The Dunlop Eric Johnson Fuzz Face is a pedal we all know and love, voiced by one of the most tone obsessive guitarists that has ever walked the earth. It apparently took 6 years to from project start to Johnson signing off the final pedal because he was so exacting. That meant getting the right (and matched) transistors to get the perfect smooth fuzz that Johnson is known for. The Dijon Mustard yellow finish was also chosen by Eric and isn't used anywhere else in Dunlop's catalog. Custom made vintage knobs complete the picture
Here's what Dunlop say about the Eric Johnson Fuzz Face
When you think about Eric Johnson, you think tone, and the tone he's best known for is his sweet, singing, lead tone. His choice for getting that tone has always been the Fuzz Face. EJ worked closely with Fuzz Face guru Jeorge Tripps to create his signature pedal. It is inspired by EJ's prized personal Fuzz Faces and is built to his incredibly strict specifications, featuring hand-selected BC183 silicon transistors (for higher gain), custom repro '68-'69 knobs, and a vintage-style hammertone finish. The result: a beautifully dynamic, expressive, and powerful pedal. "I first heard the Fuzz Face when I was about 12 and loved playing through it," he says. "It's the classic tone used by Jimi Hendrix, one of my greatest influences. No other pedal gets this type of sound. It's the pinnacle of psychedelic fuzz."