Zzublime circuit is directly based on super rare Hofner Buzz Tone.
Zzublime circuit is directly based on super rare Hofner Buzz Tone, which most likely was 'siliconised' version of Selmer Buzz Tone (also not very famous pedal), which has been equipped with germanium transistors. Hofner pedal uses an attack knob to set transistor bias and overall gain, allowing it to dial in kinda 'clean' sound. This operation isn't very useful so we decided to grant the attack knob a new functionality - control over bass content, overall fuzz character and feel. Zzublime with attack knob maxed presents stock Hofner tone, which is pretty bulky, totally oldschool and also totally useful rugged fuzz with beautiful coarse texture. Turning attack down filters low end out of the circuit allowing for less overloaded, more crispy and gritty overdrive, which can be used even as a dirty treble booster. Available output volume of this box is about sufficient to blow your ears, but anyway it will blow your mind with it's inimitable textured tone first.
- Powder coated Hammond enclosure
- Manual screen print
- Powered by DC input or 9v battery
- NOS* bakelite knobs from the 60's
- NOS* BC109 transistors
- NOS* Mullard tropical fish capacitors
- NOS* Philips capacitors
- Strip board point-to-point solder
- Internal trims for tone and attack adjustment
- Limited run
(*New Old Stock)
The circuit design and the overall assemblage was made by Juliusz Śledziński (Blue Colander stompboxes)