Marshall Supafuzz

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Marshall Supafuzz

Postby jkleban on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:30 am

OK... I am not an electronics expert but I was wondering who makes the closest clone effect pedal for a MARSHALL SUPAFUZZ

I know that back in the sixties there were a ton of fuzz boxes that are close... VOX TONEBENDER, SOLA TONEBENDER, etc....

But I was wondering if anyone with more expertise than myself can tell me which JMI effect pedal is an exact duplicate of the Marshall Supafuzz?

Thanks in advance,
Jim
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Re: Marshall Supafuzz

Postby devnulljp on Tue May 15, 2012 10:20 am

The JMI stuff isn't really that authentic or great -- the cases sure look good though, but I'd hit up Stuart Castledine for a great Supafuzz clone.
http://www.wah-wah.co.uk/
Ian Sherwen / Ghost effects will also build you a great fuzz. There are a lot of other talented builders around, most of whom hang out on the DAM forum.
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Re: Marshall Supafuzz

Postby shakti on Tue May 15, 2012 12:12 pm

+1 for the Castledine Supa Mk I. I've been through my share of various Tonebender replicas (including a D*A*M Professional Mk II w/OC81Ds and a JMI Mk I), but this one wins out for me. It's based on a very rare prototype Supafuzz though, which is more like a Mk I 3-transistor design, but with fixed fuzz and a filter/crude tone control. It has that sputtery, raspy Mk I character, but the filter control can take it very close to Professional Mk II territory. The JMI Mk I had a fantastic, woody midrange, but unfortunately it was kind of noisy and not biased optimally.
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Re: Marshall Supafuzz

Postby spangled99 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:04 pm

There is a guy on ebay selling nice looking populated boards for Supafuzz replicas - just no box, jacks, pots, knobs, battery.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Marshal ... 20c676d447
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Re: Marshall Supafuzz

Postby JLee on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:22 pm

Depends on which generation of Supa Fuzz.

The early Sola Sound produced versions were MKIIs in a Marshall enclosure. Differences were only aesthetic.

When Marshall took over production, they changed some parts values. It's kind of like a short circuit board MKII with a bigger output cap value giving it more bass. In my limited experience, the Supa Fuzzes seem to also have more midrange. Not sure what is contributing to the extra midrange.

A lot of the cloners, JMI included, followed the Fuzz Central schematic, which added a cap to the input side that isn't in the actual pedal.
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