From Chase Tone USA –
“The CHASE TONE ’68 Red Velvet FUZZ™ is a limited-edition, pedal-board-friendly version of our prized SOLD OUT CHASE TONE 1968 Dallas Arbiter BC183 Red Fuzz Face Replica that had its own authentic explosive fuzz tone like a wall of Marshalls. The durable powder-coat finish actually feels like VELVET and the fonts are accurately replicated from an original prized 1968 Dallas Arbiter Red Fuzz Face. SWEET!
External mini-trim knobs allow the player to EQ fine-tune to their rig at home, in the studio, or on the road with a live band. Player preferred custom tweaks from our prized Red Stardust™ Germanium Fuzz and our Silver Stardust™ BC183/2L Silicon Fuzz, but this is something all new and an instant player favourite the world over.
There’s more MIDRANGE, OUTPUT, GAIN, SUSTAIN, HARMONICALLY COMPLEX FUZZ and PLAY-ABILITY than any fuzz we’ve ever produced. This fuzz captures that elusive feel that’s missing in other modern examples and is only found in a select few prized vintage units, but they never cut through the mix, aren’t pedal board friendly, and cost thousands… if you can find one.”
VOLUME: Maximizing this control increases sustain, punch and treble bite. The sweet spot (1 o’clock through 4 o’clock) is adjusting it in comparison to your tube amplifier volume and EQ settings- An optimal setting is usually between Noon and maximum when turning in a clockwise direction.
FUZZ: Maximizing this control increases total amount of fuzz. Customized circuit offers improved range of controlallowing less fuzz and more over-driven fluid tone for the majority (nearly 80%) of this control’s travel. [You can’t get a vintage DAFF to do this.]
MIDS: Clockwise Boosts MIDS & OUTPUT to actually be heard in a band mix. [You can’t get a vintage DAFF to do this.]
FEEL: Updated Bias knob done our way. Every setting is musical and changes the feel and texture- counter-clockwise saturated starved voltage and dying battery feel through punchy round tube-like fuzz and everything in between. [You can’t get a vintage DAFF to do this.]
BASS: Maximizing this control in the clockwise direction removes it from the circuit. Adjusting in a counter-clockwise direction adjusts the headroom clipping of the input circuit, reduces bass frequencies allowing better compatibility with dark or humbucker equipped guitars, and helps eliminate oscillations when placed after a wah pedal. [You can’t get a vintage DAFF to do this.]
Professional Low-Noise PCB DESIGN for enhanced noise reduction and rejection.
Stable Performance On-the-Road- Temperature independent for consistent performance.
Standard 9VDC Polarity Power- Centre Negative (Standard) or 9Volt Battery.
Components Include Vintage-Spec, New Production Stock
Cherry picked to cream-of-the-crop specs BC183C Silicon Transistors - Only hand picked transistors are used.
Vintage-Spec, New Production, Low Noise Carbon Film Resistors in 50+ year Aged ‘fine-tuned’ values.
Vintage Mullard Tropical Fish Capacitor
Hand-wired Jacks and Switches for Ultra Reliability On-The-Road
Retro Cherry Red Impact Resistant LED Bezel with Wide Viewing Angle.
Red Velvet Powder Coat Finish (Zero Ozone Emissions and Ultra-Durable) with Vintage-Accurate Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face Durable Print.
High quality 1970s style aluminium enclosure:4” Long x 2.4” Wide x 1.5” High.
Rear mount jacks = fit on virtually any pedal board
High quality Switchcraft jacks hand wired for ultimate on-the-road reliability (jacks are nickel-plated)
High quality, epoxy reinforced 3pdt wired for true bypass (switch is nickel-plated)
Black metal replica top hat knobs
This is a seriously versatile monster tone machine. We have listed many original vintage fuzz pedals here at PREMIER GUITARS, and they all serve their purpose well. But this is one pedal that comes mighty close to emulating some of those classic vintage fuzz tones, as well as the ability to create some searingly screaming examples of what a modern fuzz can be.
It is incredibly versatile and so simple to use. Easy to dial up everything from tasty drive/distortion to killer fuzz tones, and then be able to tweak and tune on the fly to arrive at your personal sweet spot.
It is in brand new condition and comes in its original box with paperwork.