EarthQuaker Devices Terminal Fuzz Pedal V2
The EarthQuaker Devices Terminal Fuzz is their take on the classic JAX and Companion Fuzzes of the 70's. They had an incredible grinding fuzz tone with plenty of buzz, really bringing out the high end of your guitar. Earth Quaker have brought these circuits back to life with more control and a wider range of tones available to give you more options.
The old Shin Ei Companion Fuzz was a really simple design that had just two controls - Fuzz and Volume. This worked great back then, but now most are looking for a lot more control of their sound. So EQD went and modified these circuits with an interactive tone circuit that uses a Voice and Treble control together, so you can form this to your rig.
Lots 'O' Fuzz
If you like your fuzz heavy and buzzy then this pedal will be right up your alley. This is a pure dirty, vintage fuzz that sounds amazing when you really need to cut through a mix. Of course, you can tame this with the voice control, getting you closer to a more Muff like fuzz but with a touch of extra aggression.
Here's what EarthQuaker Devices say about the Terminal Fuzz
The Terminal is our take on the elusive vintage JAX fuzz. These units are increasingly hard to come by, and are better known by most of us as the Shin-Ei Companion Fuzz. We love the Companion Fuzz’s unique buzzy sound, but the lack of output volume and EQ controls really got us down. So, we’ve taken the Companion Fuzz design three steps further, adding “Voice” and “Treble” controls, along with twenty stories’ worth of output volume to erect the Terminal.
The “Voice” control adjusts the Terminal’s midrange focus and overall frequency response. Clockwise you’ll hear vertigo-inducing upper mids with an almost nasal, cocked-wah quality. Counter-clockwise you’ll find enough low-mid thickness to make even your wildest Siamese Dreams come true.
The “Treble” knob controls the Terminal’s biting top end. This control is especially interactive with the “Voice” knob, so it’s anything but “set and forget.” At the low end of the dial, you’ll find muted, subdued fuzz tones that sit back in the mix and play nice. Crank it up, and you’ll hear searing blown-out buzzsaw treble sharp enough to cut glass.
“Fuzz.” That’s why we’re here today, isn’t it? The Terminal’s “Fuzz” control has a wide sweep for causing all sorts of mayhem. Keep the “Fuzz” low and you’ll find “separated, ”spitty garage tones, and plenty of “satisfaction,” as the Terminal just wants to be your dog. Take the “Fuzz” all the way to the top floor, and you’ll hear a thick, searing grind with a unique attack envelope and loads of sustain. Between these three interactive controls, you’ll find a wide range of fuzz tones at your disposal.
The Terminal is true-bypass, uses archaic all-analog circuitry, and is built one-at-a-time by a team of basketball champions in rubbery Akron, Ohio, USA.
Volume: Controls output volume level as you dial it clockwise.
Voice: Clockwise for upper mids, counter clockwise for lower mids.
Treble: Clockwise for more bite, counterclockwise for less.
Fuzz: Clockwise for more blow outs, counterclockwise for less.
4 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2.25 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.
Also works great on synth and bass!
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