The Caline Puffer Fuzz distortion pedal is a clone of the Dunlop Silicon fuzz face pedal. This is one of the first pedals they made about 8 years ago, model CP-11. The Dunlop version was a copy of the Jimi Hendrix Dallas Arbiter fuzz face (the round one). The main thing to remember is that this is not going to be as agressive as a Big Muff pedal. At lower settings it sounds a bit crunchy. This is classic 60’s fuzz at its best. If you enjoy that kind of breakup – this is the thing for you!

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The CP-11 Puffer Fuzz will get you the classic Hendrix tone, you can play around with some Smashing Pumpkins sounds, and this pedal is how you get what they call the “full fat” sound. Jack White even played a fuzz face for quite awhile. I think one of the main differences between a fuzz and most distortion or overdrive pedals is that you have to learn to dial it back. Sometimes leaving it a bit understated is better than running it wide open. Also learning to use your volume knob to dial it up and down is key. Try running it at 3-4 on your volume knob, and then only dialing it up when you need a little more. Some people say that the fuzz faces and fuzz pedals are muddy, but that’s maybe because they don’t know how to dial them in to their liking.

Another key element is that if you want to try to use the fuzz for Eric Johnson type tones, try running it on a 9v battery, and not the normal 9v pedal power type adapter. You might find the pedal sings quit a bit more. The classic Hendrix Arbiter fuzz pedal has a bit more mids than this pedal, but that’s really the only noticeable difference.

I would recommend buying this pedal on Amazon because it’s easy to return and you can usually get free shipping:

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