Earthquaker Devices Park Fuzz Sound

Photo Credit: Earthquakerdevices.com

Photo Credit: Earthquakerdevices.com

Named one of the 10 “Must Have” pedals at NAMM by Guitar Player magazine

When I read about the painstaking process that Earthquaker Devices went through during the development of the Park Fuzz Sound, I was very interested in checking out this rare and mysterious device. I wasn’t very familiar with Park Amplification and didn’t know that it was a company started by the legendary Jim Marshall in 1965. I had seen some Park amps in pictures or videos, but didn’t know of their origins. I also didn’t know that they made pedals, specifically the Park Fuzz Sound. In 2013, Mitch Colby resurrected Park Amplifiers and sought the help of the pedal wizards at Earthquaker Devices to reintroduce the Park Fuzz Sound. Earthquaker had an original Park Fuzz Sound and was able to inspect its nuances in order to ensure they got it right. The original Fuzz Sound had some powering issues and was limited in that it couldn’t be daisy-chained along with other pedals, but the clever builders at Earthquaker fixed that problem on their reissue and even added some more fuzz, which is always good. These pedals are handmade in a mythical land in Ohio, named Akron.

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Daily Gear Obsession: NAMM Edition Part 2

The obsession over the gear that I saw at last weekend’s NAMM show continues…

Here’s what I’m obsessing over today:

Dunlop Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini – In keeping with the newer trend of mini pedals, this offering by Dunlop is one that I’m very interested in checking out. The larger, traditional sized version of this pedal was released toward the end of last year and is designed to give you the fuzz sounds of the Hendrix Band of Gypsys era of music. This is Dunlop’s fifth mini Fuzz Face pedal and the second relating to Jimi Hendrix.

Music Man Majesty Artisan Series – These are some gorgeous guitars! I am quite fond of the Majesty series that was released during the 2014 Winter NAMM. The Artisan Series, consisting of five new colors, gives an already colorful line of guitars some more exotic flavor. Colors like Marrone and Azzurro are very striking and complimentary to this line. All of the Artisan Series of guitars feature gold hardware. While I’m usually not a fan of gold hardware, butit works very well in accenting the colors of these guitars.

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Daily Gear Obsession: Earthquaker Devices Park Fuzz Sound

Photo Credit: Earthquakerdevices.com

Photo Credit: Earthquakerdevices.com

Earthquaker Devices Park Fuzz Sound

Park Amplification, a company started by the legendary Jim Marshall, also produced a few pedals including a wah and the The Park Fuzz Sound. The scientists at Earthquaker Devices have resurrected that pedal, using the specs from an original one that they had.

This pedal sells for $175 and will be available in February.

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