The MXR Super Badass Variac Fuzz delivers a big, aggressive, and biting square wave tones with a nice touch of smooth compression. Its Tone, Output, and Gain controls provide plenty of fine-tuning potential, but what makes this pedal a dream come true for tonechasers is its Variac control, which allows you to vary the pedal’s voltage from 5V–15V.
The Super Badass is a different beast entirely. With a completely new circuit design and specially-tuned Bass, Mid, and Treble controls, this is a distortion pedal with unparalleled versatility for players who want a more personalized sound. We talked to Dunlop Senior Engineer Bob Cedro and Dunlop guitar gurus Bryan Kehoe and Frank Aresti about the conception and design of the pedal. Check it out below.