EarthQuaker Devices Erupter Classic Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

 
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SKU: EERUPTERX-P

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For explosive classic fuzz tones, look no further than the EarthQuaker Devices Erupter.

The Erupter is the result of over two years' worth of tone-chasing, tweaking, and experimentation in search of what EarthQuaker president and product designer Jamie Stillman calls "the ultimate classic fuzz tone... with a big low end, but not too mushy, a biting top end without being too harsh, and just enough output to politely send a tube amp over the top."

In developing the Erupter, Stillman "[used] every trick [he] ever learned" to craft a fuzz device that sounds good with any pickup type anywhere in the effects chain, even before a wah pedal, and without any impedance mismatching. To this end, the Erupter uses a buffered input section, transformer-based pickup simulation, new production 5% 1/2-watt carbon composition resistors, metallized polyester film capacitors, Sprague and BC electrolytic capacitors, and low-gain, hand-matched NOS silicon transistors to deliver a "well-rounded and defined fuzz tone with just enough pummeling intensity."

The Erupter's simple control set stands in stark relief of its rigorous design process. A single control labeled "Bias" adjusts the amount of voltage fed to the NOS silicon transistors. Low "Bias" settings yield a rude, spongy fuzz tone with plenty of sag and a blossoming attack envelope that's gated without entering "dying battery" territory. 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 when you kick it on."

Features:

  • Classic Fuzz Tone
  • Overloaded-yet-refined full-force fuzz with crushing lows and smooth top end that’s touch-responsive and reacts to changes in guitar volume and tone controls
  • "Bias" control adjusts fuzz character for unique tonal variations
  • True Bypass
  • Silent relay-based switching
  • All-analog signal path
  • Lifetime guarantee

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Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Effect Pedal

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4.7

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5.0

Earthquaker Devices never disappoints!

By 

from Columbus, Ohio

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • lifetime guarenteed
  • offers variety
  • one tone knob

Cons

    Best Uses

    • bass
    • guitar
    • keyboard
    • live
    • recording

    One of the coolest fuzz pedals around built by THE COOLEST pedal wizards around! Hand built in the U.S.A. , the erupter offers a variety of awesome fuzz tones in a standard sized stomp box with just ONE tone knob! This is a hands on review by Jordan at Sam Ash store 36.

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    4.0

    Classic Fuzz!!

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Staff Reviewer

    The Erupter is the pedal that's going to give you the classic fuzz that has great tone but still cuts through a mix without being mushy. This pedal is easy to use with one knob to control the tonal characteristics of the fuzz so you can dial-in the sound you are looking for!

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    5.0

    Great Simple Fuzz!

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    from nyc

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • awesome
    • simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • live
      • recording

      This is a classic fuzz that is incredibly simple, and why shouldn't it be? It was designed to sound great with any pickup type, any amp type and anywhere in the signal chain. That is insanely versatile and in my opinion, insanely cool!

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      4.0

      Great Fuzz Pedal

      By 

      from Columbus, Oh

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great sound
      • sturdy design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live
        • Recording

        Ohio's own, Earthquaker have done it again with the simple and solid Erupter pedal. One knob is all you need for this true bypass Fuzz pedal. Cool for all shades of dark metal but I like it paired up with single coils for aHendrix and Yardbirds style riffs.

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        5.0

        All the Fuzz

        By 

        from Columbus, OH

        Verified Reviewer

        The Erupter is one of the coolest fuzzes around. It touches on all kinds of different tones with its single Bias knob and does it all, from classic to major crunch. Fantastic and simple fuzz pedal.

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        5.0

        Best Old School Fuzz!

        By 

        from Indianapolis, IN

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • easy to dial in tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • gigging
          • recording

          Earthquaker killed it with the Eruptor! It's not easy to find a true, classic fuzz tone in the sea of pedals these days, but this one takes the cake. Immediately you notice the low end is monstrous, but not overbearing, and there's still a great high end to give it some clarity without making it sound super muddy. And who doesn't love the simplicity of just one tone knob?! Love this pedal.

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          Weight 14 oz.
          Dimensions 3.25 x 3.25 x 5.75 inches (WxHxD)
          Series Fuzz
          Model Erupter
          Warranty Info:

          EarthQuaker Devices will repair or replace any device that they made at any time as long as they are still in business. Warranty does not apply to the enclosure, graphics, knobs, hardware or any devices that are deliberately destroyed or modified by anyone other than EarthQuaker Devices.