Mad Professor’s Super Black pedal puts classic Blackface tone in a box

(Image credit: courtesy of Mad Professor)

Mad Professor’s new Super Black amp-in-a-box effect pedal promises classic Blackface tone in a standalone stompbox format.

According to the company, the pedal replicates the entire signal path of the much sought-after Sixties-era Fender amp, with punchy, scooped mids, chimey cleans and vintage-y break-up tones.

Controls include bass, middle, treble, gain, volume and presence. There’s also two mini switches – one for bass and one for compression, designed to account for the variation in amounts of low end and compression present in variously-sized original Blackface amps.

As an extra-cool feature, Mad Professor’s Sweet Honey Overdrive circuit has been added as a front-end boost, accessible via its own on/off switch and volume and drive controls.

The Super Black will be available beginning December 15 for €225.00 (approx. $250). For more information, head to Mad Professor.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.