Shin-ei Companion FY-2

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The Shin-ei Companion FY-2 is a discontinued fuzz pedal, made by the Japanese Shin-ei effects pedal company from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The pedal is known for its raw, distinctive, gated fuzz. FY-2 pedals are now rare.

Different versions were made, most using silicon transistors. These had a mid-cutting tone circuit, which lowered the volume. An earlier, rarer, version used germanium transistors. These did not have the tone circuit, and therefore had a louder output. The sound from this version is very rich, fluid and thick.

The pedal has two knobs:

  • "Volume" (controls overall level)
  • "Fuzz" (tone)

FY-2 Users[edit]

Notable musicians who have used the FY-2 include:

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