Bright Sixties Fuzz Tones
The White Heat is our recreation of the Italian made Vox fuzz built between 1966 and 1970. This pedal delivers a killer raspy fuzz with plenty of top end, without being an ice pick to the forehead. The White Heat cleans up superbly when you roll back the volume on your guitar making it very versatile and usable in many different music settings. If you are looking to recreate the tone of the Sixties, this is the fuzz for you! The White Heat comes loaded with a pair of new old-stock European germanium transistors custom tuned right to the sweet spot.
Each White Heat is built by hand from scratch onto vintage-style stripboard, using high quality components and with a high attention to detail. They come loaded with Omeg (UK) or Alpha longlife pots, a heavy duty Alpha switch, Re’an Jacks, carbon film resistors, Konek / WIMA / BC / HL capacitors and other high quality components.
ATTACK – Controls the intensity of the fuzz effect. For a wider range of ‘cleaner’ tones try rolling back the volume control on your guitar.
LEVEL – Controls the overall volume of the pedal.
Due to the vintage nature of this effect, the White Heat works best with low output ‘vintage voiced’ pick-ups. Modern high output pick-ups can drive the pedal too hard and cause the output level to drop below unity when the pedal is engaged; rolling back the volume on your guitar can help counteract this.
Like the many vintage Vox tonebenders, the White Heat runs on batteries only. Disconnecting the input jack when not in use allows a single battery to last a long time, owing to the very low current draw of the circuit. We fit and recommend Zinc Chloride type batteries.
(including knobs and jacks)
120 x 65 x 60 mm