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Title: Earthquaker Devices Cloven Hoof
Post by: Strangeman86 on May 16, 2019, 07:29:36 PM
I really wanted to let the honeymoon period wear off before I spoke my mind on this pedal (I've had it four solid months).  I'd been looking for an articulate, aggressive, dynamically responsive and doom-ish fuzz and every one that I'd tried or listened to came up very short of what I wanted.  I actually emailed the folks at Reverb who were kind enough to recommend this little box (in fact, the gentleman I spoke to had recently been looking for something similar, purchased and fell in love with this particular fuzz).  So I found one gently used and pulled the trigger.  Now...

- Incredibly adjustable between the shift (mid frequency), tone and fuzz knobs.  It can go from dark and roaring to thin and splatty and a bunch of flavors in between.
- It sounds great with the fuzz knob anywhere (it really depends if you want more of a 'vintage' sound or something modern/heavier).
- It responds to adjustments of the volume knob wonderfully.
- Note separation is just fantastic.
- it has inspired me to write more than a handful of riffs/licks.

- I constantly have to convince myself NOT to buy a second one (but on the real, it could use a hair more output on the volume knob, I almost have to max it out).
- The white LED is bloody blinding!

Overall, this is my dream fuzz.  It's a grind-y, chainsaw-y, wall of a fuzz that makes me smile every time I stomp it on.
Title: Re: Earthquaker Devices Cloven Hoof
Post by: darkbluemurder on May 17, 2019, 04:04:20 AM
Great review, thanks for sharing.

Personally I am split with fuzzes, although I have to admit not having tried many of them. The ones I tried were

- Fulltone Octave 2: not my thing at all
- Roger Mayer Voodoo Axe: - OK with single coils, cannot take humbuckers or any other high output pickups well, great as a signal splitter though
- Barber Trifecta: somewhat OK but overall too thin sounding to me
- Lone Wolf Audio Iron Fist: this is my favorite so far - does a good distortion and also the broken sounding fuzz tones

The Cloven Hoof was and is still on my list to try.

Cheers Stephan
Title: Re: Earthquaker Devices Cloven Hoof
Post by: chad25 on November 10, 2021, 11:02:43 AM
Love ED products. Great sounding
Title: Re: Earthquaker Devices Cloven Hoof
Post by: darkbluemurder on November 11, 2021, 02:50:45 AM
+1. Especially the Levitation, Dispatch Master and the Space Spiral. Night Wire is also great

Of the drive pedals I only tried the Acapulco Gold and sent it back. The Talons would have interested me but it's out of production.