MXR SF01 Slash Signature Octave Fuzz Effects Pedal
For those who want to hear Slash playing his Dunlop MXR SF01 and his Wah Wah - Check out the man himself Click here...
Slash has had the prototype on his board for some time, tweaking and road testing no doubt...and finally, we all get to own the MXR SF01 Octave Fuzz pedal! The MXR SF-01 Octave/Fuzz features 3 different effects to thicken up your tone: "Sub Octave Growl", "Thick '70's Shag" fuzz & "Psychedelic Octave Up" fuzz. Control pots for volume, tone, fuzz, sub octave and octave up allow you to tweak your tones, whilst two footswitches allow you to turn the octave effect on and off and toggle the fuzz effect in and out. A seperate switch allow the sub octave tone to be effected by the fuzz circuitry or left as a dry signal.
The Dunlop team sat down with Slash to talk about the development of the MXR Slash Octave Fuzz and his use of the Cry Baby and Tortex picks.
Dunlop: What motivated the creation of the MXR Slash Octave Fuzz?
Slash: I needed a pedal that could produce a great sounding fuzz, with low octave and high octave effects to flesh it out.
D: Can you briefly describe the development process from your perspective?
S: Basically, I explained the sound I was looking for to the Dunlop design team, and we compared those ideas to similar pedals and effects. I told them what I liked and didn’t like, they put together some prototypes, and brought them to me in the studio. I was testing them while we were tracking the new record, so I had it right under the microscope. I gave the Dunlop guys my feedback, and they tweaked and fine-tuned some more until we got the sound I had in my head.
D: How do you use the Octave Fuzz?
S: When I step on the Octave Fuzz, I want to hear a searing, melodic buzz saw. And that’s what you get when you combine the fuzz with the sub octave voice and the high octave fuzz voice.
D: On which tracks from the new album can we hear the Slash Octave Fuzz?
S: I use the Octave/Fuzz pedal on “No More Heroes” and “Carolina.”