Dwarfcraft Devices has announced that it’s ceasing operations (boo). But there is a silver lining: a special ‘Boris’ run of Eau Claire Thunders (yay). Ben and Louise Hinz, the makers of Dwarfcraft, announced their hiatus officially on their website, saying, “we have been doing the pedal thing for so many years but it is time to take a break to try something new.”
Dwarfcraft bows out
After 13 years, the company is winding down with a special final run of Eau Claire Thunder fuzzes, produced in a partnership with Japanese experimental doom rockers, Boris. These will be available in two versions, each featuring screen-printed art of either Boris’ LOVE or EVOL albums.
Originally named after the bad weather of the company’s hometown, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, this fuzz pedal was probably Dwarfcraft’s signature effect. It’s been used by many players including Takeshi Ohtani of Boris, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Deadmau5.
Ben and Louise Hinz
But we don’t have to feel bad for the two company founders. They say that they have recently got opportunities to do some things they have always wanted to. Ben is going back to art school and Louise has just landed her dream job. Not all doom and gloom, then!
You can read the official statement in the link below and read more of my previous Dwarfcraft Devices articles here. We wish Ben and Louise all the best and success in their every endeavour!
Eau Claire Thunder
The last Eau Claire Thunder fuzz pedals will be available from the company website and there will be 40 units in total, with twenty of each design available.
RRP – USD 279