Fredric Effects - Verzerrer Fuzz Guitar Pedal, handmade in the UK
Fredric Effects - Verzerrer Fuzz
The Verzerrer is a highly tweakable recreation of East Germany's only distortion effect, the Bohm Trickverzerrer, using original old stock transistors and diodes. Originally produced in the 1960s and 70s, the Bohm Trickverzerrer is a somewhat abrasive and characterful distortion pedal, which lacked some practicality in that it used 5-pin DIN connectors, a plastic enclosure, and trim pots which had to be adjusted with a screwdriver.
The Fredric Effects Verzerrer uses original components and can be considered an exact recreation of the circuit, but it also adds practicality, featuring these trim pots externalised, an input gain control and a series of DIP switches on the circuit board for further adjustment.