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{"id":4426867834933,"title":"Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 (More On The Way)","handle":"earthquaker-devices-sunn-o-life-pedal-v2-octave-distortion-boost","description":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eEarthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLimited to 2,500 units worldwide.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c90909;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpdate #2: Only 1 Preorder Remaining\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c90909;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpdate: Currently we are sold out, but we were able to get one more order of \u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;\"\u003e10\u003c\/span\u003e placed before Earthquaker Sold Out. Feel free to place a Preorder, right here on the website. We will ship pre-orders as soon as we get them.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c90909;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEstimated delivery will be close to the end of January 2020, maybe early February.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices are pleased to bring you the compact, pedalboard-friendly version of the Life Pedal distortion. This is the same exact circuit as the WILDLY popular limited run version that was released in early 2019 but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch® Technology on the relay-based true bypass footswitches. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1571233575405_45256\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eIn the writing sessions for \u003cem\u003eLife Metal \u003c\/em\u003eStephen \u0026amp; Greg worked extensively shearing their tones toward a broader energy spectrum over high powered saturation and across planes of sonic character, with the ambition to take full advantage of Steve Albini’s (the recording engineer for the album) exacting capture skills.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of colour, vast sonic cosmoses, flashes of abstract colour (synthetic and objective) through resulting themes which emerged from the mastered depths of saturation and circuits between the two players and their mountains of gear.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe Life Pedal is designed to represent the core front end chain used in those sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers (or take your fancy) into overload ecstasy. This is a 100w tube amp full stack’s holy dream, or its apostate nightmare.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1571233575405_48430\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eAn octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 \u0026amp; FY6 units leads the circuit into a LM308 chipped and brutal rodent big box distortion, recreated with the best components, and including a three-way clipping switch (op Amp, Asymmetric \u0026amp; Symmetric). Second stage is a purely clean boost to further overdrive the preamp tubes of your vintage system into -scaped harmonics, and feedback overtone bliss.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eChasms are cleared, mountains sheared, glaciers calved, novæ birthed. Vintage valve amplifiers recommended. We hope you transcend.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eDesigned and manufactured by EarthQuaker Devices in the dark corridors of Akron, Ohio.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat is it?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1560864324334_419183\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eLife Pedal is a distortion with a blendable analog octave up and a booster combined in one compact package. The “Amplitude” side is faithfully modeled after the classic “White Face” distortion unit, right down to the LM308 IC and tantalum caps. The only modifications made to the original circuit are in the clipping section. The traditional circuit uses a single pair of silicon diodes for a tight, compressed crunch. The Life Pedal introduces two additional clipping options to better adapt to different rigs. The first position is no diodes to allow for full, grinding Op Amp assault at maximum volume. The second position utilizes two silicon diodes and one LED in an asymmetrical clipping configuration. This delivers a slightly compressed and smooth crunch, similar to a valve amplifier. The last position is the stock double silicon diode configuration which provides that classic tone you know and love.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe Octave in Life Pedal is an all-discrete, analog full-wave rectifier circuit built around a pair of Russian Germanium diodes. Located at the input of the circuit, the Octave control slowly blends in the octave effects as you turn it clockwise. This feature can also be used via expression control allowing for wild, hands-free octave swells mid-riff. Because this is an analog octave effect, it is monophonic and works best playing single notes above the twelfth fret while using the neck pickup. Playing chords with the analog octave will sound clanging and chaotic. Using the bridge pickup and playing below the twelfth fret will produce a very subtle octave effect. Going full Octave transforms Life Pedal from a simple distortion device into a swelling, raging fuzz similar to the classic Super Fuzz!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\" id=\"yui_3_17_2_1_1578580067833_158\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1560864324334_422017\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe “Magnitude” section of Life Pedal is a simple all-discrete MOSFET booster designed to blast your preamp tubes and drive them wild. It is a 100% clean, no-nonsense, high impedance booster that adds very little color to your tone. It does not add distortion on its own but has plenty of output to push your amp into saturation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe signal path goes Octave\u0026gt;Distortion\u0026gt;Boost. The octave distortion and booster can be used independently with their own respective footswitches. The Petrine Cross is the octave distortion and the Christian Cross is the booster\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eControls\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1. Amplitude:\u003c\/strong\u003e Output volume for the octave distortion side. Clockwise for more hearing loss, counterclockwise for a healthy life in old age.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2. Filter: \u003c\/strong\u003eThis is a low pass filter with a frequency response from around 500Hz to 30kHz. Turn counterclockwise for more high end, clockwise for less.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3. Distortion: \u003c\/strong\u003eTurn clockwise for more distortion, counterclockwise for less. This provides about +60dB of gain.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e4. Magnitude:\u003c\/strong\u003e This is the output volume for the booster. Clockwise to blow up your amp, counterclockwise if you are a baby. Unity is somewhere right around noon on the dial.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e5. Octave: \u003c\/strong\u003eThis blends in the analog octave as your turn it clockwise.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e6. Octave EXP: \u003c\/strong\u003eConnect any expression pedal to this input to control the analog octave blend. Before inserting the expression pedal, make sure the pedal is powered off.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFlexi-Switch® Technology\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThis device features Flexi-Switch® Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-rte-list=\"default\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eFor standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.\u2028\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eFor momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.\u2028\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eSince the switching is relay based, it requires power to pass signal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePower \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThis device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. \u003cstrong\u003eDO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2020-01-17T15:54:56-07:00","created_at":"2020-01-09T07:45:06-07:00","vendor":"Earthquaker Devices","type":"Effects","tags":["Distortion","Octave"],"price":26900,"price_min":26900,"price_max":26900,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31560916271157,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"SUNNLIFEV2","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 (More On The Way)","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":26900,"weight":907,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"810019911590"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/20200108-121333-1000x1000.jpg?v=1578619139","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/MEIfp87A_33712ded-261d-47dc-83cb-1d26da1dd984.jpg?v=1578619139","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/VIH_dKDw_b658ba61-76d2-4dc6-a695-d3c005508529.jpg?v=1578619139","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/QxIRFhdw_637ac7e9-3c14-4997-8762-03d9cbb04ad3.jpg?v=1578619139"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/20200108-121333-1000x1000.jpg?v=1578619139","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 (More On The Way)","id":6155093213237,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1000,"width":1000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/20200108-121333-1000x1000.jpg?v=1578619139"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1000,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/20200108-121333-1000x1000.jpg?v=1578619139","width":1000},{"alt":"Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 (More On The Way)","id":6155093246005,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.966,"height":2000,"width":1932,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/MEIfp87A_33712ded-261d-47dc-83cb-1d26da1dd984.jpg?v=1578619139"},"aspect_ratio":0.966,"height":2000,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/MEIfp87A_33712ded-261d-47dc-83cb-1d26da1dd984.jpg?v=1578619139","width":1932},{"alt":"Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 (More On The Way)","id":6155093278773,"position":3,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.8,"height":2000,"width":1599,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/VIH_dKDw_b658ba61-76d2-4dc6-a695-d3c005508529.jpg?v=1578619139"},"aspect_ratio":0.8,"height":2000,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/VIH_dKDw_b658ba61-76d2-4dc6-a695-d3c005508529.jpg?v=1578619139","width":1599},{"alt":"Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 (More On The Way)","id":6155093311541,"position":4,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.822,"height":2000,"width":1644,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/QxIRFhdw_637ac7e9-3c14-4997-8762-03d9cbb04ad3.jpg?v=1578619139"},"aspect_ratio":0.822,"height":2000,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0987\/8460\/products\/QxIRFhdw_637ac7e9-3c14-4997-8762-03d9cbb04ad3.jpg?v=1578619139","width":1644}],"content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eEarthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLimited to 2,500 units worldwide.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c90909;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpdate #2: Only 1 Preorder Remaining\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c90909;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpdate: Currently we are sold out, but we were able to get one more order of \u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;\"\u003e10\u003c\/span\u003e placed before Earthquaker Sold Out. Feel free to place a Preorder, right here on the website. We will ship pre-orders as soon as we get them.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #c90909;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEstimated delivery will be close to the end of January 2020, maybe early February.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices are pleased to bring you the compact, pedalboard-friendly version of the Life Pedal distortion. This is the same exact circuit as the WILDLY popular limited run version that was released in early 2019 but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch® Technology on the relay-based true bypass footswitches. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1571233575405_45256\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eIn the writing sessions for \u003cem\u003eLife Metal \u003c\/em\u003eStephen \u0026amp; Greg worked extensively shearing their tones toward a broader energy spectrum over high powered saturation and across planes of sonic character, with the ambition to take full advantage of Steve Albini’s (the recording engineer for the album) exacting capture skills.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of colour, vast sonic cosmoses, flashes of abstract colour (synthetic and objective) through resulting themes which emerged from the mastered depths of saturation and circuits between the two players and their mountains of gear.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe Life Pedal is designed to represent the core front end chain used in those sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers (or take your fancy) into overload ecstasy. This is a 100w tube amp full stack’s holy dream, or its apostate nightmare.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1571233575405_48430\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eAn octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 \u0026amp; FY6 units leads the circuit into a LM308 chipped and brutal rodent big box distortion, recreated with the best components, and including a three-way clipping switch (op Amp, Asymmetric \u0026amp; Symmetric). Second stage is a purely clean boost to further overdrive the preamp tubes of your vintage system into -scaped harmonics, and feedback overtone bliss.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eChasms are cleared, mountains sheared, glaciers calved, novæ birthed. Vintage valve amplifiers recommended. We hope you transcend.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eDesigned and manufactured by EarthQuaker Devices in the dark corridors of Akron, Ohio.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat is it?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1560864324334_419183\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eLife Pedal is a distortion with a blendable analog octave up and a booster combined in one compact package. The “Amplitude” side is faithfully modeled after the classic “White Face” distortion unit, right down to the LM308 IC and tantalum caps. The only modifications made to the original circuit are in the clipping section. The traditional circuit uses a single pair of silicon diodes for a tight, compressed crunch. The Life Pedal introduces two additional clipping options to better adapt to different rigs. The first position is no diodes to allow for full, grinding Op Amp assault at maximum volume. The second position utilizes two silicon diodes and one LED in an asymmetrical clipping configuration. This delivers a slightly compressed and smooth crunch, similar to a valve amplifier. The last position is the stock double silicon diode configuration which provides that classic tone you know and love.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe Octave in Life Pedal is an all-discrete, analog full-wave rectifier circuit built around a pair of Russian Germanium diodes. Located at the input of the circuit, the Octave control slowly blends in the octave effects as you turn it clockwise. This feature can also be used via expression control allowing for wild, hands-free octave swells mid-riff. Because this is an analog octave effect, it is monophonic and works best playing single notes above the twelfth fret while using the neck pickup. Playing chords with the analog octave will sound clanging and chaotic. Using the bridge pickup and playing below the twelfth fret will produce a very subtle octave effect. Going full Octave transforms Life Pedal from a simple distortion device into a swelling, raging fuzz similar to the classic Super Fuzz!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"col sqs-col-6 span-6\" id=\"yui_3_17_2_1_1578580067833_158\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html\" data-block-type=\"2\" id=\"block-yui_3_17_2_1_1560864324334_422017\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"sqs-block-content\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe “Magnitude” section of Life Pedal is a simple all-discrete MOSFET booster designed to blast your preamp tubes and drive them wild. It is a 100% clean, no-nonsense, high impedance booster that adds very little color to your tone. It does not add distortion on its own but has plenty of output to push your amp into saturation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThe signal path goes Octave\u0026gt;Distortion\u0026gt;Boost. The octave distortion and booster can be used independently with their own respective footswitches. The Petrine Cross is the octave distortion and the Christian Cross is the booster\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eControls\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e1. Amplitude:\u003c\/strong\u003e Output volume for the octave distortion side. Clockwise for more hearing loss, counterclockwise for a healthy life in old age.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2. Filter: \u003c\/strong\u003eThis is a low pass filter with a frequency response from around 500Hz to 30kHz. Turn counterclockwise for more high end, clockwise for less.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3. Distortion: \u003c\/strong\u003eTurn clockwise for more distortion, counterclockwise for less. This provides about +60dB of gain.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e4. Magnitude:\u003c\/strong\u003e This is the output volume for the booster. Clockwise to blow up your amp, counterclockwise if you are a baby. Unity is somewhere right around noon on the dial.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e5. Octave: \u003c\/strong\u003eThis blends in the analog octave as your turn it clockwise.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e6. Octave EXP: \u003c\/strong\u003eConnect any expression pedal to this input to control the analog octave blend. Before inserting the expression pedal, make sure the pedal is powered off.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFlexi-Switch® Technology\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThis device features Flexi-Switch® Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-rte-list=\"default\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eFor standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.\u2028\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eFor momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.\u2028\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eSince the switching is relay based, it requires power to pass signal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePower \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"\"\u003eThis device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. \u003cstrong\u003eDO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2 (More On The Way)

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Maximum quantity available reached.

Earthquaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V2

Limited to 2,500 units worldwide.

Update #2: Only 1 Preorder Remaining

Update: Currently we are sold out, but we were able to get one more order of 10 placed before Earthquaker Sold Out. Feel free to place a Preorder, right here on the website. We will ship pre-orders as soon as we get them.

Estimated delivery will be close to the end of January 2020, maybe early February.

Sunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices are pleased to bring you the compact, pedalboard-friendly version of the Life Pedal distortion. This is the same exact circuit as the WILDLY popular limited run version that was released in early 2019 but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch® Technology on the relay-based true bypass footswitches. 

In the writing sessions for Life Metal Stephen & Greg worked extensively shearing their tones toward a broader energy spectrum over high powered saturation and across planes of sonic character, with the ambition to take full advantage of Steve Albini’s (the recording engineer for the album) exacting capture skills.

The results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of colour, vast sonic cosmoses, flashes of abstract colour (synthetic and objective) through resulting themes which emerged from the mastered depths of saturation and circuits between the two players and their mountains of gear.

The Life Pedal is designed to represent the core front end chain used in those sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers (or take your fancy) into overload ecstasy. This is a 100w tube amp full stack’s holy dream, or its apostate nightmare.

An octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 & FY6 units leads the circuit into a LM308 chipped and brutal rodent big box distortion, recreated with the best components, and including a three-way clipping switch (op Amp, Asymmetric & Symmetric). Second stage is a purely clean boost to further overdrive the preamp tubes of your vintage system into -scaped harmonics, and feedback overtone bliss.

Chasms are cleared, mountains sheared, glaciers calved, novæ birthed. Vintage valve amplifiers recommended. We hope you transcend.

Designed and manufactured by EarthQuaker Devices in the dark corridors of Akron, Ohio.

What is it?

Life Pedal is a distortion with a blendable analog octave up and a booster combined in one compact package. The “Amplitude” side is faithfully modeled after the classic “White Face” distortion unit, right down to the LM308 IC and tantalum caps. The only modifications made to the original circuit are in the clipping section. The traditional circuit uses a single pair of silicon diodes for a tight, compressed crunch. The Life Pedal introduces two additional clipping options to better adapt to different rigs. The first position is no diodes to allow for full, grinding Op Amp assault at maximum volume. The second position utilizes two silicon diodes and one LED in an asymmetrical clipping configuration. This delivers a slightly compressed and smooth crunch, similar to a valve amplifier. The last position is the stock double silicon diode configuration which provides that classic tone you know and love.

The Octave in Life Pedal is an all-discrete, analog full-wave rectifier circuit built around a pair of Russian Germanium diodes. Located at the input of the circuit, the Octave control slowly blends in the octave effects as you turn it clockwise. This feature can also be used via expression control allowing for wild, hands-free octave swells mid-riff. Because this is an analog octave effect, it is monophonic and works best playing single notes above the twelfth fret while using the neck pickup. Playing chords with the analog octave will sound clanging and chaotic. Using the bridge pickup and playing below the twelfth fret will produce a very subtle octave effect. Going full Octave transforms Life Pedal from a simple distortion device into a swelling, raging fuzz similar to the classic Super Fuzz!

The “Magnitude” section of Life Pedal is a simple all-discrete MOSFET booster designed to blast your preamp tubes and drive them wild. It is a 100% clean, no-nonsense, high impedance booster that adds very little color to your tone. It does not add distortion on its own but has plenty of output to push your amp into saturation.

The signal path goes Octave>Distortion>Boost. The octave distortion and booster can be used independently with their own respective footswitches. The Petrine Cross is the octave distortion and the Christian Cross is the booster

Controls

1. Amplitude: Output volume for the octave distortion side. Clockwise for more hearing loss, counterclockwise for a healthy life in old age.

2. Filter: This is a low pass filter with a frequency response from around 500Hz to 30kHz. Turn counterclockwise for more high end, clockwise for less.

3. Distortion: Turn clockwise for more distortion, counterclockwise for less. This provides about +60dB of gain.

4. Magnitude: This is the output volume for the booster. Clockwise to blow up your amp, counterclockwise if you are a baby. Unity is somewhere right around noon on the dial.

5. Octave: This blends in the analog octave as your turn it clockwise.

6. Octave EXP: Connect any expression pedal to this input to control the analog octave blend. Before inserting the expression pedal, make sure the pedal is powered off.

Flexi-Switch® Technology

This device features Flexi-Switch® Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.

  • For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.


  • For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.


Since the switching is relay based, it requires power to pass signal.

Power

This device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. DO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!

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