70’s Carlsbro Suzz Pedal

The Suzz Pedal was part of Carlsbro’s aluminium range. Released in the 70’s, they were guitar effects pedals encased in large aluminium outer shells and built like tanks.

They were extremely large pedals and have, over the years, become extremely collectible. Not only due to their unusual look, but their vintage sound and build quality.

This particular pedal has an Electro Harmonics Big Muff type distortion / overdrive sound. It’s not really a fuzz pedal, as the name would suggest.

It’s an incredibly simple pedal. Just two knobs, gain (volume / level) and sustain (amount of distortion).

It has no mains power and will only take a 9v battery which means removing two screws from a panel at the bottom every time you need to replace it.

It’s a great looking and sounding pedal.

Here’s what it sounds like on both guitar and bass. Please let me know what you think:

Here’s a link to a schematic:


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