The Smashing Machine. Like a fire in your belly. I’m pretty much in love with this pedal, so forgive me if I seem to be up my own ass about it. ECT is the result of my wish to rectify a few issues I’ve had with other fuzz boxes, notably a mid scoop.
“But Old Pal Aen, some times I need to scoop teh midz for my metal tonez!”
While I can’t say that I ever find that useful, ECT will do that as well. When stomping on the “BYPASS” switch, you will be in familiar fuzzbox territory. Volume, Tone, and Distortion are all active, as well as the “TIMEWARP” toggle, which flips between the traditional hi-fi type sound and a more blunted, ummm, stoner-rocky type sound.
“TONEBLAST” bypasses the tone control, giving you more mids and a bunch more volume. At any time, you can tap the “feedback” stomper to trigger a momentary integrated feedback loop, because I like noise, so back off, it’s cool.
“Trim” allows you to roll back your input signal, incase of muddiness caused by hotter pickups.
This has the most bass (well, it’s a tie with Hair of the Dog) of any DC Device. It is amazing on bass guitar. It’s being used by Earth, Boris, Juan Alderete, and Russian Circles, to name a few.