Soul Face

Classic silicon fuzz



Soul Face is vintage style silicon fuzz based on the classic ‘Arbiter Fuzz Face’. Thick silicon fuzz with a good hit of rasp and cut especially when the attack knob is at full tilt. Fitted with a carefully selected and matched pair of BC183L transistors and the bias set to the sweet spot.

Each Soul Face 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, carbon film resistors, Konek / WIMA / BC / HL capacitors and other high quality components.



RIGHT JACK – Plug your guitar in here. Vintage style fuzz’s work best if plugged directly into your guitar so if you are using the Soul Face in conjunction with other effect pedals I recommend placing the Soul Face first in your effects chain (even before tuners).

LEFT JACK – Plug your amplifier in here.

FUZZ – Controls the intensity of the fuzz effect. As in most vintage ‘Fuzz Faces’ most of the action occurs in the last quarter turn and can get quite wild at maximum with a touch of self oscillation, I recommend starting with it set a touch back from maximum this allows a wider range of ‘cleaner’ tones when rolling back the volume control on your guitar.

VOLUME – Controls the overall volume of the pedal. I recommend starting with the ‘Level’ control at the 12 o’clock position then dial to taste.


Like the many vintage fuzzboxes of the Sixties, the Soul Face 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 Zinc Chloride type batteries but alkaline batteries are equally at home in the Soul Face.

112x72x50mm (including knobs and jacks)


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