Classic-X Design Features: The Classic-X Fuzz is a modern evolution from the commercial germanium transistor fuzz pedals I modified for Jimi. The Classic-X maintains the guitars original tone characteristics with the open sound and sonic heritage that is the trademark of Jimi's recordings. The new feature and advantages of the front-end buffer will appeal to those players who strive for a modern sound with strong roots in the past. The use of front end buffering was pioneered by me and used in Jimi's recordings. You can select this feature by moving the jumpers on the pc card.
Make no mistake this is not a clone of an old design that duplicates the original faults and shortcomings. I have used the same basic transistor configuration but with several new innovations applied to the very basic circuit that was used then. We employ a careful selection procedure for the two PNP germanium transistors and the pc card also has a pre-set to optimise the circuit for varying operational temperatures. The new Classic-X is a very Low Noise high gain design, stable, free from radio and other electronic interference that cause so much trouble.