Following sexual misconduct allegations against Ryan Adams, the singer-songwriter was abandoned by several amp, pedal, and guitar companies, including Walrus Audio, which has relaunched his Defcon4 signature pedal as the EB-10.
Designed for all EQ, boost, and preamp needs, the masterful EB-10 carries a trio of rotary knobs, with 12dB of cut or boost across high, mid, and low frequencies, with the amount of boost or cut decided by three associated toggle switches—versus the original’s on/off operation.
The EB-10 functions as a preamp, boost, and EQ, promising users a studio-quality electric guitar tone in live settings. It features two operating modes, Preset and Live. The EB-10 also consists of an onboard boost that gives 10dB of MOSFET boost, and three presets that can be footswitched between with the preset mode.
The EB-10 is available in matte black or cream finishes for $229—a significant cut from the Defcon4‘s $299. Walrus Audio will gift a portion of all proceeds to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.
Earlier in March, JHS Pedals rebranded Ryan Adams’ signature VCR pedal as the Space Commander. Benson Amps also dropped its collaboration with Adams following accusations first reported by the New York Times.