No one cares more about tone than Eric Johnson, and his choice for getting sweet, singing lead tones is the Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz Face.
EJ worked closely with Fuzz Face guru Jeorge Tripps to create his signature pedal. It is inspired by EJ’s prized personal Fuzz Faces and is built to his incredibly strict specifications, featuring hand-selected BC183 silicon transistors (for higher gain), custom repro ’68-’69 knobs, and a vintage-style hammertone finish. The result: a beautifully dynamic, expressive, and powerful pedal.
“I first heard the Fuzz Face when I was about 12 and loved playing through it,” he says. “It’s the classic tone used by Jimi Hendrix, one of my greatest influences. No other pedal gets this type of sound. It’s the pinnacle of psychedelic fuzz.”
To celebrate the release of the Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz Face, Dunlop and Fender have teamed up for the Eric Johnson Titan of Tone Giveaway, offering fans the chance to win a signed Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster, a signed Eric Johnson Signature Fuzz Face, and Eric Johnson Signature Jazz III Picks.
Check out the Dunlop Blog for an interview with Eric Johnson and Dunlop New Products Director/Fuzz Face guru Jeorge Tripps and watch our recent Dunlop TV interview with Eric for more info.