Dwarfcraft Devices are a bold contender in the boutique pedal arena, forging pedals that'll transport your sound to realms unknown. Their colourful array of effects, each one almost entirely distinct from the next, is designed to twist and contort your sound in unimaginable ways! All of their pedals are lovingly handmade in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the USA.
The Great Destroyer
In typical Dwarfcraft Devices fashion, the Great Destroyer is a totally unique effect that almost deserves a category of its own. It combines rhythmic oscillation with a gnarly true bypass fuzz circuit with truly mind-bending results!
Volume, gain and tone knobs are where the familiarity ends with this pedal. They allow you to tweak your fuzz preferences depending on your style of playing and preferred tonal quality. Expect saturated sludge in whatever quantity you desire.
What really tips it over the edge, however, is the Starve control. This determines the amount of power being fed into the circuit. At full tilt, you'll get a fuzz tone that's about as close to 'normal' as this pedal will go. If you start rolling it off, you'll hear the rhythmic oscillation kicking in. The result glitchy tweets and snaps create interference with your instrument's signal, weaving complex industrial textures that'll send your audience into disarray!
Further to this, if you tweak the Starve control alongside the tone and volume controls on your instrument, you'll unravel an otherworldly range of sounds. There's no end to the fun you can have!
- Volume - Self-explanatory. This pedal is very loud
- Starve - This knob creates a voltage sag, like a dying battery simulator. It makes this pedal go nuts
- Gain - This is not a standard gain control. It will alter the character of the distortion on the output signal
- Tone - Shape your tones here. Same deal as the Gain control. We named it Tone, but it isn’t a standard tone control. This pedal was made to be tweaked, not explained in text
- Power Draw : 25 mA
- Dimensions : 4.39" x 2.36" x 1.03”
- DC jack - plug in the 9v DC center negative plug here. Please use a high quality power supply, or risk this thing being even noisier
- In - Plug your 1/4 inch instrument cable in here
- Out - Plug your 1/4 inch instrument cable out here