EarthQuaker Devices unearths Black Ash Endangered Fuzz

EarthQuaker Devices has announced the Black Ash Endangered Fuzz, a Tone Bender-derived fuzz/overdrive pedal.

Three controls adjust the tones: volume, fuzz and top, the latter of which adjusts frequencies between 2kHz and 10kHz, handy for pairing the pedal with different pickup types.

EQD is promising sounds that feature an “explosive-yet-detailed treble response, a sturdy and articulate midrange and subterranean bass extension”. Blimey.

The Black Ash is most notable for its collection of rare components, including paper-in-oil capacitors and half-watt carbon composition resistors, which is likely why it’s a limited-edition release, with just 1,500 being produced.

If you fancy getting your hands on one of these, you’d best be quick: the Black Ash is available now for $199/£205. Pop on over to EarthQuaker Devices for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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