The GB-83. The black sheep. The fuzz box you love to hate. We (D*A*M) are selling of the last 15 of these that we made in an auction format. This is the last of the GB-83. They go for what the go for. Thrown to the dogs. A few have very slight surface marks on the baseplate, I tried to photograph this but to no avail. For this reason I have listed this pedal as used but it is brand new in box with all paperwork and a 5 year guarantee.
A very brief description of the GB-83 is that it is a glorified pre-amp, like most fuzz boxes, that is capable of varying degrees of saturation from mild overdrive to blown out fuzz. It is a very dynamic pedal and is also very gear responsive. As in, it will drive harder depending on your chosen instrument and will react differently depending on your amplifier and how it is set. We sold a bunch of these and fast then it pretty much stopped over night.
For most, silicon transistors ain't all that cool and I think for a fuzz box I took the dare I say 'transparency' thing a little too far. You can pretty much ride this thing all the way, the clean up is almost cleaner than your clean tone, which is not really what fuzz is all about. Just being honest in my thoughts. It is still one of my own favourite pedals that we have done but maybe the design I concocted was a little to personal to my own
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