Danelectro® owner Steve Ridinger created the FOXX® pedal line in the 1970’s. Steve priced the FOXX® Tone Machine® at US$49. Today originals sell for US$600+. Now Steve brings back his original circuit with some important tweaks. He made the octave way more pronounced, the octave is foot switchable, the tone is warmer, and there is a “mids boost” toggle that counteracts the mid cut of the original pedal. Velvet tone for sure! Play one!
WHY CALL IT THE "3699 FUZZ™"?
Back in the 1970’s, it was cool to have a phone number that spelled your product name. So about a year after launching the
FOXX® pedals, Steve sat down in front of a phone dial and worked out what numbers were needed to spell F-O-X-X. He figured out the numbers were 3-6-9-9. To his amazement, this was the phone number FOXX® already had! A year earlier, the phone company had randomly assigned him this number: 213-XXX-3699. Creepy!
FOXX® and TONE MACHINE® are trademarks of Mark Simonsen, who is not affiliated with Danelectro®.