FX76 Punkifier (1995), with original box (U.S. HC!)
Introduced at the 1995 Summer NAMM show, the DOD FX76 Punkifier offered a range of distortion sounds from overdrive to fuzz, or a combination thereof. While the FX76 was marketed at a punk rock audience, it is probably most associated with Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, who used the Punkifier along with a ProCo Rat on the albums Blur (1997) and 13 (1998). Although it could provide a variety of distorted sounds, the FX76 Punkifier did not sell nearly as well as its peers (such as the FX69 and FX86), and it was discontinued by late 1997.
- Controls: Punk (overdrive/fuzz blend), Slam (overdrive gain), Spikes (high eq), Menace (level); note that with the "Punk" control turned all the way clockwise (for 100% fuzz and no overdrive), the "Slam" control is disabled.
- From the press release: "The FX76, affectionately numbered after the year that the punk-rock movement broke into mainstream culture, produces a classic overdrive that can be mixed with an early '70s-type fuzz. This combination allows guitarists to get a wide assortment of punk tones ranging from the early '70s sound of the Stooges to the modern-day crunch of today's Southern California scene."
- Cosmetic variants: The FX76 Punkifier was given a "camouflage" look by airbrushing darker color(s) over a solid basecoat. While no two Punkifiers were identical, there were at least two cosmetic variants. Early Punkifiers (1995 only?) featured two airbrushed colors (olive green and black) over a tan basecoat, while later ones had one airbrushed color (black) over an olive green basecoat.
- Suggested list price (July 1995): $119.95
- Technical info:
- Notable IC chips: two 4558-type op amps
- Component-side circuitboard image: May 1995
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