1999 Guyatone FZ-2000 Fuzz Japan Vintage Effects Pedal w/Box
1999 Guyatone FZ-2000 Fuzz Japan Vintage Effects Pedal w/Box
1999 Guyatone FZ-2000 Fuzz Japan Vintage Effects Pedal w/Box

1999 Guyatone FZ-2000 Fuzz Japan Vintage Effects Pedal w/Box

Regular price $299 AUD Unit price  per 

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Description:
When Guyatone first set out to create the ultimate fuzz pedal, they looked to the past for inspiration. Thus, the Fuzz 2000's circuit design was based on the most famous units of yesteryear, most notably the legendary Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. However, while researching these vintage units Guyatone discovered some flaws in their designs. So, rather than simply "cloning" these vintage pieces, Guyatone set about to solve the problems and deliver the perfect fuzz.

So what were the problems? Most of the classic fuzz units of the 60's used germanium transistors to produce their distinct, bottom-heavy, dynamically responsive tone. Unfortunately, germaniums have two inherent problems that make circuits designed around them unstable. First, they have very large tolerance ranges, making the sound of pedals using them vary widely from unit to unit. Second, germaniums are extremely temperature sensitive, which means that the same unit can sound entirely different from day to day or even hour to hour.

The answer that manufacturers came up with in the 80's was to design circuits with more stable components that clipped in the high-frequency ranges. However, with the increased high frequency distortion, they had a tendency to mask the original guitar tone. With all this information at hand, Guyatone designed the Fuzz 2000 based on the original circuits, but used FET's in place of the more unstable germaniums. This design allows the FZ2K to realise both the "low frequency" fuzz of vintage units as well as the "high frequency" fuzz of later designs, all the while retaining the dynamic responsiveness.

This is one of my favourite ever fuzz pedals. Incredibly good sounds with plenty of tonal variety and a very high build quality. 

Condition: 
Perfect condition, includes box and paperwork. 

Shipping:
We offer plenty of options for both domestic and international shipping! All prices include secure and sturdy packaging to ensure your pedal arrives safely. Orders regularly ship same day if ordered by 9am. 

Domestic:
All our domestic orders are sent via Australia Post or Transdirect Couriers. We offer FREE SHIPPING within Australia, along with additional options for Express and Registered. All Australian shipping includes a tracking number. 

International:
All of our international orders ship via Australia Post and are calculated by weight. All our services include a tracking number, so you can follow the progress of your pedals journey across the globe. We also offer both Express and Courier (via EMS) services if you need your pedal in a hurry. 

Returns: 
We only offer returns on faulty or broken items, not if you change your mind. All pedals are thoroughly tested here and we'll do our best to list any known troubles in the condition section above.  


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1999 Guyatone FZ-2000 Fuzz Japan Vintage Effects Pedal w/Box
1999 Guyatone FZ-2000 Fuzz Japan Vintage Effects Pedal w/Box