012 Shaftesbury Duofuzz Germanium Diode Distortion Pedal

This is a Shaftesbury Duofuzz Germanium diode Distortion Pedal circa late 60s/early 70s.

Overload of the Germanium Diode begins at 0.3 volts compared to silicon diodes at 0.7 volts which is why the company chose this method of design.

This box has a fantastic grungy 60s garage rock character and at a later date we'll do another video showing some audio examples. A holy grail distortion pedal for a lot of guitar players.