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Acorn Amplifiers’ Circuit Fuzz boasts a bonus boost circuit board mounted on the pedal’s face

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Acorn Amplifiers has introduced the Circuit Fuzz pedal, which the company touts as the first stompbox effect with a “bonus” printed circuit board mounted on its face.

The dual transistor pedal boasts one silicon and one hand-picked NOS germanium transistor, and level and fuzz knobs that sweep from “light grit to full-on fuzzy chaos with two simple controls”.

The removable PCB, meanwhile, is a simple boost circuit that can be built into a separate pedal or incorporated into the Circuit Fuzz itself.

The Circuit Fuzz is available for $149. For more information, as well as build instructions for the PCB boost circuit, head to Acorn Amps.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.