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Fjord Fuzz Berserk

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BERSERK takes two of the most central fuzz circuits of the time, the one Jimi used and the one Jimmy used, and turns them into one amazing little unit, solving a bunch of 50+ year old problems and wraps it all up in a package that should work for absolutely any occasion. It's glorious.

OK so let's talk about the issues concerning the good old smiley-boy, liquid sunshine fuzz of our dreams. The input and output impedances of this circuit are flipped as compared to modern practices. This creates a few problems, but it also causes that amazing clean tone you can get when rolling back your guitar's volume knob. However try placing it after a buffer or a wah. No thank you.

Fjord Fuzz to the rescue! Many have used the very cool AMZ pickup simulator trick to solve this and while this does kind of work, it also adds a bunch of noise and definitely impacts the volume knob cleanup. The rightmost push button on BERSERK engages a simple, weirdly biased, single transistor gain stage preamp in front of the original circuit. Gone are the wah and buffer issues, but does it still clean up? Does it still allow you to get that super sticky, thick, asymmetric clipping? YES! It's almost indistinguishable from the original preampless circuit, with none of the problems. Doesn't this turn it into more of a MK2 style fuzz though? Yes and no. Topologically speaking it definitely does, and by dialling back the thickness knob you can get into the MK2 territory, but the intention here was to retain all the tonal characteristics of the smiley pedal and I did. There's a trimmer on the inside to help you match this feature with you specific use case. If you don’t intend to stick this pedal after a wah or a buffer or whatever, you can also use the trimmer to increase gain and chase down that MK2 route even further if that's more your speed!

The control set is simple. In addition to the two push buttons, you have a huge knob controlling gain the same way you would by turning down the guitar's volume knob. There's also an output volume knob obviously, but I think you'll find that third knob to be the most useful of all. It's a thickness control. Turn it all the way up if you want to let through all the bass. Just so much bass. It's wonderful. Unless you intend to use it with a humbuckered guitar, that is. Just turn the thickness knob back a bit and you should have a much more workable fuzz. Same goes for a live situation where you for whatever weird reason don't play in a power trio, through a cranked British half stack. Can't hear yourself through the mix? Just turn the thickness down, friend! Now you can!

Speaking of British half stacks, what about the output section? If you've ever tried slamming head first into a 60s Japanese style chorus/vibrato pedal without a buffer in between them, you may have noticed the output impedance issue of the original smiley circuit. I had to fix this too obviously, but I decided to fix another problem at the same time. The original circuit was intended to have a unity gain output. The main thing that is changed as you engage the pedal is the saturation, not the output volume. This is of course boring and weird. I want loudness with my fuzz! The solution is hidden beneath the second push button. Engage it and you are now running into not one, but two space echo preamp gain stages, running in series! Impedance is now repaired and you should have a bit of an extra volume level kick as well as more pronounced mids. Oh and infinite sustain. There's a trimmer for this section too so you can get as much boost as you need.


Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

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BERSERK takes two of the most central fuzz circuits of the time, the one Jimi used and the one Jimmy used, and turns them into one amazing little unit, solving a bunch of 50+ year old problems and wraps it all up in a package that should work for absolutely any occasion. It's glorious.

OK so let's talk about the issues concerning the good old smiley-boy, liquid sunshine fuzz of our dreams. The input and output impedances of this circuit are flipped as compared to modern practices. This creates a few problems, but it also causes that amazing clean tone you can get when rolling back your guitar's volume knob. However try placing it after a buffer or a wah. No thank you.

Fjord Fuzz to the rescue! Many have used the very cool AMZ pickup simulator trick to solve this and while this does kind of work, it also adds a bunch of noise and definitely impacts the volume knob cleanup. The rightmost push button on BERSERK engages a simple, weirdly biased, single transistor gain stage preamp in front of the original circuit. Gone are the wah and buffer issues, but does it still clean up? Does it still allow you to get that super sticky, thick, asymmetric clipping? YES! It's almost indistinguishable from the original preampless circuit, with none of the problems. Doesn't this turn it into more of a MK2 style fuzz though? Yes and no. Topologically speaking it definitely does, and by dialling back the thickness knob you can get into the MK2 territory, but the intention here was to retain all the tonal characteristics of the smiley pedal and I did. There's a trimmer on the inside to help you match this feature with you specific use case. If you don’t intend to stick this pedal after a wah or a buffer or whatever, you can also use the trimmer to increase gain and chase down that MK2 route even further if that's more your speed!

The control set is simple. In addition to the two push buttons, you have a huge knob controlling gain the same way you would by turning down the guitar's volume knob. There's also an output volume knob obviously, but I think you'll find that third knob to be the most useful of all. It's a thickness control. Turn it all the way up if you want to let through all the bass. Just so much bass. It's wonderful. Unless you intend to use it with a humbuckered guitar, that is. Just turn the thickness knob back a bit and you should have a much more workable fuzz. Same goes for a live situation where you for whatever weird reason don't play in a power trio, through a cranked British half stack. Can't hear yourself through the mix? Just turn the thickness down, friend! Now you can!

Speaking of British half stacks, what about the output section? If you've ever tried slamming head first into a 60s Japanese style chorus/vibrato pedal without a buffer in between them, you may have noticed the output impedance issue of the original smiley circuit. I had to fix this too obviously, but I decided to fix another problem at the same time. The original circuit was intended to have a unity gain output. The main thing that is changed as you engage the pedal is the saturation, not the output volume. This is of course boring and weird. I want loudness with my fuzz! The solution is hidden beneath the second push button. Engage it and you are now running into not one, but two space echo preamp gain stages, running in series! Impedance is now repaired and you should have a bit of an extra volume level kick as well as more pronounced mids. Oh and infinite sustain. There's a trimmer for this section too so you can get as much boost as you need.


Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!