31 Jan Spotlight on Fredric Effects
High quality effects hand-made in London
Fredric Effects, run by Tim Webster, are “passionate about building pedals that look and sound great, with hard-wearing professional finishes and the best components. They’re high quality boutique effects without excessive boutique price-tags.”
Small and Fuss Free
They are known for being small and as fuss-free as possible – why have six knobs when two, with maybe a switch, completes the package?
Designed for years of use, with a focus on build quality and ensuring the finishes last.
- Custom enclosures fabricated for Fredric Effects in North London
- Professional powder coating and screen print by local companies
- PCB construction (not perf or vero)
- Handmade either one at a time or in small batches
- Hard-wearing Cliff jacks
- Reliable Alpha footswitches and pots
Their large range of pedals stands at 31 across fuzz, distortion, overdrive, compression and tremolo plus others. Something for everyone.
Fuzz, Fuzz, Fuzz
They have a great range of fuzz pedals including:
Super Unpleasant Companion a combined Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz and FY-6 Superfuzz clone in a single enclosure that’s exactly the same dimensions as the original Companion Fuzz.
Unpleasant Companion Mufftone Special, perhaps the definitive take on the Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz circuit.
Unpleasant Companion MKII is an improved version of the classic Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz,
Deeply Unpleasant Companion is an improved version of the Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz
Dresden Synth Fuzz is a quite unique pedal. Combining two synthy-sounding octave fuzzes run in parallel – an upper and lower octave fuzz
Mutant Fuzz is Fredric Effects’ version of the Os Mutantes (Regulus VIII) fuzz.
DuoFace Fuzz is based on two versions of the classic Fuzz Face* circuit, combined into a single pedal for maximum versatility.
Demon Fuzz is a new take on a classic pedal. The late 70s EH Muff Fuzz
Foxrite is a modernised version of the late 60s Silicon Mosrite Fuzzrite.
Pocket Weasel is an original fuzzbox with a highly distinctive wah-like tone control
Square Wave Fuzz is a new version of the classic Univox/Shin Ei Square Wave Fuzz.
Standard Fuzz Machine is a new version of the classic Ibanez Standard Fuzz
Green Russian a clone of the green box Russian Muff.
King of Klone features two highly sought-after boutique overdrive circuits.
Zombie Klone a highly sought-after boutique overdrive. One of the finest and smallest klones you can buy.
Accomplished Badger is an original two stage boost, with an opamp buffer/boost driving a Germanium transistor gain stage.
Golden Eagle a highly sought-after boutique overdrive
Verzerrer is a highly tweakable recreation of East Germany’s only distortion effect, the Bohm Trickverzerrer
Warp Sound is a modernised version of the rare 1970s Vorg Warp Sound
Grumbly Wolf is a highly versatile combined distortion, fuzz, octave and ring mod effect
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