Reuss Musical Instruments

Reuss Repeater Fuzz Mk IV (preorder August 2024)

PREORDER - Expected ready to ship in August 2024 (not sold out)

Repeater Fuzz Mk IV

The Reuss Repeater Fuzz Mk IV marks a return to the two-in-one pedal concept of the old Mk I and II. The pedal features a fuzz part and a repeat percussion part, each with their own dedicated footswitch and level control.

The Repeater part of the Mk IV is identical the Reuss 'stand-alone' Repeater pedal, which means it features an added the MIX control (clean blend), which was not part of the vintage Vox Repeat Percussion effect. The mix control makes it a more useful and less extreme tremolo effect, because the amplitude of the spikes can be watered out by mixing the effect with the clean sound. Still, you can have the pure, undiluted full-on psychedelic stutter when you need it (MIX control all the way down).

The fuzz part also features a level control, which eliminates the need for the master boost circuit of the Mk III. The vintage treble/bass booster circuit is integrated into the fuzz part of the pedal, which features a three-way mode switch to select between fuzz/fuzz+tone booster/tone booster modes.

In all, this makes for a simple and intuitive pedal to use, with all the effects of the discountinued Reuss Repeater Fuzz Mk III - plus the added feature of the MIX control for the Repeater.

The sound shaping circuits at the core of the pedal remains completely true to the vintage original circuits of the 1960s Vox guitars, and we continue to use the correct old 'tin can' transistors.

Adding the twin level controls (including extra output gain stages and output buffers), plus clean blend to the Repeater and the mode selector to the fuzz, adds a whole lot of additional parts to the pedal, which makes it a very different deal, compared to the bare-bones approach of the Mk III. More modern and convenient and less quirky.

Because of the much increased number of parts in the Mk IV, we had to skip the send/return jacks for wah pedal, which was a feature of the Mk III.

We have an extremely busy spring/early summer 2024, with a huge amount of pedals to hand build. Realistically, it seems we will not be able to ship the Repeater Fuzz Mk IV preorders before July or August.

There's 86 enclosures painted and silk screen printed for the first batch.

The website will be updated with a demo video as soon as possible.

Features and Specifications

  • Based on the built-in effects of vintage 1960s Vox guitars (Strastream, Ultrasonic etc.). The sound shaping circuits are built to the vintage schematics, using the correct 'tin can' transistors, and additional Reuss-designed circuits are added to the output stages (level controls and buffered output signals, and a mixer for the repeat percussion circuit) 
  • Extremely high build quality. Assembled by hand in the European Union. The pedals features a hybrid SMD construction, where the critical parts are hand soldered ‘trough hole’ in the traditional way, and the passive parts are surface mount (mostly resistors)
  • Jacks at the top side to save pedal board space
  • Bi-color LED (blue/red)
  • Powder coated enclosure in wonderfully textured, almost sandpaper like, dark charcoal finish with real silk screen printed graphics
  • Runs on a standard ‘Boss-type’ guitar pedal 9V power supply or 9V battery (not included)
  • High quality Neutrik jacks
  • Alpha brand upgrade quality footswitch (good for at least 30000 stomps)
  • Compact footprint: 11,9 x 9,4 cm (standard Hammond 1590BB size)
  • Low power consumption due to the exclusive use of old school analog electronics (less than 25 mA)

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