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  • Dwarfcraft Introduce The Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder

    By HC News |




    The Gold Standard of Muffs.



    Eau Claire, WI – April 17, 2019 – For over a decade Dwarfcraft had been producing their flagship distortion device, the Eau Claire Thunder. As 2018 drew to a close, Dwarfcraft’s Supreme Commander Louise had a brilliant idea for a 2019 Thunder. A smaller, streamlined enclosure and control interface for a slick modern exterior, with germanium diodes and NOS Fairchild 2n5133 transistors for a vintage Muff vibe. Because of the choice of transistors, only 65 of these beauties will be built.


    The pedal includes the modifications most often requested by touring musicians: a smaller enclosure, top mounted jacks, and no feedback circuit. As always, the Timewarp toggle controls a clipping diode and the Toneblast switch bypasses the Tone control for more volume and a fuller frequency response. The use of NOS transistors also decreased the gain, making this version of the circuit warmer, a little more "wooly," and somewhat more versatile than the balls-out OG Thunder.


    The Gold Standard Thunder will retail for $229 and will be available for purchase at select retailers May 1.


    You can see it in action here: 




    Zealously commanded by Ben and Louise Hinz, Dwarfcraft Devices has been fighting the good fight since 2007. They are on an endless quest for new sounds, good beer, and hugs.





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