It’s a debate as old as time: modern innovation versus classic style.
New ideas have always had to compete against tried at tested methods and, when it comes to pedals, that competition has always provoked a level of healthy debate. The fact of the matter is that there’s usually some sort of trade-off between the vintage and the modern approach. Just take a look at the arguments over digital and analogue pedals, and you’ll see that both sides certainly have their camps.
That being said, the best pedals are hybrids. They’re the ones that thread the needle between new and old and create something with the best of both worlds.
All that brings us to the Bellows – an Earthquaker Devices fuzz pedal that’s here to end the age-old argument. But can this modern overdrive pedal really capture what guitarists want from a classic fuzz?
So how exactly do these bellows stoke a fire in your fuzz?
This Earthquaker fuzz pedal uses a transistor-based overdrive to create the iconic effect we all know and love. Whether you’re playing electric or bass, the Bellows has the power to drive your sound in a way few other pedals can. While it might not offer the kind of advanced tone shaping you’d expect from some other modern pedals, what it does have is excellent build quality, an unbeatable sound, and more drive than an F1 racer.
To sum up, if you’re looking for a no-fuss vintage fuzz, then the Bellows is the pedal for you. It offers incredible versatility for a two-knob pedal and a quality of tone some guitars would die for.
Of course, as always, that’s just our opinion. For a truly unbiased sound review, be sure to give it a listen on our TonePedia player to see what the Bellows could do to your sound,
|Jacks mounted on||Top|
|Weight (in kg)||0.25|
|Famous Users||Matt Pike|
|Width (in cm)||6.4|
|Height (in cm)||5.7|
|Depth (in cm)||11.7|