Design Retro Works – Ge Fuzz Ace Plus


Brand New.

Fuzzier than the Ge Fuzz Ace, but still musical, & preserves your guitar’s sound rather than obliterating it!

Smooth Germanium Fuzz – Awesome!

2 in stock


“Limited Edition, this run will be limited to a batch of 200 units only”

The DRW Ge Fuzz Ace PLUS is again based around the original Arbiter “Fuzz Face” circuitry with a few tweaks of our own, a classic, using again a great new set of PNP Germanium transistors (x3) in this model, which, as far a we know are previously unused in this design, these are the same part numbers as in the Fuzz Ace. We have modified for True bypass and LED operation and have used quality components throughout. This model varies from the standard “Fuzz Ace” as it has a much more intense fuzz with the Crank knob fully anticlockwise and increasing to an even BIGGER fuzz as you turn it clockwise, in general a lot more intense to start.

Again this product is available for shipping now and will be limited to a batch of 200 units only, each unit will have it’s own unique serial number i.e. 10 of 200. Once the last unit has been ordered these will be removed from our pedal page and maybe we will add an “Archive” page on the site with all the information?

We have kept the run to a batch of 200 simply because the availability of GOOD PNP germanium transistors suitable for the task, are not easy to find, so for the stock we have at present and to allow us to keep a few in house, we think 200 is a good production run, we will be buying future stock and testing with other available transistors and hopefully Revision II will follow when these are sold.

Only the best components are used throughout the manufacture of all our units:

  • High quality double sided plated through PCB
  • 1% metal film replace the original carbon 5% resistors
  • Quality grade capacitors (Panasonic ECQ)
  • High Quality Switchcraft or Neutrik Input and Output Jack Sockets
  • True Bypass switching
  • Crank (Fuzz) and Level Controls
  • Internal Preset adjustment of transistor bias voltage
  • All transistors matched or mismatched!! (depending on your interpretation)
  • Aluminium Knobs
  • Blue LED
  • High Quality 3PDT switch
  • Battery operation ONLY this unit does NOT have a DC power socket
  • Battery life of around 80 hours usage even with the LED added

DRW has been founded in the heart of Lancashire by an engineer who has spent the best part of twenty years working for Neve, AMS and Calrec.  As such he has a high class pedigree in analogue audio, and has modified certain “classic” pedals to meet his demands.  Great sound, low noise (background noise that is…   🙂 )

Read “Guitarist” magazine’s review of the pedals here (March 2015).



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