Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Skeletron, Dec 21, 2009.
Does anyone here have one? I'm curious to know if it has a volume drop.
Thanks a lot!
Slight volume drop on mine. Awesome pedal, though. Is that one yours?
Does anyone know of a good clone of this pedal. My buddy plays in an awesome who tribute band and uses a super fuzz to nail the older Pete tones but the pedal is really un-reliable. I love to turn him onto a great clone.
Check out the band http://whosnexttribute.com/
MJM China Fuzzz...Hear lots of good things.
Wattson Super Fuzz is spot on.
Also, the Basic Audio Wildcat http://www.mrdwab.com/john/pedalpage.html has got that classic Superfuzz tone with TONS of output volume and a bunch of other tones with just a Volume and Texture(fuzz) knob.
+1000 for the Wattson. Absolutely nails it.
No not mine, i just got the pic from google images.
But I did just snap up an old grey/green version like that. It came with the box too.
I just realized that I didn't actually answer your question about volume drop. My buddy (who is a pro and highly recommends the Wattson) has an original gray small footswitch Superfuzz and I've borrowed it to use at practice and though it's brash and cuts and is loud, the tone appears to drop if you use it when compared to boutique OD pedals (my Eternity has TONS more output volume).
BUT...if you use it like Townshend (no pedals, just an amp with the dynamics controlled by the guitar's volume knob and the SF as a lead (Leed) boost, it will slay.
Most fuzz pedals compress the tone so much that they appear to drop out of the mix or have volume drops when engaged. You can pump them up with a boost after (J. Mascis used the Hot Cake to boost his Muffs for leads). Or you could run a Treble Boost before the fuzz to focus the mids and help it cut more.
If output volume is what you need, check out the Basic Audio Wildcat. Unity volume is at 10:00!
It's all good, thanks for the info!
I've bought too many pedals this month (superfuzz included), so no more pedals for a while.
(at least I'll try convince myself that)
Good one! First sign of GAS is setting time limits on yourself you know you can't keep
AWESOME! I'd love to do that.....
Ditto on the Wattson for a new clone. Absolutely NAILS the LAL tone.....
What about this one?
I had one of the older ones. It is a great pedal, but IMHO, the Wattson is better overall.
Yes yes yes
I just checked out their page.... Those guys nail it... I would love to do that.......
Hell yes!! +1 on that one. I want to own all of his pedals!
Sorry Skeletron, I didn't mean to Hijack your thread.
Thanks for the info guys I will turn him onto the Wattson. The band is good. For the larger venues he actually carrys around 4 hiwatt cabs and three heads just like Pete.
What about the BYOC Leeds Fuzz? I've read that it's spot on for that Leeds tone. No?