Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Ripped Speaker Fuzz Pedal

Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has announced the Ripped Speaker, a fuzz pedal that pays homage to the very beginnings of distorted guitar and bass sounds. The first sound of a distorted stringed instrument was a gnarly Bass VI tone on “Don’t Worry” by Marty Robbins.

The pedal has Volume, Tone, Fuzz, and Rip controls for dialing in your grit. EHX says that low fuzz settings helps to emulate vintage lo-fi distortion “…the kind of sounds created by a razor blade applied to a speaker cone, a loose tube or a faulty channel on a recording console,” they write. “With the FUZZ knob dialed up, the sound is transformed and the pedal delivers a modern, fully saturated, searing tone.”

The Rip knob is a bias adjustment for setting the clipping at the top and the bottom of the signal, while the Tone knob is an active control providing a tilt-shift type EQ. Turning the Tone knob counter-clockwise boosts the bass and cuts the treble. Clockwise boosts treble and cuts bass.

Hear the Ripped Speaker on bass and guitar in the company’s demo:

The Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker runs on a 9-volt battery or a standard 9-volt power supply. It is available for $99.

Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz Pedal Features:

Versatile pedal delivers fuzz that goes from old school to modern
Bias control
Active tone control
True bypass switching
Pedalboard-friendly size
9V battery included

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