Sonntag, 3. August 2008

Earthquaker Devices Hoof Fuzz - Review

Earthquaker Devices Hoof Fuzz - Tone Factor Product Details

It is a germanium/ silicon hybrid big muff style fuzz (it's based on the old green Sovtek Big Muff) with massive amounts of volume and sustain on tap. It has a tighter sound than most muff's which makes palm muting an option and open chords ring out clear. The altered tone control eliminates the problem of being lost in the mix.

The Hoof has just enough fullness and gain for me but is also tight enough and to me it is the ultimate muff-style fuzz. It is the most 'liquid' sounding fuzz I haver ever heard.

I love the Big Muff sound, but I wanted something a little thicker and gainier than the ordinary muff, that has a usable tone control range and most imprtant that doesn't get lost in the mix.
The Hoof delivers on all of these aspects!
The tone control is based around the transistors and goes from the germanium side to the silicon side and never reaches the extremes of most muff tone controls.

Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys uses one.

Tone Factor demo video of the Hoof:

Tone Factor comparison video Hoof vs Little Big Muff:

Here are some additional sound clips:

Hoof with Fuzz at max, Tone at 12 O'Clock
Hoof with Fuzz at 12 O'Clock, Tone at 3 O'Clock
Hoof with Bass
Hoof with Humbuckers

Here are some additional videos:

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Video 2
Video 3
Video 4

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