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John Hornby Skewes (JHS) FZ-III (Fuzz) w/Original Packaging

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"The rare John Hornby Skewes (JHS) FZ-III fuzz pedal. Manufactured by Jen in Italy in the 1970s, the JHS Fuzz features a very similar circuit, and many similar components to later VOX Tone Benders, which at the time were also being made by Jen. Features include (1) BC238B and (2) BC239C silicon transistors, Attack and Level control, all packed into a blue, rectangular, Tone Bender style housing."

"The FZ-III was apparently manufactured under different brand names (FBT, JEN, JHS and Ricken's). It features a set of two silicon BC239Cs and one BC238B transistor -- making it a very gnarly pedal. It can sound completely saturated or crisp and tight. The general sound is pretty much on the bright side. The FZ-III works well driven by a boost pedal in front of and an EQ behind it in order to further shape the tone. Made in Italy in 1974 for JHS in the UK, and [perhaps] quite rare."
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