Fairfield Circuitry Releases The Unpleasant Surprise Experimental Fuzz/Gate

Published 10 years ago on September 10, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Canadian pedal makers Fairfield circuitry have added anotherpedal to their ever growing arsenal of wacky and bizarre effectsunits with the announcement of 'The Unpleasant Suprise'. Launchedby Guillaume Fairfield in July 2008 they describe themselves asa no non-sense company that designs killer audio machines.With design ideas ranging from utilitarian studio equipment toinnovative concepts to bizarre experimental units.

PRESS RELEASE-- Fairfield Circuitry is proud to present thenewest addition to its fast growing collection of robust and uniquesound modifiers.

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The Unpleasant Surprise offers a distortion palette ranging fromseemingly infinite sustain to sputtery farts; from velcro-like,ripping fuzz to ear-wrenching compression. All original and in thespirit of surpassing expectations, this pedal is for musicians whoembrace the discomfort of stepping outside the box as an essentialtool in creating music.

Says Fairfield Circuitry: "Reminisce about the time you got yourshoulder caught in the reciprocating saw while this unit destroysyour slick jazz lines."

Interface and features:

  • Continuous control of output level (VOLUME) and gate threshold(ONSET)
  • Three toggle switches for Tone, Gain and Crush control

  • High input and low output impedance for optimalinterfacing

  • Typical 9V input
  • True bypass

The Unpleasant Surprise carries a retail price of $175 and isavailable through participating dealers, or directly

For more information:
Fairfiled Circuitry


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