Dwarfcraft Unveils New Eau Claire Thunder Gold Standard Distortion

Dwarfcraft has announced the Eau Claire Thunder Gold Standard, an update of the company's flagship Eau Claire Thunder distortion pedal

The new limited edition design boasts a smaller, streamlined enclosure and control interface, with germanium diodes and NOS Fairchild 2n5133 transistors. According to Dwarfcraft, “the use of NOS transistors also decreased the gain, making this version of the circuit warmer, a little more ‘wooly,’ and somewhat more versatile than the balls-out OG Thunder.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.