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Solaris (Legacy)

Based On
Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face
Effect Type
Germanium Fuzz
Build Difficulty
Project Summary
A hot-rodded adaptation of the classic fuzz pedal made famous by Jimi Hendrix.

Legacy PCB

Designed for the 1590B enclosure with side-mounted jacks, which some builders prefer. Bypass PCB (optional) sold separately.


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Updated Version

The same circuit, but updated for the 125B enclosure format for a more streamlined build. The bypass switch PCB is integrated.


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Project overview

The Solaris Fuzz project is the ultimate clone of the Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face, one of the most ubiquitous effects in the DIY and boutique effect landscape. While the original Fuzz Face is a very simple circuit, many modifications have been made in the nearly 50 years since it was first introduced.

This PCB will allow you to build with germanium or silicon transistors (or a hybrid like Joe Gagan’s Easy Face), positive or negative ground, the original two knobs or as many as five. It also incorporates an optional charge pump, allowing you to use a standard 9v center-negative power supply while still using PNP germanium transistors.


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