EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Fuzz Guitar Distortion Effects Pedal
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- Capable of creating everything from dirty and organic overdrive to monstrous fuzz madness.
- Features a smooth, natural and harmonically rich sustain.
- Has some real clarity and distinctiveness that provides a tight and controlled signal that will surely be heard through the mix.
- Scoop the mids or boost them- lots of tonal shaping options are on tap.
- The Shift control is secret weapon of the Hoof. It changes the frequency response of the tone control, primarily on the treble side, but it also diminishes any unnecessary muddiness on the bass side too.
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The Hoof Fuzz is a germanium/silicon hybrid fuzz which is based on character of the classic green Russian muff. It is capable of creating everything from dirty and organic overdrive to monstrous fuzz madness. It features a smooth, natural and harmonically rich sustain that is less associated with muff style fuzzes and has more in common with an overdriven amplifier. The Hoof Fuzz has some real clarity and distinctiveness that provides a tight and controlled signal that will surely be heard through the mix. The Shift control is secret weapon of the Hoof. It changes the frequency response of the tone control, primarily on the treble side, but it also diminishes any unnecessary muddiness on the bass side too. Scoop the mids or boost them- lots of tonal shaping options are on tap! The Hoof Fuzz has become a key pedal for TONS of well-known artists in both the studio and on stage. All analog, true bypass and made one at time by human hands in Akron, Ohio (the center of the universe).
Measures: 4 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 2.25″ with knobs. Top mount jacks.
A standard 9 volt DC power supply intended for musical instruments with a negative center 2.1mm barrel. We strongly recommend a high quality power supply with isolated outputs and good filtering to avoid unwanted noise. Will also run off a 9v battery for you olde tymee types. Current Draw is 2.5ma.
EarthQuaker Devices will repair or replace any defective device for the life of the product. Warranty does not apply to the enclosure, graphics, knobs, hardware or any devices that are deliberately destroyed or modified by anyone other than EarthQuaker Devices.
- Fuzz: Clockwise for heavy, counterclockwise for light.
- Tone: Bass to the left, Treble to the right
- Level: Controls the output level.
- Shift: Adjust the mid content. Clockwise for classic scooped mids, counterclockwise for the more modern cutting mids all the kids love.
Top Customer Reviews
My interest in the Hoof came because I love the USA Big Muff, but I'm not a fan of it's large size and scooped mids. So in looking for a replacement I found that the Hoof solves both of those problems. The Hoof is advertised as a Russian Muff Clone, but I found it to be identical to my USA Big Muff. The only difference is that the Hoof is lacking the Muff's obnoxious low end response (which just muddies up a rock mix anyway). So I consider that an improvement.
In addition to dropping the useless bass frequencies, the shift knob on the Hoof lets me dial in how much mid-frequencies I want, so I'm finally able to cut through the mix. At the end of the day the hoof is just a Big Muff with an extra knob. If you're not a fan of the Big Muff then this pedal is definitely not for you. If you love the Muff but wished it wasn't so muddy sounding then the Hoof is the perfect solution. My only gripe is that on the model I have, the input & output jacks are on the top rather than the sides.
That being said, I currently have three fuzz pedals, and this is the one I use most. If your a fan of Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Black Sabbath, QOTSA, Mogwai, Pink Floyd, you can get all those tones outta this guy. Remember that Gilmour barely used any gain. If you buy this looking for that tone, keep the fuzz dialed way back :-)
It's my favorite!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best muff style fuzzes you can buy. I love this thing so much. EQD is probably the best pedal company out there right now. Can't recommend this thing enough.Published 2 months ago by Jon
My favorite fuzz pedal. Gets really thick while retaining chord clarity. Did not know fuzz could sound this good.Published 8 months ago by Kyle B. Smith
Whether your sound is Pink Floyd, Black Keys, or Led Zepplin, this effect has the flexibility to accomplish all. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Michael E Allen
I have this pedal and love it to death. The shift nob allows you to scoop or enhance the mids. Very tonally diverse.
The pedal feels very well made as well.