EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper V2 Review (July 2024)


Last updated on July 22, 2024 1:19 am Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper V2 Double Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal with Octave Up, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The Hoof Reaper features our popular Hoof and Tone Reaper fuzz pedals in one handy enclosure with the added bonus of an old-school analog octave up. It was originally released as a special limited run item back in 2010 and demand was so high that we decided to reintroduce it back into our line. Capable of creating everything from subtle octave-up overtones to crushing octave squalls that simulate exploding stacks of amps. Each effect can be used individually as well as in series but the order of effects is preset for optimum performance.

Use the individual switches to activate the level of mayhem you wish to unleash.

Available switching combos:

Hoof Alone
Reaper Alone
Octave Alone
Reaper + Octave
Hoof + Octave
Hoof + Reaper
Hoof + Reaper + Octave

Hoof – Our flagship device! The Hoof is a no-fuss, easy-to-use device capable of sounds from warm, gritty overdrive to a huge, sustaining fuzz. It’s a germanium/silicon hybrid Muff-style fuzz (based on the old green Russian muff) with massive amounts of volume on tap and smooth amp-like sustain. It has a tighter, cleaner sound than most Muff which makes it more cutting and discernible in a band setting. The shift control is the key to Hoof’s character, it alters the frequency response of the tone control. Clockwise scoops the mids and counterclockwise enhances the mids. The Hoof has become the go-to fuzz for many well-known fuzz connoisseurs.

Tone Reaper – The Tone Reaper is a vintage-style fuzz device based on the “3 knobs” bender. It’s a silicon/germanium hybrid capable of producing a wide range of tones from every bender era with careful tweaking of the Tone and Fuzz controls. From thin and spitty, to thick, growling sustain; it’s all here.

Octave – This is a classic monophonic octave that will add a swelling octave to the fuzz tone! Since it is monophonic, the effect will be more pronounced when using the neck pickup and playing above the 12th fret.

Product Features

  • 7 Effects
  • Fuzz / Octave
  • True bypass
  • 3 Status LEDs
  • Metal housing
  • Octave footswitch
  • Reaper footswitch
  • Hoof footswitch
  • Handmade in the USA
  • Power consumption: 6 mAh
  • Completely analog construction
  • Noiseless relay-based soft-touch circuit
  • 6.3mm mono jack input/output
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply 
  • 2-Channel fuzz with a separate octave-up effect
  • Tone, Shift, Level, Fuzz, Tone, Fuzz, Level controls
  • Dimensions (L * W * H): 140mm * 114mm * 57 mm
  • Octave footswitch works as a latching and momentary switch
  • All three effects can be switched individually or in any combination

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build
  • Extremely trustworthy
  • Positive consumer review ratings
  • Value for money
  • Terrific sound output
  • Perfect for recording and live performances


  • Quite Expensive

EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper V2 Demo

Our Verdict

Each effect can be used separately or in series and is capable of producing everything from subtle octave-up overtones to crushing octave squalls that imitate exploding stacks of amps. The order of effects is preset for best performance.

The Hoof Reaper V2’s octave has been improved with EarthQuaker’s new Flexi-switch. This allows you to utilize it in either the traditional latching mode or the new momentary mode, allowing you to hop in and out of octaved riffs and solos like nobody’s business!

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper V2 Double Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal with Octave Up

as of July 12, 2024 5:27 pm

Pricing History

Price History for EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper V2 Double Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal with Octave Up


Current Price $299.00 July 12, 2024
Highest Price $299.00 November 16, 2023
Lowest Price $299.00 November 16, 2023
Since November 16, 2023

Last price changes

$299.00 November 16, 2023

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Additional information

Item Weight

1.5 pounds

Product Dimensions

7 x 3 x 5 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

December 20, 2017

Color Name



Version 2


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