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Dunlop Introduces Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz Face Pedal

Dunlop has officially announced the release of the Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz Face, which Guitar World checked out at Winter NAMM in January.

Johnson is famous for his refined tonal palette and discerning selection of effects, and he's relied on vintage Fuzz Faces for years. But Dunlop set out to create a Fuzz Face that recreated the vintage sounds of those pedals while delivering modern consistency.

Johnson allowed Dunlop's Fuzz Face expert, Jeorge Tripps, to get inside his prized late ’60s Fuzz Faces in order to produce a model worthy enough to bear the tone connoisseur’s own name.

For more about the new Fuzz Face, including interviews with Johnson and Tripps, visit the Fuzz Face page at jimdunlop.com.

Check out the two videos below. One is an official Dunlop video about the new pedal (featuring Eric Johnson); the other is a brief Guitar World demo video from NAMM 2012.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.