I have waited for this pedal for a long time! Ever since I first heard Eric Johnson’s magic tone, I’ve wanted one. Well at least since I first learned that he used a fuzz face as part of his legendary magic tone . The funny thing is that I have never been a huge fuzz pedal fan until now. 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. In the accompamying video we have a quick clip by EMC customer Hale and his EJ rig minutes after hooking up this pedal and taking it for a spin.