Video: Daredevil Pedals Daishō Fuzz Demo

Earl Slick, legendary guitarist and former David Bowie sideman, recently partnered with boutique Chicago effects brand Daredevil Pedals for a brand new noisebox called the Daishō Fuzz released earlier this week.

As a nod to its namesake ("daishō" is a Japanese word referring to a matched pair of samurai swords), the Daishō is a hybrid octave/fuzz pedal, featuring two circuits that can be stacked or used independently. Control-wise, the pedal keeps it relatively simple, with three knobs for volume, depth, and fuzz.The pedal also features a noise gate between the circuits, which can help cut noise at high-gain settings with the octave circuit engaged.

Each Daishō fuzz is hand-wired in Chicago by Daredevil's Johnny Wator and packed into a chassis with featuring Kanji artwork taken from Slick's own tattoo and developed by local artist Casey Von Sass. Be sure to check out the full demo above hear what the new fuzz/octave hybrid can do, and click here to buy your own right here on Reverb.

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