JHS Pedals - LOF Smiley - Fuzz Pedal
JHS Pedals - LOF Smiley - Fuzz Pedal
The Smiley is part of JHS's new "Legends of Fuzz" series of replica pedals:
"At JHS Pedals, fuzz pedals have been in our lineup for over a decade. We have designed original circuits, replicated classics, and we have seen the trend of fuzz popularity come and go. The "Legends Of Fuzz'' series is our tribute to the most important fuzz circuits ever made. It is our way of ensuring that the stories of these effects live on in the music that you are going to make. From the earliest days of fuzz in the mid-60's London scene to the 1990's ex-Soviet military factories that brought the Big Muff back to life, fuzz tells a story, and that story includes guitarists just like you. There is nothing more primitive than plugging your guitar into a vintage fuzz circuit; it is raw, untamed, and so pure that it pushes the boundaries of what your instrument can accomplish. Plug into a fuzz and plug into sixty years of beautifully broken sound."
In 1966, a salesman named Ivor Arbiter saw the rising British rock scene demanding the effect of fuzz. He decided that his company Arbiter Electronics* needed to join the other London guitar product companies and release his own take on this trending sound. After seeing the circular base of a mic stand, he came up with the idea to put the effect in a similar round enclosure and give it a face: two eyes made of knobs, a foot switch nose, and a brand label mouth.
Thus, the Fuzz Face* was born. That same year an American guitarist named Jimi Hendrix arrived in London and adopted Ivor’s design as his weapon of choice, and the rest is history.
The first few years of the Fuzz Face* were manufactured using germanium transistors but by 1969, germanium fully gave way to silicon devices and Arbiter never looked back. Hendrix himself preferred the silicon versions over germanium because of their sound, aggressive bite, and their stability in environments where germanium proved inconsistent. The JHS Smiley is a sonically faithful recreation of what makes these early silicon Fuzz Faces great. Several vintage units from Josh's personal collection were considered and analyzed so that JHS could be sure to perfectly capture the magic that Josh loves in this era.
The Smiley is clear and defined, straddling the line between distortion pedal and a searing sustain, sustaining low end and crisp mid-range bite that you expect from a vintage Arbiter unit. One of the most revered characteristics of a good Fuzz Face* is its ability to clean up when the guitar's volume is rolled back, and the Smiley does this effortlessly.
The controls are Volume and Fuzz. Volume sets the overall output level of the effect; turn it up and it gets louder. Fuzz is the distortion control; the more you turn it clockwise, the more fuzz you create. On the side you will see a “Mode” control. Push this button to access JHS's own unique “JHS Mode”. This mode sends the Smiley into high gain / gated fuzz territory that you may never want to come back from.
If you want a fuzz that covers coveted classic tones, look no further. Legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Eric Johnson have used this circuit on countless albums. Now it's your turn.
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Warranty Time Period: The warranty provided herein is a limited lifetime warranty.
Warranty Coverage: Allen Eden®️ Guitars (AEG) are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase to the original owner when purchased from an authorized Allen Eden®️ Guitars or direct from an authorized Allen Eden®️ Guitars dealer. Allen Eden®️ Guitars will repair or replace, at its option, any AEG instrument or part thereof which is found by AEG to be defective. AEG reserves the right to use materials regularly utilized at the time of repair in the event that original materials are no longer available. Warranty service requires a copy of the original sales receipt to be presented at the time of service request.
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You may return most new, unopened items within 14 days of your original purchase date for a full refund. A 10% restocking fee may apply depending on the situation. Shipping costs for international orders are non-refundable. It is also the buyer's responsibility to pay return shipping costs if you are intending to return an item. Products marked as "Final Sale" are non-returnable.
Returns that may fall under the category of buyer remorse include but are not limited to: Color or weight discrepancies, specification issues with your parts, a case not fitting with your instrument, and simply changing your mind about your order. This will require the buyer to pay for return shipping and may still incur a 10% restocking fee.
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Once we have this information, we will do our best to process your request in a timely manner. If a return is approved and a return label is sent to you, you will have up to 14 days to return the item before the label becomes automatically voided and the return closed.
Specifications on our bodies and necks may have a 1-2 mm tolerance. It is your responsibility to make sure your parts will work with this body before purchasing. If your parts do not fit, you can either source compatible parts or you can request a return but return shipping will be your responsibility if this is the reason. A restocking fee will apply in this situation as well.
Send us a message before buying if you have any questions about compatible parts and we'll do all we can to assist.
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If you are returning an item damaged in transit, please contact us via e-mail with clear photos of the damage. We will approve most damage returns after opening a UPS/USPS claim. If a damage return is received and no damage is found, your refund will be released minus the return shipping costs and a restocking fee.
There are no returns or cancellations accepted on custom order products. Due to the nature of how they are produced, we cannot honor cancellations after we have submitted your order for production as they are made-to-order products. Each and every custom order product will go into production within 48 hours of the order being placed. Each custom order will be inspected by our in-house luthier before being shipped to you to ensure our high quality standards. Please keep this return policy in mind before making your purchase.
You should expect to receive your refund within 2 weeks of the package arriving at our offices, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 7 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it, and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request.