Sunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices are pleased to bring you the Sunn O))) Life Pedal V3. 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. We are excited to have this back in permanent production, it is a true labor of love.
In the writing sessions for their 2019 album Life Metal, Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson worked extensively shearing their tones toward a broader energy spectrum over high powered saturation and across planes of sonic character, with the ambition to take full advantage of Steve Albini’s (the recording engineer for the album) exacting capture skills. The results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of colour, vast sonic cosmoses, flashes of abstract colour (synthetic and objective) through resulting themes which emerged from the mastered depths of saturation and circuits between the two players and their mountains of gear.
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.
An octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 & FY6 units leads the circuit into a brutal big box rodent inspired distortion, recreated with the best components, and including a three-way clipping switch (OpAmp, Asymmetric & Symmetric). Second stage is a purely clean boost to further overdrive the preamp tubes of your vintage system into -scaped harmonics, and feedback overtone bliss.
LIFE PEDAL VOLUME III SPECS
• Sunn O))) Life Pedal V3 is a distortion with a blendable analogue 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 analogue 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 guarantee
• Current Draw: 25 mA
• Octave Distortion: Input impedance: 1 MOhm / Output impedance: <1 KOhm
• Booster: Input Impedance: 500 KOhm /Output Impedance: <1 KOhm