Diaz Amplifiers Texas Square Face Fuzz Effect, c. 1994

Diaz Amplifiers  Texas Square Face Fuzz Effect,  c. 1994
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Diaz Amplifiers Texas Square Face Model Fuzz Effect, c. 1994, made in East Stroudsburg, PA. Cesar Diaz, known to many as "The Amp Doctor," was known far and wide for his contributions to the music world through his stewardship of amplifiers. Born in Puerto Rico and raised on the blues, he eventually moved to Texas where he'd befriend the then-unknown Stevie Ray Vaughn and serve as his amp tech. Through the years, he provided his services as a tech (and at times, as a player) to the likes of Jimmy Page, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, and more. It's hard to overstate Diaz' contributions to guitar music, and the number of classic records his handiwork touched. Eventually, after serving time as Dylan's guitarist, he stepped away to focus on his own amplifier and pedal creations.

The Texas Square Face was built for Stevie Ray Vaughn, who loved the Dallas Arbiter Fuzzface pedals but they kept dying on him. Diaz built the orignal Square Face into an old Fuzzface enclosure, and the rest is history. From Cesar himself, the pedal "is NPN not PNP..it comes with two germaniums but it has transistor sockets and two silicons are included for more gain. They can also be combined, for different tones. Changing positions will also help!! You can really hear it on the SRV album 'IN STEP.'"

This particular example comes with a fun bit of provenance, simply that it was made specially by Diaz to a friend as a partial trade towards a holy grail instrument of his own in 1994. It bears no serial number nor date, but a message from Diaz himself at the time.
 
Height is 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.), 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) width, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth at deepest point. This pedal is wonderfully clean and original, with minimal playwear. The inside of the pedal is original, with the protective foam inside still in tact though it looks to have been lifted at some point to look at the board. The pedal was custom build for the customer and lacks a serial number, but boasts a personal message from Diaz to the original owner. The pedal comes in the original box with the included folded catalogue of other Diaz Amplifier products inside. Excellent + Condition.