9 Volt Battery or 9v DC Jack (isolated center positive), power supply sold separately
- Bias Adjust Control
- Fuzz Control
- Small Enclosure Size
- Long battery life even when left plugged in
- Beautiful Inside And Out
- PCB Designed For Shortest Signal Path Even In Bypass
- Built To Last A Lifetime
- Dimensions : 3,1 x 5,8 x 11,0 cm
- Weight : 273 grams
- Recommended power supply : Cioks Power Supplies