Heavy Fuzz Horsepower -- With A Midrange Bite!
Saddle up the EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Fuzz pedal and get ready for tones that'll raise the hairs on the back of your neck. This dynamic fuzz features handmade, all-analog germanium/silicon hybrid circuitry, a wide range of EQ control, a secure chassis with vintage-style graphics, and multiple controls to dial in the distortion. And you'll be surprised by the wide dynamic reach this pedal offers -- from crispy overdrive to full-blown fuzz, the Hoof is more than a one-trick pony.
EarthQuaker Devices shows you all the fuzzy grit you can get out of the Hoof:
Wide Range of Distortion and Fuzz Tones
The Hoof is a flexible pedal -- it traverses a wide-open range of styles for musicians of pretty much any genre to explore. If you keep your fuzz pretty low, you can use this pedal as a volume boost with just a slight amount of crisp breakup, and when you push it to the max, then you're in for a world of earth-shaking fuzz. You'll also get a very smooth and natural sustain out of this baby -- a quality that makes it a little more similar to overdriven amplifiers than muff-style fuzzes.
Handmade All-Analog Circuitry
This stompbox features all-analog, handmade germanium/silicon hybrid circuitry for a sound that's based on the character of the classic green Russian muff. Your signal will get lots of fuzzy love and cartloads of organic and natural character that'll attract attention from everyone within earshot. A secure outer chassis with a distinctive Hoof design keeps this bad horsey's inner circuitry protected through every stomp, and a true bypass system keeps your signal's original character unaffected when your Hoof Fuzz is disengaged.
Tone Controls: Harness the Hoof
Easy-to-grip and turn tone, level, and fuzz controls hand you the reins so you can dial in the amount of overdrive or fuzz you're looking for. Your tone control determines how bright or dark your sound becomes, and your level control dials in the decibels. Go anywhere from a light and crispy breakup to a monstrous wall of fuzz in seconds by playing around with your fuzz control. There is a ton of sonic ground to explore when you really get to know how this pedal plays.
Cut Through the Mix with the Shift Control Knob
The shift control on your Hoof Fuzz pedal gives you a little extra edge to control the sonic contour of your sound. This dial changes the frequency response of the tone control, mostly on the treble side, while at the same time allowing you to minimize the muddiness that can sneak in around the low and low-mid frequency range of your output. This control allows you to be sure that your engaged tone will make its way through the mix for solos or licks.
- Fuzz pedal
- Tone, level, and fuzz control knobs
- Shift control changes the frequency response of tone control
- Wide range of EQ control
- Germanium/silicon hybrid circuitry
- Based on the character of the classic green Russian muff
- Wide dynamic reach from crispy distortion to full-on fuzz
- Powered via 9-volt battery or external power supply
- True bypass configuration
- Silent soft-touch switching
- Handmade all-analog circuitry
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- Fuzz: Clockwise for heavy, counterclockwise for light.
- Tone: Bass to the left, Treble to the right.
- Level: Controls the output level.
- Shift: Adjust the mid content. Clockwise for classic scooped mids, counterclockwise for the more modern cutting mids all the kids love.
- Dimensions with Knobs: 4.625 x 2.5 x 2.25"
- Power: Current draw is 3 mA
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN):
EarthQuaker Devices Hoof V2 Fuzz PedalWhat to say about the Hoof that hasn't already been said? EarthQuaker Devices flagship fuzz pedal can be found on thousands on pedaboards around the world and has rocked countless stages from stinky suburban basements to Madison Square Garden. Twice.
The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof is loosely based on the classic green Russian muff-style fuzz circuit, and features a hybrid Germanium / Silicon design, pairing maximum tone with maximum temperature stability not found in finicky and expensive vintage units. EQD hand-match their NOS Germanium transistors to exacting specifications for pedal-to-pedal consistency, taking the guesswork out of your fuzz purchase, and guaranteeing that your Hoof delivers the same smooth, natural, and harmonically rich sustain as all your friends' Hoofs. All your friends have Hoof fuzzes, right?
The Hoof has a wide gain range, providing everything from dirty and organic amp-like overdrive, to monstrous fuzz madness. This, paired with the "Shift" control allows you total tonal access, as the "Shift" knob works with the "Tone" control to alter the overall frequency response of the Hoof.
Use the "Shift" to boost the highs for a glassy, cutting top-end; use it to cut out some low-mid mud; use it to add some thick stoner rock sludge; use it on bass; use it to combat the muff-style fuzz's notorious "mid scoop;" use it however you'd like, just use it! The Hoof's distinctive, fuzzy character is tight and controlled without sacrificing any "guts," so to speak, so even the gnarliest fuzz tones will sit well in the mix.
EarthQuaker pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. They always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!
The Hoof fuzz is all-analog, true bypass, and built one-at-a-time by real life human beans with four fingers and a thumb waiting in line for the horsey rides at the rustic frontierland amusement park of Akron, Ohio, USA. (The Official Center of the Universe.)
Features:- Hybrid germanium / silicon circuitry
- Hand tested NOS germanium transistors
- "Shift" knob selects center frequency of the "Tone" control
- Silent soft-touch switching
- All-analog dry signal path
- Built one-at-a-time by real life human beans with four fingers and a thumb waiting in line for the horsey rides at the rustic frontierland amusement park of Akron, Ohio, USA. (The Official Center of the Universe)
- Lifetime guarantee