- Published: 25 December 2020 25 December 2020
Hello, Effects Fans!
Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying safe and happy holiday time with friends and family.
Today we announce a new configuration of our Woodstock module, the Woodstock 108. Our Woodstock compares to the famous Fuzz Face. Of course there are many types of Fuzz Face circuits available, generally lumped into two categories, germanium and silicon, depending on the transistor technology. In both categories, several different models of transistors were used. Some transistors have a distinct character and are sometimes sought out. The BC108 transistor is a good silicon fuzz transistor, popular in Fuzz Face circuits. Our Woodstock 108 compares to the basic silicon Fuzz Face, specifically using BC108 transistors. It compares to the Analogman BC108 Sunface and other BC108 derivatives from some of the other top pedal builders.
This is your standard silicon Fuzz Face design, with lightly tweaked component values, and a Bias control. If you know what a silicon Fuzz Face sounds like, then you know what to expect. The BC108 transistors are high gain, making for an aggressive, ripping fuzz. The gain is pretty high, so with everything maxed, you'll get some noise and maybe some squealing, depending on what you're sending into the pedal and where the output is headed. We offer a number of options for our Woodstock module, including a Gain control and some noise caps which you may want to consider for high-gain silicon transistors. Optionally, you can choose one of our other Woodstock configurations and have it built with BC108 transistors.
You can see the details about our Woodstock module at: Woodstock. Or look for it in the Fuzz Modules section under Products -> Modules -> Modules By Type.
A bunch of new boards have arrived, so keep an eye open for additional modules and configurations to be announced over the coming weeks!