When you're looking for a fuzz pedal, you tend to be after one of two things: a warm, vintage sound, or pure noise. The Mojo Hand FX '1979' sits quite comfortably at the far end of the latter category!
Making use of a different set of transistors, your fuzz sound is propelled to new levels of insanity whilst retaining the vital elements of the traditional 'muff' sound we all know and love from the '70s.
You'll notice the standard tone, gain and level knobs that'll allow you to squeeze your sound into whatever shape you see fit, but the 1979 has a secret weapon: the 'tone bypass' switch does exactly what its name suggests, leaving nothing in reserve and going full throttle! Fulfil your wildest grungy dreams in ways you'd never have imagined!
Here's what Mojo Hand FX say about the 1979 Fuzz
Say "hello" to the 1979! An evolution of the now discontinued Mojo Hand FX 1978, the 1979 is based on the notoriously high gain Big Muffs that were manufactured during the late 70s. Favored by many players for it’s outrageous grungy distortion (most notably Billy Corgan), it features op amps instead of the traditional transistors found in every other Big Muff variant.
The 1979 features a footswitch to bypass the tone knob, so you get ALL the bass, ALL the treble, and a HUGE helping of extra mids and volume. Perfect for slamming your amp into a ripping solo or doom/stoner mode. But most importantly, the tone bypass has it’s own volume knob so you can set it to unity or boost! We also adjusted the taper of the original gain pot to have a more usable sweep.
This peculiar Muff uses an IC, instead of the traditional transistor set, resulting in something that’s both familiar and different at the same time. The sound is more raw and aggressive than a typical BMP. Please do not expect subtlety. This pedal does not “clean up well” with your volume knob. It doesn’t sound pretty. It’s probably not appropriate for waltzes or jazz standards. It’s not supposed to be. It smashes you in the face.
Like all Mojo Hand FX products, this pedal is housed in a sturdy, die-cast aluminum enclosure with professional powder coating and printing.
- Tone Bypass Level (volume with tone circuit bypassed)
- Level (volume with tone circuit engaged)
- Left stomp switch bypasses/engages tone circuit
- Right stomp switch bypasses/engages fuzz circuit
- True bypass
- Standard center negative 9V DC supply (not included)
- Current draw: ~8mA
- 4.7" L x 3.69" W x 1.37" H