EarthQuaker Devices teams up with Boris guitarist Wata for the Hizumitas Fuzz Sustainar

EarthQuaker Devices' new Hizumitas pedal
(Image credit: EarthQuaker Devices)

EarthQuaker Devices has joined forces with Wata, the resident electric guitar wizard for Japanese alt/experimental-rock titans Boris, for a new fuzz pedal, the Hizumitas.

A painstaking recreation of Wata's all-time favorite distortion pedal, the Elk BM Sustainar (itself a Japanese remake of the "Triangle" BMP), the Hizumitas features true bypass switching, and aims for a heavily saturated sound punctuated with grittiness and a massive bottom end, while still maintaining clear, dynamic mids and top end elsewhere.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.