Reuss Purple Faze


Germanium Fuzz Face with NOS OC140 NPN transistors.

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SKU: 404391

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The Reuss Purple Faze is a pure and simple 1960s two-transistor Fuzz Face pedal handmade with carefully matched vintage new old stock 1960s US made OC140 NPN germanium transistors.

The tone of the Reuss Purple Faze is everything you’d desire from a Fuzz Face type of fuzz. Warm, responsive, beautifully textured, cleans up when rolling back your volume knob. The pedal works both for full-on fuzz tones and as a relatively mild drive at modest settings. It’s a super useful tool.

The big advantage of the NPN transistors is that these allows the original, un-modified circuit to be built with modern power polarity (negative ground), for flawless integration with a modern pedalboard power supply. A huge advance over vintage pedals (and modern clones) which are usually made with PNP transistors and features reverse power polarity – which can cause all sorts of issues.


Highlights Based on the vintage germanium Fuzz Face
No weird power - 9V negative center like Boss pedals
Carefully matched vintage NOS OC140 NPN germanium transistors
Vintage-style ’through hole’ construction, no SMD
Danish design, handbuilt in Europe
Bypass True bypass
Power consumption 9V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
25 mA
Dimensions H: 4,9 cm (incl. knobs, feet)
W: 6 cm
D: 11,2 cm
Weight 212 g.