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Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker

Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker  ·  Source: Electro-Harmonix

The new Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker fuzz pedal goes old school with its filthy fuzzed distortion tones. Get that raucous ’60s style fuzz tone without having to slash your favourite speaker cones!

Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker

The new Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker pedal, as the name suggests, is based on those classic ’60s fuzz tones created by players literally ripping and slashing their speaker cones. Think Link Wray or Dave Davies of The Kinks and you are in the right ballpark.

Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker fuzz pedal

Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker fuzz pedal

Rip It

The pedal has a Rip control knob which will adjust the fuzz’s bias. This sets the amount of clipping to the top and bottom of your guitar signal’s wave form. It also has an active Tone control with a tilt-shift EQ, so again, a pretty powerful tone shaping knob and one that could be very useful in a band situation. Then the Volume and Fuzz controls do exactly as you would expect; set these to taste for your perfect fuzz tones. It is true-bypass and will run from either a 9V battery or an external power supply.

You can check out the official demo video below to hear this vintage-inspired fuzz in action. I think the price point is pretty reasonable and if, like me, you enjoy a good fuzz pedal, then you will want to try one out. Plus, you won’t have to get a razor blade out to your favourite speakers, which is always a bonus!

RRP – USD 99

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by Jef

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