I pulled out all the stops for the aged version of the Wrench Fuzz. Not only is the enclosure aged to a level I haven't done before, complete with fake grime, rust, and scratches and wear, but it's wrapped in a tea-stained bag and nestled in straw inside a stained and aged wooden box. This is the finest work I've done to date and I think they're something special.
The Wrench Fuzz is the evolution of the original Hardware Fuzz run I did in early 2021. It's a classic 2-transistor fuzz circuit, modded for lower noise and more modern build techniques.
To keep the lineage back to the original tagboard Hardware Fuzzes, the Wrench is still built with big honkin' axial amp caps and big carbon film resistors. I chose 2N2222A transistors that give it a slightly aggressive sound that works well with humbuckers but still has the cleanup players expect with classic 2-transistor fuzz circuits.
The enclosure is meant to look raw, metallic, stamped, industrial: like a tool. This is to reflect the idea behind the whole Hardware Series: classic circuits that are tweaked to become Tools of Tone.
All O.C.E. Pedals are built with lead-free solder and quality components.