Really MUST get a Fuzzolo in 2018! Been on my list too long! Thanks! Not sure what the Earplug Ernie is? But Flooper does some things that cannot be achieved with a typical passive feedback looper, especially with Fuzz... 1. Flooper has a voltage controlled low pass filter in the loop, so expression pedal or CV control can be used to tune/modulate the oscillations (some fuzzes respond better than others). In that clip, an EHX 8 step was stepping through voltages in random mode to drive the Flooper CV input (Tho I also made a few pup changes and vol changes on the guitar in there as well...). You can hear the pitch/modulations as notes decay... 2. Flooper has an option to "invert" the feedback path. This is important with fuzz, as many circuit topologies inherently invert the signal. Those types of circuits will not oscillate (or sometimes not well) as the inverted signal "cancels" when fed back (as opposed to "sums" to induce oscillation). For HEQ1, it oscillates best with feedback inverted when multiply is "off" (thats what I was using in the clip). With multiply "on" it oscillates best non-inverted. I would say stick your fuzz in the Earplug Ernie and see what happens....!