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EarthQuaker Devices Monarch Overdrive

Built to emulate the sound of vintage Orange amps, the Monarch Overdrive by EarthQuaker Devices is a discrete, FET-based overdrive that gives you the ability to boost both bass and treble frequencies. For an organic, colorful tone that has a full low end and bright highs, the Monarch is certainly king.

Pedal Specifications

The Monarch Overdrive is an all discrete, FET-based dirt machine. It’s designed around the input stage of a vintage amp produced by a company that bears the same name as the color of the monarch (hint…). It has been configured to produce higher gains that sound very open and free of unnatural compression. The Monarch gives big bottom end with a snappy, bright top at all gain ranges with some careful tuning of the treble and bass controls. The treble and bass controls function as frequency boosters, not the traditional roll off filters in most overdrives. They are located in the preamp section and have a large impact on the over all tone, nature and distortion characteristics. If you are looking for an overdrive for big fat chords with excellent low end retention, this is it!

EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb

Other-wordly Ambient Reverb

The Afterneath sounds a lot like it looks – a wizard in a cave in a box. You are the wizard – or sorceress, if you prefer – and the cave is your instrument’s signal, vast, expansive, and magical. Do you go inside? Roll a D20 to proceed!

Once inside, a reflection of light from an unknown source catches your eye, and you notice a bizarre sheen on the walls of the cave. You timidly inch closer to the walls of the cave. Placing your hand gently on the cavern wall, you feel the rock move. The cave is alive! Alarmed, you emit a loud gasp, which reverberates throughout the subterranean landscape. Upon further listening, it appears as though the reverberations of your voice are in fact a swarm of short digital delays which may be used to create wild and cavernous reverbs, or scattered, short, rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics.

Take a moment to consider your Intelligence and Wisdom scores, as well as your spell inventory before proceeding further. You have six spells at your disposal.

Will you cast “Length,” which controls the decay and length of the reverb?

 

 

What about “Diffuse,” which adjusts the spread of the reverb? With your wand (or just the knob) turned counter-clockwise, the reverb is sharper with more attack, resulting in a stuttering sputter of individual early reflections. Clockwise casts a washy, more ambient-sounding spell.

Overwhelmed by fear, you hastily cast “Dampen!” As you shout the incantation, you notice that the clockwise variation of this spell results in brighter tones, while as you rotate your wand counter-clockwise; you hear darker tones with a mellower top-end. It’s almost as if your magic changes the hardness of the cavern walls, and thus the tonal characteristics of the reverb!

Elsewhere in your book of spells is “Drag,” which separates the individual digital delay lines, literally dragging them through the very fabric of time and space towards an unknown event horizon from which they may never return. Clockwise “Drag” positions will gather the delay lines close together for a more reverb-like effect. Turn the “Drag” counter-clockwise, and the delay lines will begin to pull apart for a scattered ping-pong delay effect.

The “Reflect” spell alters the depth of the cave, and with it the regeneration of the reverb. This acts as a feedback control and will self-oscillate if cast by a high-level user. Turn clockwise for more wash and echoes, counter-clockwise for less.

Finally, the “Mix” spell alters the alchemical balance between the input signal and the effect. The Afterneath does not go fully wet, but does lower the level of the input signal as you raise this control to create the appearance of a fully wet reverb.

The Afterneath is true-bypass, and built one-at-a-time by a wizard, two bards, a paladin, a monk, a handful of rangers, a couple druids, a barbarian, a rogue, and a Dungeon Master in the Gelatinous Cube of Akron, Ohio, USA.

The Afterneath uses silent relay-based soft touch switching. Audio will not pass without power.

EarthQuaker Devices Bows Germanium Preamp Pedal

The Earthquaker Devices Bows Germanium preamp pedal gives you two distinct ways to shape your guitar tone. Full mode adds some bass and low-mid beef to your tone while maintaining sonic definition. Treble mode delivers a resonant, cocked-wah kind of sound that can drive an amp and push your guitar to the front of any mix. The Level control offers an impressive 15dB of gain available above unity.

  • Designed around a rare NOS OC139 black glass transistor
  • One knob design with flexible tone shaping
  • Full mode offers warmth with big body and strong bass response
  • Treble mode emulates a "cocked wah" setting with a treble boost
  • Both modes give you a touch of grit

EarthQuaker Devices Arrows Preamp Booster Pedal

Push your signal to perfection with the EarthQuaker Devices Arrows boost pedal. This single knob, easy-to-use pedal delivers improved tone and higher gain. Arrows is perfect for adding a clean boost to your amp, driving it over the edge, or pushing your overdrive pedals further into sonic bliss. As you turn the knob clockwise it boosts your mids, adds sparkle to the high end, and tightens up the bass. It's the perfect remedy for muddy pedals that kill your tone but offer killer fuzz or distortion.

Pedal Specifications

Features:

  • All-discrete preamp pedal
  • Turning up the pedal adds gain, boosts midrange, tightens up the low end, and adds sparkle to the high end
  • Single control makes it easy to use and dial in
  • Perfect for adding clarity to muddy pedals or pushing overdrives harder
  • Soft-touch, true-bypass switch for silent switching
  • Compact size is perfect for any pedalboard
  • Requires 9-volt DC power supply (sold separately)

EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master - Digital Delay and Reverb

Hi-Fi Digital Delay and Reverb

The Dispatch Master is one of our favorite devices at EQD, and remains our top-seller to this day. Pick one up, and you’ll know why.

Crystalline digital delays up to 1.5 seconds without nasty self-oscillation. Luscious reverbs that seem to last forever, like a collect call from beyond the fourth dimension. Ethereal ambient soundscapes that drift off into outer space like a psychedelic shooting star. Over ten thousand pickers, grinners, heshers, singers, shredders, ivory ticklers, trumpeters, bassists, and synthesists use the Dispatch Master to make and receive music in all genres - anything from thick swatches of reverb and delay, to a quick chicken-pickin’ slapback, or even just to add a little bit of room sound to a signal that’s a tad dry.

The delay signal is clear and strong, with no gross digital artifacts or tonal degradation. The reverb is massive and cavernous. With a twist of the “Mix” knob, you’ll hear everything from subtle ambient spaces, making the Dispatch Master a useful “always on” pedal; to cavernous reflections and echoes with near-infinite repeats.

 

The Dispatch Master is designed to be a little more hi-fi than the Ghost Echo or Levitation, for those players looking for clean, articulate time-based effects in a versatile yet still compact footprint. The Delay and Reverb effects may be used separately or in tandem. You just have to answer the call.

The Dispatch Master is true bypass, and built one at a time by retired telephone switchboard operators in Akron, Ohio, USA, the Clark Kent of the Midwest.

The Dispatch Master uses silent relay-based soft touch switching. Audio will not pass without power.

Controls

Time: Sets the delay time, from 0ms to 1.5 seconds.

Repeats: Controls the regeneration of the delayed signal. Also acts as a enhancer for the reverb. In reverb mode this will control the thickness, decay, depth and overall nature of the reverb.

Reverb: Clockwise for more reverb, counterclockwise for less.

Mix: Adjusts the over all level of the effected signal.

EarthQuaker Devices Organizer - Organ Emulator

Polyphonic Organ Emulator

The Organizer is a polyphonic organ emulator designed to mimic the organ tones of yesteryear crossed with the highly unique “Guitorgan”. It has a warm and very analog feel with a hint of Leslie warble that is unlike other modern octave shifters. It is simple to dial in and tracks chords as well as single notes perfectly all over the neck on both guitar and bass. Not only can the Organizer be used on strings, it has been widely used on everything from vocals and synths to horns and drums… If it makes sound, the Organizer can handle it!

The Organizer uses a mix of analog and DSP circuitry with true bypass switching and an all analog dry signal path. It is made by hand, one at a time in dirty Akron, Ohio.

Check out the  in the October 2012 issue of Premier Guitar!

Notes

The Organizer has an output gain stage with no master control. When it’s idle, even with all knobs at zero, the will be about as much “white noise” as an average overdrive pedal with it’s gain at zero and the level set to unity. A minimal amount while idle is normal but it will not be noticeable during play. The sound will be more apparent in front of a gained up amp or other dirt/gain/boost pedals.

 

Pedal Specifications

Controls

Up: Level control for the octave up.

Down: Level control for the octave down.

Choir: This control takes a mix of the octave up and octave down setting and regenerates it. The end result is an additional 2 octaves up, 2 octaves down and direct signal with a slight delay that adds a “church organ” like feel. This control only works if the octave up and octave down are in use.

Direct: Level control for the analog dry signal.

Tone: Rolls off the high end as you dial it counter-clockwise.

Lag: Delay control for the wet signal. Full counter-clockwise is minimal delay, delay time increases as it rotates clockwise.

Measures

4.625″ x 2.5″ x 2.25″ with knobs

Power

Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

EarthQuaker Devices Talons Overdrive

Plug your guitar in to the EarthQuaker Devices Talons overdrive pedal, set your amp at its breakup point, and you're well on your way toward crafting your own distinctive tone. Talons isn't designed to mimic the sound of classic gear; it's got its own character and plenty of sound-shaping controls, like a 3-band EQ with a wide boost/cut range, and a Presence control for dialing in the perfect amount of tenacity. 

Pedal Specifications

Whether you use it for its overdrive sound or use its generous volume control to punch your amp into its own overdrive, you'll be pleased with the EarthQuaker Devices Talons overdrive on your pedalboard.

Features:

  • Overdrive pedal ranging from clean to heavy crunch
  • Generous Master Level control allows you to push your amp harder
  • 3-band EQ for tone shaping
  • Presence control for fine-tuning brightness and bite
  • Can be powered via 9-volt or 18-volt power supplies (sold separately), or 9-volt battery

EarthQuaker Devices The Warden Optical Compressor Pedal

The Warden keeps your dynamics in line. But it does so in eminently musical fashion. This EarthQuaker Devices' optical compressor pedal sports classic feedback-style circuitry and a feature set you'd expect to find on studio compressors. Built with high-grade components and internally powered by 18 volts, The Warden has gobs of gain and sustain on tap. With total control over attack, release, sustain, and ratio, The Warden delivers everything from heavy squash with quick attack and release to super-subtle compression.

Pedal Specifications

Features:
Warm, characterful optical compression with tons of control:
Tone: The Warden can mildly color your tone; dial in coloration to taste:
Counterclockwise is treble cut, clockwise is treble boost
Around 11 o'clock, the tone is nearly flat
Level: controls the overall output and is affected by the sustain and ratio settings
Sustain: controls how hot the signal is, which changes the dynamics of the compression
Ratio: determines how much the gain reduction affects your signal:
All the way up is full compression
The compression is reduced as you turn the knob counterclockwise
Attack: controls how quickly the compressor reacts and starts leveling the signal:
All the way counterclockwise is a fast, nearly immediate reaction
Turning the attack clockwise slows the reaction time
Release: controls recovery, as determined by the sustain and ratio settings
True bypass
Requires standard 9-volt DC power supply with 2.1mm negative-center barrel
Handcrafted in EarthQuaker's Akron, Ohio, factory

EarthQuaker Devices Dunes Overdrive

The Dunes is a condensed version EarthQuaker Devices highly popular Palisades which is heavily featured take on the classic 808 overdrive. It features the same Gain, Tone and Level controls along with their favorite voice and bandwidth settings as they'll as the "Normal/Bright" toggle.

The selectable voices are: "MOSFET" for a tight crunchy sound (Setting 3 on the Palisades), œSilicon� for the classic 808 sound (Setting 5 on the Palisades) and "None" which goes from clean boost to gritty, pure opamp distortion with a massive volume boost (Setting 1 on the Palisades).

The two bandwidth settings are "stock" for the classic tone (Setting 3 on the Palisades) and "full range" for more low end (Setting 5 on the Palisades). The Dunes has all the great tone of the big boy Palisades but with a simplified interface and a smaller footprint.

EarthQuaker Devices Bellows Fuzz Driver Pedal

Earthquaker Devices describes the Bellows fuzz driver pedal as "a back-to-basics, transistor based dirt device." It starts with subtle amp-like breakup, and ends at full-on raging fuzz. In between you'll find an array of useful overdrive and distortion tones. Earthquaker Devices promises the Bellows will handle bass extremely well too, so it's sure to be a hit with a wide range of players. 

Pedal Specifications

Whether you use it for its overdrive sound or use its generous volume control to punch your amp into its own overdrive, you'll be pleased with the EarthQuaker Devices Talons overdrive on your pedalboard.

Features:

  • Overdrive pedal ranging from clean to heavy crunch
  • Generous Master Level control allows you to push your amp harder
  • 3-band EQ for tone shaping
  • Presence control for fine-tuning brightness and bite
  • Can be powered via 9-volt or 18-volt power supplies (sold separately), or 9-volt battery

EarthQuaker Devices Erupter - Fuzz

Can we ask you a serious question? When’s the last time you turned up your favorite fuzz pedal to anything but eleven? If there’s one true thing about rock n’ roll, it’s that it sounds best cranked all the way up. But where do we go from here? We go one louder. Enter the Erupter.

The Erupter is the result of over two years’ worth of tone-chasing, tweaking, and experimentation in search of the ultimate classic fuzz tone with a big low end (but not too mushy), a biting top end without being too harsh, and just enough output to politely send a tube amp over the top.

We used every trick in the book to craft a classic fuzz Device that sounds good with any pickup type, anywhere in the chain (even before a wah pedal!) without any tone-sucking impedance mismatching. We build each Erupter with a buffered input section, transformer-based pickup simulation, new production 5% ½ watt carbon composition resistors, metallized polyester film capacitors, Sprague and BC electrolytic capacitors, and low-gain, hand-matched NOS silicon transistors to deliver a well-rounded and defined fuzz tone with just enough pummeling intensity, so you can rock n’ roll all night and still get to bed at a reasonable hour.

The Erupter’s simple control set stands in stark relief of its rigorous design process, and believe us, we tried everything. Adding controls, removing controls, measuring resistors, swapping transistors, trying different capacitor values, rolling dice, throwing darts at transformer spec sheets on the wall… Heck, we would have done William Burroughs-style circuit board cut-ups if we thought it would’ve worked. If it’s good enough for the Stones, it’s gotta be good enough for us, right?

 

 

Anywho, what we finally landed on is a super-simple single knob setup that allows you to bias the Erupter’s NOS silicon transistors for the perfect sound and feel, while still being touch responsive and cleaning up nicely when you roll back the guitar’s volume and tone controls.

Low “Bias” settings yield a rude, spongy fuzz tone with plenty of sag and a blossoming attack envelope that’s gated without entering “dying battery” territory. As the “Bias” control is increased, additional harmonics stack atop the input signal, producing a stiffer, more complex fuzz tone with a tighter response, increased output, and longer sustain. We had a custom center-detent pot made to fit the required resistance for the Erupter. When the Bias control is set at noon you will feel a little click. That means the pedal is perfectly biased to give the best possible fuzz tone.

The Erupter uses a fixed master output level and gain setting for the thickest fuzz possible and to push the full frequency range of the guitar out front when you kick it on. And we do hope you’ll kick it on often.

Each and every Erupter is built by the hands of real-life dream warriors in the foothills of Mt. Akron, Ohio.

Controls

Bias: This control has a center detent for the "perfect" fuzz setting. When in the center position, the tone will be big and round with a slight volume boost and great sustain. As you turn this counter clockwise it becomes more gated with lower output. As you turn this clockwise it becomes louder and more refined.

EarthQuaker Devices Sea Machine V2 - Chorus

The Sea Machine is a chorus pedal with ultimate control over parameters rarely seen in a chorus. A hybrid of digital and analog circuitry with a slightly extended delay time allows it to really stand out and shimmer. The heart of the Sea Machine is a short digital delay line, which features controls for Animation, Dimension and Depth. The Animation allows control over the delay time, Dimension adjusts the amount of spatial regeneration and the Depth adjust the mix of the modulated wet signal against the dry analog signal. The LFO section of the Sea Machine is comprised of Rate, Intensity and Shape. The Rate adjusts the speed of the oscillator, the Intensity adjusts how much the LFO modulates the delayed signal and the Shape transforms the wave from a soft triangle to a hard square wave.

EarthQuaker Devices Sea Machine V2 Chorus Pedal Features:

  • Rate control
  • Shape control
  • Dimension level adjustment
  • Intensity control
  • Animate pitch adjustment
  • Depth signal control

Also included is a small LED which shows the speed and shape of the LFO, even in bypass. With this mix of standard and unique controls, everything from subtle warble, classic Leslie, seasick pitch bends to strangled alien sounds, stunted arpeggiations and many more far out sounds are on tap. The Sea Machine also was designed to work well following fuzz, distortion or overdrive without getting muddy, reducing volume or breaking up. When engaged, the transparent buffer leaves the all-analog dry signal unaltered and crystal clear. The Sea Machine is true bypass and made by human hands with the highest quality parts in shimmering Akron, Ohio.

EarthQuaker Devices Park Fuzz

A re-creation of the rare Park Fuzz Sound pedal released by Jim Marshall's Park Amplification company in 1968, the EarthQuaker Devices Park Fuzz delivers timeless classic-rock distortion.

When you set the Fuzz control on the Park Fuzz to 12 o'clock, you get the creamy distortion of the original cranked all the way, and there's still plenty more fuzz tone on tap.

Pedal Specifications

Features:
  • A re-creation of the rare Park Fuzz Sound Mark III guitar effects pedal
  • Based on Jim Marshall's original circuitry, but with added range and flexibility
  • NOS germanium transistors deliver classic-rock, hairy yet smooth fuzz tone
  • Volume knob (not found on the original) lets you set the input gain for added control
  • Treble/Bass knob provides an extensive range of onboard tone shaping

EarthQuaker Devices Grand Orbiter V2 Phaser Pedal

The EarthQuaker Devices Grand Orbiter 4-stage phaser pedal serves up a full palette of phasing grooviness that's perfect for guitar - or anything else you'd like to enhance with this classic '70s effect. Grand Orbiter's OTA-based circuit is augmented with a 3-way switch that lets you select between modulation ranges: Rate 1 is slow sweep mode; Rate 2 kills the LFO, letting you use Grand Orbiter as a fixed resonant filter; Rate 3 is fast sweep mode. Rate and Depth knobs complete the control set.

Pedal Specifications

  • 100% analog phasing effects with explicit control
  • Ideal for guitar, or anything else you'd like to enhance with this classic effect
  • Compact footprint: 4 5/8" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" (including knobs)
  • Added LFO kill mode lets you use the Orbiter as a fixed resonant filter
  • Additional LED that shows rate, even in bypass mode
  • Controls:
    • Depth: controls amount of phase effect mixed with dry signal
    • Rate: controls speed of LFO
    • Sweep: controls frequency peak of the sweep
    • Resonance: controls regeneration of phased signal
    • Rate 1, 2, 3: changes range of speed control
    • Phase/Vibrato: cuts dry signal to create a vibe/vibrato effect
  • True bypass
  • Requires standard 9-volt DC power supply with 2.1mm negative-center barrel
  • Handcrafted in EarthQuaker's Akron, Ohio, factory

EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker

The Speaker Cranker is a discrete, all-analog distortion enhancement device (i.e. not a booster) designed to give your signal some extra grit and a slight boost without drastically altering your tone. Think of it as sticking an extra preamp tube in your amplifier for more overdrive.

Single notes will blossom and bloom with rich harmonics and responsive tube-like sag. Power chords will sound thicker and crunchier, a little more ragged around the edges. Complex chords will remain distinct and complex, as the Speaker Cranker is designed to preserve your tone’s integrity without muddying up the low-end, or “rounding out” the mids, or adding any top-end “shimmer,” or “sparkle,” or any of that other garbage. It’s your tone. Cranked. Ya got that?

The Speaker Cranker is an overdrive, not a boost.

You want more? Turn up the “More” knob. That’s all there is to it. If you want “More,” you got it.  The Speaker Cranker’s “More” knob works just like a tube amp: lower on the dial you’ll find thinner, quieter tones. Crank it up, and you’ll hear your tone, only fuller and with a slight touch of compression.Need to add some tube-like breakup to an amp on the edge of distortion without overloading the preamp? Speaker Cranker. Want to fatten up the sound of your favorite pedal? Speaker Cranker. Wish your amp had a second channel? Speaker Cranker. Low output pickups got you down? Speaker Cranker. Dying to stack some overdrives for that classic, touch-responsive, cascading gain shred tone? Speaker Cranker. 

 

EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job V2 EQ and Boost Pedal

The EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job V2 EQ/booster pedal is the perfect way to fine-tune your tone. You get Treble, Bass, and Mid controls that boost their respective frequencies by up to 20dB, in addition to a Level control that boosts your signal (post EQ) up to five times its input. 

The EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job V2 EQ/booster pedal gives you precise control over the distortion characteristics of your amp, breathing new life into a stagnant tone.

Pedal Specifications

Features:
  • EQ/booster pedal for guitar
  • Second-generation edition with upgraded relay-based silent switching
  • Treble control affects frequencies at 2kHz and up
  • Bass affects frequencies from 500Hz and down
  • Mid is an adjustable resonant filter with a 1kHz center frequency
  • Level boosts your signal up to five times its input
  • True bypass operation bypasses the EQ circuit completely when pedal is disengaged

EarthQuaker Devices Earth Transmitter - Resonant Reverberations

The Transmisser is a modulated reverb with extra-long decay fed to a highly resonant filter. It is the sonic recreation of blowing your signal to bits, shooting it through a black hole then beaming it back down on a cloud of cosmic dust. It is a Blazar for musical instruments.

If you can’t already tell, the Transmisser is not your every-day reverberation device. It does not do subtle. It does not do spring. It does not do a wood paneled rumpus room with 1” thick carpet. It will not recreate the classic sounds of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The Transmisser will create an ultimate soundscape-y backdrop to your all-night guitar freak-out. It’ll quickly turn you into a one note per minute knob twiddler. It’ll make you want to break out that dusty old expression pedal to do slow riding filter sweeps for days. It’ll get you out of that stupid ergonomic chair, close that flaptop computer and force you to enjoy playing music again and that’s the most important thing, am I right?

You're gonna love what it does with your space!

Pedal Specifications

Controls

Decay: This controls how long the reverb trails last. Trails become longer as you turn this clockwise.

Darkness: This controls the tone of the reverberated signal; darker clockwise, lighter counter-clockwise.

Freq: The controls the frequency of the resonant filter that processes the reverberated signal. Higher clockwise, lower counter clockwise. This can also be controlled by an expression pedal through the jack located on the Eastern side. Tip= Wiper, Ring= 3.3v and Sleeve= ground. We highly recommend the Moog brand of expression pedals because they know what’s up.

Warp: This is a system slew control. As you turn this control counter clockwise; the filter becomes deeper and more resonant, the decay becomes longer and warmer, the modulation grows wider and the whole system becomes more mellow. As you turn it clockwise, the whole system will tighten up and become more refined.

Rate: The Rate is hardwired for the optimum depth and controls the speed of the system-wide modulation in a narrow range that creates a sound far more unique than a simple modulated reverb. It is not only modulating the reverberation but also the Freq and Darkness within a small range that is dependent on where the Warp control is set. Faster clockwise and slower counter-clockwise.

Mix: This is the reverb blend control. It adjusts how much wet signal is blended with your dry. More clockwise, less counter-clockwise.

Measures

4.625″ x 2.5″ x 2.25″ with knobs

EarthQuaker Devices Palisades - Overdrive

Mega Ultimate Overdrive

The Palisades is something we said we would never do… an overdrive based on the legendary TS808! Gasp! The horror! Another tubes creamer?? In 2014?? Really?? After loads of requests we finally buckled. We ran tests with every popular clone on the market as well as several vintage originals, compared, contrasted and took loads of notes. It was exhausting but informative. In the end, we threw it all away, used our ears and came up with what we feel is the most versatile relative of the 808 available today.

With 6 different clipping voices, 5 bandwidth settings and 2 gain channels you will be hard-pressed to not find a setting that will wipe every mid-boosting overdrive off your board. The clipping voices determine how transparent and open or tight and crunchy the distortion is. They will vary drastically depending on where the gain is set, what channel is active and how much bandwidth is being used. The bandwidth sets the frequency response of the distortion and goes from thin, light and clean through fat heavy and crunchy. It may very well be the single most important control the palisades has and what really sets it apart.

Gain A is a lower gain channel with a wider range of grit that is great for strumming open chords. Gain B is a higher gain channel with a tighter range that is great for palm muting and/or shredding solos. The Palisades also has a foot switchable volume boost with adjustable level to take it over the top when you want to throw your foot up on the monitor and rip your sweet leads… or maybe just push the front end of you amp a little harder. Not enough? How about a normal/bright switch to mix and match the overall tone to different amps and guitars. Still not enough? OK then, how about a buffer on/off switch to tighten up the tone and make it sparkle when set to “ON” or warm it up and make it sag when set to “OFF”.

Pedal Specifications

 

The Palisades is a versatile dude that will give you years of loving companionship. Each Palisades is hand made one at a time in the tiny tree house community of Akron, Ohio.

 

Controls

Boost: Sets the level of the output boost.
Volume: Sets the output level.
Tone: Brighter clockwise, warmer counter clockwise.
Gain A: Sets the gain for the Channel A (lower gain)
Gain B: Sets the gain for Channel B (higher gain)

Foot Switches

Activate: True bypass switch
Gain B: Activates Gain Channel B
Boost: Activates the output level boost

Toggle Switches

Normal/Bright: Normal is a warm full tone, Bright is livelier tone with more chime.

Buffer: Turns the input buffer on or off. ON is a tighter and brighter tone while OFF is a warmer tone with more sag. The buffer is part of the drive circuit & is only available when the Palisades is activated.

Rotary Switches

Bandwidth: This sets the overall tone and gain structure of the Palisades. 1 is the thinnest setting with the least amount of gain and 5 is the fattest setting with the heaviest gain. Everything else is in between. This control has a major effect on all the settings of the Palisades, especially the gain and voice controls.

Voice: This sets the nature of the Palisades distortion by changing the clipping diodes. 1- No diodes: The most open and least distorted. 2- LED clipping: light clipping with a lot of volume. 3- Mosfet clipping: light gain OD with great harmonics. 4- Asymmetrical Silicon clipping: Tighter light gain OD closest to stock 808. 5- Symmetrical silicon clipping: tighter distorted tone. 6- Schottky Diode clipping: Looser fuzzy tone.

EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General

Sculpt, craft, and create your ideal fuzz sound with the EarthQuaker Devices Fuzz Master General octave fuzz pedal. This compact pedal serves up a trio of voicings that cover all types of classic fuzz tones. Choose between germanium diodes for an open and loose sound, silicon diodes for a tighter and more compressed tone, or no diodes for an almost clean octave-up sound. The octave effect doubles your sound an octave up and really shines when you play above the 12th fret. Further tweak your sound with the powerful Tone and Fuzz controls. 

Pedal Specifications

Features:

  • Octave fuzz pedal with a wide range of gain
  • 3-way voice switch selects germanium diode, silicon diodes, and no diodes mode
  • Expand your tonal range with this pedal's upper octave
  • Soft-touch, true-bypass switch for silent switching
  • Compact size is perfect for any pedalboard
  • Requires 9-volt DC power supply (sold separately)
  • *** This pedal is in fantastic shape and works perfectly fine. We've bumped down the price on this due to the sticker on the back being a little tarnished ***

EarthQuaker Devices Arpanoid Polyphonic Pitch Arpeggiator Pedal

Create fascinating ethereal effects and add motion to your tone with the EarthQuaker Devices Arpanoid guitar effects pedal. This polyphonic pitch arpeggiator pedal captures any notes you play and transforms them into sequence running up or down the scale. The adjustability of the effect is also impressive, with independent controls over the speed, sequence, and direction of the effect as well as separate wet and dry levels.

Features:

 

  • A fun and exciting polyphonic pitch arpeggiator guitar effects pedal
  • Takes incoming notes and chords and arpeggiates them up or down the scale
  • 8-position selector knob lets you choose between 4 major and 4 minor progressions
  • Adjust the rate, direction, and number of steps in the sequence independently
  • Separate wet and dry level controls let you dial in the effect to taste

EarthQuaker Devices Black Eye

This ll discrete, MOSFET based circuit provides nearly 30db of unadulterated clean gain boost with a minimum amount of tone coloration. Note that you can also use this as an attenuator by turning the Boost knob counterclockwise away from the noon position. It can also be used as a powerful buffer with an input impedance of around 5M Ohms and an output of around 1K Ohm, best used after your effects chain. This device does not create distortion or overdrive on its own. However, it can be used to drive your favorite amp or pedal into singing distorted sustain. Simple, yet effective. Top notch components and circuit design assure that your signal arrives to its destination in a truly pure state.

Pedal Specifications

Controls

Boost/Cut: External

Gain: Internal Trimmer

Measures

4.37″ X 2.37″ X 1.07″ with knob

Power

Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages! Current draw is 2 mA.

EarthQuaker Devices Levitation - Reverb

Psychedelic Reverb

Introducing the Levitation reverb, a pedal designed by EarthQuaker Devices in conjunction with the LEVITATION music festival! LEVITATION, founded as Austin Psych Fest in 2008, has become a way to honor and preserve Austin’s psychedelic rock heritage, and carry it into the future. We wanted to remain true to the theme ofLEVITATION and decided to do a variation on our popular Ghost Echo pedal to honor the reverb-drenched tones synonymous with classic psych rock. The Levitation Reverb builds on the base sound found in the Ghost Echo but does away with the attack and dwell and adds control over tone, decay, atmosphere and length in their place. It is a vintage voiced reverb that aims to fit somewhere between dirty sixties chambers, classic spring, and the big, ringing plate reverbs of days gone by.

Four knobs and one switch control quite a bit more than you’d expect. Want a slap back small room sound? Set all of your controls to the minimum and use the mix to dial in the sound of room devoid of anything but a guitar and amp. Want to revel in infinite spatial oscillations? Flip the toggle to long, turn up the atmosphere and decay then tune out. Dial in a bright chiming slap back by turning the tone all the way counter clockwise and reducing the decay. For a rattling, full-bandwidth assault, dime everything and let ‘er rip.

Each Levitation Reverb is built entirely by hand in Akron, Ohio by EarthQuaker Devices.

Pedal Specifications

Controls

Length (Toggle): Broad stroke control for decay time. Shorter to left, longer to the right.  

Decay: Controls the length of the reverb decay. Longer clockwise, shorter counter clockwise.

Atmosphere: This is a harmonic regeneration control, it feeds the upper frequencies of the reverb trails back through to create a more harmonic (ringing) reverb. More atmosphere clockwise, less counter clockwise.

Mix: This controls how much wet signal is blended in with the dry. More reverb clockwise, less counter clockwise.

Tone: This is an input bandwidth control for the reverberated signal. All the way counter clockwise reduces all low end content to make a brighter reverb, turning counter clockwise allows more low end to pass through resulting in a fuller reverberated tone.

The Levitation Reverb is True Bypass.

Input impedance: 1M

Output impedance: >1K

Measures

4.625″ x 2.5″ x 2.25″ with knobs

Power

Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

Current draw is 50 mA.

EarthQuaker Devices The Depths - Vibrato

Ahoy! Welcome to your new Depths Optical Vibe Machine! The Depths is our take on the classic optical vibe circuit. Now you can swab the decks with the same lush, pulsating, three-dimensional swirling sound you know and love, with some modern accouterments for all you land-lubbers out there.

The Depths is optimized for use with all kinds of instruments, pickups, and to play well with dirt, so nobody’s left waiting on shore. If it’s got a ¼” output, plug it in and get deep!

 In addition to the classic vibe controls, the Depths features unique controls for “Voice” and “Throb.” The “Voice” control adjusts the midrange focus of the Depths, which is perfect for tailoring the effect to your particular instrument. Clockwise, you’ll hear a fuller sound with a low-end focus. Counter-clockwise, you’ll hear a thinner, spikier sound with a forward upper-midrange bite. The “Throb” knob adds a hefty subharmonic low-end pulse to the vibrato signal, which is especially useful on synthesizers and the bass guitar. It sounds great with a little bit of dirt on the neck pickup of a guitar, too! This works best with the “Voice” turned counter-clockwise for a warmer tone.

Pedal Specifications

  • The Depths’ “Intensity” and “Rate” controls are dialed in to give you the classic optical vibe sound at more modest settings, but dive in deeper and you’ll find anything from a smooth ultra-slow warble to sharp, speedy bursts! Also, the “Level” control has tons of output above unity on tap to combat the perceived volume loss of most vibe pedals, so your tone is always above water. And, if 9v isn’t enough to keep you afloat, the Depths may be powered at 18v for a stiffer tone with more headroom and sparkle.

    The Depths is true-bypass, uses rusty all-analog circuitry, and is built one-at-a-time aboard the wreckage of the SS Minnow, currently dry-docked in Akron, Ohio, USA.

    Controls

    Voice: Dials in the overall sound. Turn it clockwise for a fuller sound with more lows, bring it back for a thinner, more midrange focused tone.

    Throb: This controls the low end pulse. It may not be immediately evident on the bridge pickup, but switch to the neck or add some dirt and it comes alive. All the way up for more throb, dial it back for less. Works best when the “Voice” is set to a warmer tone.

    Intensity: This controls how subtle or intense the overall effect is. Counter clockwise from noon are the more subtle, classic sounds. Clockwise from noon are the more drastic and intense sounds.

    Rate: Controls the speed of the effect. Counterclockwise for slow, clockwise for fast.

    Level: Controls the volume of the effect. Unity is around 1 O’clock, everything above that is boost.

EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral - Delay

Modulated Delay Device

The Space Spiral is a dark and dreamy modulated delay designed to take you across the highways of fantasy. While the delay may be designed around a “dawn of digital” echo processor, the sound is out of this world, man. If you are a fan of the dreary echoes produced by old oil can delays or the ethereal sound of a well-loved tape delay, the Space Spiral is totally going to tickle your tone bone.
 
The Space Spiral’s delay time ranges from a tight 30ms to a fast and loose 600ms. Can you imagine having 600ms of delay time at your fingertips? Out of this world! With all of this adjustable delay time you create anything from a classic slapback to a rhythmic wash of cosmic proportions. You want to take it even further? Maybe to an astral plane? Crank up the repeats and let the infinite oscillation of the Space Spiral take you to the other side.
 
Space Spiral™… It’ll get you through the night.

Pedal Specifications

Controls

Time: Delay time goes from 30ms to 600ms; Clockwise for long and counterclockwise for short.

Pro Tip: If you have the repeats all the way up into self-oscillation territory, tum the delay time to alter the frequency.

Repeats: Controls the regeneration of the delay signal. Repeats increase clockwise and gradually begin to build into self-oscillation around 3 o'clock. This oscillation will infinitely continue until the Repeats control is brought back down below the 3 o'clock threshold. These oscillations will last even when the pedal is in bypass mode.

Mix: Blends the delay signal in with the dry; Clockwise for more and counterclockwise for less.

Depth: Controls the desired amount of modulation; Clockwise for more and counterclockwise for less.

Shape: Morphs the wave shape from a soothing triangle shape to a choppy square shape as you turn clockwise.

Rate: Controls the speed of the modulation; Clockwise for fast and counterclockwise for short..

Pro Tip: Match the Rate to the delay time (or a subdivision) for some cool rhy1hmic effects. This is especially awesome in square wave mode with the depth set high.

Measures

4.625″ x 2.5″ x 2.25″ with knobs

EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold - Distortion

Power Amp Distortion

Hey there, treasure hunters! The Acapulco Gold is a dirt-simple distortion Device based on the power section of a cranked vintage Sunn Model T, bringing the openness, clarity, and crunch that only a dimed tube amp can provide, at a fraction of the size, and without expensive maintenance costs!

Since tone is in the hands, we decided to keep the controls of the Acapulco Gold as simple as possible. The footswitch turns the pedal on and off, and the giant knob controls the output volume. That's it. The rest is at your fingertips. Want less gain? Turn down your guitar's volume knob. Need a darker rhythm tone? Roll back your guitar's tone control. Easy, right?

  • With your guitar’s volume all the way up, the Acapulco Gold roars like a wide-open Model T on the verge of explosion. At just-barely-backed-off, the Gold becomes a raunchy overdrive. At minimum guitar volume settings, the Acapulco Gold delivers a hazy, Nashville-sounding spank to your tone.

    How about this? If your guitar has separate volume and tone controls for each pickup and a three-way selector switch, this little one-knob banger becomes a three-channel tone monster at the flick of your wrist!

EarthQuaker Devices Tentacle - Octave Pedal

The Tentacle is a classic analog octave up effect. It is the very same octave from our beloved Hoof Reaper pedal. We got so many requests to make this a stand-alone unit that we just had to make it a reality. You can now add an excellent, swelling octave up to anything your heart desires! Pair it with your favorite fuzz, strap on a headband and unleash your inner Jammy Hendrix. Put it in front of another octave up and blow your amp's mind. 

Pedal Specifications

Throw it in the effects loop of a delay and marvel at what happens (then tell us, we’d like to know too). What’s better? It has no controls! Nothing to worry about at all here, just hit the switch and go for it. The Tentacle is an analog octave up, the effect will become much more pronounced when using your neck pickup and playing above the 12th fret.
 
Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

Current draw is 2 mA.

EarthQuaker Devices Terminal Fuzz V2 Pedal

When it comes to nasty, buzzy fuzzes, the EarthQuaker Terminal Fuzz V2 pedal is as buzzy as they come. Based on a vintage Jax fuzz, the Terminal Fuzz V2 is all fuzz all the time with a cool set of tone-sculpting controls to conjure new sounds. This isn't your everyday, smooth-sounding boutique fuzz. This is a raspy, buzzy, nasty, old-school fuzz tone that will rattle people's teeth out of their heads. Turn the Voice control clockwise to tweak the upper mids or counterclockwise for lower mids. For more bite, adjust the Treble control to taste. And the Fuzz control goes from gritty, driven tones to rip-your-head-off, full-on fuzz. These three controls combine to give you a huge range of tones. 

Pedal Specifications

Features:

  • Fuzz pedal based on the vintage Jax Fuzz
  • V2 edition with silent relay-based switching
  • Voice control tweaks the upper mids and lower mids
  • Add more bite to your sound via the Treble control
  • Dial in everything from gritty, driven tones to over-the-edge fuzz
  • Compact size is perfect for any pedalboard
  • Requires 9-volt DC power supply (sold separately)

EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander V2 Monophonic Analog Guitar Synthesizer Pedal

Relive the glory days of primitive mono synths and nostalgic chiptune-y leads! The Bit Commander V2 pedal blends your guitar or bass signal with sub-octave rumble and octave-up shriek for some pronounced effects. Flip to your neck pickup to play single notes. Above the seventh fret, the Bit Commander V2 yields tight and predictable results. Below that, tracking gets a bit volatile, resulting in all kinds of glitching, stuttering fun.

Pedal Specifications

 

Features:
  • Blends your guitar or bass signal with sub-octave rumble and octave-up shriek
  • Use your neck pickup for accurate tracking of single notes
  • Yields tight and predictable tracking above the 7th fret
  • Below the 7th fret yields glitching, stuttering effects
  • Pairs great with fuzz for splatty textures and deep, earth-moving bass
  • Soft-touch relay-based switching for silent operation

EarthQuaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter - Dual Resonant Filter Pedal

The Interstellar Obiter was specially designed for Kid Koala to be used on his Satellite Concert tour. The idea for the Satellite concert is very ambitious: each audience member will be seated at one of 60 mini turntable stations that will include a small crate of color coded custom vinyl. Each record contains a drone that is designed to harmonize with key moments in the show being performed on stage by Kid Koala. Each record player will be run through an effect pedal and allow the audience to individually manipulate the sounds in real time…. I mean, how could we say no to that!?! After a lots and lots of testing the records through various types of effects, we landed on the Interstellar Orbiter!

So what is it? The Interstellar Orbiter is a dual resonant filter controlled by a single LFO that sweeps each filter in opposite directions. It has three universal controls: a master Frequency control that governs the center frequency of both filters, a master Rate control for the LFO and the Direct control for blending in the unaffected dry signal. There are expression pedal jacks for both the master Frequency and the LFO rate. The LFO sweeps each filter in opposite directions and has a wide range. Each filter is voiced differently and has controls for LFO intensity, resonance and mix. When the LFO Intensity is raised the filter sweep is wider, the center frequency is raised and the resonance becomes more pronounced. 

The resonance becomes more “ringy” as you dial it up and more mellow as you dial it back. The mix control adjusts the volume for the mix of each filter.

With all of this control, the Interstellar Orbiter is a knob twiddler’s dream with loads of possibilities! It can do everything from wah emulation to complex vocal formant filter and even a fairly convincing rotary speaker effect. You can set the intensity of both filters to zero and use the Frequency to manually create wide filter sweeps or use an expression pedal for a unique wah tones. Adjust the intensity of one filter to taste and use an expression pedal to sweep the second to create some awesome moving center point phase effects. You can also create some very vocal sounds by using the LFO to control both filters and fine tuning the resonance, intensity and master frequency. These vocal formants will vary depending the settings of each individual control and the rate at which they are swept! These are just a few suggestions, the Interstellar Orbiter is vast; get ready to get free.

The Interstellar Orbiter is all analog, true bypass and hand made one at a time, part by part, knob by knob, wire by damn wire in the fiery town of Akron, Ohio and features artwork drawn by Kid Koala himself!

Universal Controls

Rate: Master speed control for the LFO, faster clockwise, slower counter clockwise.
Direct: Adjusts the level of the unaffected dry signal.
Frequency: Adjusts the center point of both filters.

Filter A and B Controls

Intensity: Adjusts how much the LFO sweeps each filter. As this is turned clockwise, the sweep becomes wider and the center frequency is raised.
Resonance: Adjusts the resonant peak of each filter. As this is turned clockwise, the filter becomes more "ringy".
Mix: Adjusts the level of each filter in the mix.

EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper - Dual Fuzz Octave

Dual Fuzz Octave

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 through 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.

Hoof Description:

Our flag-ship 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.

Pedal Specifications

It has a tighter, cleaner sound than most muff’s which makes it more cutting and discernible in a band setting. The shift control is the key to the 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 Description:

The Tone Reaper is a vintage style fuzz device based on the “3 knob” 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, its all here.

Available switching combos:

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

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

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