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{"id":7845374984451,"title":"Sabbadius Love Drops - Vintage Hendrix Inspired Fuzz Pedal","handle":"sabbadius-love-drops","description":"\u003cp\u003eTax\u003cstrong\u003e \u0026amp; Duty Free - Fast Free Shipping \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e- \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFree Returns... \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e$235 is your absolute final\/total here for the \u003cstrong\u003eSabbadius Love Drops Fuzz\u003c\/strong\u003e pedal, a vintage Hendrix inspired fuzz, handmade at Sabbadius Custom Shop in Cordoba, Argentina!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Sabbadius Love Drops fuzz pedal is\u003cstrong\u003e inspired by one of the best guitarists of all time... Jimi Hendrix!\u003c\/strong\u003e His Gibson Psychedelic Flying V Guitar was called \u003cstrong\u003e“Love Drops”\u003c\/strong\u003e, as it had handmade paint on it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHendrix modified the nut and strap button, and painted the guitar himself, using nail polish.\u003c\/strong\u003e When Hendrix gave the guitar to Mick Cox of the Irish band Eire Apparent in 1969, Cox refinished it in black, and removed the original design. In the 1990s, session musician Dave Brewis acquired the guitar, and restored Hendrix’s original paint job.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich fuzz pedal would Jimi Hendrix use today if he was still alive?\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eNico Sabbadius\u003c\/strong\u003e watched hundreds of videos of Jimi playing in different venues, like Isle of Wight and Stockholm, and \u003cstrong\u003ehis fuzz was having trouble working together with his wah-wah pedal\u003c\/strong\u003e. The fuzz had that noise that drove him nuts. So, \u003cstrong\u003eNico utilized all of his knowledge in Fuzz Faces and decided to use low noise Silicon transistors in Love Drops\u003c\/strong\u003e, with low to medium gain, to make them sound more like a Germanium fuzz, because Jimi liked the Germanium fuzz warmth, but he didn’t like how they responded when the weather wasn’t favorable for that type of transistor.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"240\" height=\"150\" title=\"Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz Pedal Demo\" alt=\"Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz Pedal Demo\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/GKTPX3zCNqo\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUnfortunately, \u003cstrong\u003ethe Fuzz Face’s germanium transistors were extremely unreliable when exposed to hot\u2028stage lights or the sun during outdoor gigs.\u003c\/strong\u003e Jimi collected several Fuzz Face pedals, and he would try\u2028several during sound check to choose the one he thought sounded best that particular day. Eventually, he got tired of the unreliable transistors in his Fuzz Face pedals, so he had them modified by Roger Mayer. \u003cstrong\u003e\u2028The Silicon Transistors Nico chose for Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz are the Matsushita 2sC828A-Q.\u003c\/strong\u003e These transistors are not\u2028 the common 2sC828 ones, like used in the Uni-Vibe. \u003cstrong\u003eThese transistors have an hFE class gain from 130hfe to 260hfe.\u003c\/strong\u003e In Nico's opinion... a perfect match for Silicon transistors.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSabbadius Love Drops Fuzz has \u003cstrong\u003ea unique featuer, that allows you to make this fuzz “Wah Wah friendly”.\u003c\/strong\u003e This\u2028 means that you can use Love Drops fuzz with a wah wah, without have that annoying coupler-like noise that makes fuzz pedals not compatible with wah wahs, and you won’t be able to make your wah wah sound or module like it should. You can \u003cstrong\u003eplace Love Drops fuzz before or after your wah wah pedal\u003c\/strong\u003e, and use the “WAH WAH TRICK” knob to set the correct position so that noise disappears.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf you are not using a Wah pedal with Love Drops, you can use the “WAH WAH TRICK” as a “Fuzz cleaner”.\u003c\/strong\u003e This will clean up a bit of the “fizziness” from the fuzz, and will \u003cstrong\u003econvert the Fuzz in a kind of Overdrive pedal\u003c\/strong\u003e. You can place the FUZZ, OUTPUT, and WAH WAH TRICK knobs all the way up, and lower the volume of your guitar, to clean your tone like the fuzz effect is OFF.\u2028\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe fuzz knob is a CUSTOM MADE potentiometer made for Sabbadius\u003c\/strong\u003e, with a special curve, to have the best control on a fuzz pedal from 0 to 9, giving you the ability to use the full potential of the\u2028 knob range, thus giving more control of the fuzz.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe pedal has 4 named controls:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOUTPUT:\u003c\/strong\u003e Controls the volume of the fuzz.\u2028\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFUZZ:\u003c\/strong\u003e Controls the amount of FUZZ that is added to the sound. This control can also \u2028be manipulated by the guitar’s volume control.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u2028BIAS: \u003c\/strong\u003eNico decided to add this control outside the PCB so people can get more custom tones and sounds playing with the voltage that controls the Q2.\u2028\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWAH WAH TRICK:\u003c\/strong\u003e Lets you use a Wah-Wah pedal effect with the fuzz. In several Fuzz models with the wah wah pedal cannot be used because it makes a nasty noise when\u2028the sweep of the same is used or the Wah Wah effect does not appear thus losing the modulation effect.\u2028 With this control, it is possible to change the fuzz sound before or after the wah wah, thus producing an\u2028 original wah-wah sound and fuzz together, and modulate to perfection. This function can be activated or \u2028disabled to control and generate “fizziness” in the fuzz effect, or to use it as a booster.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSabbadius Love Drops Fuzz pedal features:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Inspired by Jimi Hendrix's fuzz pedals\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Wah-Friendly\u003cbr\u003e• Analog\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• True Bypass\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"John Mayer Guitar Pedals, Sabbadius\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/files\/john-mayer-guitar-pedals-sabbadius.jpg?v=1595782515\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrom the Sabbadius Facebook page:\u003c\/strong\u003e John Mayer showing off his pedal trunk, where you can see the pedals that are in color, \u003ca title=\"John Mayer Guitar Pedals Sabbadius Mr White\" href=\"https:\/\/coolguitarshop.us\/products\/sabbadius-mr-white-pedal\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMr. White\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca title=\"John Mayer's Sabbadius 80 Overdrive Pedal\" href=\"https:\/\/coolguitarshop.us\/products\/sabbadius-80-overdrive-tone-pedal\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e80 Overdrive Tone\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e! 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Return it for a full refund... no hassles, no costs. (We'll send you a prepaid return label link.)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRock-solid customer service, \u003cstrong\u003e365 days a year\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGet that vintage fuzz sound that Jimi Hendrix craved, that also works great with Wah Wah pedals... the \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSabbadius Love Drops Fuzz\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e pedal, handmade in Cordoba, Argentina!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2022-09-02T15:55:46-04:00","created_at":"2022-09-02T13:35:20-04:00","vendor":"Sabbadius","type":"Effects and Pedals \/ Fuzz","tags":["Brand_Sabbadius","Other Features_Analog","Other Features_Handmade","Other Features_True Bypass","Other Features_Vintage","Price_$200+"],"price":23500,"price_min":23500,"price_max":23500,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":43252867039491,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"scs-drops","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Sabbadius Love Drops - Vintage Hendrix Inspired Fuzz Pedal","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":23500,"weight":45,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops.jpg?v=1662140739","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-side.jpg?v=1662140739","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-strat.jpg?v=1662140739","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-top.jpg?v=1662140739"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops.jpg?v=1662140739","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Sabbadius Love Drops","id":31554682421507,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"width":1080,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops.jpg?v=1662140739"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops.jpg?v=1662140739","width":1080},{"alt":"Sabbadius Love Drops Side View","id":31554532081923,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"width":1080,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-side.jpg?v=1662140739"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-side.jpg?v=1662140739","width":1080},{"alt":"Sabbadius Love Drops with Strat","id":31554532114691,"position":3,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"width":1080,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-strat.jpg?v=1662140739"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-strat.jpg?v=1662140739","width":1080},{"alt":"Sabbadius Love Drops Top View","id":31554532147459,"position":4,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"width":1080,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-top.jpg?v=1662140739"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1080,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/products\/sabbadius-love-drops-top.jpg?v=1662140739","width":1080}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cp\u003eTax\u003cstrong\u003e \u0026amp; Duty Free - Fast Free Shipping \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e- \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFree Returns... \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e$235 is your absolute final\/total here for the \u003cstrong\u003eSabbadius Love Drops Fuzz\u003c\/strong\u003e pedal, a vintage Hendrix inspired fuzz, handmade at Sabbadius Custom Shop in Cordoba, Argentina!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Sabbadius Love Drops fuzz pedal is\u003cstrong\u003e inspired by one of the best guitarists of all time... Jimi Hendrix!\u003c\/strong\u003e His Gibson Psychedelic Flying V Guitar was called \u003cstrong\u003e“Love Drops”\u003c\/strong\u003e, as it had handmade paint on it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHendrix modified the nut and strap button, and painted the guitar himself, using nail polish.\u003c\/strong\u003e When Hendrix gave the guitar to Mick Cox of the Irish band Eire Apparent in 1969, Cox refinished it in black, and removed the original design. In the 1990s, session musician Dave Brewis acquired the guitar, and restored Hendrix’s original paint job.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich fuzz pedal would Jimi Hendrix use today if he was still alive?\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eNico Sabbadius\u003c\/strong\u003e watched hundreds of videos of Jimi playing in different venues, like Isle of Wight and Stockholm, and \u003cstrong\u003ehis fuzz was having trouble working together with his wah-wah pedal\u003c\/strong\u003e. The fuzz had that noise that drove him nuts. So, \u003cstrong\u003eNico utilized all of his knowledge in Fuzz Faces and decided to use low noise Silicon transistors in Love Drops\u003c\/strong\u003e, with low to medium gain, to make them sound more like a Germanium fuzz, because Jimi liked the Germanium fuzz warmth, but he didn’t like how they responded when the weather wasn’t favorable for that type of transistor.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"240\" height=\"150\" title=\"Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz Pedal Demo\" alt=\"Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz Pedal Demo\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/GKTPX3zCNqo\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUnfortunately, \u003cstrong\u003ethe Fuzz Face’s germanium transistors were extremely unreliable when exposed to hot\u2028stage lights or the sun during outdoor gigs.\u003c\/strong\u003e Jimi collected several Fuzz Face pedals, and he would try\u2028several during sound check to choose the one he thought sounded best that particular day. Eventually, he got tired of the unreliable transistors in his Fuzz Face pedals, so he had them modified by Roger Mayer. \u003cstrong\u003e\u2028The Silicon Transistors Nico chose for Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz are the Matsushita 2sC828A-Q.\u003c\/strong\u003e These transistors are not\u2028 the common 2sC828 ones, like used in the Uni-Vibe. \u003cstrong\u003eThese transistors have an hFE class gain from 130hfe to 260hfe.\u003c\/strong\u003e In Nico's opinion... a perfect match for Silicon transistors.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSabbadius Love Drops Fuzz has \u003cstrong\u003ea unique featuer, that allows you to make this fuzz “Wah Wah friendly”.\u003c\/strong\u003e This\u2028 means that you can use Love Drops fuzz with a wah wah, without have that annoying coupler-like noise that makes fuzz pedals not compatible with wah wahs, and you won’t be able to make your wah wah sound or module like it should. You can \u003cstrong\u003eplace Love Drops fuzz before or after your wah wah pedal\u003c\/strong\u003e, and use the “WAH WAH TRICK” knob to set the correct position so that noise disappears.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf you are not using a Wah pedal with Love Drops, you can use the “WAH WAH TRICK” as a “Fuzz cleaner”.\u003c\/strong\u003e This will clean up a bit of the “fizziness” from the fuzz, and will \u003cstrong\u003econvert the Fuzz in a kind of Overdrive pedal\u003c\/strong\u003e. You can place the FUZZ, OUTPUT, and WAH WAH TRICK knobs all the way up, and lower the volume of your guitar, to clean your tone like the fuzz effect is OFF.\u2028\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe fuzz knob is a CUSTOM MADE potentiometer made for Sabbadius\u003c\/strong\u003e, with a special curve, to have the best control on a fuzz pedal from 0 to 9, giving you the ability to use the full potential of the\u2028 knob range, thus giving more control of the fuzz.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe pedal has 4 named controls:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOUTPUT:\u003c\/strong\u003e Controls the volume of the fuzz.\u2028\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFUZZ:\u003c\/strong\u003e Controls the amount of FUZZ that is added to the sound. This control can also \u2028be manipulated by the guitar’s volume control.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u2028BIAS: \u003c\/strong\u003eNico decided to add this control outside the PCB so people can get more custom tones and sounds playing with the voltage that controls the Q2.\u2028\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWAH WAH TRICK:\u003c\/strong\u003e Lets you use a Wah-Wah pedal effect with the fuzz. In several Fuzz models with the wah wah pedal cannot be used because it makes a nasty noise when\u2028the sweep of the same is used or the Wah Wah effect does not appear thus losing the modulation effect.\u2028 With this control, it is possible to change the fuzz sound before or after the wah wah, thus producing an\u2028 original wah-wah sound and fuzz together, and modulate to perfection. This function can be activated or \u2028disabled to control and generate “fizziness” in the fuzz effect, or to use it as a booster.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSabbadius Love Drops Fuzz pedal features:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Inspired by Jimi Hendrix's fuzz pedals\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• Wah-Friendly\u003cbr\u003e• Analog\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e• True Bypass\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"John Mayer Guitar Pedals, Sabbadius\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0017\/7779\/5135\/files\/john-mayer-guitar-pedals-sabbadius.jpg?v=1595782515\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrom the Sabbadius Facebook page:\u003c\/strong\u003e John Mayer showing off his pedal trunk, where you can see the pedals that are in color, \u003ca title=\"John Mayer Guitar Pedals Sabbadius Mr White\" href=\"https:\/\/coolguitarshop.us\/products\/sabbadius-mr-white-pedal\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMr. White\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca title=\"John Mayer's Sabbadius 80 Overdrive Pedal\" href=\"https:\/\/coolguitarshop.us\/products\/sabbadius-80-overdrive-tone-pedal\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e80 Overdrive Tone\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e! 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Sabbadius Love Drops - Vintage Hendrix Inspired Fuzz Pedal

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$235 is your absolute final/total here for the Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz pedal, a vintage Hendrix inspired fuzz, handmade at Sabbadius Custom Shop in Cordoba, Argentina!

The Sabbadius Love Drops fuzz pedal is inspired by one of the best guitarists of all time... Jimi Hendrix! His Gibson Psychedelic Flying V Guitar was called “Love Drops”, as it had handmade paint on it.

Hendrix modified the nut and strap button, and painted the guitar himself, using nail polish. When Hendrix gave the guitar to Mick Cox of the Irish band Eire Apparent in 1969, Cox refinished it in black, and removed the original design. In the 1990s, session musician Dave Brewis acquired the guitar, and restored Hendrix’s original paint job.

Which fuzz pedal would Jimi Hendrix use today if he was still alive? Nico Sabbadius watched hundreds of videos of Jimi playing in different venues, like Isle of Wight and Stockholm, and his fuzz was having trouble working together with his wah-wah pedal. The fuzz had that noise that drove him nuts. So, Nico utilized all of his knowledge in Fuzz Faces and decided to use low noise Silicon transistors in Love Drops, with low to medium gain, to make them sound more like a Germanium fuzz, because Jimi liked the Germanium fuzz warmth, but he didn’t like how they responded when the weather wasn’t favorable for that type of transistor.



Unfortunately, the Fuzz Face’s germanium transistors were extremely unreliable when exposed to hot
stage lights or the sun during outdoor gigs. Jimi collected several Fuzz Face pedals, and he would try
several during sound check to choose the one he thought sounded best that particular day. Eventually, he got tired of the unreliable transistors in his Fuzz Face pedals, so he had them modified by Roger Mayer. 
The Silicon Transistors Nico chose for Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz are the Matsushita 2sC828A-Q. These transistors are not
 the common 2sC828 ones, like used in the Uni-Vibe. These transistors have an hFE class gain from 130hfe to 260hfe. In Nico's opinion... a perfect match for Silicon transistors.

Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz has a unique featuer, that allows you to make this fuzz “Wah Wah friendly”. This
 means that you can use Love Drops fuzz with a wah wah, without have that annoying coupler-like noise that makes fuzz pedals not compatible with wah wahs, and you won’t be able to make your wah wah sound or module like it should. You can place Love Drops fuzz before or after your wah wah pedal, and use the “WAH WAH TRICK” knob to set the correct position so that noise disappears.

If you are not using a Wah pedal with Love Drops, you can use the “WAH WAH TRICK” as a “Fuzz cleaner”. This will clean up a bit of the “fizziness” from the fuzz, and will convert the Fuzz in a kind of Overdrive pedal. You can place the FUZZ, OUTPUT, and WAH WAH TRICK knobs all the way up, and lower the volume of your guitar, to clean your tone like the fuzz effect is OFF.


The fuzz knob is a CUSTOM MADE potentiometer made for Sabbadius, with a special curve, to have the best control on a fuzz pedal from 0 to 9, giving you the ability to use the full potential of the
 knob range, thus giving more control of the fuzz.

The pedal has 4 named controls:

  • OUTPUT: Controls the volume of the fuzz.

  • FUZZ: Controls the amount of FUZZ that is added to the sound. This control can also 
be manipulated by the guitar’s volume control.
  • 
BIAS: Nico decided to add this control outside the PCB so people can get more custom tones and sounds playing with the voltage that controls the Q2.

  • WAH WAH TRICK: Lets you use a Wah-Wah pedal effect with the fuzz. In several Fuzz models with the wah wah pedal cannot be used because it makes a nasty noise when
the sweep of the same is used or the Wah Wah effect does not appear thus losing the modulation effect.
 With this control, it is possible to change the fuzz sound before or after the wah wah, thus producing an
 original wah-wah sound and fuzz together, and modulate to perfection. This function can be activated or 
disabled to control and generate “fizziness” in the fuzz effect, or to use it as a booster.

Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz pedal features:
• Inspired by Jimi Hendrix's fuzz pedals
• Wah-Friendly
• Analog
• True Bypass


John Mayer Guitar Pedals, SabbadiusFrom the Sabbadius Facebook page: John Mayer showing off his pedal trunk, where you can see the pedals that are in color, Mr. White and 80 Overdrive Tone! (older versions)

POWER SUPPLY (sold separately):

This pedal can use a 9 Volt battery (Carbon Zinc will sound a little better than Alkaline), or a 9 Volt DC, center negative, 2.1mm power supply (just like most all other guitar pedals use). Power supplies higher than 9 volt DC can damage the pedal.

SPECS:
Length: 4 3/4"
Width: 3 1/8"
Height: 2" (including knobs)
Weight: 8.6oz

WARRANTY:
Comes with a 1-year warranty, covering any failures or defects that occur during normal user operation, with a proper power supply.

SHIPPING:
Ships fast! Usually same day, with Free UPS Shipping in U.S. with tracking (1 biz day processing, 1-3 biz days transit time usually). 1 or 2-Day guaranteed shipping is also available.

Our added value, when purchased here at coolguitarshop.us:

  • $235 is your absolute final/total here, with Shopify Secure checkout.
  • Tax & Duty Free!
  • Fast Free Shipping in U.S.
  • No Risk: Try it on your own rig for 30 days. Don't love it? Return it for a full refund... no hassles, no costs. (We'll send you a prepaid return label link.)
  • Rock-solid customer service, 365 days a year.

Get that vintage fuzz sound that Jimi Hendrix craved, that also works great with Wah Wah pedals... the Sabbadius Love Drops Fuzz pedal, handmade in Cordoba, Argentina!