EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General

EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz master generalLadies and gentlemen step right up and feast your eyes on the latest fuzz to come out of EarthQuaker Devices: the Fuzz Master General. This box is EQD’s take on the vintage Ace Tone Fuzz Master FM-2 Professional fuzz machine. The Master FM-2 was a variant of the Superfuzz created by Ace Tone out of Japan between 1968-1970. Basically, EQD took all the best parts of the Ace Tone and modernized it by making the controls simpler and easier to use for today’s musician.

This pedal gives you three knobs: tone, fuzz and level. With these three controls EQD believes you’ll be able to dial in a plethora of dirty noise. They also added in a voice toggle switch that, “further enhance your dirt desires and wrangle a more variable tone out of the classic circuit.” The switch lets you toggle between germanium, silicon and no diode clipping.  Full control in a very nicely sized stomp.

Seeing is one thing, but in music, hearing is believing. So hear this below and let us know what you think.

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  1. There’s some magic in that little box, especially for those of us who appreciate the occasional unexpected squeal.
    The harmonics at the end sounded like bells. Not sure if there’s some octave stuff going on there but definitely a lot of harmonic overtones. I dig it.

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  2. The very first setting is the one I liked the most for straight up fuzz tone. Things got weird quickly, didn’t they? That’s not a bad thing, of course.

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