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Electro-Harmonix Launches the Lizard King Bass Octave

Electro-Harmonix Launches the Lizard King Bass Octave

EHX’s expanded bass version of the Lizard Queen.


Released in 2023, the EHX Lizard Queen was born out of JHS Pedals’ Josh Scott and Graphic Artist Daniel Danger’s love and admiration for 1970s Electro-Harmonix design. The original has a gnarly octave fuzz tone that musically interacts with your dynamics and features a blendable octave sound. Electro-Harmonix took this sound and has expanded and optimized the circuit with the bass player in mind.

The EHX Lizard King is a fixed-gain fuzz that is dynamically responsive. Adjustments to your instruments volume affects the amount of fuzz. Lower instrument volumes create a clear, fuzzy overdrive, while full instrument volume sends the gain over the top for ripping riff and searing solo tones. The familiar VOLUME and OCTAVE knobs control overall output and octave blend volume respectively. New to the Lizard King, the BLEND knob sets the mix between your clean and fuzz tones to create the perfect balance of fuzz while retaining your bass’s attack and low-end. The TONE knob is a low pass filter that rolls off the highs, while the SUN/SHADOW switch further enhances the tone of the octave fuzz and clean tones. SUN boosts the octave fuzz with a more driving midrange, and the clean tone accessed by the BLEND knob has more treble and bass frequencies. When the switch is set to SHADOW, the clean tone is unchanged, and fuzz tone is tighter.

The EHX Lizard King features True Bypass switching, can be powered by a standard 9V power adapter and comes equipped with a 9 volt battery. The pedal will be available in JULY 2024 and have a U.S. Street Price of $129.00.

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More info: www.ehx.com.