Sunn O))) Life Pedal v3 standard version
Sunn O))) Life Pedal v3 standard version
Sunn O))) Life Pedal v3 standard version
LifePedal
LifePedal v3, black on white limited edition
LifePedal

Sunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Present the Third Incarnation of the Sunn O))) Life Pedal

Sunn O))) are pleased to present an enhanced version of the Sunn O))) Life Pedal Octave Distortion + Booster, in collaboration with their comrades at EarthQuaker Devices. The Sunn O))) Life Pedal circuit has been meticulously tweaked from the original to squeeze every last drop of heavy crushing tone available. The octave section has been fine tuned to make it more pronounced without losing the bottom end and we added a third footswitch, utilizing Flexi-Switch Technology®, for the octave to allow an additional method of quick and radical tone shaping.

LIFE PEDAL v3
EXCLUSIVE WHITE & BLACK LIMITED EDITION COLOR WAY
AVAILABLE AT SUNN O))) merch table on upcoming shows/tour!

To commemorate the launch, Sunn O))) is offering a limited-edition White & Black color way. This color way is available only from the band.

Sunn O))) Life Pedal v3 exclusive White + Black color-way available at Sunn O))) merch table on upcoming shows/tour!

***includes an exclusive 5.75″x2″ Sunn O))) Life Pedal v3 woven patch

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“I’m super stoked to have this pedal back in our line!” says EarthQuaker founder, president and designer Jamie Stillman. “We put in a lot of hours dialing this one in and I’m very proud of the final product. Sunn O))) is such an iconic band and I’m thrilled to be part of their legacy.”

EarthQuaker CEO Julie Robbins agrees.“It has been an honor and privilege to collaborate with Greg and Stephen on the SUNN O))) Life Pedal. We are so excited to give this special pedal a permanent place in our line.”

In the writing sessions for Life Metal, Stephen & Greg worked extensively shearing their tones toward a broader energy spectrum over high powered saturation and across planes of sonic character, with the ambition to take full advantage of recording engineer Steve Albini’s exacting capture skills.

The results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of colour, vast sonic cosmoses, flashes of abstract colour (synthetic and objective) through resulting themes which emerged from the mastered depths of saturation and circuits between the two players and their mountains of gear.

“We set out to create something that was unique and had its own distinct character to it. The result combines different distortions and achieves different shades of saturation that we were actually doing in the studio,” says Greg Anderson. “I’m extremely happy with this pedal. It’s an integral part of my tone and it holds an important place in my pedal chain.”

“Working on this new version has been a great continuity of this collaboration which feels so right, and sounds so right,” says Stephen O’Malley. “It’s a really beautiful pedal and it’s also a beautiful art collaboration. I think we made something really interesting that people can enjoy to use for their own music, but also, it makes a lot of sense to release a piece of distortion as a release for our band. We’re really happy that this is a trilogy now.”

The Sunn O))) Life Pedal is designed to represent the core front end chain used in those sessions, to drive the tubes of the band’s multiple vintage Sunn O))) Model T amplifiers (or take your fancy) into overload ecstasy. This is a 100w tube amp full stack’s holy dream, or its apostate nightmare.

An octave fuzz inspired by the Shin-Ei FY2 & FY6 units leads the circuit into a brutal big box rodent inspired distortion, recreated with the best components, and including a three-way clipping switch (opAmp, Asymmetric & Symmetric). Second stage is a purely clean boost to further overdrive the preamp tubes of your vintage system into -scaped harmonics, and feedback overtone bliss.

Chasms are cleared, mountains sheared, glaciers calved, novæ birthed. Vintage valve amplifiers recommended. We hope you transcend.


Demo riffs utilizing the SUNN O))) LIFE PEDAL v3

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Ihsan 01:13
Stephen O’Malley
Travis Bean Deo Dei 1000A – 2 x SUNN O))) Model T, 2 x Sound City / Fayette 412s

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Palliare 1: Forced Exposure 00:53
† the Lord †
Gibson Les Paul / Laney Klipp-sunn O))) 4×12 + Fender Black Face bassman w/ piggy back cabinet, Peavey Standard w/ 2×15 sunn cabinet. Sovtek Civil War Big Muff

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Palliare 2: Cloak 00:51
† the Lord †
Gibson Les Paul / Laney Klipp- w/ sunn O))) 4×12 + Fender Black Face bassman w/ piggy back cabinet, Peavey Standard w/ 2×15 sunn cabinet. Rams Head Big Muff

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Nothing Riff 04:14
Stephen O’Malley
Travis Bean Deo Dei 1000A – Sound City Master 50 & Bogner 2×12, Custom Hiwatt 100 & Marshall 810, 2 x sunn O))) Model T, 2 x Sound City / Fayette 412s

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Contemplation of the grand menhir Brisé 01:16
Stephen O’Malley
Travis Bean Deo Dei 1000A – 2 x sunn O))) Model T, 2 x Sound City / Fayette 412s

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Quorthon 00:52
† the Lord †
Gibson Les Paul / sunn O))) Model T w/ sunn O))) 4×12 + Fender Black Face bassman w/ piggy back cabinet, Peavey Standard w/ 2×15 sunn cabinet. Sovtek Civil War Big Muff


SUNN Shoshin Duo tour winter 2022-23

SUNN O))) Shoshin (初心) Duo U.S Tour Dates

Sunn O))) Life Pedal V3 exclusive White + Black color-way available at Sunn O))) merch table on upcoming shows/tour!

DEC-09-2022 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [tickets] w/ The Accidents

DEC-10-2022, Pelham, TN @ The Caverns [tickets]

DEC-12-2022, Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall [tickets] w/ The Crosses

DEC-13-2022, Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall [tickets] w/ Ready for Death, Deep Tunnel Project

DEC-14-2022, Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre [tickets]

DEC-16-2022, Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer [tickets] w/ High Command

DEC-17-2022, Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works [tickets] w/ Leila Bordreuil, High Command

JAN-24-2023, San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall [tickets]

JAN-26-2023, Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall [tickets] w/ Joe Preston & Daniel Menche duo

JAN-28-2023, Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre [tickets] w/ Kali Malone

JAN-30-2023, Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall [tickets]

JAN-31-2023, Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre [tickets]

FEB-02-2023, Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre [tickets]

FEB-04-2023, Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room [tickets] w/ Tzompantli – SOLD OUT –

FEB-05-2023, Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room SECOND SHOW ADDED [tickets] w/ David Pajo



TECH SPECS:

  • Sunn O))) Life Pedal is a distortion with a blendable analog octave up and a booster
  • Features 3 different clipping options: Symmetrical Silicon, Asymmetrical Silicon & LED, and pure OpAmp Drive
  • Distortion and booster can be used independently
  • Expression and footswitch control over analog octave up
  • Octave blend allows total control over how much Octave is mixed into the circuit
  • True bypass with silent relay based soft touch switches
  • Features EarthQuaker Devices’ proprietary Flexi-Switch® Technology
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Current Draw: 15 mA
  • Octave Distortion: Input impedance: 1 MΩ / Output impedance: <1 kΩ
  • Booster: Input Impedance: 500 kΩ / Output Impedance: <1 kΩ
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Guitar demo by Jamie Stillman / EQD

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