SolidGold FX If 6 Was 9 MkII BC183 Fuzz
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SolidGold FX If 6 Was 9 MkII BC183 Fuzz

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It’s been at least 10 years since we launched our original If 6 Was 9 BC183 and improving on this solid design was no small feat. The MKII includes all the soulful fuzz tones of the original BC183 but incorporates a variety of new features aimed at bringing this vintage inspired design into the modern age. What really sets the new If 6 Was 9 apart is the power supply. We have equipped this fuzz with a variable voltage pump, supplying anywhere from 5 to 15VDC from a single 9V power source. This, in conjunction with the bias control, will allow for any shade of fuzz ranging from gated and sputtery to smooth and dynamic, all the way to bold and punchy.

The new saturate control trims the circuit’s input for better cleanup, signal chain integration, or impedance matching for use with a wah pedal. Finally, soft-touch true bypass switching and top jacks really bring this fuzz face into the 21st century. With all that said, don’t mind if 6 turned out to be 9, just plug in, wave your freak flag high and enjoy!

  • Volume: Allows you to boost or cut your volume level.
  • Bias: This varies the voltage to Q2’s collector, giving you a huge range of tones from compressed and nasty to big and bold.
  • Fuzz: Sets the amount of distortion.
  • Volts 5-15V: This controls the overall power feeding the pedal. Turning counter-clockwise drops the voltage to 5V for more sag and compression while turning clockwise increases the internal voltage up to 15V for extra kick and headroom.
  • Saturate: This knob trims the input gain. Turn it fully clockwise for classic fuzz face tones. Dial it back for impedance matching with wahs & other effects placed before the If 6 Was 9 or for better cleanup/less fuzz.
  • Body: This switch delivers three different fuzz voicings. Choose from Fat(left), Treble Boost (center), and Classic(right).
  • True Bypass Switch: Allows you to engage or bypass the effect.
  • 9V DC Input: This pedal uses a negative center, 9V DC power, supply with a 2.1mm barrel plug only. Current draw is 20mA


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