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New EarthQuaker fuzz pedal erupts

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: May 10, 2017

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EarthQuaker Devices, distributed in the UK by ADG, has launched its latest device, a fuzz pedal called The Erupter.

The Erupter uses a buffered input section, transformer-based pickup simulation, new production 5 1/2 watt carbon composition resistors, metallised polyester film capacitors, Sprague and BC electrolytic capacitors, plus low-gain, hand-matched NOS silicon transistors. A single knob labelled “Bias” adjusts the amount of voltage fed to the transistors. As the “Bias” control is increased, additional harmonics stack atop the input signal, producing a stiffer, more complex fuzz tone with a tighter response, increased output and longer sustain. 

The Erupter uses a fixed output level and gain setting for the thickest fuzz possible and to push the full frequency range of the guitar out front. It has a fully analog dry signal path and electronic relay based true-bypass switching. It can be powered by a standard 9-volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative centre barrel or a standard 9V battery. 

Features
• Bias control: from spluttery gated tones to harmonically rich and punchy fuzz tones
• Dynamic response 
• True Bypass
• Silent soft-touch switching
• All-analog signal path
• Top-mounted jacks for pedalboard implementation

 

 

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