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  • Face First™ re-ordering buffered loop switcher for guitar, germanium GE fuzz pedal un-buffer, tuner mute, and more.
  • Face First™ re-ordering buffered loop switcher for guitar, germanium GE fuzz pedal un-buffer, tuner mute, and more.
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Face First™

Regular Price $179.00 USD
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Designed and hand-built (by Mario) in Canada.

The Face First™ is a re-ordering buffered loop switcher. It ensures total tonal consistency from your guitar, fuzz, and whatever is connected afterwards.

When the loop is OFF, the guitar is connected directly to the included Class-A Input Buffer. When the loop is ON, the guitar is connected directly to the input of the fuzz, which then feeds the buffer.

For non-fuzz pedal users, the loop can be positioned after the buffer, removing noisy pedals or tuners from the signal path. It can also be used as a tuner/master mute. The "Remote" version is in a low(er) profile enclosure and can be controlled with a ¼" function switching jack, found on most MIDI controllers, or even a remote foot-switch.

The discrete Class-A buffer has an input impedance and other finely tuned characteristics which mimic that of tube amplifier inputs. It'll safeguard, strengthen, and prepare your guitar and fuzz signal for whatever follows on the pedalboard and the rig.

The buffer presents the guitar and fuzz with a dynamic and ideal load that remains steadfast — resulting in consistent tone while still allowing the guitar and fuzz to breathe and feel, as if they're plugged directly into the front of a beloved tube amplifier.

For the benefits of buffers, see our FAQ Page

  • Buffer Impedances
    • Input: 1M ohm
    • Output: 100 ohm
  • Enclosure Dimensions (mm)
    • Stomp version: 4.41 x 2.38 x 1.68in. (112 x 60.5 x 42.7)
    • Remote version: 4.43 x 2.38 x 1.24in. (112.5 x 60.5 x 31.5)
  • Power Requirements: 9VDC & 100mA via a 2.1 x 5.5mm barrel plug with a negative centre pin (like Boss pedals). Adapter is not included.

User Manual