Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz Pedal

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RIPPED SPEAKER

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The Ripped Speaker is a modern fuzz with old school roots and pays homage to one of the ways that 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.

The Ripped Speaker's RIP knob is a bias control which sets the amount of clipping at the top and bottom of the signal wave form. 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 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.

The Ripped Speaker's TONE control is active and delivers a tilt-shift type EQ. That means 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.

The Ripped Speaker features true bypass switching, comes equipped with a 9 Volt battery and accepts a standard EHX 9 Volt power supply.

Features
• Versatile pedal delivers fuzz that goes from old school to modern
• Bias control
• Active tone control
• True bypass switching
• Pedalboard-friendly size
• 9V battery included

Specifications
Circuit: Analog
Bypass: True Bypass
Audio: Mono
Power Supply: 9V battery included (optional 9.6VDC-200mA power adapter not included)
Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.75" x 2.1"
Current Draw: 10mA
Year Released: 2021

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
Plays nice with other drives, and wah.Rip knob very sensitive, I keep it near 1145, a smidge is a lot Dies off in interesting way. I had an Ibanez 850, which gave lots of sustain, but overlapped with my overdrive pedals. This is a different sound. Old School tones, low Fi fun.
Posted by Derek on Nov 30, 2021
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I don't go out of my way to write reviews that often, but this pedal deserves some attention...

The tone is great, and versatile. The tone control is really useful and has a big range. I can match it to any style of amp.

The fuzz is thick, and can be tamed by your playing or the volume knob. Cleans up as good as any fuzz face..

And it works great with other pedals or buffers! Stacks super well with drives before AND after it. Its magic.

Wayyy more than just a 1 trick "ripped speaker" sound. Honestly i just set minimal gating with the rip knob just to add a bit of character.

Personally I run it into a clean-ish 6v6 amp. Volume pretty high on the fuzz. Tone is pretty neutral.

Fuzz at about 10 oclock (fairly low) rip at 11 ish

And I turn my guitar volume down slightly. Gives a realllly nice chimey clean.

Then I smash the hell out of it by running a boost into a blues driver into the ripped speaker fuzz. Gives me many usable and clear levels of dirt. Amazing.
Posted by Mitch on Nov 14, 2021
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Thanks for the review Mitch...glad you loved the fuzz!

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This is one cool fuzz pedal that can go from smooth to gated and back again, but it always sounds great and highly musical. An easy to dial in a fuzz for almost every taste.
Posted by Kevy Metal on Apr 30, 2021
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Electro-Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz Pedal

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