EarthQuaker DevicesHizumitas Fuzz Sustainar Pedal

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EarthQuaker Devices Hizumitas

Working with legendary guitarist Wata from Boris, Earthquaker Devices's Hizumitas distortion pedal is a faithful recreation of her Elk BM Sustainer. Using her very own pedal, the team found a unique tonal characteristic that offered a heavy bottom end, with clear, gritty saturation—allowing her tone to cut through even the most sludgiest of sounds.

With three controls, volume, sustain, tone, you get a wide array of sounds—the sustain knob has a wide range of saturation, so small changes can create a huge impact. The tone knob boosts treble and mids above noon; below noon, the highs are tamed, mids are rolled off, and bass is boosted. Volume works as one would expect, with unity at around 9 o'clock and the full brunt of the pedal beyond that.

Not only for guitar, the unique tone circuit makes this great for bass, synth, or even for running percussion through for some added grit. Add well-defined thickness to your signal chain with the Hizumitas from Earthquaker Devices.

Hizumitas Features

  • Recreation of Wata's very own Elk BM Sustainer
  • 3 Controls for volume, tone, and sustain
  • Treble and bass boost with tone knob
  • All-analog signal path
  • True bypass
  • Silent relay-based switching
  • Huge amount of headroom
  • Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. / 120.65 x 63.50 x 57.15 mm
  • Power Specs: 9VDC 10mA Center-negative PSU (not included)
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Pedals We Love : Earthquaker Devices Hizumitas (SOUND DEMO W/ GUITAR & BASS)
We've got the brand new @EarthQuakerDevices Hizumitas Fuzz Sustainar and decided to put it through its paces !

Working with legendary guitarist Wata from Boris, Earthquaker Devices's Hizumitas distortion pedal is a faithful recreation of her Elk BM Sustainer. Using her very own pedal, the team found a unique tonal characteristic that offered a heavy bottom end, with clear, gritty saturation—allowing her tone to cut through even the most sludgiest of sounds.

Join us for some audio demos and a quick look at this amazing pedal!
Hizumitas Fuzz Sustainar Demo | EarthQuaker Devices
Welcome to the Hizumitas from EarthQuaker Devices brand of guitar stimulators! The Hizumitas was designed for the one and only guitar sorceress, Wata, from the legendary band, Boris! We could not be more excited to have the honor of working with such an iconic legend known for her crushing riffs and mind-melting leads. The Hizumitas is a faithful sonic recreation of her go-to distortion which has been a staple of her tone for many years: the Elk BM Sustainar.

The Elk Sustainar is a Japanese variant of the more well-known “Triangle” BMP. During development, we used several vintage models of the BMP, as well as a few different versions of the Elk, and quickly realized all of them were wildly different. The only way we were going to truly capture the magic was to get our hands on her original pedal. Wata was kind enough to send her beloved pedal halfway across the world so we could see what made it tick. Right away, we realized it had something special that none of the others had - heavy saturation with a gritty edge and a massive bottom while still maintaining a clear and dynamic tone with enough mids and top end to cut through the sludge. We set out to faithfully recreate all these characteristics in the Hizumitas!

The Hizumitas has loads of heavy distortion and smooth sustain with an underlying grit to it that sounds like the speakers are on the verge of ripping apart, all while still delivering amazing clarity that you wouldn’t expect from something this aggressive sounding. The Sustain control has a wide range of saturation, even small changes will have a great effect on the overall tone. The Hizumitas has excellent response to different pickup types and playing dynamics. Power chords sound huge and heavy, open chords are dynamic with fantastic note separation, and single-note leads are smooth and powerful, especially when using the neck pickup.

The Tone control is atypical for this type of distortion and can drastically change the distortion’s character in conjunction with the Sustain setting. Bass frequencies are boosted clockwise while treble frequencies are boosted when turned counterclockwise. The treble side can go from piercing highs to an aggressive mid-range grind. As the Tone is turned clockwise, the mids become less present, highs are tamed, and a massive, thundering low-end comes to the forefront.

As you might expect, there is plenty of output gain on tap, so be careful. Unity is around 9-10 o’clock and everything above that is set to destroy.

Controls
Sustain - More distortion and sustain clockwise; less counterclockwise.

Tone - Boost bass frequencies clockwise and boost highs counterclockwise. This control has a massive effect on the character of the Hizumitas.

Volume - Adjusts the output volume. Unity is around 9-10 o’clock.
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