The SABBADIUS 1989 Hybrid Fuzz is a fuzz effect pedal that use LOW GAIN Silicon transistor in Q1and NTE 103 High Gain Gernmanium NPN transistor in Q2.
Is inspired by one of the Most influential Texas Blues Guitar Player in the world, the one and only STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN (SRV).
SRV tended to prefer clean tones and natural tube-amp overdrive, but in 1988 he added an original Sixties Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face pedal to his rig when he became obsessed with emulating Jimi Hendrix’s signature sounds. Unfortunately, the Fuzz Face’s germanium PNP transistors were extremely unreliable when exposed to hot stage lights or the sun during outdoor gigs. Stevie collected several Fuzz Face pedals, and he would try several during sound check to choose the one he thought sounded best that particular day. Eventually, he got tired of the unreliable transistors in his Fuzz Face pedals so he had them modified by his amp tech César Diaz, who later used the modifications as the basis for the Diaz Texas Square Face pedal.
In the earliest Diaz Square face Fuzz used NTE 103 NPN Germanium transistors that are more stable than the PNP Germanium transistors and newest type of construction giving more stability on hot and cold weather.
The SABBADIUS 1989 Hybrid Fuzz Is HUGE in SIZE and SOUND but I wanted to give to this particular pedal a vintage look mixed with new Minimalism look.
it has a knob called “WAH WAH TRICK” that allows you to make this Fuzz a “Wah Wah friendly”, this means that you can use this fuzz pedal with a wah wah without have that annoying coupler-like noise that makes fuzz pedals not compatible with wah wah pedals and you won’t be able to make your wah wah sound or module like it should. You can place the SABBADIUS 1989 Hybrid Fuzz before or after wah a wah pedal and use this knob “WAH WAH TRICK” to set the correct position so that noise disappears. Another thing to keep in mind when using SABBADIUS 1989 Hybrid Fuzz is that if you don’t want to use a wah wah with the fuzz, you can use the “WAH WAH TRICK” as a “Fuzz cleaner”, this means that can clean up a bit of the “fizziness” from the fuzz and will convert the Fuzz in a kind SRV glassy tones everyone wants to get similar to an Overdrive pedal. You can place the FUZZ, OUTPUT, WAH WAH TRICK knobs all the way up and lower the volume of your guitar to clean your tone like the fuzz effect is OFF also giving that Glassy tone too.
The FUZZ knob is a CUSTOM MADE potentiometer made for SABBADIUS Electronics with a special curve to have the best control on a fuzz pedal from 0 to 10, giving you the ability to use the full potential of the knob range thus giving more control of the FUZZ.
The SABBADIUS 1989 Hybrid Fuzz pedal has three named controls:
OUTPUT , FUZZ, and WAH WAH TRICK.
The OUTPUT knob controls the volume of the fuzz.
The FUZZ knob controls the amount of FUZZ that is added to the sound.
This control can also be manipulated by the guitar’s volume control.
WAH WAH TRICK:
The WAH WAH TRICK knob lets you use a Wah-Wah pedal effect with the fuzz. In several
Fuzz models with the wah wah pedal can not be used because it makes a nasty noise when the sweep of the same is used or the Wah Wah effect does not appear thus losing the modulation effect. With this control it is possible to change the fuzz sound before or after the wah wah, thus producing an original wah-wah sound and fuzz together and modulate to perfection. This function can be activated or disabled to control and generate “fizziness” in the FUZZ effect or to use it as a booster. It is an excellent pedal for guitar with single coil and Humbuckers pickups.
Bias TRIMPOT Inside:With this trimpot you can set the Bias for Q2 (Germanium NPN NTE103 Transistor) to play with the voltage to get more custom tones and sounds. Have in mind that temperature can change the GAIN of this Germanium NPN transistor and if that happens you can adjust the Bias for the best response.
– 100% True Bypass Mechanical Footswitch
– This Pedal only works with 9v Battery that can be placed in the bottom plate to the battery holder.
*** Keep in mind that the Sabbadius 1989 Hybrid Fuzz aesthetically simulates being a vintage pedal, which is why you will find on some units marks on the paint or scratches made on purpose, as well as chipped paint or freckle-type bumps, this is normal and is made on purpose. , it is not a defect of the pedal itself ***