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Bad Penny FX

Bad Penny FX hand build guitar pedals using a combination of vintage and modern components, hand-soldered onto tag boards with high quality pots and switches, and vintage-style cloth wiring.

Based in East Sussex, UK, Mark and Felix build each pedal to order, so you know you're getting a unique product when you purchase one of their excellent designs. The brand's USP is that each pedal is housed in a beautiful handmade English ash and aluminium chassis. 

Bad Penny FX pedals not only look totally unique, but they sound amazing too. 

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BAD PENNY FX Fuzz Controller V2 Front Transparent - Boost Guitar Pedals
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BAD PENNY FX Fuzz Controller V2

£145.00

Built To Order...

The Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller V2 is a high gain silicon fuzz with power filtering and independent boost circuits, each of which can be adjusted via internal trim-pots.

It's a brilliant fuzz, utilising vintage Philips, K40Y-9 Russian military-grade, and Sprague Vitamin Q paper-in-oil capacitors, all connected with vintage-style cloth wiring and housed in a beautiful English ash and aluminium chassis.

Starve

Use the Starve switch to limit the power running into the Fuzz Controller, emulating a dying 9V battery for seriously organic, squashy tones.

Diode

The Diode switch allows you to switch between LED clipping and 1N4148 silicon diode clipping. When turned off, there's less gain but more volume, enabling an overdrive-type response.

Bass Cut

The Bass Cut switch shelves some of the lower frequencies while simultaneously boosting the signal for an aggressive sound.

Treble Cut

The Treble Cut switch compresses the high end and lops off the highest frequencies. 

The Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller V2 is clean and loud if you want it to be, but set it right and it gets down and dirty too!

Please note: The Bad Penny FX Fuzz Controller V2 is built to order. Please allow around 7 days build time plus shipping time.

Features:

  • High-gain silicon fuzz with vintage components
  • English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure
  • True bypass
  • Handmade in East-Sussex, UK
  • Gain, Master, Starve, Diode, Bass & Treble controls
  • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative (not included)

 


 

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BAD PENNY FX Wireless

£150.00

Built To Order...

The Bad Penny FX Wireless is a germanium fuzz with flexible switching to ensure you always get the best tones.

Crank everything to achieve high gain, ripping fuzz tones, or disengage the Gate and Bass switches, pull down the Fuzz knob to minimum and your tone will be sweet and mellow. Being a vintage germanium circuit, it is highly responsive to your guitar volume.

Gate

The gate switch controls how much signal is passed to the third transistor. By default it passes the full signal for plenty of gain, but switching it on reduces the signal and therefore gain, for a cleaner fuzz tone.

There is an internal trim pot that allows you to adjust how much signal is passed when Gate is engaged, 

Bass

The bass switch removes the lowest frequencies for a clearer, brighter sound.

Please note: The Bad Penny FX Wireless is built to order. Please allow around 7 days build time plus shipping time.

Features:

  • Germanium fuzz with select vintage components
  • English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure
  • True bypass
  • Handmade in East-Sussex, UK
  • Fuzz, Tone, Master, Gate & Bass controls
  • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative (not included)
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BAD PENNY FX Widow

£155.00

Built To Order...

The Bad Penny FX Widow is a dual footswitch design offering stackable overdrive and fuzz channels. 

The overdrive circuit is based on Bad Penny FX's Trainscreamer overdrive pedal, taking you from mild boost to singing sustain. Bad Penny FX have designed this circuit to preserve and enhance the low-end frequencies in your signal, giving you warmth and thickness when you need it.

The fuzz circuit is designed to be stacked after the overdrive circuit in series. The drive it receives from the overdrive gives it plenty of attack. Use the Bite control to starve the circuit and create stuttery, breaking up sounds, and use the Evil control to cut bass from your tone (this control can be fine-tuned via an internal trim-pot).

The ability to stack a low-gain overdrive circuit into a fuzz circuit gives this pedal tons of versatility - use the overdrive on its own or add the fuzz to bring the gain!

Please note: The Bad Penny FX Widow is built to order. Please allow around 7 days build time plus shipping time.

Features:

  • Dual channel overdrive & fuzz
  • English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure
  • True bypass
  • Handmade in East-Sussex, UK
  • Master, Drive, Tone, Bite, Evil controls
  • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative (not included)

 

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BAD PENNY FX Smoothflow

£165.00

Built To Order...

The Bad Penny FX Smoothflow is a twin-stage dynamic boost, taking you from super-clean through to full-on gain.

Both stages have similar controls, although there are three toggles which affect the sound in particular ways:

Clean

The clean switch reduces the input gain, enabling you to achieve the cleanest boost possible.

Full & Thick

The full and thick switches allow to you enable a bass cut to each gain stage independently, essentially turning the affected gain stage into a treble-boost. 

If you're looking for a high quality do-it-all pedal, the Smoothflow is definitely worth considering. In addition to its handwired circuit - including high quality pots and switches, 22awg cloth wiring, and select vintage components - it is built into a handmade English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure.

Please note: The Bad Penny FX Smoothflow is built to order. Please allow around 7 days build time plus shipping time.

Features:

  • Twin-stage dynamic boost with vintage components
  • English ash hardwood and aluminium enclosure
  • True bypass
  • Handmade in East-Sussex, UK
  • Gain 1, Boost 1, Gain 2, Boost 2, Clean, Full & Thick controls
  • Power: 9V power supply, centre-negative (not included)

 

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