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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
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Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.

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Black Ash

Endangered Fuzz

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Black Ash™
Endangered Fuzz

Limited to 1500 units worldwide, Black Ash is a fuzz/overdrive that takes some cues from the vintage “three-knob Bender.” It uses a highly curated cache of rare and irreplaceable components including paper-in-oil capacitors and NOS half-watt carbon composition resistors from EQD President Jamie Stillman’s personal stash to light a fire under this classic fuzz/drive with an explosive-yet-detailed treble response, a sturdy midrange, and subterranean bass extension.


Demo Video


Controls

  1. Fuzz: Adjusts the amount of gain. Counterclockwise for less fuzz, clockwise for more fuzz.

  2. Top: Adjusts high frequencies between 2kHz - 10kHz and controls how “forward” the guitar sits in the mix. Counterclockwise for less top, clockwise for more top.

  3. Level: Sets the output volume. Counterclockwise is quiet, clockwise is loud.

 
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Suggested Settings

  Embers

Embers

  Inferno

Inferno


Audio Samples

GUITAR SAMPLES

BASS SAMPLES

KEYBOARD & SYNTH SAMPLES



Tech Specs


List Price: $199.00


Measures: 4.75" x 2.50" x 2.25" with knobs


Current Draw: 20mA


Input Impedance: 100K Ohm


Output Impedance: 22K Ohm



Switching

This device is true bypass and uses electronic relay-based switching. Audio will not pass without power.


Power

This device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. DO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!