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EarthQuaker Devices Spires - Nu Face Double Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Spires was born from Earthquaker's need to have a big old Rosac Nu Fuzz and their now discontinued Dream Crusher on a pedalboard without taking u...Read More

Available 01-02-2017

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Two legendary fuzz sounds in one space-saving pedal guaranteed to blow your mind.

The Spires was born from Earthquaker's need to have a big old Rosac Nu Fuzz and their 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 “nü” prefix ever being uttered. The original schematic for Rosac Nu Fuzz is somewhat of a mystery so I used my 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 original was slightly below unity at max so I gave this one plenty of output volume while retaining the original tone.

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 by a white gloved team of professional experts in the dirty, dusty canyon of Akron, Ohio.

FEATURES
  • Two-channel fuzz
  • Recreates Rosac Nu Fuzz from the late '60s and Earthquaker's now discontinued Dream Crusher Fuzz
  • Green, Red, Fuzz and Tone controls

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EarthQuaker DevicesSpires - Nu Face Double Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

Gnarly Raw Power

By C Weath

from Mtn Home AR

Pros

  • Even w few knobs, plenty of range
  • Spitty, Nasty, Unbridled Vintage Fuzz
  • Two classic circuits

Cons

  • Those looking for a smooth tone, look elsewhere

Best Uses

  • Lo-Fi, Balls out fuzziness
  • Old school 60's fuzz tones

Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Spires - Nu Face Double Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal:

This thing is beyond explanation. I already have a great bmp, tone bender, and Foxx octave fuzz, so I felt I had the classic fuzz tones covered. All I was missing, and wanted, was a Fuzz Face and a gnarly early lo-fi fuzz (the spitty velcro gated kind). Low and behold, I found one pedal with both of the circuits I wanted, and an EQD one at that. I've been a huge fan of all things EQD for a long time. This will make my fifth pedal by them, and I go through a lot of pedals (buying and selling), yet have never parted ways with one of theirs. So. I was sold, and knew I'd love it from the jump, but I loved it more than I had imagined. I'll start by covering the green circuit, the Rosac Nu-Fuzz. It sounds amazing, it's basically a mosrite fuzzrite, but a little bit rawer. Nasty, gated, fizzy, and just a hot mess of a sound in all the best ways. You can get a convincing "Satisfaction" or "Inagadadaveda" tone. While all there is to control this side is a volume and a tone, a fuzz control really isn't needed. This side is INCREDIBLY responsive to the volume control on your guitar. You can easily go through the whole range of full on nasty to nearly clean, and yoy don't have to turn the volume down too low and lose actual volume to do it. On the other side of it, the red side, we have the Silicon "Dream Crusher". I could see why they chose this name, its a fuzz face, and it sounds like one, but it's got a good bit more gain than your standard silicon ff pedal. So, with the fuzz knob you can get your standard fuzz face sound or the basic sound of a ff pushed by overdrive or a dirty amp, without having to do so. It's got a very muddy, compressed and thunderous sound, while retaining plenty of highs. It's much smoother than the green side, but it's still quite raw and primitive compared to a bmp or bender. If you stack it with a boost of drive pedal in front, you can control the EQ a bit, and if yoy push it hard enough, even get a good metal sound. This thing is amazing!!!

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