The iconic Fuzz Factory series has another great addition to its lineup with the FF7 Russian which features a pair of GT308V Russian Germanium Transistors. Added versatility and easy to use controls make the FF7 Russian a great addition to your pedal board. The Fuzz Factory 7 features a 9-position rotary sub switch that opens the pedal up to an astounding new bottom end as well as thin, reedy fuzzes. This means the pedal can oscillate at much lower registers as well has higher ones.
The fuzz works equally well with both guitar and bass signals. The second stomp switch turns on or off a passive tone Control which operates much like a tone knob on a guitar. Controls of the Fuzz Factory 7 are arranged in a circle around a clear Lexan window that reveals two rare germanium Russian GT308V transistors, individually hand-tested for perfect gain range and low leakage. They are illuminated by LEDs when the pedal is engaged.
Fuzz Factory 7 Russian Controls:
SUBS SWITCH: A nine-position rotary switch that controls the internal tone of the fuzz, fatter to the left thinner and reedier to the right. This switch changes the oscillation pitch when pedal is self-oscillating.
KNOBS: With the exception of Volume, the six main control knobs are named more descriptively than literally. They control various operating levels and biases which shape you a personalized fuzz.
VOL: Controls output volume.
GATE: Squelches noise after end of sustain. Turn to right to eliminate squeals, hiss and buzz, stopping just as they disappear, or use to tune in exact feedback pitch, if you’re that kind. Turning to left opens gate.
COMP: Adds attack characteristic when turned to left, which gets softer to right, and suddenly pinches tone when all the way right. Also use to tune in fat feedback fuzz, if you’re that kind. Lower the Stability and see what happens to this control.
DRIVE: Increases distortion when used as a “normal” fuzz, and adjusts feedback pitch and tonal thickness, if you’re that kind. This control becomes meaningless when Compress is all the way right.
STAB: Use all the way right. Do not attempt to adjust this control below 2:00, unless you like your fuzz soft and squishy. Use to control feedback pitch.