Face-melting Octave Fuzz with a Classic PedigreeFrom the JHS Legends of Fuzz series of vintage-inspired fuzz pedals, the Supreme octave fuzz pedal is a loving tribute to the Univox Super-Fuzz, one of the most idiosyncratic fuzz boxes of the 1960s and 70s.
Propelled into the spotlight by The Who’s Pete Townsend, the Univox Super-Fuzz became a staple tone heard on numerous classic tracks, which has found favor with contemporary groups like Black Keys and the White Stripes. Based on JHS Founder Josh Scott’s extremely rare 1972 black and grey unit, the Supreme layers in a high octave above the distorted signal that slices through the air like a samurai sword. Not for the faint of heart, the Supreme is as gnarly as a fuzz box gets, overflowing with an aggressiveness that makes it perfect for blistering lead work.
When they want to melt the face of every listener in the room, guitarists at Pimp Your Tone smash on an octave fuzz. And, the JHS Supreme is one of the most brutal specimens we’ve ever heard — it’s a must-have for guitarists that like their music loud and unforgiving.A faithful reproduction with some new tricksLike its predecessor, the Supreme is a two-knob wonder, with a Volume and an expand control for cranking up the fuzz to ear-splitting levels. But the Supreme also has a couple of unique tricks up its sleeve: a JHS Mode button, which accentuates the octave-up effect, along with a mid-boost, and a bump in gain; and a Tone button for cutting the mids and reigning in the Supreme’s attack.
Like all of the Legends of Fuzz pedals, the Supreme is housed in a stunning custom wedge-shaped bent-metal enclosure, with throwback knobs, and full-metal badge plates — an old-school look to match its old-school tone.