[NAMM] 4 Earthquaker Devices effect pedals
Earthquaker Devices will attend NAMM 2015 next week where they will introduce four new effect stompboxes.
Eartquaker Devices will offer in 2015 a new version of its Sea Machine chorus pedal. This updated edition uses a hybrid analog and digital circuit with a slighted expanded delay time. The signal path starts with a short digital delay line, with adjustable Animation for the delay time, Dimension for the amount of spatial regeneration and Depth for the wet/dry mix. An LFO is also included with Rate (oscillator speed), Intensity (modulation rate for the signal delayed by the LFO) and Shape that morphs the signal from triangle to square. A LED will show the LFO speed and shape even when the pedal is bypassed. Last, a true bypass and a buffer are included, the latter allows for getting the initial analog dry signal back again.
The Sea Machine allows for creating diverses effects, such as Leslie cab emulations, pitch bends, arpeggios and more. It has a price of $195.
The Fuzz Master General is based on the Ace Tone Fuzz Master FM-2 Professional, a vintage octave fuzz that Earthquaker has decided to modernize. They retained the original circuit but the fuzz has a wider range for extended tone possibilities, from almost clean to extreme. A Voice switch has been added for further tone control, with a choice of Germanium, Silicone and No Diode Clipping modes. The Tone switch was replaced by a continuous variable knob, the volume level has been increased and the floor noise was reduced. The Fuzz Master General is handmade in Ohio and retails for $175.
The Hummingbird analog tremolo will be available in a new v3. The pedal models the vintage Repeat Percussion and allows for creating multiple effects thanks to a 3-speed switch (slow, medium and fast) as well as Level, Rate and Depth knobs. The Rate control can also be adjusted from an expression pedal to extent the modulation capacities. Earthquaker adds that when the Depth knob is set to zero, the pedal acts as a JFET clean boost.
Last, Earthquaker partnered with recently reborn Park Amplifiers to recreate the Park Fuzz Sound germanium fuzz pedal. They retained the original topology and sound but added some changes: the fuzz range has been increased, the floor noise reduced, transistors are hand matched for optimal performance, the internal voltage has been regulated and a DC power socket was added, along with a LED. The new Park Fuzz Sound has also a smaller box, and so is the price of $175.
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