Earthquaker Devices Unveils the Black Ash Endangered Fuzz Pedal

Earthquaker Devices Black Ash PedalEarthquaker Devices has unveiled a new pedal called the Black Ash Endangered Fuzz. Limited to 1,500 units worldwide, the fuzz is a take on the “three-knob” Tone Bender that is built with rare components.

“It uses a highly curated selection of premium components including paper-in-oil capacitors and half-watt carbon composition resistors from EarthQuaker Devices president Jamie Stillman’s personal collection to light a fire under a classic fuzz/drive circuit that delivers an explosive-yet-detailed treble response, a sturdy and articulate midrange, and subterranean bass extension,” the company writes.

The Black Ash has Fuzz and Level controls as well as a Top knob, which adjusts key frequencies between 2kHz and 10kHz. Other features include an all-analog design, silent relay-based switching, and a lifetime guarantee. It’s available now for $199.

Earthquaker Devices Black Ash Endangered Fuzz Pedal Features:

Limited to 1,500 units
Uses rare and irreplaceable components from Jamie Stillman’s personal stash including paper-in-oil capacitors and NOS half-watt carbon composition resistors
Unique Top control adjusts key frequencies between 2kHz and 10kHz to adjust how “forward” the guitar sits in a full-band mix and helps to pair Black Ash with different pickup types
Volume control voiced for unity gain around 10 o’clock; lots of output on tap
Fuzz control adjusts gain from cooled-off amp-like breakup to scorching fuzz
True bypass
Silent relay-based switching
All-analog signal path
Lifetime guarantee
Current Draw: 20ma
Input Impedance: 100K
Output Impedance: 22K

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