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The Factory- germanium fuzz kit

Item number: 174

Category: Fuzz


starting from 28,00 €

including 19% VAT., plus shipping

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Shipping time: 3-5 Working days


The Factory is a clone of a well known boutique fuzz pedal. It is basically an extended germanium fuzz. You can create classic sounds as well as some very unusual sounds.

This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal. Also very useful:

Not included in the kit, but also good to have:

  • Aluminium enclosure: select one on the top
  • 9V battery or DC power supply
  • 5 nice knobs for the pots, for 6.3mm shaft
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Effect-Type: Fuzz
Instrument: Guitar Bass


Here a small selection of Factory sounds:

Build documents

Installation guide: Installation guide

Schematic and pcb: Schematic

Wiring layout: Wiring

Parts list (BOM): Parts list

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1 from 1 Customers found the following product review helpful
5 from 5 Nice One

The pedal works great, its really similar (not the same...imho even better) to the original one. You can get some great sounds paying less than half price... Its really easy to mount, you only need to know how to solder...and you can even modify the pedal as you like! The service is really good and fast. Dont forget to buy the knobs and the washers and nuts for the knobs. So..go for it!

., 27.11.2013
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5 from 5 good kit, takes time to learn to use it!

The kit is excellent, provided with all the parts which are labeled very neatly. The build documentation is limited, the generic build document doesnt help much (not needed with this kit) but the wiring diagram is very useful. One thing I really missed was information on how to put the transistors on the board. Search the website of Musikding for the transistors and you will find the BCE-diagrams. Then translate that to the schematic and also remember that the germanium transistors (AC125) are NPN, the other transistor (2N3904) is PNP.
Then, when finished, surf to the ZVEX site and get the instruction sheet (only 1 A4) and read how to experiment with the settings without getting completely lost. This has nothing to do with the build quality, but everything with the complexity of the Factory fuzz pedal!
I have found that the effect needs only a very low volume input signal, otherwise you get an extra overdrive effect. I use a bass and also played it with an octave up before the fuzz. This was a bit too much for my liking, so I will add an extra input volume pot to control the effect a bit better.

., 06.07.2020
5 from 5 très bonne fuzz

très bonne fuzz , facile à modifier , j ai rajouté un support pour changer c2 ( j ais mis un 10 nano )
et un switch en // avec 2.2 µf pour jouer de la basse

., 17.07.2020
5 from 5 perfect

not exactly the same sound as my original one, but ok, quite the same, fits in a type B enclosure, + a CV control for stab and a switch for different caps values for C2

., 25.08.2020
5 from 5 Mad

This pedal is mad - Im really enjoying it and not complex to assemble. It would be nice of they supplied a few test voltages points before inserting transistors but it worked first time anyway

., 13.11.2020
5 from 5 Great pedal, changed volume pot to make it less sensitive.

Very good pedal. After using it for a while I changed the volume pot to a log 5k because it was to sensitive.

., 20.11.2020
5 from 5 VERY GOOD FUZZ!!

I see no difference in sound to the original fuzz factory pedal. It was relatively easy to build the pedal (I already have some experience), but it has to be well planned to fit everything inside the box. I made a small change, added a 100k pot at the input to control the guitars impedance and better adjust the values with other pedals.

., 22.12.2020
5 from 5 Good kit, great pedal.

The factory is a great kit for beginners and experts. Fun to build and fun to play.

., 23.02.2021
5 from 5 Easy build

It is a cool kit for beginners. A lot of cables some components and a lot of space. The sound is pretty destructed

., 24.03.2021
5 from 5 crazy fuzzzzzz

Truly a factory of fuzzy sounds. Amazing packs, everything was spot on. This was my first project from musikding, I had some normal problems with short circuits but totally my fault. If youre new, my advise is to build it for a 1590BB enclosure, youll have plenty of space to put the pots and wiring without any problems. And since it is a crazy sounding device, you might want to search for fuzz factory settings online and you will plenty of resources to have fun with!

., 02.04.2021
5 from 5 Great kit

Great kit guys dont hesitate. It will also fit in a horizontal 1590b like the original.

., 17.04.2021
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