Superfly is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Even smaller than Murder One, but even more powerful. It’s a self split push pull guitar amplifier built using vintage submini tubes, a 6112 dual triode pre amp and a 6111WA dual triode power amp. It’s really tiny. It sounds great. It takes pedals really well. The gain can dial in anything from crystal clean to dirty overdriven tube goodness. Master volume control and tonestack are now standard features. The speaker output will drive pretty much anything – 4/8/16 ohm cabs or even mono headphones.
My good friend and tame shredmaster Rich Russell did some great soundclips for me.
Rich used a USA Fender Telecaster. The amp was driving a Marshall 1936 2×12. No other effects except a little SHO boost for the ‘shredding’ part, and a touch of reverb. Microphone was a Shure SM58.
Here’s the new ‘facelift’ version of Superfly:
This one was my prototype:
Superfly is designed to be powered from a 12 volt regulated 500ma DC power pack (not supplied). The amp has an in-built voltage multiplier which delivers a massive 185 volts to the tubes. Did I say it’s really tiny? 110mm x 70mm x 70mm – about the size of a Boss pedal. It weighs less than 0.5Kg.
People are using Superfly for home practice, recording, and as a really compact travel amp. Superfly’s low wattage output means that you can get a cool overdriven tube sound at low volume – really ideal for recording, and satisfying for home practice too. I use mine into a Marshall 1936 2×12 cab.
Here’s a quick-Rick demo, I’m not a great guitarist! A couple of different levels of drive, followed at the end of the clip by the Superfly being overdriven by a Big Muff. Signal path: Squier Telecaster Custom (bridge humbucker) >>> Superfly >>> 12″ 8 ohm cab >>> Shure SM58.
Superfly is available now at £250.00 GBP plus shipping.
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