Tony's favourite fuzzbox, for sale serviced, in excellent working order and sounding very wild indeed. This is the circuit that launched a thousand fuzzes - possibly most famously from Univox, but it was re-badged or licensed many times, including as the Shaftesbury Duo Fuzz
Tony’s favourite fuzzbox, for sale serviced, in excellent working order and sounding very wild indeed.
This is the circuit that launched a thousand fuzzes – possibly most famously from Univox, but it was re-badged or licensed many times, including as the Shaftesbury Duo Fuzz, and was inspiration for the Roland BeeBaa and Fender Blender, not to mention the near-identical Ibanez Standard Fuzz.
The name is irrelevant – Master Control, Duo Fuzz or Super Fuzz – the sound is what counts: it’s basically two very different shades of monstrous filth – ripping chainsaw fuzz or brutal octave-ish wildness.
This one has lost it’s badge – it may well have been a “Companion” or one of the other numerous re-badged versions that Shin-ei made, at least some of which had this identical case (e.g. the Jax FY-6 Fuzz Master, Mayfair Model No. 9540 Super Fuzz and Teisco TF-1 Fuzz to name three – if you want a full run down then the effectsdatabase Shin-ei FY-6 page is the place).
Integral to the tone of a list as long as your arm of guitar icons (check the Wikipedia Univox Super Fuzz page) – if you don’t yet have one of these in your fuzz arsenal then this is a great example.
Aside from the missing badge, this unit is in very good condition with only minor scuffs and scratches to the case. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
Powered by a 9v battery.
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PUBLISHED: 21st Nov 2023
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