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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

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