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EarthQuaker Devices Presents the Third Incarnation of the Sunn O))) Life Pedal

EarthQuaker Devices Presents the Third Incarnation of the Sunn O))) Life Pedal

The Sunn O))) Life Pedal circuit has been meticulously tweaked from the original and includes a third footswitch.


Sunn O))) present an enhanced version of the Sunn O))) Life Pedal Octave Distortion + Booster, in collaboration with their comrades at EarthQuaker Devices. The Sunn O))) Life Pedal circuit has been meticulously tweaked from the original to squeeze every last drop of heavy crushing tone available. The octave section has been fine tuned to make it more pronounced without losing the bottom end and we added a third footswitch, utilizing Flexi-Switch Technology, for the octave to allow an additional method of quick and radical tone shaping.

“Working on this new version has been a great continuity of this collaboration which feels so right, and sounds so right,” says Stephen O’Malley. “It’s a really beautiful pedal and it’s also a beautiful art collaboration. I think we made something really interesting that people can enjoy to use for their own music, but also, it makes a lot of sense to release a piece of distortion as a release for our band. We’re really happy that this is a trilogy now.”

The Sunn O))) Life Pedal is designed to represent the core front end chain used in those sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers (or take your fancy) into overload ecstasy. This is a 100w tube amp full stack’s holy dream, or its apostate nightmare.

Tech Specs:

  • Sunn O))) Life Pedal is a distortion with a blendable analog octave up and a booster
  • Features 3 different clipping options: Symmetrical Silicon, Asymmetrical Silicon & LED, and pure OpAmp Drive
  • Distortion and booster can be used independently
  • Expression and footswitch control over analog octave up
  • Octave blend allows total control over how much Octave is mixed into the circuit
  • True bypass with silent relay based soft touch switches
  • Features EarthQuaker Devices’ proprietary Flexi-Switch® Technology
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Current Draw: 15 mA
  • Octave Distortion: Input impedance: 1 MΩ / Output impedance: <1 kΩ
  • Booster: Input Impedance: 500 kΩ / Output Impedance: <1 kΩ
  • List Price: $299 USD
For more information, please visit earthquakerdevices.com.

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