NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

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NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

Post by solfege » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:50 pm

So I might have picked this up while I was over in London and though I'm too jet-lagged to put it through its paces tonight, I did at the shop and it's really impressively tasty -- 2 Shin-Ei clone fuzz circuits. Further reports when jet lag recedes a bit.

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Re: NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

Post by MechaBulletBill » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:06 am

I had one of these. It kicks bums up and down. Great fuzz.

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Re: NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

Post by solfege » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:59 am

Welp. Either my power supply setup is way worse than I thought it was, or than it behaves with literally any other piece of equipment I own (including a couple of other fuzz / OD pedals), or the one I got has a bad ground somewhere.

Got an email in to Tim at Frederic and we'll see where we go. The demo at the shop was amazing, so very much hoping this gets sorted.

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Re: NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

Post by solfege » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:11 pm

Aaaand, my power supply situation is way worse than I thought.

Great freaking pedal. My goodness.

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Re: NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

Post by solfege » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:11 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:06 am
I had one of these. It kicks bums up and down. Great fuzz.
It really is.

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Re: NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

Post by Mike S » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:17 am

I absolutely love mine. It got even better when I opened it up and turned up the octaves with the trim pot. Lucky you, you got one of the white ones.

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Re: NPD: Frederic Effects Super Unpleasant Companion

Post by solfege » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:40 pm

Mike S wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:17 am
I absolutely love mine. It got even better when I opened it up and turned up the octaves with the trim pot. Lucky you, you got one of the white ones.
I finally brought my power setup into the 21st century and a) Sweet Jesus that's better all around, and b) this pedal is absolutely nuts. Three quite different texture / timbre sets, all nasty, but still musical. Walking right up about as close as you can get to that bleeding edge between nasty and unmusical.

The white is cool. I guess Tim dropped off a bunch at Regent about a week before I went to London with the idea of stopping by there and picking something, probably one of those, up. Serendipity.

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