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Unpleasant Companion MKII


The Fredric Effects Unpleasant Companion MKII is an improved version of the classic Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz, modified with a volume boost circuit to avoid the volume drop characteristic of vintage units and a scoop control to add to the versatility of the effect. It accurately captures the sound of the original, but also adds a bit more. The Unpleasant Companion lives up to its name, and is a harsh transistor fuzz unlike any other!

High Quality:

  • Custom enclosure fabricated for Fredric Effects in North London
  • Professional powder coating and screen print
  • PCB construction (not perf or vero)
  • Handmade
  • Cliff jacks
  • Alpha footswitch and pots


Many thanks to Christian of Magnetic Effects for this demo.

Finished in sun yellow with scary Tengu graphic.
True bypass. Powered by standard center-neg DC jack or battery. Clear red LED.

Buy one now £95

Direct Prices

Harmonic Percolator: £95
Utility Perkolator: £95
Unpleasant Companion: £95
Grumbly Wolf: £95
Scrambled Brainz: £90
Demon Fuzz: £80
Dresden Synth Fuzz: £90
Green Muff: £90
I Got Me A Pocket Weasel: £90
Do The Weasel Stomp! £140
Super Unpleasant Companion £140
Kl*n Buffer £35
Foxrite £95
Zombie Klone £120
Golden Eagle £120
King of Klone £225
West Germany Tremolo £90
Mutant Fuzz £80


We post anywhere in the world, typically £10 to the USA and Europe for one pedal, a little more for two. Within the UK we use first class signed-for, which costs £5 but is tracked, insured and arrives the next working day.

Fredric Effects accept Paypal, but if you're in the UK you can save £5 on each pedal by paying by bank transfer instead.

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