Z-VEX FUZZ FACTORY 2006 - Rare Orange Sparkle Handpainted

Brand: Z-vex

Z-VEX FUZZ FACTORY 2006 Rare Orange Sparkle Handpainted Signed ZVex Boxed Papers Guitar Pedal...Read more



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Description

Offered for sale is an original hand-painted ZVEX Fuzz Factory limited edition in red/orange sparkle finish dating from March 2006; number 4 of only 16 produced.

This is the pedal famously-used by Matt Bellamy of Muse.

The pedal is in excellent condition and works perfectly; it comes in the original box with the cleaning rag and hair-bobble. It's in excellent condition (see photos below for details). Not to be confused with the cheaper mass-produced Vexter versions from the far east, this is hand-assembled in the USA, and hand-painted and signed by Zvex artist Jason Myrold as well as Zachary Vex himself. It dates from March 2006 and is in unbelievable condition for its age.
These are amazing-sounding pedals - capable of some truly insane fuzz!
This pedal is in perfect working order. Fitted with a battery and ready to play.
 
This is what Zvex have to say about the Fuzz Factory:

This is a five-knob fuzz using two new old-stock sixties germanium transistors. The circuit is not modelled after any classic fuzz design, but should have been around when Leary was still lucid.

Although the five knobs are named for the parameters over which they seem to have the most control, please don't hold them to it. They are controls for various operating levels and biases, and basically shape you a personalized fuzz.

Features:

VOLUME: Output level.

GATE: Squelches noise after end of sustain. Turn to right to eliminate squeals, hiss and buzz, stopping just as they disappear, or use to tune in exact feedback pitch, if you're that kind. Turning to left opens gate.

COMPRESS: Adds attack characteristic when turned to left, which gets softer to right, and suddenly pinches tone when all the way right. Also use to tune in fat feedbacky fuzz, if you're that kind. Lower the Stability and see what happens to this control.

DRIVE: Increases distortion when used as a "normal" fuzz, and adjusts feedback pitch and tonal thickness, if you're that kind. This control becomes meaningless when Compress is all the way right.

STABILITY: Use all the way right. Do not attempt to adjust this control below 2:00, unless you like your fuzz soft and squishy. Use to control feedback pitch. (Did I say that already?)

WARNING: Many "incorrect" settings on this pedal squeal. This may annoy the faint-hearted. If you use the example settings, you won't get hurt. We don't want to see anyone hurt. Unless you're that kind. Don't forget to memorize or write down your favorite settings.

GREENNESS: Yes, folks, like all Z. Vex pedals, it's as low current as possible, extending battery life so long... I have never changed the battery in the prototype (3 years). 'On' current is less than 3 mA... compare to the Tube Screamer (of course an entirely different animal) at almost 40 mA.

ARTINESS: All Z. Vex pedals are hand painted and hand assembled, and each is unique. They are produced in small batches by umm, elves.

 

Z-VEX FUZZ FACTORY 2006 Rare Orange Sparkle Handpainted/Signed ZVex Boxed/papers

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