EarthQuaker Devices unveils the Black Ash Endangered Fuzz
Inspired by the vintage “three-knob Bender” circuit.
EarthQuaker Devices has released the Black Ash Endangered Fuzz, a limited-edition stompbox that serves up a host of unique overdrive and fuzz options.
The dirtbox’s drive circuit is informed by a classic Tone Bender design. It’s also built with rare components sourced from EarthQuaker Devices founder Jamie Stillman’s own stash. Paper-in-oil capacitors and NOS half-watt carbon composition resistors are just some of the premium materials used.
Control-wise, the pedal sports a sleek three-knob layout: “Level”, “Top” and “Fuzz”. Here’s a detailed breakdown:
- Sets the output level
- Adjusts high frequencies between two to ten kHz
- Low setting: Produces a woody, organic drive with a reduced upper harmonic presence
- High setting: Produces a stiffer response with a sharper attack that reacts dynamically with pickups
- Adjusts the amount of gain
- Low setting: Produces amp-like breakup tones
- High Setting: Produces scorching fuzz tones
Check out the pedal in action here:
The Black Ash is limited to just 1,500 units worldwide.
Retails at $199. More information at earthquakerdevices.com.
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