Smokey Wrench Fuzz

O.C.E. Pedals

Regular price $249.00

The Smokey Wrench was a limited run and is discontinued.

A while back I bought some NOS JAN2N2222A transistors off eBay and they showed up in a plastic bag that smelled like someone had smoked cigarettes and blown the smoke directly into the bags.  An idea percolated and the Smokey Wrench was born: a limited edition of the Wrench Fuzz made with the smoked NOS transistors, Dale resistors (because they're brown) and oxblood Davies knobs.  The artwork is stamped in brown ink and they come in vintage cigar boxes.

Sounds just like the regular Wrench you know and love.  Limited edition of 3 pedals.

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.