13). Univox Superfuzz. Kurt had it before "Bleach" but it was stolen from the band's practice space. Earnie built him a handwired duplicate in a silver, metal box which he humorously labeled the "Yung-Mann Fuzz". Also commented here: http://www.groundguitar.com/kurt-cobain-gear/ – Univox Superfuzz Used in the very early days, before Bleach was even recorded. And in this book, "Guitar World: The Life & Genius of Kurt Cobain": http://tiny.cc/kurtssuperfuzzmore
On his web site Bortnick details the collection of foot pedals that he uses for his guitar, such as the Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer ring modulator, Univox Super Fuzz, Boss DD5 Digital Delay, DOD FX17 wah pedal, Boss Phase Shifter, Boss Blues Driver, and Ibanez AF9 Autofilter.more
The Univox Super-Fuzz has for a long-time been the staple of the Fu Manchu sound. Hill has used this pedal extensively in live performances & studio work for most of his time with the band. The "Gear" page on the official Fu Manchu website clearly shows all the equipment of Scott Hill including the Super Fuzzmore
I had a red and blue (more like pinkish orange on mine) version that was given to me by a close friend and collaborator. She had it for years after finding it at a yard sale for 5 bucks. It didn't work right, but it was easy stuff to fix. I used it on some unfinished recordings and enjoyed it thoroughly at the time, however its not a versatile pedal and the octave is hard to dial in right. Without getting the octave up effect its really a mediocre fuzz/distortion sound in either EQ setting. I forgot to mention there's a fuzz knob, an output knob and a tone switch that goes from flat to scooped mids.Flat its very retro and 60s, scooped its like smashing pumpkins' Rocket. This guy got sold in MD last year to my boys at Atomic Music (check 'em out on the web). Maybe I'll build a clone one day if I miss it.
Please note that im reviewing a pedal I built to the same spec as the original superfuzz...I really love this fuzz for the mild upper octave sounds the circuit can archive. I also like the more standred fuzz tones on offer here thanks to six 2n3904 npn silicon transistors.its a truly great fuzz that has much in common with the old shin ei fuzzes from the past, if you love fuzz this pedal is a absolute must!!