There were some nasty, buzzy fuzz pedals made in the mid 1960s. Some best examples are the Mosrite Fuzzrite, Maestro Fuzz Tone, Jordan Bosstone, Kay fuzz, etc. We found some super high gain germanium transistors in late 2006 that could be tuned to get those sounds so we are finally able to offer a few hundred of these pedals, which we named the PEPPERMINT FUZZ in tribute to the song INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS which features this very sound. It can also be used for some later punk rock sounds like the Stooges, etc. It can also do a decent late 60s Fuzzface sound if dialed in properly, and can get very close to the oldest 2 knob TONE BENDER pedals (MK-I and MK-II).
All Peppermint fuzz pedals have always been hand made in the USA.
The DARK Peppermint fuzz is similar but uses some darker sounding transistors. They are the same transistor model but a different brand. The basic sound is similar but not quite as bright. There is more difference with the extreme sounds, the DARK version is not as sitar like, it is fatter and can get a sort of trumpet sound when backing off the volume control. We are about out of the Dark Peppermint transistors in early 2013 and I can't seem to find more. We ran out in late January, 2013.
The Dark Peppermint fuzz has a light flourescent BLUE coating over the pedal. It glows
slightly under flourescent lights. Pricing and options are the same.
The PEPPERMINT FUZZ is similar to a fuzzface in architecture but has specific tweeks to make it more flexible and sound much crazier.
Here is a sample of playing a Strat into the Peppermint and Dark Peppermint through a clean Fender Twin Reverb.
Here is a quick and dirty sample of the sitar sound. This is an extreme setting, with the fuzz and buzz knobs up about all the way and the guitar backed down.
Here is a sample of this old style pedal used to make MODERN MUSIC.
It's Alf T. Hana of
athana in Norway.
It's his singlecoil guitar. The Peppermint Fuzz is used with a Boss DD3 delay, into a 1970 Marshall 20w amp with silverback speaker, recorded with an SM57 mic through a Neve preamp. The first part is the neck pickup, then the bridge. NuPeppermintTune.mp3
Al Schnier from moe. got an early one and wrote me:
I love the peppermint fuzz. it is one of the most versatile fuzz pedals I've come across. It does everything from a subtle overdrive to full on buzzsaw meltdown. LOVE IT.
Adrian Belew, one of the kings of fuzz, wrote:
just a thank you note for the pedals.
I'm in love with the peppermint fuzz
which has become a permanent part of my guitar rig.
I wrote a new piece of music and gave the peppermint fuzz a prominent place in it.
Here is a shot of his rig with the Peppermint next to his Whammy.
Gary Clark Jr.'s guitarist ZAPATA! got a Peppermint fuzz just before their tour
of Australia and New Zealand in early 2013. He wrote "The Peppermint Fuzz is Epic!!!".
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