I don't really fully understand the temperament of the Fuzz Face pedal, however I don't think these vintage style pedals are supposed to make the odd sound that mine does when it's active. For one, if you touch the pedal with your foot, the volume diminishes by a few decibles. Also, when the pedal is active and the Fuzz knob is turned up, when you aren't playing, there is a constant patter sound and it increases the further up the knob is turned. The volume knob also seems to have very little impact on it's actual output.
Now I have read some varying stories on what could signify the noise, such as a bad preamp tube, which is a possiblity. I am going to take my Mesa Boogie Express 5:25, my Fuzz Face and cables into the shop tomorrow and see if the amp tech can diagnose the problem for me. Is there a possibility that the grounding in my guitar also might be a cause?
By the way, the EJ Fuzz Face is a fantastic sounding pedal, just if I have to RMA it back to Dunlop after owning it for 3 days, I am not going to be a happy camper. I expect something that ultimately cost 220 dollars after taxes, to work perfectly out of the box.
Edited by ScrotieMcboogerballs, 11 May 2012 - 05:47 PM.