Sona Fuzz

Extreme, High Gain Fuzz Pedal with a Touch of Class

Demos

Controls

Fuzz
Sets the amount of gain, distortion, fuzz, sustain, or whatever you want to call it. Like with most fuzz pedals, it will interact with the volume knob of your guitar. e.g. roll back the guitar volume at low FUZZ levels to clean up the signal considerably.
Volume
Controls the overall output of the pedal.
Tone
Pans between cutting highs or lows.
Body Switch
Fattens or thins out the signal going into the pedal.
Soft-touch Foot Switch
Tap to switch between true bypass and engaged; Hold to temporarily bypass when engaged, or temporarily engage while bypassed.
Hold while connecting power to toggle whether the pedal will be engaged or bypassed whenever it's powered on.

Internal Controls

FUZZ Ceiling
Need MORE gain? This pedal has insane amounts of gain on tap, but a lot of people expect to be able to turn the knobs any which way (and all the way up) and have it sound great. This isn't unreasonable, but it's limiting. If you max out the gain, the pedal gets really noisy! So inside, on the lower right, is a blue and white trimmer that tames it.
Bias
Can be adjusted to give a gated, sputtery sound.

Technical Specificiations

Jack placement
Top-mounted
Power supply
9V DC, 2.1mm center negative (not included).
No internal battery clip.
Power consumption
19mA
Bypass
Relay switched true bypass

Credits

The fuzz circuit this pedal is based on is one that's been floating and evolving in the DIY community for a very long time. Its exact evolution isn't precisely clear, but the primary contributers are:

  • Doug Hammond
  • Gus Smalley
  • Aron Nelson