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Earthquaker Devices Launches the Erupter Fuzz Pedal

Earthquaker Devices Erupter Fuzz PedalEarthquaker Devices has announced the Erupter, a classic fuzz with big sounds distilled into a single knob. Designed by Jamie Stillman, the stompbox is described as having “a big low end, but not too mushy, and a biting top end without being too harsh.”

“In developing the Erupter, Stillman ‘[used] every trick [he] ever learned’ to craft a fuzz Device that sounds good with any pickup type anywhere in the effects chain, even before a wah pedal, and without any impedance mismatching,” the company explains. “To this end, the Erupter uses a buffered input section, transformer-based pickup simulation, new production 5% ½ watt carbon composition resistors, metallized polyester film capacitors, Sprague and BC electrolytic capacitors, and low-gain, hand-matched NOS silicon transistors to deliver a ‘well-rounded and defined fuzz tone with just enough pummeling intensity.’”

The control knob is labeled “Bias.” At low settings, it offers a “spongy” fuzz tone and a blossoming attack envelope that’s gated. Turning the dial will add harmonics to the signal for a sitter, more complex fuzz.

Check out this demo by The Pedal Zone’s Stefan Fast:

The Erupter is available now with a street price of $145.

Earthquaker Devices Erupter Fuzz Details:

Classic Fuzz Tone
Overloaded-yet-refined full-force fuzz with crushing lows and smooth top end that’s touch-responsive and reacts to changes in guitar volume and tone controls
“Bias” control adjusts fuzz character for unique tonal variations
Custom-made “Bias” pot with center detent to indicate “proper” Bias setting
Users may over- or under-bias the Erupter for their preferred sound and feel
True Bypass
Silent relay-based switching
All-analog signal path
Lifetime guarantee
Each and every Erupter is built by the hands of real-life dream warriors in the foothills of Mt. Akron, Ohio

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