EHX Ripped Speaker is a modern fuzz with old school roots that pays homage to one of the ways early, distorted guitar and bass sounds were made. At low fuzz settings the pedal emulates the lo-fi distortion sounds of yesteryear, the kinds of sounds created by a razor blade applied to a speaker cone, a loose tube or a faulty channel on a recording console. When you crank the fuzz up the sound is transformed: it's modern and monumental with a searing, fully saturated fuzz tone.
- Versatile pedal delivers fuzz from old school to modern
- Bias control
- Active tone control
- True bypass switching
- Pedalboard-friendly size
- 9V battery included
Ripped Speaker's RIP knob is a bias control that sets the amount of clipping at the top and bottom of the signal waveform; it adds a lot of versatility and lets you tailor the character of the fuzz. Noon is neutral, a position where the fuzz is perfectly biased: fat, with a great low end and top end bite without being harsh.
As you turn the RIP knob clockwise the pedal produces a hard gating effect and the signal sputters and chokes. It's great for creating a dying battery effect. Turning the knob CCW produces yet a different style of fuzz with a smoother gating effect where the signal fades out quickly.
Ripped Speaker's TONE control is active and delivers a tilt-shift type EQ, meaning at noon the EQ is flat. As you turn the knob counter-clockwise the frequency response gets darker with more pronounced lows and less highs. Going clockwise yields a brighter tone with more highs and rolled back lows.
Ripped Speaker features true bypass switching, comes equipped with a 9-volt battery and accepts a standard EHX 9-volt power supply (sold separately).
|Included from Manufacturer||9V battery|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" mono main input|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" mono main output|
|Power Adaptor||Optional EHX9.6DC-200 power supply (sold separately)|
|Product Weight||±0.5 lb|
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