If you like dark, vintage fuzz tones, you need to get moving because this one’s about to go extinct. EarthQuaker’s new Black Ash Endangered Fuzz is based on the almost-mythical three-knob Tonebender circuit, however, it sports a handful of extremely rare components, making this threatened species worth saving.
With rare components and an extremely limited release, EarthQuaker Devices’ Black Ash Endangered Fuzz is a species worthy of some conservation.
EarthQuaker states that the circuit of their new Black Ash Endangered Fuzz is built from a selection of “highly curated cache of rare and irreplaceable components”, including paper-in-oil capacitors and NOS half-watt carbon composition resistors, which are apparently from EQD President Jamie Stillman’s personal stash box. The result is a very detailed top end, thick midrange and a massive subterranean bass.
The knobs on the left and right are typical of a fuzz pedal – Fuzz does Fuzz, Level does Volume. The knob in the middle however, adjusts frequencies between 2kHz – 10kHz with the intention of adjusting how “forward” the guitar tone sits in the mix.
If you like your fuzz as rare as hens teeth then this is for you, EarthQuaker Devices are only offering 1,500 units worldwide. Check out their product page for more information.