Jim Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Mini Review

Does the Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face match up to Jimi's Woodstock tone   01-Jun-15

    MP4 18:0 mins    

Hendrix fans have been trying to recreate the 'Band of Gypsys' tone for years - a famous sound achieved by Jimi in his heyday, using what appeared to be a modified Fuzz Face circuit.

But anecdotal evidence emerged later on to suggest that the circuit was actually a modified Octavio circuit, housed within a Fuzz Face pedal encasing.

But the problem is - nobody ever got hold of Jimi's mysterious pedal in order to test it, and it has never been tracked down.

So the guys at Jim Dunlop went about recreating it based on audio recordings and anecdotal evidence, and they came up with the Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Mini - using the new smaller format they unveiled in 2014.

Does it match up to the sound of Jimi's pedal? We put it to the test in the video above.

Available now £169/$170 (list price)



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