There were some nasty, buzzy fuzz pedals made in the mid 1960s. Some best examples are the Mosrite Fuzzrite, Maestro Fuzz Tone, Jordan Bosstone, Kay fuzz, etc. Analogman found some super high gain germanium transistors in late 2006 that could be tuned to get those sounds so they are finally able to offer a few hundred of these pedals, which we named the PEPPERMINT FUZZ in tribute to the song INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS which features this very sound. It can also be used for some later punk rock sounds like the Stooges, etc. It can also do a decent late 60s Fuzzface sound if dialed in properly, and can get very close to the oldest 2 knob TONE BENDER pedals (MK-I and MK-II).
All Peppermint fuzz pedals have always been handmade in the USA.