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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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The circuit of a Fuzz Face is so simple and cheap that Dunlop and all the boutique builders should be ashamed of themselves for the prices they charge for these things. I have owned an original BC108 Fuzz face for decades. An OK pedal hardly deserving of the hype. It's still in the fingers, folks.
28-Sep-15 10:32 AM