Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Nyarlathotep, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    I know a few people have at least a clone of this.

    What was the original Superfuzz?
    Is there any clips anywhere?
    What current in-production clones are there?
  2. i'll handle the first question - copied from wikipedia btw, lazy!

    and isn't the katana sound super bass fuzz a superfuzz clone? not to mention the TLSF...
  3. OptimusPrime


    Mar 30, 2008
    I really, really want to try a Wattson Classic Electronics SuperFuzz.
  4. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Brad Davis at Creepyfingers effects makes a great one called the Harakiri fuzz. He is a great builder and if you look on his myspace page there is an audio demo of the Harakiri. He also plays for Fu Manchu...
  5. grygrx

    grygrx Lookout! Here comes the Fuzz!

    Dec 24, 2003
    Columbia, MO
    +1 I've not tried any of his pedals yet, but the next pedal I order will be from him.
  6. rcubed


    May 8, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Brad's a good dude and certainly know his stuff about fuzz pedals. I don't know if his prices have skyrocketed up, but you could get some boutique builds with NOS parts for reasonable prices. He'll also do some custom work (or at least he used to).
  7. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    I have had most of Brad's pedals and his prices have not skyrocketed. His build time turnaround is short. He still does custom work too. Check him out you won't be disappointed.
  8. rcubed


    May 8, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Good to hear. He plays both guitar and bass so if you want to get one of the fuzzes modded for better low end I'm sure he'd be more than happy to do so.

    I'm surprised you don't have a Boss FZ-2 Nyarlathotep. It's "Electric Wizard in a box". Although quite a few folks don't like it on bass. But with you're new setup, that might not be a problem if you loose too much low end through it.
  9. keep in mind that he's only likely to use it with the gain cranked all the way up :p
  10. jetofuj


    Jun 16, 2008
    When it comes to Harakiri Fuzz, how's the thing with low end retention?
  11. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    Yes it is. From what Andy Babiuk told me about it when I got was it was one of the most spot on super fuzz clones sound wise he ever came across. I don't know myself as I have yet to get my hands on a vintage one. Also I almost never have the upper octave on so you could say I don't use it for a "supper fuzz" type sound at all. I am actually thinking about trying to get a second one for a backup and so when I only need one pedal I don't have to remove it from my board like I have been.
  12. it's one of the fuzzes i'm most curious about but least likely to throw down the cash for
  13. rcubed


    May 8, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    It's one of those circuits I've been meaning to build for awhile now.
  14. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    I felt that way for a year before I plunged on it, but after going through over 10 fuzzes and not finding one that would do what I wanted %100 my frustration overtook me.

    If you have a pedal that does what you need then that is the pedal, sometimes it is a affordable pedal some times not. Also I will be the first person to say that I am annalretentive about gear:scowl: :D
  15. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    The Guyatone TZ-2 is a clone, waaay too much low end loss with the one I had though. Might try another now that I have a blender!
  16. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    True. I found that other then a blender running it into the "bypassed" moog mf101 brought back all the lows and made the thing much thicker sounding.
  17. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    i owned the original (univox) and loved it. i've never tried a clone and don't want to. i'm going to get another original (red and blue) one of these days when i get some more cash.

    the sound is very unique and not like other fuzzes. very very aggressive, biting, bright, and sharp (not pitchwise) sounding. it's a must have for the fuzz arsenal.

    funny thing is that the clones are just as expensive as the originals go for on ebay. maybe a little more, but usually the $250-300 range.
  18. Wyllie Risingsun is a cool looking clone
  19. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    Possibly stupid question: can someone who loves That Superfuzz Sound comment on how it compares to the fuzz side of the Battering Ram?

    Might as well just PM grygrx for this, but in the pursuit of knowledge, I deem it postworthy.
  20. ok well since it doesn't seem to matter to you, feel free to buy me one ;)