A classic tonebender with extras…

NEW – Interactive B.O.M Helper

We include a standalone HTML file with each of our boards that helps show you what parts go where (find it in the “Build Docs & Extra Info” Tab)- just extract the zip file to a folder and open the .html file in your internet browser. You can use the table on the left to tick off the parts as you source them / add them to the board – we found its a very handy and a big shout out to Interactive HTML BOM Plugin which is a free plugin on GitHub used to generate these.

The EQD Black Ash fuzz / overdrive was a limited run when it came out (1500 units) and was built with super duper rare parts like rocking horse droppings and kryptonite (well..things like that anyway!). It's based on a tonebender legend has it...However, you can build your own using far more common parts and it still sounds kick ass. Play around to find the fuzz that suits your amp with this one - another nice small build with a big sound!


  • Level - Sets the output volume.
  • Fuzz - Adjusts the amount of gain. Counterclockwise for less fuzz, clockwise for more fuzz
  • Top - Adjusts high frequencies between 2kHz - 10kHz and controls how “forward” the guitar sits in the mix. Counterclockwise for less top, clockwise for more top.

Note: Remember to socket your transistors!

Compares to: EQD Black Ash

Sound Clip (i'm not a pro player!)
Recorded with: Fender JA-90 - P90's on neck pickup on clean channel Fender Blues Deluxe

Additional information

Build Docs Ashes - V1.0 - Build Docs
Schematic Ashes - V1.0 - Schematic
General Build Guide Five Cats Pedals - General Build Guide V1.0