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Dwarfcraft Adds to Its Stable of Pedals

Thom Fountain

Dwarfcraft Devices has been serving up fuzz and noise to the world from right here in the Chippewa Valley for years, but a recent acquisition might branch them out even more. The Eau Claire-based guitar pedal company recently took over Devi Ever:FX from Portland-based effects wizard (appropriately named) Devi Ever. Ever stopped making pedals earlier this year after running a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for a new “console” system, but failing to bring the prototypes to fruition. While Dwarfcraft will not be taking up the console right away, the local company – headed by Ben Hinz – will pick up Devi Ever’s line of more cost-effective fuzz pedals, which might broaden the market for the boutique pedal maker. The two companies had collaborated before and are both well-regarded in the guitar pedal scene and the acquisition has been taken favorably, so we can look forward to seeing where this takes our hometown noisemakers.