Hello from Ireland! I am here, getting to do a clinic for Earthquaker Devices at the great MusicMaker store in Dublin! While here, I realized that my demo boards don’t have one of my favorite pedals Earthquaker Devices makes…the Zap Machine! So I decided to post the review Dan Elkan (of Hella and Zavalaz) and I did of it!
Earthquaker Devices Zap Machine
The Earthquaker Devices Zap Machine, to me, is an all in one distortion device. The unique array of tones and sounds “allows for different flavors of boost, drive, distortion and fuzz that are not commonly heard from transistor based dirt devices.” It is an awesome drive, it is a killer and dangerous distortion and it is a go for the throat fuzz.
Get this pedal if you can find one because of the very specific, hard to find components. The germanium transistor and various NOS parts that were integral to the sound were recently found so only a few could be made. It smokes your ProCo Rat, it kills your Tube Screamer and it can hang with your best Big Muff!