Like the original Superfuzz, the Reuss SF-02 Goo Goo Fuzz offers a wild and crazy, and totally over-the-top, wall of fuzz with an octave-up and slight ring-modulating effect. A breathtakingly complex and frighteningly beautiful, almost overwhelming noise. Unique and addictive. A fuzz sound like nothing else out there.
It's the tone made famous by Pete Townsend of The Who, Mudhoney, The Jesus & Mary Chain - and not least The Cramps.
The germanium diodes in the SF-02 are ultra rare, vintage new old stock OA90s and the transistors are the correct sixties Superfuzz mix of vintage Panasonic 2SC828s and Matsushita 'tin can' 2SC539s. These are the exact parts, the vintage schematic is calling for. No other Superfuzz clone is offering this level of absolute, no expenses saved, vintage parts accuracy.
The OA90s and Matsushita 2SC539s are incredibly rare and expensive parts. Searching the internet, you can find the 2SC539s listed for $20+ for a single transistor. There's four pieces in a Reuss SF-02 Goo Goo Fuzz. I am good at parts scouting, but needless to say, these pedals are ranking high above average in parts costs.
Pedals shipped from April 2021 features improved power supply noise filtering. Previous revisions of the Goo Goo Fuzz has been sensitive to noise from modern 'switch mode' power supplies due to the circuit's raw, true-to-vintage design (vintage pedals were designed to work with a battery only), but now we have added a highly sophisticated filtering circuit to the DC input of pedal, which should be able to filter the noise from most power supplies (still no 100 % guarantee against really crappy power supplies, though).
Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) is using the Reuss SF-02 Goo Goo Fuzz live with his current band Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds.
Reuss SF-02 'Goo Goo Fuzz' Sound samples:
- All clips features my friend Fzat playing a Fender Jazzmaster through his 1980s 100W Marshall Super Lead amp
Here's a youtube demo of the Goo Goo Fuzz :
Here's a look inside the SF-02 Goo Goo Fuzz. Notice the four 'tin can' 2SC539 transistors and the two OA90 diodes:
PLEASE NOTE: Prices at the webshop are listed without VAT. For customers in the European Union 25% Danish VAT is added at check-out.
*EU-customers also please note: Your pedal ships with new production RoHS-compliant 1N270 germanium diodes (not vintage new old stock) due to EU environmental regulations