Battle Of Boutiques Round 5 gets a little crazy as we have smallsound/bigsound taking on Earthquaker Devices Hoof, as well as, Tone Reaper fuzz pedals. The competition is between all three, though the Hoof/Reaper takes on itself since it is two fuzzes in one stompbox! You let us know if you prefer the Hoof or the Tone Reaper or smallsound/bigsound’s Team Awesome Fuzz Machine.
Up first is smallsound/bigsound’s Team Awesome Fuzz Machine. This fuzz “was designed for low end heaviness with the ability to cut through a mix, to simply keep your guitar’s pick attack while having a really saturated fuzz-tone or just to have a subtle background fuzz behind your main keyboard sound.”
Earthquaker Devices makes two,very different fuzzes so we chose to do the combination stompbox called the Hoof/Reaper and knock out two pedals. The Hoof Reaper features the “popular Hoof and Tone Reaper fuzz pedals in one handy enclosure with the added bonus of an old school analog octave up.” The Hoof “is a germanium/silicon hybrid muff style fuzz (based on the old green russian muff) with massive amounts of volume on tap and smooth amp-like sustain.” The Tone Reaper part of the pedal is “a vintage style fuzz device based on the “3 knob” bender. It’s a silicon/germanium hybrid capable of producing a wide range of tones from every bender era with careful tweaking of the tone and fuzz controls.”
What I need from fans of this site are your opinions. I need to know what you like, every week after three pedals get played through. I can’t say enough how important it is for me to hear your feedback. Please take the time and rank them as follows:
I am super excited to see what you think of these three, and all of the pedals used in the Battle Of Boutiques!