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JHS Legends of Fuzz Smiley

JHS Pedals "Legends of Fuzz" Smiley

Unleash Vintage Fuzz with JHS Smiley

The "JHS Legends of Fuzz" Smiley pays homage to the iconic first-era silicon model Arbiter fuzzes that defined the sound of rock in the 1960s. As part of the "Legends Of Fuzz'' series, this pedal captures the essence of historic and sought-after circuits, ensuring that the stories of these effects live on in your music. From the mid-60's London scene to the resurgence of fuzz in the 1990s, the Smiley delivers raw, untamed sound that pushes the boundaries of your instrument's capabilities.

Iconic Design and History

Inspired by the legendary Fuzz Face, the Smiley features a design reminiscent of the circular base of a mic stand, complete with two eyes made of knobs and a foot switch nose. This design became iconic thanks to American guitarist Jimi Hendrix adopting it as his weapon of choice upon arriving in London in 1966. With germanium transistors giving way to silicon devices by 1969, the Smiley faithfully recreates the aggressive bite and stability of the early silicon Fuzz Faces preferred by Hendrix and others.

Vintage Tone with Modern Features

The JHS Smiley delivers clear and defined fuzz, balancing distortion with searing sustain and maintaining a crisp mid-range bite. Its Volume and Fuzz controls allow you to adjust the output level and distortion, while the unique "JHS Mode" button sends the Smiley into high gain / gated fuzz territory for even more versatility. Plus, the pedal effortlessly cleans up when rolling back your guitar's volume, just like the vintage units it emulates.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 5.68 x 3.62 x 2.0 inches
  • Weight: 0.85 lbs
  • Power: 9V DC negative center, 4mA consumption
  • Battery Operation: Supports a single 9V battery (accessible via rear panel)
  • Controls: Volume, Fuzz, Mode
  • Construction: 16 gauge cold rolled steel enclosure
  • Switching: True-Bypass with exclusive Fulltone Anti-Pop circuit
  • Mode: Engage the JHS Mode for high gain / gated fuzz territory

 

*This fuzz pedal ships fully insured with signature required.*