“When Beck (Jeff) would go from his rhythm sound to his fuzz it sounded like a transistor radio that was pissed off, whereas Page, when he hits his, it sounds like it’s the end of the world and you don’t mind.”
-Greg Koch describing Yardbirds-era live recordings and the difference between the TB fuzz sounds used by both guitarists.
This is a copy of what was originally intended to be a one-off prototype we custom built for Greg Koch. Our goal was to capture that same amazing fuzz tone Jimmy Page was getting through his MKII during the early Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin, specifically on the album “Yardbirds Live at the Anderson Theater 1968” and we believe this particular pedal comes very, very close. We use three 1960-era NOS Russian military-spec germanium transistors to get a truly wild and vintage sound. Only a few of these are being made available here to the general public and this is the only place to get them!
Please note: This pedal is powered by its internal 9volt battery ONLY! To stay 100% true to its original “positive ground” PNP germanium transistor circuit, we have opted to not add the extraneous integrated chip circuitry “charge pump” that would isolate this from damaging your other pedals and power supply in your signal chain. With that being said, the very low current draw from this circuit means a typical 9v battery can last many months, even up to a year, of normal use.
Legend TB features:
Exacting replication of the famous modified MKII TB used in Page’s early YB and Zep recordings
Controls for Level and Attack
Fully hand-wired analog circuitry – no circuit board!
Compact MXR-sized enclosure
True bypass 3PDT switching
Bright indicator LED
9V DC battery clip included
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