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.
A good introduction to La Super Rica, this classic silicon fuzz tone is perfect for most classic rock applications. Try rolling your guitar volume control down a bit to clean up the tone for a pleasing overdrive like sound.
By cutting the mids around 700 Hz and boosting the amount of fuzz you get a sweet, smooth, singing lead tone – perfect for psychedelic, progressive and classic rock lead tones.
Boosting the Mids at around 1000 Hz gives you a classic fuzz tone that cuts right through the mix, making sure you never get lost. Perfect if you use fuzz for leads, or you need to be heard in a dense mix.
90’s Alt Rock
Although La Super Rica isn’t based on that famous fuzz from NYC, this setting can emulate the huge low end, sizzling highs, and super saturated gain sounds made famous by the alt rock bands of the late eighties and early nineties.
Extremely aggressive upper mid-range attack and power make this the perfect setting for all kinds of heavy music, from desert rock to doom metal.