Fuzz Face Enclosures - Any Way to Make Them More Like Originals?

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  1. Hulakatt

    Hulakatt Supporting Member

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    PM me if/when you find them. I'm itching to build some new fuzzes for myself and I was just starting to search for cool enclosures!
     
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  2. Bluesful

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    How much do these cost?
     
  3. woof*

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    Currently 6-8$
     
  4. captaincoconut

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    I think about 600-800$. However, I think the price is fair considering how much time he invests for making these.
     
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    It’s not a water slide. It’s like self adhesive vinyl I think, but thin. Very easy to apply and you can be covered up easily with a good thick clear coat. And yes I added the Arbiter. Just used my home printer and took a guess at a font that looked close. Again, I wasn’t shooting to super authentic or anything.
     
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  6. Bluesful

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    Wow, that's a lot of $$$.

    That's $1,000 to $1,333 for me.
     
  7. captaincoconut

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    Well I couldn't afford one either.
     
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    I just put a deposit on an Ivor fuzz. I have to admit I’m pretty pumped about this pedal. It’s become more and more about simplicity for me. I have no real interest in too many pedals or gadgets. I’m selling everything I don’t use regularly and it should fund the purchase of the pedal.
     
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  9. johnpaulgeorgeringo

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    Although it says it's a Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face, it's not.

    Are there any markings or disclaimers on those pedals saying they're copies and that they're not authentic?

    When these hit the second and third markets (and beyond) people may not know what they're paying for.

    How is that right?
     
  10. fernieite

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    Yes, each one is signed on the bottom plate, and dated. Also, the year it's attempting to emulate plus the type of transistors are written there on the underside of the bottom plate, as well.

    Also, the cases are not vintage cases, so the obvious cast markings from the vintage molds are not present. It's not hard to see that they are not actual vintage units! They look really nice though. :cool:
     
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  11. johnpaulgeorgeringo

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    I agree they look great and may even sound great.

    But I still say very, very misleading.

    The back plate says:
    1969 Fuzz Face BC108
    Then it's signed and "dated" 9/18.

    9/18/1969?

    Why not write 9/2018?

    Plus it's distressed to look old.

    There's even an attached tag that says 1969 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. Made in England.
    1969 with a price of $39.

    But the actual price is $800 - $900?

    It's not a Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face let alone from 1969.
     
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    Karen?
     
  13. captaincoconut

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    I want to speak to the manager.
     
  14. LikeAMotherF

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    I don't understand. I went to a mall in New Jersey and ate at Pizzeria Uno.

    How is it Chicago pizza if they made it in New Jersey?

    I need to talk to someone in charge.
     
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  15. Tbone135

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    So does anyone just sell the round enclosures? Surely there's a market for that!
     
  16. johnpaulgeorgeringo

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    Great.
    Now open your own pizzeria and put a Pizzeria Uno sign above your door.
    Get it now, Karen?
     
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  17. Marco78

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    Some months ago was 550-600 $.....
     
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