The Photon Fuzz from Fea Labs gets its name from an active component in the circuit which uses infrared light to control the fuzz distortion element, and features a wealth of tone tweaking circuitry
The numerous control dials sitting on top of the Photon Fuzz gives the player lots of tonal range to toy around with
The drive and bite are used to dial in the fuzz, the 3-band EQ shapes the tone, the dry control allows the player to adjust the amount of unprocessed signal that gets through and there's even an onboard octave stage
The Photon Fuzz also benefits from a 55Hz, 110Hz, or 220Hz pre-fuzz high pass filter, which is activated using switched inside the stomp box
Like it or loathe it, fuzz distortion effects units have been an integral part of rock music ever since a Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-Tone made a guest appearance on Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones. Early fuzz boxes had rather limited scope for shaping tone, but that's something the new Photon Fuzz from Fea Labs certainly doesn't appear to suffer from. The unit gets its name from an active component in the circuit which uses infrared light to control the fuzz distortion element, and features its own octave stage, high, mid and low band EQ controls and internal DIP switch tone tweaking possibilities.
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