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EarthQuaker Devices Life V3 Distortion

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A heavy, crushing octave distortion tailor-made for droney textures!

The EarthQuaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V3 is a heavy, crushing octave distortion tailor-made for droning, metallic textures.

This Rat-inspired dirt pedal houses a tweaked version of its predecessor's circuit.

The Amplitude side is faithfully modeled after the classic White Face distortion, using modern, reliable components.

The only modifications made to the original circuit are in the clipping section.

The traditional circuit uses a single pair of silicon diodes for a tight, compressed crunch.

The Sunn O))) Life Pedal introduces two additional clipping options to better adapt to different rigs.

The Octave in Sunn O))) Life Pedal is an all-discrete, analog full-wave rectifier base on a classic vintage design.

Located at the input of the circuit, the Octave control slowly blends in the octave effects as you turn it clockwise.

This feature can also be used via expression control allowing for wild, hands-free octave swells mid-riff.

Going full Octave transforms Life Pedal from a simple distortion device into a swelling, raging fuzz similar to the classic Super Fuzz!

The Magnitude section is a simple all-discrete MOSFET booster designed to blast your preamp tubes and drive them wild!

It is a 100% clean, no-nonsense, high impedance booster that adds very little color to your tone.


EarthQuaker Devices Sunn O))) Life Pedal V3 features:

• Combines a classic ratty distortion with an analog octave-up effect and discrete MOSFET booster.

• Patterned after the guitar tones on Sunn O)))'s Life Metal album.

• Distortion side features Distortion, Filter, and Amplitude knobs for dialing in your grindage.

• Octave knob blends in the analog octave-up as you turn it clockwise.

• Magnitude knob controls the output volume for the booster.

• 3-position Clip knob for tailoring the stompbox to different rigs.

• 3 footswitches: Magnitude, Octave, and Amplitude.

• Exp jack allows connection of an external expression pedal for the octave effect.

• True Bypass.

• Power: 9V DC.

• Current Draw: 15 mA.

• Dimensions: 5.75" x 4.75" x 1.5".



Type Distortion, Octave
Condition New
Power 9V DC
Current Draw 100mA
Power supply included No
Manufacturer Warranty Lifetime
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

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Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

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    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

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    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

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  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

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