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GEAR 410 • Earthquaker Devices Hoof Fuzz

Here is my demo & review of the Hoof Fuzz from Earthquaker Devices. Touted by Earthquaker as their flagship pedal, this fuzz is based on the ‘green Russian Big Muff’ used by such players as Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. (His guitar tech started Earthquaker.) Featuring a pair of shaggy hooves on the front of the pedal, this thick and wooly fuzz is appropriately named. It has interactive tone controls that allow you to scoop/boost the mids, a super bright LED, and a really loud level knob. As with many pedals from EQD, you can get this high quality boutique pedal at an affordable price – even less used. It’s a fun pedal – a good first fuzz or a good all purpose fuzz.

This demo was recorded with a Fender MIM Strat (w/ Texas Special pickups) and a Fender Champ II (Rivera, with Eminence Ragin’ Cajun speaker) amp miked with a Sennheiser e906 dynamic microphone.

EQD page for the Hoof: http://earthquakerdevices.com/shop/Hoof/cat/13096

You may also want to check out my demo of the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail analog delay, where I also pair it with the Hoof.