MXR M236 Super Badass Variac Fuzz Pedal

Fuzz Pedal for Guitar with Tone, Output, Gain, and Variac Controls
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Killer Voltage-starved Fuzz Pedal Effects

If you're like a lot of the guitarists here at Sweetwater, you love the sound of a voltage-starved fuzz pedal. Well, plug into the MXR Super Badass Variac Fuzz and achieve the elusive saggy, my-battery-is-on-the-verge-of-dying fuzz effect you've been searching for. Loaded with a rare, unique-sounding vintage fuzz circuit, the Super Badass Variac Fuzz is adjustable from 5 volts to 15 volts, giving you plenty of room for experimentation. Tone, output, and gain controls provide plenty of sound-shaping options. Complete with true bypass switching to preserve your tone, the MXR Super Badass Variac Fuzz is a must-have guitar effects pedal!

MXR Super Badass Variac Fuzz Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • Fuzz pedal with a rare vintage circuit for unique-sounding distortion effects
  • Variac control adjusts from 5 volts to 15 volts to simulate a dying battery
  • Tone, output, and gain controls provide plenty of sound-shaping options
  • True bypass switching preserves your guitar's tone
Achieve aggressive, biting distortion effects with the MXR Super Badass Variac Fuzz pedal!

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MXR M236 Super Badass Variac Fuzz Pedal Demo
Summer NAMM 2016: MXR M236 Super Badass Variac Fuzz

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Fuzz
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
Manufacturer Part Number M236

Customer Reviews

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5/5

best fuzz/overdrive

It provides a sweet, warm boost at lower settings, but can crank up to a crazy fuzzy solo tone.
Music background: Gigging Musician
5/5

My fuzz search is over!

I've been been playing in bands for 30-plus years and have been looking for a fuzz pedal I could bond with for some time now. My frame of reference is the Fuzz Face tones of Jimi Hendrix, Doyle Bramhall II and early David Gilmour (Time). I've tried all the Dunlop Fuzz Face minis as well as the Wampler Velvet Fuzz. I'd almost given up on fuzz, I was never quite satisfied with any of those. Enter the Super Badass Variac Fuzz. I really like that this fuzz has the variac and tone controls. Their addition makes this fuzz more tweakable than the others I've tried. Also, the overall tone is pleasing to my ear, and the pedal seems to work well with my amp (Vintage Sound blackface-style) and other pedals. I'm still experimenting with the pedal, but I'm very happy with this purchase. I'm able to get some very convincing Hendrix, DB II and Gilmour tones. The pedal also works equally well with single coils and humbuckers. I highly recommend it!
Music background: classic rock, blues and Americana/alt country intermediate
See also: Distortion Pedals, MXR, MXR Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz