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Sep 16, 2020

Flattley DG Fuzz

The Flattley DG Fuzz is a two-transistor buffered pedal inspired by the fuzz sounds adopted by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour in the early ’70s, which seems to imply it’s a muff-style pedal.

Besides the four knobs controlling Fuzz, Treble, Volume and Body (Bass), the device features an internal trim pot that allows to fine-tune the amount of fuzz.

The beautiful art of this pedal deserves a particular mention, incredibly detailed and hand-painted.

The “DG Fuzz” pedal has at its core a well established two transistor arrangement from the early 1970’s. This classic core is protected from external input loading by a buffer/preamp with some pre and post fuzz tone shaping to squeeze even more tone from an already versatile circuit. The DG fuzz has  a warm tone and a big bottom end to it. This fuzz pedal is representative of the fuzz sounds used around the Gilmour era of the 70’s. The DG Fuzz also has an internal trim pot for the amount of fuzz, you can set your own desired level and adjust from the preset level.

The blue halo light ring installed diffuses the light when playing live, avoiding being blinded by the standard LEDs just as you are about to go into that all important solo thus giving a larger area to see where the pedal is located easily on the pedal board on darkened stages. The addition of the large aluminium foot topper gives you more real estate for contact when switching the pedal on and off during quick changes when playing live.

All Flattley “Platinum Range” pedals are hand processed in our Flattley paint shop. The bare aluminium enclosure is abraded prior to painting with the etch primer. The etch primer acts as a anti corrosive layer and allows the primer to bond to the enclosure ensuring a tough resilient paint finish.

Multiple coats of base coat primer are applied which are then lightly abraded to remove any blemishes or paint speckles prior to the application of the base colour. We apply several coats of base colour until an even coverage occurs and the base colour develops rich smooth depth. Metallic holographic chrome flake is then applied using a clear inter coat which adds that all important Flattley sparkle.

The pedal enclosure is now ready to be hydro dipped in its Flattley graphics. This is the process whereby the graphics are applied using water activated film, the residual PVA film is then washed off and the enclosure is then allowed to dry naturally.

Once dried the lacquer process begins. Each “Flattley Platinum” pedal has a minimum of three coats of lacquer which are all wet sanded between coats. Once the lacquer has hardened, it is then hand polished using three different grades of polishing compounds and it then has a final polish to achieve a high gloss finish using a wool finishing pad. This process gives the smooth deep lustre finish that is inherent in all Flattley Guitar and Bass effects pedals.