The Zander Circuitry Foxxton Woods is an octave fuzz based on the 1970s Foxx Tone Machine. But in true Zander Circuitry fashion, the Foxxton Woods takes the concept to another level, with extra controls giving far more versatility than the original.
Since the 1960s, fuzz has gone hand-in-hand with octave effects, and it's been popular ever since. The Foxxton Woods spans eras with its tones, from classic '60s to filthy '90s and more.
The Body Control adjusts the low-end frequencies, allowing you to dial in muscular, deep tones or a tighter, more focused sound for cutting through a mix - or somewhere in between.
The Shift control adjusts the mid-range frequencies, enabling you go from mid-scooped to mid-boosted tones.
This latest version of the Zander Circuitry Foxxton Woods fuzz features a more compact footprint, knurled steel controls, and an upgrade from six to eight options on the signature clipping selector:
Germanium: A smooth, sweet sounding form of clipping, very ‘amp-like’ in its response.
Silicon: Louder, brighter and more aggressive sounding.
LED: Even louder, less saturated but very punchy.
Asymmetrical germanium: A more aggressive germanium sound.
Asymmetrical silicon: Beefing up the aggression of the silicon sound.
Asymmetrical LED: A more aggressive version of the LED sound.
MOSFET: Similar to the silicon setting but a bit sweeter, crunchier and a touch more saturated.
No diodes: Loads of output but not much gain.
The Foxxton Woods features two footswitches, enabling you to access the octave-fuzz or fuzz separately - each is also linked to an independent volume control. The switches support both momentary and latching switching, meaning that you can temporarily engage one of the effects by holding your foot down on the relevant switch then releasing it when you're done.
Foxxton Woods Demo
Foxxton Woods Features
Upper-octave fuzz based on Foxx Tone Machine
Gain, Tone, Body, Shift, O Level, F Level, Diode Selector Controls
Power: 9V power adaptor, centre-negative (not included).