BJFe Sparkle Face (green sparkle)
hand wired by Bjorn Juhl
BJFe Sparkle Face
BJFe Sparkle Face (SF) - Based on the Fuzz Face but more gain available, much less noise, led and center negative polarity, dual germanium transistors.
The BJFE Sparkle Face started out as a Hendrix-style fuzz circuit made by BJ in 1982.
Produced using germanium transistors, this pedal creates the sound of germanium transistors while maintaining stability and low noise levels comparable to silicon transistors.
Developed with a focus on musical and traditional warm fuzz sounds, it produces classic violin and organ type fuzz tones.
The Volume control uses values close to guitar pots to adjust the overall volume. There is a slight filter feeling depending on the setting.
The Saturation control adjusts the overall tone and behavior of the timbre from vintage to modern.
The Fuzz control adjusts the gain of the entire circuit.
*The internal trimpot adjusts the bias of the transistor. If you move it, the timbre will change, but it is recommended that you mark the initial setting when adjusting it so that you can return to the original setting.
Power supply: 9V battery or center negative DC9-12V adapter
Current consumption: 2mA
Input impedance: 5kΩ
Output impedance: 10kΩ