A collaboration between Minneapolis Chase Bliss Audio and Zvex, the Bliss Factory is described as “a souped-up Fuzz Factory with digital control and a resonant lowpass filter.” The ZVex Fuzz Factory is considered one of the most influential fuzz pedals, and this new version represents an ambitious take on this classic by a company founded by a ZVex alumni (Joel Korte started his career there for about five years).
The two-germanium-transistor fuzz features a five-knob control layout and a host of parameters controllable through three toggle switches and 16 DIP switches placed on the pedal’s back panel – a recurring feature of CBA’s pedals. All the settings can also be stored in presets and/or controlled with an expression pedal.
Here’s the video of the Chase Bliss + Zvex Bliss Factory, followed by a video featuring Joel Korte talking about it.
This is the very famous five-knob, two germanium transistor fuzz we’ve always dreamed of collaborating with ZVEX on. In short, it’s a souped-up Fuzz Factory™ with digital control and a resonant low pass filter.
Although the five knobs are named for the parameters over which they seem to have the most control, please don’t hold us to it. They are controls for various operating levels and biases, shaping you a personalized fuzz.
This edition is of 1000 units on anodized black enclosures.
Like all Chase Bliss Audio™ pedals, all of these settings can be stored in presets, ramped, or controlled via expression pedal. Every knob and switch is connected to a little digital brain while your guitar signal stays 100% analog and never gets digitally processed.