The Hoof Reaper™ features EarthQuaker's popular Hoof™ and Tone Reaper™ fuzz pedals in one handy enclosure with the added bonus of an old school analog octave up. It was originally released as a special limited run item back in 2010 and demand was so high that they decided to reintroduce it back into the line. Capable of creating everything from subtle octave-up overtones through crushing octave squalls that simulate exploding stacks of amps. Each effect can be used individually as well as in series but the order of effects is preset for optimum performance.
The Hoof is EarthQuaker's flag-ship device! The Hoof is a no-fuss, easy to use device capable of sounds from warm, gritty overdrive to a huge sustaining fuzz. It’s 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. It has a tighter, cleaner sound than most muff’s which makes it more cutting and discernible in a band setting. The shift control is the key to the Hoof’s character, it alters the frequency response of the tone control. Clockwise scoops the mids and counterclockwise enhances the mids. The Hoof has become the go-to fuzz for many well-known fuzz connoisseurs.
The Tone Reaper 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. From thin and spitty to thick growling sustain, its all here.
The Hoof Reaper also features a classic monophonic octave up that will add a swelling octave to the fuzz tone! Since it is monophonic the effect will be more pronounced when using the neck pickup and playing above the 12th fret.
Available switching combos - Hoof Alone, Reaper Alone, Octave Alone, Reaper + Octave, Hoof + Octave, Hoof + Reaper and Hoof + Reaper + Octave. Use the individual switches to activate the level of mayhem you wish to unleash. This device features Flexi-Switch™ Technology on the Octave switch! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.