This is a vintage 1967 Marshall Supa Fuzz (model no. 1975) electric guitar effects pedal. This extremely rare early variety (1st version) has the exact same circuit as the famed Professional Mk II Tone Bender and also features: a very early perforated hand-wired circuit board, a non-raised/non-script silk-screened ‘Supa Fuzz’ logo, and (3) OC81D germanium transistors. This extremely rare pedal also features simple controls for Volume and Filter and is housed in an angular cast aluminum box with a classic hammerite finish. It is estimated that less than 50 first generation Marshall Supas were originally produced, which may be fewer than both the total Vox and Sola Sound MK IIs, making the Marshall the rarest of its kind!
Tones from this pedal range from a subtle and natural over-driven sound, to a monstrous, rich wall of full-range fuzz. Most vintage fuzz connoisseurs consider the Marshall Supa Fuzz to be the most musical and expressive fuzz pedals ever made. Similar to a Sola Sound MKII, the Marshall is a one-trick pony (in the best sense of the expression) with a best-in-show trick, as it absolutely masters and dominates a full-range and evenly balanced fuzz spectrum. Displaying some splattery and feedback-provoking fuzz, the Marshall Supa is less sharp, and more round than a MK II. With natural lyrical qualities, the Marshall Supa is as good as it gets for leads. You can reference Pete Townshendâs early fuzz tone, as well as, Ron Ashetonâs (The Stooges) to hear the Supa Fuzz in a more recognizable context.
This particular example is in good cosmetic condition, and exhibits expected wear. The knobs are original, but the silver caps are not The pedal was professionally converted from the use of a PP4 English 9v battery to a modern 9v battery.