MK 1.6 Germanium Fuzz
Price: $300 (USD) purchase direct
The MK 1.6 Germanium Fuzz is based on a classic fuzz circuit of the mid 60s. The closest ancestor is the fabled 'MK 1.5' Tone Bender circuit and this model has a few added touches to enhance playability in the modern world.
The circuit is built upon a hand etched board with the highest quality components and an obsessive attention to detail. The standard MK 1.6 is battery powered only - the on/off switch disconnects battery from the circuit when plugged in so you can keep on your board without having to remove the input lead. We can also custom build with a DC input jack and LED indicator - please enquire for additional options.
Each Pedal is built by hand, one at a time, and individually voiced to optimize its specially selected pair of germanium transistors. This means no two pedals are identical - they all have unique attributes and components are chosen for their sonic qualities in the given circuit.
The controls are simple but highly effective - 'Attack' dials up the fuzz and 'Level' sets the overall output of the effect, which ranges from soft to sonic destruction. The pedal provides a vast tonal pallet to play with and subtle changes in pick attack and tweaks to your guitar's volume and tone controls offer up unlimited avenues for expression.
The Mode switch provides three gain settings. Low is a boost setting with Med and High progressively adding more gain and fuzz. Lower gain is also a tad brighter, high is fat and juicy Each setting imparts its own special charater and greatly adds to the versatility of the pedal in response to different musical situations, guitars, amps etc. Wherever you set it, be prepared for scintillating boosted fuzz tones!
NOS Germanium Transistors
Premium quality components throughout
Custom fitted padded cover (included)
Certificate of Authenticity (included)
Custom options available
Handmade in New Zealand