After goofing around a lot with the original Shredmaster, here's the official GUP Tech tribute called the Bouz Master. Based on the old Marshall original, the Bouz Master brings the same preamp-distortion quality into a modern sized enclosure, with the hot rodded triple clipping toggle switch (Top is original, center is no clipping boost, bottom is LED clipping).
The EQ includes the infamous Contour (named Bouz) that scoops the mids as you turn it up. Start with Bass and Treble at max, gain at half, and work your way from there!
We have to address the design of this pedal, showing a Bousier (French name for Dung Beetle) rolling its little ball. The term "Bouse" in French, means poops.
Power consumption : 9mA
Voltage : 9Vdc center negative
I love the drive of my Vox AC-15, but I needed more of a alt-rock / pop punk sound. I have tried so many overdrives and distortion pedals, but none of them nailed that sound. Well, let me tell you, the Bouzmaster nails those 90s/2000s alt-rock sounds and more!
After chatting with the owner of GupTech about various distortions, he suggested I try the Bouzmaster. I fired it up at rehearsal and we launched into some Green Day and Blink 182 songs. This pedal absolutely nailed those tones - both on the Normal channel of my AC15 and the Top Boost.
I have the clipping switch in the up position, Bouz at 2:30, Bass cranked, Treble at 3:00, Volume just past noon, and Gain at 1:00, and it just sings.
Excellent build quality, cool design, and excellent customer service.