Dunlop JHF1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Pedal

Reproduction of Vintage Fuzz Pedal with Volume and Fuzz Controls, Handwired Circuit Board, and Cosmetics
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Get a Big Piece of Jimi's Fuzz Tone!

The Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face is a faithful re-creation of the fuzz pedal the guitar legend used to launch an incredible array of revolutionary sounds, styles, and songs. Dunlop went through several vintage Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face units, picking a select few and closely examining them for accurate reproduction. As a result, this Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face stays true to the best of the originals, including a handwired circuit board, original-style circular housing and knobs with a turquoise hammertone finish. Now you can get a piece of legendary tone-shaping power with the Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face!

Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face at a Glance:
  • The Hendrix tone
  • An authentic reproduction
The Hendrix tone

The Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Distortion is a meticulously faithful reproduction of the 1969-70 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face model that Jimi used on classic albums such as Electric Ladyland. Jimi Hendrix was able to mold his guitar tones into incredible sonic textures and shapes, using only a few effects in addition to his cranked-up amp and guitar. In the process, he created an iconic sound that still makes jaws drop nearly 40 years later. When dedicated guitar effects became available in the 1960s, Hendrix was one of the very first artists to embrace them as soundshaping tools, rather than gimmicky afterthoughts tacked on to a dry guitar tone. Many of his legendary solos and sonic journeys took advantage of effects such as the Crybaby wah, UniVibe chorus/vibrato, Octavio octave doubler, and, of course, the incomparable Fuzz Face distortion.

An authentic reproduction

Unlike most guitarists of his day who were content to simply amplify the sound of their instruments, Hendrix actively sought out new tools to turn his guitar tones into malleable shapes that could range from chiming bells to roaring beasts to otherworldly sheets of sound. Distortion was a big part of his arsenal, and the Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face gave him the firepower. The Hendrix Fuzz Face is built around the toneful BC108 silicon transistor. It is authentic in every detail - a handwired circuit board with no solder mask and circuitry carefully matched to the original specs. The look is 100% accurate too - that groovy circular chassis with tooled clones of the original Fuzz Face knobs in the rare and vintage turquoise hammertone finish.

Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Features:
  • Authentic reproduction of 1969-1970 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
  • BC108 silicon transistor
  • Hand-wired circuit board with no solder mask
  • Circuitry carefully matched to original specs
  • re-creations of original housing, knobs, and finish
The Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face gives you the true sound of Hendrix's late 1960s fuzz pedal!

Additional Media

Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face User Manual
Choosing a Fuzz Face

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Fuzz
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 3.5"
Width 7.75"
Depth 10.75"
Weight 2.5 lbs.
Power Supply Included No - battery powered only
Manufacturer Part Number JHF1

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 7 reviews
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5/5

FUZZZZ

I know I'm giving this 5 stars, but there are some cons to be discussed with this pedal. The input and output jacks are on the opposite sides from what is standard, there's no indicator light, the pedal is huge compared to your average mxr size box, and it only runs on a 9v bolt battery. But that's all apart of that vintage nostalgia right? So as long as you know what you're getting into you won't be disappointed. This thing is a vintage recreation to the letter so you will receive no modern luxuries. However, other than the size, lights, 9v plug in jack to a power supply, and switched jacks are easy and cheap upgrades if you can't deal with the vintage thing. The sound of this pedal really depends on your amp, which to me, is really fun. You get a different vibe depending on the amp. Make sure you play this thing through a good amp. Plug into a nice tube amp, crank the volume and fuzz all the way up, and every negative comment in this review will disappear and you'll hear why I gave it 5 stars.
5/5

All Rule BUT,

I was fortunate enough to obtain a Ltd Ed JH BC-108; however, I also was able to A/B it with the "Space Saucer" version (the blue one) w/ the same transistors. The circuit boards were identical but the Ltd fit my pedal board better (and was actually what I ordered [from another company]). If one knows how to play with feeling, it is impossible NOT to be able to approximate Mr Jimi. I adore the way it shows me how Jimi obtained that Marshall sag: crank the pedal up and you have it, and I am including my Danelectro 15 W "nifty Fifty". Imagine how it sounds through my Fender valve "Woody" (EL84s), VOX AC30 (British-made) and the Duo-Verb Line 6 100W !!!! The delineation between notes is shockingly clean cranked ... (to my ears, much better than the germanium version.)
Music background: professional songwriter/performer; recordist
5/5

Fantastic Fuzz

Favorite dirt box! I own a pile of pedals and this one is just too much fun to play. It probably can't serve as your only drive device as it does one thing LOUD distorted fuzz. I have owned a bunch of fuzz boxes and all do not work in a live setting as they disappear in the mix. This one is more focused and tighter than most fuzzes, probably from the silicon clipping diodes. It stands out in the mix of a full band! I tested it through a 59 Bassman reissue with a strat that has Bare Knuckle Apaches, sounds amazing. Then I plugged in an LP with 59 Classic humbuckers. The sound was a little thicker, still tight and focused but still fuzz. I wanted to see how it would react through a high gain amp so I plugged the Strat into an Orange. It now was what I expected from a Fuzz as it obliterated the signal( in a musical way)but was not tight or focused. The pedal reacts so different in front of different amps. I waited over a month to review it so the honeymoon would wear off and I still look forward to plugging this pedal in. Simple, Big, Loud and pleasing to the ear!
Music background: 28 years of guitar playing, giged almost every week back when I lived in NYC
5/5

Awesome

Within minutes figured out Foxey Lady.
Music background: Hobby
4.5/5

Fuzz Face

This pedal is absolutely nasty. If you figure out how to dial in your desired tone, it just sings. Like others have said, the silicon Fuzz Face can be a bit finicky. To be completely honest, I got one as a gift and loved it. Unfortunately, it started to malfunction about a month later. I just contacted Sweetwater and they sent me a new one (free of all charges), which has been working great for a long time. Personally, I love the analog fuzz sound, and this pedal is perfect for that.
Music background: Been playing for three years
See also: Distortion Pedals, Dunlop, Dunlop Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz