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23.4. We are very happy to announce that we've got four pedals in "Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets". Garry Kemp is occasionaly rocking his Moon Vibe MkII, and Lee Harris uses Pig Hoofs and Bananaboost. I could see the band in Lipzig, the sound was simply there (it made me feel very, very proud).

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13.7. We ship to Canada.

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23.9. Lee Harris of The Blockheads is a happy Pig Hoof MKII owner.

20.1. Gilmourish.com have published a review of our Bananaboost.

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5.8. Andrzej Kwiatkowski send us a video, where he presents an excellent combination of Pig Hoof MkII and BK Butler Tube driver.

2.7. We finally released an improved Bananaboost. This one is 18V based, with plenty of headroom and a new look.

1.1. Guns N'Roses drummer, composer and guitarist Matt Sorum owns two of our pedals - Pig Hoof a Moon Vibe MkII.

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20.8. Gilmourish.com have published a review of our Moon Vibe MkII.

8.5. The long awaited Moon Vibe MkII has been released today, with very short waiting list.

2.5. 27.05. Gilmourish.com have published a review of our Pig Hoof MkII.

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03.11. Widara company has introduced our model of a simple rock stage theremin under a name Distant Voices.
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Genuine Pig Face (fuzz)

Electronic Orange: Genuine Pig FaceThe bare enclosure dimensions:
Height: 3.5 cm
Width: 9.4 cm
Lenght: 12 cm
Weight: 400 g

Power: 9 VDC
Current draw: 0.8 mA (+LED)

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New orders for Moon Vibe can't be completed before
March 2019.
New orders for other pedals can't be completed before March 2019.

In stock (no waiting): nothing at the moment.
Genuine Pig Face is an exact replica of the legendary 60's silicon Fuzz Face by Dallas Arbiter. Fuzz Face is simply a legend. The clever, simple design provides a rich, thick, fuzzy sound with long sustain as well as the possibility to effectively control the amount of fuzz by the guitar volume knob.
They were consecutively manufactured with germanium (late 60's - Jimi Hendrix first 5 albums, Pink Floyd, Cream ...) and silicon (early 70's - Jimi Hendrix band of Gybsys, Pink Floyd Meddle to WYWH ...) transistors.
Comparing to the germanium, the silicon transistors are less noisy and their behaviour is not dependant on the temperature. They have also massive gain, which means that they are great deal fuzzier but also prone to oscillate while turned all the way up. The sound they provide bites a bit more than the smooth germanium. The silicon Faces are also more vulnerable to receive the unwanted radio transmission.

Fuzz Face circuits suffer from the same flaw as Tonebenders, Rangemasters and some other 60's pedals - that is an extremely low input impedance. This low input impedance drives wah-wah pedals nuts (wah-wah pedals don't like to be fed to a low impedance input at all). Wah pedals then either don't work properly or oscillate.

The best way to help it is:
- to place such a wah pedal after the Face
- to install a buffer to the output of the wah circuit

Original units used by: Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton (Cream) a dozens of other heroes
Controls: Volume, Fuzz
Contemporary trend: LED, DC socket, True Bypass ON/OFF foot switch

Sound samples

Sound samplesHand crafted Strat guitar by P. Jurkovic
My amateur take on Time, GPF set to full blast.
chords - bridge pickup fuzz cleaned by guitar volume
lead - bridge pickup, fuzz at max
Sound samplesLes Paul standard 1977 to VOX AC15
The amp gain is turned to the max, GPF set to the max - this causes the sound to get over-saturated.

Fuzz Face - originální vintage deska Genuine Pig Face - deska
Fuzz Face - the original circuit board Genuine Pig Face

Running the vintage stompboxes:

Companies like Boss or Ibanez (and others) employ in their pedals a special switching system that uses buffers. These buffers are engaged even if the pedal is turned off. This fact have a major impact on the vintage unit's sound that is placed right behind it. This applies mainly to tuners, as they are usually placed at the first position in the effect chain. Place such a tuner in a loop switch or put it behind the vintage unit.

Pleasant features:

  • 9V battery is included inside

  • true bypass switching that won't pop

  • foot switch by Cliff

  • low capacity jack sockets by Cliff

  • NOS electrolyte capacitors that follow the specs of the original parts

  • NOS original Mullard "Tropical Fish" output capacitor

  • NOS carbon component resistors

  • handpicked pair of BC108C or BC109C transistors

  • identical circuit board

  • extremely durable battery clips by Cliff

  • top quality Panasonic Low Voltage capacitors where needed

  • thick wires for the maximum sound fidelity and overall durability

  • firm and durable internal design


  • 9V battery or power adapter (50-100mA at minimum)

  • DC socket for a standard 5.5/2.1 mm barrel jack, positive on the barrel, negative inside

  • The battery life will be extended by unplugging the input jack when the pedal is not in use. Plugging in a DC jack also disconnects the battery and saves its life.

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Andrew Berlet's review.
Testing Genuine Pig Face. Les Paul standard 1977 & VOX AC15.


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