We created a new generation of pedals, built with original design circuits that are not copying anything else. This is the result of a long research work, both on tube and transistor pedals and represents an evolution in the analog world tradition, both with style and versatility. We use top quality components and our effects are meant to reduce to zero all the unwanted noises and to keep dimensions and weight to the essential.
Core – Pocket Amp
Even here, at Earthtone, there’s a question whom we connot back out of. Whats is the sense and the meaning of our creation, what is our final purpose?
We do like to answer by saying that we born …. to AMPLIFY! We learnt by experience that the artist need all is useful as to amplify i sour eureka moment and connect it to audible world. … Evrything originates from the heart (Cuore in Italian)!! Earthtone answer is … CORE!!
CORE open the doors to the S.M.A.R.T amplification!
Big Ben Core – Pocket Amp
Every guitar player develops his own sound around clean timbres or crunch ones. But we often know how much helpful is having both in just one only amplifier. Big Ben Core is born from this philosophy! It is compact, full of character and powerful: in this variation the second additional channel presents an especially full in harmonics overdrive which is also perfectly manageable through the various controls Tone, Gain and Volume drive!! We’re going from the just barely crunch acoustics up to the richest overdrives in AC/DC style!! By playing on the Tone we can reach all timbres, from the 70’s to the newest ones. Big Ben Core becomes such a whole experience! This detailed AMP leaves no doubt on both the versatility and willpower of Earthtone to interact with any sound (vintage, contemporary and future)
The Black Core – Pocket Amp
The Core experience goes on with passion! At Earthtone we did know that we could take an important opportunity by resizing such a compact amplifier as Core, but we already tought about so many changes.. Here the first one that we have called “The Black Core” By adding the food switch “boost” to the amp, we have been aware that we could also select a second channel and give it then an additional dimension.. The High gain channel on Core is born! Directly from the experience on “Eclisse” we have integrated a mighty overdrive into the Earthtone’s pulsating heart. Skilfully handled by the Q control on the mid-tones , the Core’s black channel offers you even more flexibility and suppleness when you’re extending your sound in live performances while taking advantage of different environments. Compactness and flexibility by means of a fully independent section from a second distorted channel: the Black Core brings the Pocket Amp experience towards new dimensions!
At Earthtone we love traveling.. Throughout the sounds, across the dynamics and the characters! We always tried to found a mutual trusting relationship with Blues.. The voyager embodies this feeling! As its ancestor Sicilia, this overdrive suits all most assorted requests. ..from the barely dirty sounds of Mayer, going through the full-bodied harmonic sound fullness of Robben Ford, just to the mighty Vaughan’s overdrive! Everything is reached up with a great respect of your personal style! It is little, but it has got a great dynamic heart The Voyager let your creative energy play first.
This fuzz, well identified by the artwork of Stefano Bonazzi (Stefanobonazzi.it) is built on the icon of the bad boy, the “Bro”, the rascal, again on the image of who does not permit to be led by the society’s standards. At Earthtone the desire of going beyond the standards and venturing into new different sounds is still a must! The pocket size of this fuzz however does not restrict its tone! This is an hefty, dynamic and powerful fuzz which does not bow its head in front of its ancestors (Pepper and Mamma mia) Here Earthtone is letting itself go to the the SDM components even without losing in the quality research.. Fully silicon made, The Boy’s performances are wonderful in every style! Modern, classic and vintage! By decreasing the volume, it enhances the high frequencies, and by increasing the gain, it shows a delightful well defined sound compression ! The Boy goes majestically with the Core Stack philosophy!!
Enriched and inspired by the artwork of Stefano Bonazzi (Stefanobonazzi.it ), White Sky is the overdrive from the Pocket tone line. As powewrful as the forefather of the Earthtone’s distortion pedals, the “Eclisse” distorsion , this new compact experience does not leave anything to chance! Even with White Sky we find here the Q controller , which enables you to select your preferred metal ambient! White Sky brings every timbre to the its perfect sound definition, because it has got intuition and it’s really appropriate to the Core Stack W.S. philosophy. By blending the three controls, we can reach the early 70’ styles , till the rich AC/DC overdrive , arriving to the most powerful heavy-metal which becomes trash-metal by turning the Q to the left! Just a truly compact overdrive but something else altoghether than a limited one!
Earthtone’s ongoing search for the sound’s naturalness & harmonic richness does not for sure stop ahead of the compactness need! It is sure not being put in the shade by its ancestor Rose Echo, even if it is not helped by the “warmth” of the tube: Flowers definitely dictates its sharpness and character! It goes very well with the artwork of Stefano Bonazzi (Stefanobonazzi.it ) Flowers is spreading its scent by multiple thousands of notes that repeat themselves in many wonderful different ways. This is a see-through compat echo rich in harmonics, but it has got a real character when combined with other pedals, and it also is hefty in its own tangles which remind us both vintage and analogic landscapes. It is perfectly appropriate in send and return within the Core-Stack Philosophy. This pocket tone enriches every single timbre by means of a great naturalness.
It always attacks wildly in every occasion, it is man’s worst enemy! It prefers moist heat, but it perfectly adapts to every surrounding where it can find its favourite food… the blood !! Earthtone’s Mosquito takes advantage of this steadfast presence characteristic, but enriching its partner! Mosquito has been meant for all the S/R discharge amplifiers which want to enrich their tone with a clear and very litlle echo!
Thanks to its S/R double line , Mosquito also gives a chance to take advantage of its own discharge for a new effects chain. At the beginning it has been meant for the Core S/R circuit, but it is suitable for all amplifiers , even if it is inserted into the out-and-out entry. Clear and adaptable, it enriches your amplifier by means of the Room control: it is able to do so without altering your ampli’s tone characteristics.
Cappuccino – Tube Boost
Cappuccino is a creamy tube boost with a wise tone control that sets your timbre at its best. Cappuccino is able to colour the guitar player’s choices adding the real tube dynamic and highlighting all the components of the sound both clean and distorted without changing its personality.
Coffee Tube – Tube Overdrive
Coffee Tube’s circuit is based on the 12AX7 vacuum tube. The distortion is completely assisted by the tube and occurs inside the tube itself, and this means you can control the gain directly from your guitar. The result is a creamy timbre, rich of medium harmonics, characteristic of thermoionic valves.
Mamma Mia – Fuzz With Germanium Transistor
“Mamma Mia!” It’s exactly what I shouted out as soon as I activated the footswitch of the new fuzz by Earthtone, made with two AC151 Germanium transistors. Something absolutely new and powerful hit my ears, leaving me surprised and speechless! You will feel like those who saw the first live Hendrix shows…
Sicilia – Overdrive
Sicilia is Earthtone’s first natural Overdrive circuit. At the base of Sicilia’s philosophy there is the dynamic freedom on which we continue investing time and research. An acid fragrance, warm and encouraging at the same time, that easily varies and adapts itself to the guitar player’s control.
Casanova – Boost
Casanova is the first of Earthone’s boost family. This boutique pedal provides an increase of 20 db in the total output gain on every frequency from 40HZ to 8000HZ. The sound is clean and rich in high and medium harmonics and works well in the loop effects input as a gain booster but also in output as a pre-amp.
Gioia – Boost
Earthtone Gioia is a boost with a JFET transistor with an equalization section studied in order to be adapted to the different combinations in the setup of a guitar player. This boutique pedal wants to help every musician to reach the perfect combination of tone and harmonics without taking away substance to the whole sound. With Gioia you can range from a typical sound of the seventies with hollowed lows and cutting highs to a more jazzy sound passing through all the tone features and effects that you wish.
Enzo – Tube Overdrive
Earthtone Enzo is a tube overdrive with the right character to create the warmest rock sounds. A dynamic boutique pedal full of expression and able to exalt the harmonics, thanks to an excellently regulated tube. Enzo has been designed to reach the desired sustain that allows infinite solos and infinite feedback! Ideal for rock, fusion and those slightly compressed sounds typical of the 80s, Enzo can be used in any situation that needs real tube warmth and sound. Enzo offers 50 db of pure analog power, without losing a pleasant and elegant versatility!
Pepper – Germanium / Silicon Transistor Fuzz
Pepper is the first Fuzz built by Earthtone using an AC187 transistor together with a silicon one. The harmonic analysis in frequence shows a natural and round gain increase already at 80/100 HZ, sign of a quick feedback of the circuit. Pepper is the perfect instrument to go beyond the old rivalries between distortion and fuzz.