The Candy Apple Fuzz is one of Bjorns first BJFe circuits (along with the BBOD and DRD) … it was made to cover the nastier side of vintage fuzzes and it does just that and more … over the years the one recurring request was to make it a bit smoother and more musically manageable ….. when it came time for the BearFoot version he did just that by adding a treble control to reign in the rasp as needed… and he also adjusted the circuit to germanium transitors, which are smoother and more musical to most ears….. BUT silicon has its own musicality and many just like the full on unruliness and extra rip of silicon ….. now you have a choice as we introduce the original silicon formula CAF …. Silver/Silicon … Gold/Germanium
The Candy Apple Fuzz is about as versatile a germanium hybrid fuzz as I can imagine. It has huge amounts of gnarly raspy chainsaw fuzz available – but thanks to the range of the fuzz and nature and the new treble control it comes all the way down to a tasty, dynamic, edge of dirt fuzz.
It also has the best Octave I've heard of any fuzz – it literally tracks the entire neck from a dropped D – D all the way up and off the end of fretboard and that magic spot lies somewhere between 11 and 1 o'clock on the nature knob …. you can also find the octave and turn the fuzz down and get an almost clean octave to punch into your favorite dirt pedal for a unique solo sound.
This was one of Bjorn's original BJFe designs (first ones were the BBOD,DRD and CAF)….
It is Germanium hybrid AND uses a regular 9v input and is almost impervious to where it is in the signal chain so it will go places and do things most other Germ based fuzzes just cant because of their design…. vintage crazy ripping germ fuzz with the convenience of LED/9v and unrestricted placement ….. Candy Apple Fuzz
(NOTE: Turning the N control rebiases the transistors and causes scratchy noises – this is normal – Don't Panic !! )