• Hand-wired in the USA.
• Green fresnel-lensed LEDs.
• True-bypass switching.
• 9v negative tip adapter power.
(No batteries)
• Rugged aluminum enclosure (4.7" x 3.7")
• Lifetime warranty!
The AB-Synth is a harmonic-blasting, liquidy, layered fuzz--with controls that take you from smooth
and searing to splattery!
From there, add a mind-altering second mode with wild oscillation, whale calls, blips, self-
arpeggiation, more synth tones, and fat octave down! The legendary AB-Synth is an experience to
be had!

The Controls!
· Right Footswitch: On/Off.
· Left Footswitch: Activates Trip mode for oscillation!

· Voice/Trip:
· In Fuzz mode, this knob adjusts VOICE...basically the general response/feel of the fuzz. Knob-left is tighter and
smoother, knob-right is bassier/looser. You'll also notice some gain reduction between the two extremes.
· In
Trip mode, knob-left is a high pitch (with blips as you roll back the Fuzz knob)...knob-right is a croaky droning
Not a typical left-to-right knob (adjust to your desired spot! Try full-left, full-right, then try in-between).
· Fuzz: Increases gain and overdrive. From high-gain to higher, while increasing focus and sizzle! The last tiny turn
of this knob compresses the fuzz for a splattier, over-fuzzed sound.
· Clip: Clip blends between silicon and germanium diodes for many different textures, from more compressed and
clipped to more open.
· Knob-fully-right: classic AB-Synth fuzz (the most clipped and modern). As you back it off, you'll reduce clipping and
open up the fuzz, then start blending in the germanium diode. (As you adjust clipping and compression, you'll
notice some changes in perceived output.)
Not a typical left-to-right knob (adjust to your desired spot! Try full-left, full-right, then try in-between).

Trip Mode (both footswitches on):
All knobs affect oscillation in this mode.
· First-time users, start with your guitar’s Vol and Tone turned all the way up!
· For weird synth bass tones: Roll back on your guitar's Vol knob!
· For self-arpeggiation: Turn the Clip knob fully left...for more self-arp and octave down, roll back on your guitar’s Vol
· For blips: Turn Voice knob full left...start with Fuzz knob turned full right, then start backing it left. Blips of varying
· Trip Mode requires passive pickups. Also, no buffered-bypass pedals in front of it.

Pre-Fall 2011 AB-Synth: AB-Synth v1 manual
What users say...
"This pedal gives me new inspiration to different sounds and new songs."
-Anders, Norway

"So many fuzzes of this type have no real way to tame them but this thing is
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Chong, so to speak."
--Jeff, AK

"This little guy is a blast. Cool fuzz tones and the perfect noisemaker w/ the
flip of a switch...Fuzzy madness & oscillatory goodness all in one."
--Nick, IN

"Let me start by saying this pedal is NUTS! I absolutely love it. I've never had
so much exploring a pedal. This was my first FuzzHugger purchase but it
most definitely won't be my last. I'm super stoked on this pedal."
--Matt, CA

"The oscillation became a really great addition to the sound since its so
--Mike, FL

"Holy freaking CRAP.....i just did a video demo of the AB SYNTH and that thing
is SICK! One side of it is a VERY GOOD sounding high gain fuzz...nice decay,
very natural sounding, plenty of sustain. Hit the switch, and goes bananas. I
was able to get some REALLY cool sputtering and noises with it. BUT...it
sounds like a normal fuzz as long as you are PLAYING, but as soon as you let
a note sustain for a few seconds, it starts going seriously weird. I was able
to just move my left hand up and down the scale, and have it bass fuzz out
on me...very strange and beautiful. And as a fuzz, it sounds really good! It's a
high gainer FOR SURE..I never felt the need to stack it with any other gain or
--Bobby, FL

"This thing has loads of fuzz on it, I cannot even begin to explain. Even at its
minimum it has a lot and it just gets thicker and bigger from there. You can
get some pretty interesting lead tones out of it. Depending on the settings it
can clean up decently with the vol knob of your guitar. The texture knob is
very useful, from blistering thick fuzz to a rather calm distortion like tone."
--Frank, NY
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