EarthQuaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal Octave Distortion + Booster V1

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Sunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices joined forces to create Life Pedal. This great pedal has taken on a life of its own (ha! Sorry....). This is good ol' version 1. Version 1 was a limited, hand numbered, tube amp crushing octave fuzz and distortion with boost. Life Pedal empowers the operator to immerse themselves in the same full spectrum overdriven sonic palette as used on the “Life Metal” album.

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 the "Life Metal" sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers 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. Transcend to complete saturation enlightenment.

This modern classic is lightly used and works flawlessly. It ships with the original box and goodies. It's fast becoming a collector's item and it's here for the taking. We will ship it out swiftly and safely the next day.