Based on the classic and illustrious superfuzz circuit the Smallsound/Bigsound Buzzz is an unbelievable pedal! If you are looking for a fuzz that goes above and beyond then look no further! With the intuitive controls the Buzzz can produce the classic sound of the Superfuzz, octave ridden filth and amp driven tones.
What Smallsound/Bigsound say:
The buzzz is my highly modified take on the classic and epically gnarly superfuzz circuit… made more super! I have always loved the beautifully discordant harmonics and searing fuzz-tones available in the original but as goes with everything, I felt the need to mess with the circuit and expand upon it.
The buzzz keeps the standard superfuzz sounds – a scrambled and clangy fuzz with pronounced upper octaving and lower harmonics/sub-frequencies – and adds additional controls to access milder dirty boost and drive tones, gated sputter and low buzz-tones.
The highly interactive controls include a wider gain range, voltage starve, gain modifier toggle, passive LPF, octave on/off and tone-blast toggle make for a surprisingly versatile fuzz capable of overdrive, buzzsaw fuzz and blistering octavia.
Please use a standard 9V DC power supply (designed for musical instruments) with a negative centre 2.1mm barrel and do NOT run at higher voltages. Peak current draw is around 18mA.
Gain controls the amount of gain from low drive to heavy fuzz. Works in conjunction with the gain modifier toggle for even more range!
Starve lowers the supply voltage for non-linear tone changes which include gating, decreased headroom and clarity and decreased frequency bandwidth. Clockwise is full 9V.
Volume simple enough. It can be LOUD, depending on the settings of the gain control, so start with it low.
Treble a passive LPF.
Gain modifier toggle (black triangle) LEFT for less gain, RIGHT for more gain.
Oct/tone toggle (bottom right), "B" footswitch (left) and "A" toggle (top right) using the bottom right toggle, one can swap the functions of the top right toggle and the left footswitch. When the bottom right toggle is toggled left, the mid-scoop will be turned on/off by the footswitch and the octave will be turned on/off by the top right toggle. When the bottom right toggle is toggled right, the mid-scoop is on/off with the toggle and the octave is on/off with the footswitch.