The Boss FZ-2 might not have seen much love during its original production run but in the wake of Electric Wizard’s “Dopethrone”, boutique pedal enthusiasts began clamouring to get their hands on this unique bit of gear. Based on the Univox Super Fuzz, the FZ-2 was a high-quality pedal offering two distinct Fuzz modes along with enough power to create a wall of sound.
Sadly, the pedal was discontinued before it ever really took off, and although there is much hope online that Boss may do a rerelease as part of their Wazacraft line, the company are yet to announce this.
But there is another option for fans of the FZ-2: the SF300.
During the mid to late 2000s, Behringer released a number of affordable Boss clones. These included pedals like the HM300 and the OD300, both of which sought to replicate the sound of discontinued but nonetheless iconic Boss pedals.
As a part of this line, the SF300 is, for the most part, a successful and highly affordable mimic. Although it is of a lower production quality, the sound is about as close as you could hope to get to the original. The Boss is certainly the superior pedal, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss the Behringer altogether.
Hands down the answer here is yes.
When it comes to the Boss vs Behringer debate, this is where Behringer will always have the upper hand. Even new Boss pedals are expensive, but second-hand collectors’ prices can be enough to make a proud guitarist weep. Unless you’re looking to pay boutique pedal prices, you won’t find anything that does as good a job at recreating the sound of the FZ-2 as this Behringer pedal. As far as we’re concerned, if you want to buy new, then until Boss finally listen to fans and rerelease the FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz, Behringer’s SF300 Super Fuzz will be the only way to go.
|Jacks mounted on||Sides|
|Weight (in kg)||.3|
|Based on famous model?||BOSS FZ-2|
|Special Features||Secret Mode|
|Width (in cm)||8.6|
|Height (in cm)||6.1|
|Depth (in cm)||15.6|