Silktone launches germanium transistor-loaded, Active Bias Monitor-equipped Fuzz pedal

Silktone Fuzz
(Image credit: Silktone)

California-based effects pedal maker Silktone has unveiled its all-new fuzz pedal, simply dubbed the Fuzz – a Tone Bender Mk1.5-style unit that boasts a patent-pending Active Bias Monitor.

Built with the design brief “simplified versatility” in mind, the Silktone Fuzz has two germanium transistors at its heart, and makes use of a newly developed digital multi-meter in an effort to avoid inconsistent bias shifting caused by varying temperatures.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.