Wattson Classic Fuzz FY-6 Now In Stock!
Yes, it's true! The Wattson Classic Fuzz FY-6 is the most visually and tonally accurate reproduction
of the famous Shin-ei FY-6 produced by any pedal maker, and we're building them again!
The Shin-ei FY-6 was sold as an OEM product to more than a dozen music electronics companies in the late
1960's and early 1970's. Those companies bought FY-6 pedals from Shin-ei, sometimes with a custom paint
finish, applied their own name plate, and resold them as original products. Two of the most famous rebadged versions
of the FY-6 are the Univox Super-Fuzz (a favorite of Pete Townshend), and the Shaftesbury Duo-Fuzz
(a favorite of Steve Hackett). The Wattson Classic Fuzz FY-6 perfectly captures the look and tone of these
legendary classics, but adds modern features like an LED to indicate when the effect is on, a standard 5mm x 2.1mm DC
power jack, and a convenient battery drawer so you can change batteries without opening the case.
We've teamed up with a new sheet metal shop that is now making our FY-6 enclosures using a heavy gauge steel
alloy that resists rust much better than the steel we were using before. The sand texture powder coat is also more
rugged than before. We're really happy with the new enclosures, and we think you will be too!
You can buy the Wattson Classic Fuzz FY-6 here, or through any of our
Wattson Escape Velocity!
It's here! The Wattson Escape Velocity is not just another Tube Screamer
clone. It's the Tube Screamer that Ibanez wishes it had released!
Because it has all of the characteristics that make a Tube Screamer sound really good on most amps, while
adding the right mods to make it sound really great on the rest of the amps. Low noise
pre and post amps, better bass response, the ability to eliminate the mid hump completely,
the ability to adjust the clipping threshold so you can play hard without having to overdrive
hard, plus a wide operating voltage that provides enough headroom to handle even the hottest
Our buddy Brian demonstrates the new Wattson Escape Velocity overdrive using variety of
different guitars and pickups in the video below. Check it out!
You can buy the Wattson Escape Velocity here, but you better hurry because this build
will sell out fast! Click here to learn more!
Farewell, Bob Sweet!
We learned of the passing of Bob Sweet, founder of Sweet Sound Electronics, on
Friday, October 24th, 2008.
It was impossible to be involved in the guitar effects business, or be a guitar
player with any exposure at all to boutique effects, and not know about Bob Sweet
and Sweet Sound. Bob was an icon, and his pedals are legendary. On top of all that,
Bob was a really great guy.
Bob was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in January. By August it was looking like he'd
successfully beaten it. Shortly after that, his doctors discovered he had bone cancer,
and it took his life in a few very short months.
We miss you, Bob. Farewell!