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EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Fuzz Master General is Earthquaker's take on the vintage Ace Tone Fuzz Master FM-2 Professional fuzz machine, an octave fuzz that was very simila...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-01-2017

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A modern take on the classic Ace Tone Fuzz Master FM-2.

The Fuzz Master General is Earthquaker's take on the vintage Ace Tone Fuzz Master FM-2 Professional fuzz machine, an octave fuzz that was very similar to the wildly popular Super Fuzz. They have taken the basic circuit and re-imagineered it to be more useful for the modern player. The Fuzz Master General features a more accurate Fuzz control that delivers a much broader spectrum of dirt tones ranging from nearly clean through full buzz saw assault.

Earthquaker added a Voice toggle to further enhance your dirt desires and wrangle a more variable tone out of the classic circuit. This toggle selects between germanium, silicon and no diode clipping. This has a huge impact on the characteristics of fuzz tone, upper octave clarity and output level. Germanium diodes offer more output and an open, looser fuzz tone while the silicon diodes compress the signal and yield a tighter fuzz tone.

When the voice is set to no diode clipping (center position) you can attain a nearly clean upper octave that boarders on ring modulation! While the original Fuzz Master had a foot switch to select between two different tone settings, The Fuzz Master General has a variable tone control that allows you to dial in anything from a wide open treble assault to a super-scooped, bass heavy blast. It also has significantly more output volume and a much lower noise floor than the original, vintage unit. With all these added features, the Fuzz Master General delivers a more versatile version of the original while still retaining the same swelling octave grind we all know and love. Each Fuzz Master General is made by human hands in mostly tropical Akron, Ohio.

FEATURES
  • Significantly more output volume and a much lower noise floor than the original
  • A more versatile version of the original while still retaining the same swelling octave grind
  • Handmade in the U.S.

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EarthQuaker DevicesFuzz Master General Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

EarthQuaker Did Their Homework

By DanTheHobbit

from Japan

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General Guitar Effects Pedal:

    If you like fuzz, you can appreciate this pedal. The previous review says it all. I'm just here to bolster that sentiment with my experience.

    If you're buying an EarthQuaker pedal, you have spare cash and discerning tastes. The Fuzz Master General satisfies. Don't buy this if you want something pretty. With that having been said, it's not a particularly noisy pedal. Crank it. In my Vox and Orange, it doesn't howl unless you're playing it like a lonely dog.

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    5.0

    Add this to your sonic death chest.

    By Mecca

    from Mars

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Several spectrums of fuzz here.
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I've got most of the whole gambit of fuzziness that's been in production. This is my ALL TIME favorite. Even of all my Earthquaker lineup, this is stomped on the most. Divebomb it with a whatever axe you have that has a wammy and this thing growls like some beast I've never heard. I don't research Earthquaker's stuff before I buy it because I know it going to go far over anything I expect. This fuzz will bring millions of things to explore and build on. The voice toggle switch brings soooooooh much to the table. Move it to 3 and 9 o'clock and you get fuzz with different attacks and range. 9 o'clock is real open and 3 o'clock is super tight and gritty. My favorite is the third and middle position. This is pure mind-numbing octave up fuzz and I warn.....it's intense!

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