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EarthQuaker Devices Spires Nu-Face Double Fuzz Pedal

Based on the Rosac Nu-Fuzz, and combined with the discontinued Dream Crusher, Spires offers two channels of full-on fuzz, controlled by tone and fuzz knobs. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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EarthQuaker Devices Spires Nu-Face Fuzz

The EarthQuaker Devices Spires was born from a need to have the big old Rosac Nu Fuzz and the now discontinued Dream Crusher on a pedalboard without taking up all the space. The green channel features a cranked fuzz inspired by the Rosac Electronic Nu-Fuzz, which, for all the unacquainted fuzz seekers, was released in 1968- decades prior to the dreaded "nue" prefix ever being uttered.

Hear the Spires double fuzz in action:


The original schematic for Rosac Nu Fuzz is somewhat of a mystery so EarthQuaker used an original to make a "sonic copy" that is pretty much dead on. It is full-on fuzz all the time and uses crude wide range tone control to change the character from big and warm to sizzling and blown out. The Red channel is a silicon version of the now discontinued Dream Crusher. There's no need to mourn the loss anymore. Dreams will still be crushed with walls of classic two transistor fuzz, only this time the crushing will be much more stable and less temperature sensitive. It features a very usable, dynamic Fuzz control and tons of output volume, just like the original. Each Spires is hand made one at a time in Akron, Ohio.

This device is true bypass and uses relay based "soft touch" switching. Audio will not pass without power.

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- Channel Switch: Selects between Red (Dream Crusher) and Green (Nu Fuzz) channels
- Activate Switch: Turns the effect on and off
- Green Controls:
- Tone: Changes the tonal character of the fuzz. Darker counterclockwise, brighter clockwise.
- Green: Sets the output level when the green LED is lit.
- Red Controls:
- Fuzz: Adjusts the fuzz amount, dirtier clockwise, cleaner counterclockwise
- Red: Sets the output level when the red LED is lit.
- Power: standard 9 volt DC power supply intended for musical instruments with a negative center 2.1mm barrel or a 9v Battery.
- Current Draw: 14ma
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EQDSPIR
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "I love fuzz and this pedal is fuzzy as it gets"
Overall: The EQD Spires has joined my fuzz collection and has joined my Pharaoh as the best fuzz going right now. I have this pedal following my Pharaoh fuzz and has limited me to really only using the Red channel. I suspect the Green channel is Ge based and they do not like pedals in front of it. Without the Pharaoh this pedal rips. Do not hesitate using this fuzz as your only fuzz pedal. I'm considering going Spires only due to the greatness of my all my EQD pedals (Dispatch Master and Grey Channel).
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