EarthQuaker Devices Unveils New Black Ash Endangered Fuzz Pedal

EarthQuaker Devices has released the Black Ash Endangered fuzz pedal. The limited edition pedal, with just 1,500 units produced worldwide, is a fuzz/overdrive that takes its cues from the legendary “three-knob” Tone Bender.

The Black Ash’s tones are achieved through a trio of controls: Volume, Fuzz and Top, the last of which adjusts key frequencies between 2kHz and 10kHz to select how “forward” the guitar sits in a full-band mix and helps to pair the pedal with different pickup types.

The pedal also features rare components in its construction, including paper-in-oil capacitors and NOS half-watt carbon composition resistors.

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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.