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fy-6 or fy-2? The fuzz wahs have the fy-6 in them.
They all sound awesome in my opinion. I really love mine however they are hard to find, expensive and the old fy-2's are quiet as hell, which is annoying. You can do non-destructive mods to them to get them to a useable volume, but it would probably be easier to buy a wattson clone. They are really really well made and sound incredible, I have an original univox superfuzz, 2 original shin ei fuzz wah (fy-6/superfuzz) and an original shin ei fy-2. Pretty well every fuzz sounds a little different, but these clones absolutely nail the tone, with the benefit of being less noisy (being newer) and louder (in the case of the fy-2 which normally sits below normal input volume when engaged).
I've never played my fy-2 live without some sort of a boost or OD complimenting it, simply because it's too quiet to compete with the rest of my board. Although I can say when I did, it cut very well.
Both the fy6 and fy2 are mid scooped to a certain extent. The fy2 is really splatty, synthy, gnarly and absolutely shreds on bass too. The fy6 is a superfuzz, has more options and you can get some octavey bits out of it, it's a devastating fuzz and is generally more popular or what you'd expect from a fuzz. The FY6 I know cuts really well on it's own as this one gets loud enough.
The wattson version of the fy2's volume can go about 3.5x the original so it's probably a better rout that the original.
i think it will cut just fine, it sounds very agressive, but beware. get a version with no volume drop and make sure you want that sound, because it does one thing only, which is making your rig sound like it's being demolished by a wrecking ball.
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One of the many superfuzz clones by small time builders and diy'ers. Don't know this particular one, but I'm sure it can't suck. As far as I know, and I'm no electronics wiz or anything, the circuit is a bit more complex than that of, say a fuzz face...But it's still not rocket science. Anyone with basic soldering skills should be able to nail it I guess, so when you're shopping for a clone pedal of a classic effect, it usually comes down to finding the cheapest one with the reight specs
Nothing against the Wattson superfuzz btw, nothing but respect for the sexy slanted enclosure But I'd personally rather save a couple bucks and go with a clone housed ina boring hammond enclosure