Eldritch Blast is a fuzz built around a high-gain octave/intermodulation generator. This unusual transistor circuit is capable of heavy, complex riffs or touch-sensitive textures with a ripping, splatty octave up. And its switchable active EQ invokes sinister high-gain tones worthy of the outer gods.
The development of the Eldritch Blast has origins in the early days of EAE. It is a greatly expanded take on the Magic Missile Fuzz, an old design of ours which is an homage to the modern classic fuzzes of Devi Ever, Tim Escobedo, and all of the circuit-bending weirdos on ilovefuzz.com. We teamed up with Alec from Mask Audio Electronics (MAE) to flesh out and fine-tune the design, and together came up with a result which significantly diverged from the original Magic Missile circuit.
For Eldritch Blast Version 3, available starting in April 2023, we revisited the function of the Chaos toggle. Rather than the gated mode of previous iterations, the Chaos toggle now engages a dynamic oscillation mode that creates sub octave glitches, atonal arpeggios, and other strange sounds that we haven’t discovered yet.