Vintage, tweed-type tone. The Earthquaker Devices Bellows is a transistor based overdrive to fuzz pedal that gets by with only two knobs - delivering a lot of character!One great thing about the Bellows is, that it works great with both electric bass and electric guitars. Whatever you plug into it, it will drive - actually, it will fuzz, too. On low drive settings the Bellows is a mild fellow, the easy to handle type. However, turning the drive knob to full will result in a full range fuzz straight out of fuzz land.To sum it up, the Earthquaker Devices Bellows is an extremely useful gain pedal that can drive an entire show, from the subtle first song to the shredding finale.
Hoof - Best of both worlds. Well, regarding Fuzz - the first decision one has to make is if you prefer Germanium or Silicon Transistors being used. A rather vintage inspired, smoother tone is produces by Germanium Transistors while the Silicon fuzz pedals are known to offer greater transparency and simply sound harsher, brighter and fuzzier. The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof, being a hybrid, pairs the good qualities of both Transistors delivering a smooth, natural and harmonically rich sustain. The Level, Fuzz and Tone controls operate in the usual way while the Shift knob lets you adjust the mid content- from classic scooped mids to more modern cutting mid-range frequencies.The EarthQuaker Hoof is hand build, all-analog, true bypass that can be powered by either battery or a regulated power supply.
A scary vintage voiced reverb. The Ghost Echo V3 Reverb is a spring reverb emulation machine that generates anything from a slapback delay to spooky ambient sounds. With the Attack knob to go from 30 - 150 ms pre-delay, the Dwell control setting length and thickness of the decay and finally the wet/dry mix named Depth, it is a delight to adjust. Subtle settings sound very organic and are extremely responsive to the playing style. The real fun starts though when dialing the knobs clockwise up to the point of self-oscillation. Just before the infinite-loop you'll get a dark reverb with a very peculiar haunting sound.The Ghost Echo's updated V3 features a stronger reverb echo, new artwork, upgraded op-amps for lower noise and silent relay based switching.
All you need... The Dispatch Master is another proof of Earthquaker Devices' accurate and innovative approach when it comes to effects pedals. It generates either a high-class reverb, a warm-voiced digital Delay or both effects simultaneously while ensuring to secure your core tone with an analog dry signal path. Sonic versatility combined with its absolutely intuitive four-knob layout and its compact footprint makes it highly desirable either as an "always on" pedal or as an effective stomp.No matter if you like country-style slapback delays, subtle reverbs or ambient soundscapes with up to 1.5 seconds of delay time, the Dispatch Master will serve you faithfully. Especially, when enabling delay and reverb at the same time you get some amazing washed out tones without self-oscillation and loss of control.It's hand-built, true-bypass and works with silent, relay-based, soft touch switches.
Anything from clean boost to aggressive Overdrive. The Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator combines a true clean boost with a two-band active EQ. Responding beautifully to the intensity of the pick attack and changes in the guitars volume, it reveals subtle nuances in the technique and tone. The simple four-knob layout enables intuitive sound shaping with the usual Level and Drive controls plus separate Treble and Bass controls. Fortunately, the EarthQuaker Westwood colors the core tone to a minimum extent when the EQ controls are set to the center detents. Anyhow, when in action the Treble control delivers up to 20dB boost or cut at frequencies around 2kHz while the Bass control operates at around 80Hz. It's all-analog, can be powered by either battery or regulated power supply and the true-bypass switch is relay-based to ensure silent switching.
A Bit Of A Synth The Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander V2 is a bit of a Marmite(c) pedal when simply heard but when played we don't think anyone is capable of holding back a smile. There's something deep down in the soul of mankind which stirs at having control over deep sub octaves mixed with a square wave fuzz, it may not be exactly useful on the latest blues album but didn't we all start playing guitar for the way it makes us feel!?The tones within the Bit Commander are close to the legendary MXR Blue Box but where as the MXR has just two controls, the Bit Commander has 6 including an octave up and so in turn enters much more synthy territory. It is possible to dial the Bit Commander in subtly for an octavia style tone but that's a bit like buying a Ferrari only to pop to the local shops ... any octavia will do that sound but they can't do the rest of what this glorious pedal can. Go on, don't be scared ... give it good play with!
Could this be the best overdrive for under â¬100? The term plumes refers to feathers which spread out from a point becoming thicker along the way or clouds resembling this same thing. This parallels with the story of a little green overdrive from Japan which over the years has been adopted by almost every pedal manufacturer on our little blue marble floating through space. And now it's Earthquakerâs turn, but they havenât simply approached it as a copy ... oh no, that's not the Earthquaker way! First up and a change we love is the tone control behaves like an EQ boost. 7-10 oâclock boosts the lows, noon boosts the mids and of course 2-5 will increase the highâs! The 3 way clipping offers up LED symmetrical clipping, the LED adding a more aggressive touch. A-symmetrical clipping in a similar way to Bossâs SD-1 and no diodes .. when you bypass components this can result in a volume increase and here it does. If youâre looking to really drive your amp then that setting will do it for sure! Let us know which settings you like the most!
The Many Shades Of A Rainbow This is a pedal which needs to be heard to be believed ... and understood.Not many pedals have such a great range of tones as the Rainbow machine and in our demos you're able to create wonderous sparkling waves of musical colour one minute then torturous tones from the hell beast himself. At the heart of this amazing pedal is a pitch shifter which doesn't define certain pitches but instead encourages you to send the wet signal out of tune, this can result in some beautiful chorus tones when used subtly. Split this further with use of the primary and secondary controls then dial in an ultra fast delay regen with the Magic control. We simply love how out of the box but still usable this pedal is and can't wait to hear your thoughts about it too.
"Ultimate Fuzz tone". That's what Earthquaker Devices state about their Erupter pedal which took over two excessive years in the making. The idea was to create a dead simple, silicon-based Fuzz that works with any guitar, any pick-up configuration and anywhere in the signal chain. We think this mission is accomplished!The Erupter gets by with just one knob and it's neither Fuzz nor Level since these settings are pre-fixed. It let's you bias the NOS silicon transistors or with other words the flow of voltage to the circuit. Dialed counter clockwise the Erupter sounds more gated and authentically resembles the feel of a dying battery. Dialing it clockwise produces a louder, more refined, saturated and sheer explosive tone. At 12 o'clock is a harmonically rich, sweet spot marked by a potentiometer detente.Fortunately, using the guitars volume to clean up the sound and control the output level works brilliantly.Hand crafted, all-analog, true-bypass and powered by either 9 volt battery or regulated power supply.
When it's really good, one knob is enough! We just love the fact Earthquaker Devices equipped their Acapulco Gold distortion with one knob only - a volume knob. So simplistic, so good. Just plug in your guitar, choose your favourite amplifier, enable the Acapulco and rock hard.The Earthquaker Deviced Acapulco Gold is based on a fully cranked Sunn Model T amplifier, therefore it really does not need anything but a volume knob. The sound you get is a healthy, clear and broad kind of distortion which makes you want to hit the guitar harder and harder. It has immense amounts of sustain and a heavy tone when the guitar's volume knob is set to maximum, but once you lower your guitar's output, the Acapulco Gold becomes more transparent and subtle.The Earthquaker Devices Acapulco Gold is an all-analog beast, truck, tank... a great distortion pedal!
Wah's Going On Earthquaker Devices (EQD) have a lot of fun with their releases so when they announced their Envelope Filter / Auto Wah people watched! A lot of players avoid these types of effects as they're either seen as "Something a bassist uses ... ya know, like compressors" or when they've tried them in the past they were one trick ponies and that trick wasn't great.What EQD have managed to achieve with the Spatial Delivery is a very simple to use pedal featuring a metric tonne of amazing tones. Yes you can achieve the auto wah effect but there's so much more going on here even heading into the forbidden realm of SYNTHESIS. Go, play, enjoy!