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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
United States

(330) 252-9220

Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.

Sound Shank



Sound Shank

The Sound Shank is an aggressive germanium fuzz device based on the vintage “Buzzaround” fuzz device. Loads of gain textures on tap through the use of the Sustain control, from subtle grit with loose ends through a tight and focused crunch. The Timbre takes it from paper thin AM radio waves through big, bottom heavy grind and the level shoots it all through your amp with more than enough to spare. This version of the Sound Shank differs from the earlier units. It has been updated for a wider gain range, negative ground for the use of a standard power supply and top mounted jacks. The Sound Shank is true bypass, all discrete analog circuitry and handmade one and a time in buzzy Akron, Ohio. Each Sound Shank is dated and numbered and come with a hand signed certificate of authenticity.

EarthQuaker Devices Sound Shank Fuzz Features:

• All discrete analog circuitry
• Aggressive germanium fuzz device
• True bypass
• Each Sound Shank is dated and numbered and come with a hand signed certificate of authenticity


4.625″ x 2.5″ x 2″ with knobs


Our pedals take 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!

Current draw is 10 mA.