We started with our favorite silicon fuzz circuit – you know, the one used by all your favorite guitar players from the sixties and seventies – and set out to see if we could improve on the classic. First we brought it up to modern standards by adding a true-bypass switch, an LED and a standard 9v power connection. We also bumped up the overall volume of the pedal so that it would be easier to match levels with your amp and added a low-contour voicing switch with three settings – so whether you’re using single coils, humbuckers, or even a bass, La Super Rica can keep up.
We could have stopped there, but we weren’t satisfied yet. What we wanted most was the ability to shape how La Super Rica sits in a mix. Many fuzz pedals don’t allow you to shape the mid-range, resulting in either a scooped sound that gets lost when you add bass and drums to the equation, or unpleasant frequencies that can lead to ear fatigue. So, after some pondering, we added a parametric mid-range control so you can dial in as much (or as little) of exactly the right frequency to fit your mix.
The result is a super rich fuzz pedal that is as versatile as it is toneful – capable of reproducing the iconic sounds that inspired it, as well as a surprising array of other fuzz tones – from blues and psychedelic rock to desert rock and stoner metal. How you use it is up to you.
Designed and made in the USA, La Super Rica continues our legacy of attention to detail and quality.
For this video we had Alastair Greene come by and re-record his song "I'm the Taker" from his new Album "Dream Train" He recorded the new version with his Les Paul loaded with Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker pick ups straight into the La Super Rica fuzz pedal, PowerStage 170, into a Hughes and Kettner speaker cabinet. Alastair loved the pedal so much he left with it and put it into his current touring rig!
Check out his website http://agsongs.com to see when he is tearing it up in your area or to purchase his new album "Dream Train" on Rip Cat Records.