The 1954 Transparent Fuzz Pedal | Patent Pending

Additional Demos in the More Videos Section

1954 Transparent Fuzz Pedal1954 Transparent Fuzz Pedal Top JacksIlluminated 1954 Transparent Fuzz Pedal

Price: $190.00
60 Day Returns
Ships in 2 Weeks. Please email for current wait.

Backorder - please email to be placed on wait list.

How to use a Credit Card Instead of a Paypal Account.

Facebook Youtube Instagram Google_Plus

If you want a big sounding fuzz that is articulate, this is for you. Patent pending!

For pro musicians that want an articulate fuzz that works with other pedals and doesn’t wash out the sound of your guitar, the 1954 transparent fuzz was custom designed so that your sound is fuzzed, not killed. It is both Electric and Bass guitar friendly.

Yes, we love Hendrix and you vintage off with the 1954, especially with its wah friendly front end, but there are a huge amount of other sounds this pedal dominates from Alternative / Indie to Stoner Metal.

An original fuzz circuit.

It features an original fuzz circuit based off of sounds from 1966 but is not a direct copy of the same old fuzz pedals we’ve all heard before. No one else makes anything like it! It has an engineered silicon transistor core that sounds a lot like hand matched germanium.

The 1954 transparent fuzz pedal is a tight, well rounded fuzz that can be used as a base tone for your rig on many songs, not a one off wacky fuzz. It was thought up after Dr. Wilk realized problems from an RF wireless amplifier he was building would actually fuzz a lot like vintage transistors without any of the problems.

Wah wah pedal friendly fuzz.

An optional buffer stage at the input can be switched on so that it works well with a wah or other pedals in front. This means it also works well with active pickups too. With a wah, you can get those huge Hendrix sweeps. The buffer matches your guitar better and you’ll hear some of the treble you often lose with fuzz pedals.

Maintain Stage Volume or Boost / Overdrive your Guitar.

The output is actually a booster stage which will make sure that when you turn it on, it is never quieter than you clean sound. You can dial the fuzz back, turn the boost up and end up with some really nice overdriven sounds.

The tone control keeps it warm.

To keep that vintage warm tone, you can roll the tone control back and cut out some of the higher end treble. This works great to keep it warm when you have the buffer on.

Bass friendly with big low end.

I like to palm mute and still feel the room shake which means this was designed with a big low end. Ends up being perfect for bass guitar.

Proper EMF Grounding helps reduce noise.

Sure, fuzz pedals all have a ton of gain to get them to fuzz, which means they will pick up radio stations if you angle them right. But many of them don’t have correct grounding of the case which helps reduce these problems. A lot of this stems from germanium transistors, which need opposite polarity and makes it harder to ground. The 1954 transparent fuzz pedal case is completely RF grounded which helps reduce noise from the outside. Even the clear lid, it’s all RF grounded and patent pending.

Forgot to mention – absolutely insane new look that will light up your pedal board. See all the tone making glory in the actual pedal. Go ahead, take a picture. Be transparent.

1954 Transparent Fuzz Pedal Specifications:

  • All Original Silicon Fuzz Circuit
  • Switchable buffer makes it wah wah friendly and works great with other pedals or active pickups in front. Not many fuzz pedals do this.
  • Completely analog design with low transistor count to maintain transparency of tone.
  • Boost stage of up to 4dB maintains stage volume.
  • LED indicator makes the insides glow when pedal is on.
  • True Bypass input and output (Will not load other pedals when off).
  • Powder coated enclosure with screen printed graphics.
  • Draws <6mA current when on.
  • Handcrafted in USA.
  • (4.7") x (3.7") x (2" high including knobs)
  • Patent Pending.

What is the story behind the 1954 Transparent Fuzz?

This pedal is a marriage of many years’ experience design fuzz pedals with the desire to build a new looking guitar pedal to really show off and pop on your pedal board. It all started with the design of the 1954 fuzz, this pedal has the exact same circuit insides. I wanted an articulate fuzz so I made up a circuit that keeps fuzz but cleans it up. I wanted it to work with a wah to get Hendrix style sweeps without the oscillation, so I added a buffer that can be turned off if you want the old school input impedance. All this was put together with a look that shows off the internal circuits for a complete package.

60 Day No Hassle Money Back!

You need to try the pedals on your rig at home or on stage. If you buy one and it is not for you, please send it back unharmed and I will refund the purchase price no problem.

USPS Shipping (US Mail) to USA

The pedals ship using USPS Priority Mail. It usually takes 2-3 business days to get there and I will email you about the shipment

International Shipping

I ship internationally all the time and am becoming somewhat expert at it now. I have sent pedals everywhere! However, it costs more to ship internationally. The added cost for shipping this pedal internationally USPS first class is added in when you check out and is based on weight. This first class shipping takes about 3-4 weeks and depends on customs in your country. There is also a priority option, please email me but this is usually at least $40 and the pedal will arrive in 6-10 business days. If you have any questions or concerns please email me using the contact form.

Watch your Email

Please check to make sure the confirmation emails don't go to your spam. This seems to happen on occasion. The email will come from Seth at ScreaminFX

Delay Due to Backorder

I will let you know immediately if the pedal you order is not in stock. I usually try to have several ready to go, but please remember that I build each one by hand which can take me a while if I have a long list or if my kid is extra fussy. Then I test them to make sure they are exactly how I want. The hardest part is not rocking out for a long time when I test them!


All pedals have a 3 year warranty from date of purchase and transfer to whoever owns the pedal at the time. If you sell it sometime in those first 3 years (hopefully never!), you can tell them it is still under warranty.

Finally a MUSICAL fuzz that can still get the big fat fuzz sound, but you can slim it down too. Very versatile, works great before or after my overdrives (EHX glove and Banshee Boost). The buffer switch is great so I can run my Vox wah before the fuzz. Lots of options to tweak your sound too. This is my favorite fuzz pedal of the year! Where do I vote? I have a few fuzz's I will now be selling as I can get every sound I want out of this guy.
- Brian G, Arlington, TX

I received the pedal yesterday...and I love it!! It's exactly what I was hoping it would be. Thanks for providing info/tips. I have to say I really appreciate having the buffer switch on/off option. Makes a huge difference with a wah pedal having the buffer but also wonderful to be able to get the unbuffered sound. Awesome.
- Mike B., Rochester, NY

I received my pedal in the mail, yesterday. You are a master of your craft, sir. This pedal is amazing. It's hard to describe it, though. I've really never heard a fuzz pedal with this particular sound. It has all the wonderful characteristics of fuzz that everyone loves and none of the side effects that everyone hates. I guess a controlled fuzz would work to describe it. What I found most impressive was the clarity in chords. The chord structures really sing and don't sound mushy or chaotic. The only downside I have found with this pedal is that it's built so good that I hate to put my foot on it! I will definitely be checking out your other pedals in the future. In case your interested, I was playing a 2015 Epi Les Paul traditional pro through a Fender 65 TRRI.
- John G, Gainesville, GA

Guitar Moderne 1954 Fuzz Review Guitar Moderne gave the 1954 Transparent Fuzz their great gear award! Here is part of their review:
The ScreaminFX 1954 Fuzz delivered just as advertised, offering fat, warm germanium sounding fuzz with none of the instability attendant with germanium transistors. It also offered the kind of increased dynamic response to fingerpicking, pick attack, and guitar volume adjustments normally associated with germanium but usually absent or diminished in a silicon fuzz. Very articulate, it allowed the different pickup settings to come through clearly. Read the rest here.
- guitar moderne

The 1954 fuzz is amazing. Thanks for creating this masterpiece. Loving it!
- Ray R

so - got it. been messin' with it for a while now. LOVE IT. a great effect pedal. it has got significant CHARACTER rather than just a slog full of un-tameable noise. i have a bunch of different guitars - all with different types of pickups obviously, some active, some passive - and they ALL grab this fuzz circuit differently and not ONE of them is unusable. they all take to the tuning and tone of this circuit in a VERY harmonically pleasing way. It is DOESN'T have to be loud. oddly enough - I think i like the way the passive PU's work with this thing best... Looks like I may have to get the germanium one too.... :-P Kudos to your electronic prowess. I'm a fan.
- Ric B

Videos Artists Made - Let me know if you make one and I can post it!

Guitar Moderne Demo of the 1954 Transparent Fuzz Pedal

Here is the link to the user manaul:

The 1954 Transparent Fuzz Pedal User Manual

You Might Consider:

  • 1954 Silicon Fuzz Demo


    Guitar Buffer Pedal that is tuneable which helps it fix fuzz problems. It will also drive long cables and do all the things a good buffer should.

  • 1954 Silicon Fuzz Demo

    1948 Germanium Fuzz

    I hand match Germanium transistors and then put them in a fuzz tester I designed which allows me to customize the bias networks. When it is done, the 1948 is one of the best sounding fuzz pedals you will hear. It has a buffer that can by bypassed if you want to use a wah first.

  • 1954 Silicon Fuzz Demo

    1954 Silicon Fuzz

    Solid metal version of the tuned silicon fuzz I designed starting with a basic Fuzz Face and de-tuned to be more useable. Classic sounding fuzz with built in on/off buffer that makes it work well with other pedals such as a wah-wah before the fuzz.

Tech Articles For Your Tone Quest:

  • How do guitar REVERB pedals work

    I just designed a new, real spring, reverb pedal called the Uverbia. Based on this, I wrote an article talking about spring reverb pedals compared to digital reverb pedals.

  • All About Guitar Buffer Pedals

    This is a really detailed article with everything you need to know about guitar buffer pedals. Where to put them and how they work. It talks about why you want high input impedance and low output impedance.

  • Fuzz Pedal Tips and Tricks

    Here are a bunch of tips and tricks I learned over the years on how to get the most out of your fuzz pedal.