Rift - Superfuzz Clone PCB

Rift - Univox Superfuzz Guitar Pedal PCB



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Project overview

The Rift is a modified version of the Univox Superfuzz, a classic octave fuzz. It was originally developed by the Shin-Ei company in Japan and called the FY-6, but they also rebadged the circuit for over a dozen other brands such as Apollo, Electra and Hohner. However, the Univox Superfuzz was the most well-known of the brands and is considered the definitive version of the circuit.

The Rift includes two modifications that lend more flexibility to this circuit. While the original unit only had a tone switch to go between two presets, here you have the option of using a pot instead to blend between them. There is also a clipping switch to allow you to choose between two different sets of diodes, or lift them altogether for a different (and much louder) sound.