MEKKA Germanium fuzz with OR-120 EQ

MEKKA germanium fuzz with orange OR120 equalizer
All the fuzzy, noisy experimentation you need...
MEKKA fuzz is a result of an idea a friend guitarist (Orestis) had for a custom fuzz pedal a while ago. With some experimentation and some changes & additions the final circuit for MEKKA fuzz was born.

The circuit draws elements from ‘70s Soviet fuzz circuits and from contemporary fuzzes as well and at its core a couple of Soviet Germanium transistors are responsible for the gnarly sounds it can produce.

The addition of a two band Baxandall EQ same as the one used in the Orange OR120 amplifier is what adds to the pedal extra versatility, offering the ability to create countless more tonal results. The EQ can be engaged or completely bypassed with a toggle switch.

  •   Stability: Keeping it fully clockwise produces the most predictable results. In any other position it will most likely start producing oscillations which are audible when you’re not hitting the strings of your instrument.
  •  Gain: Turning it clockwise increases the intensity of the fuzz.
  •  Compress: Generally it changes the way the circuit responds to your picking producing a more compressed result and also changing the attack. In combination with a low Stability setting in can create some interesting results. It also changes the tone and softness of the fuzz.
  •  Gate: Turning it clockwise results in a more “gated” sound and it also reduces any squeals and buzzing noises.
  •  Vol: Output level.
▹ True Bypass
▹ Voltage required: DC 9V [Do not exceed recommended voltage! It may damage the circuit.]
▹ Polarity: Negative tip
▹ Max Current draw: 20mA
▹ Enclosure dimensions: 120 x 95 x 35mm (4.72 x 3.74 x 1.37in)
▹ Weight: 350gr.

Note: The MEKKA fuzz in this specific form is a limited series pedal and very few pieces will be produced since we’re not fans of the Germanium hype.
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