Bringing old effects back to life -

We've all heard the story.

"Hey, I found this in the basement! It was dirty and covered in cobwebs, but when I cleaned it off, I found out it was a vintage Fuzz Face!! This thing's worth a mint! I've always wanted one of these. It doesn't work, though..."

The trick is to make it work, and to coax those once-living dulcet tones from the old box. Here's how.

  1. Get it clean
  2. Get the mechanical parts working right
  3. Look for burned, broken, or missing parts
  4. Fix broken wires
  5. Replace all the electrolytic capacitors
  6. Resolder all the joints
  7. Replace other parts as needed from any other debugging you've done.
  8. Enjoy!