EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator and V2 Pedals – NAMM 2018

Posted on 22nd January 2018 by

EarthQuaker Devices have gained a highly respected reputation for creating beautiful,  mold-breaking effects pedals. Each EarthQuaker pedal is hand build and tested from their headquarters in Akron, Ohio, USA. The EarthQuaker Devices philosophy is that their pedals should be user-friendly, with lots of practical, usable, and musical sounds, but should also be a launchpad for sonic exploration and aural innovation.

NAMM 2018 is just around the corner and EarthQuaker Devices have announced another line of exciting effects pedals, as well as updated V2’s of some EarthQuaker favorites.

NEW – EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

Earthquaker Devices Westwood Overdrive

EarthQuaker Devices cut their teeth in the world of overdrive. The ‘Hoof Fuzz’ was the first pedal EarthQuaker produced. 2018 hails the launch of the Westwood, a touch sensitive translucent overdrive which EarthQuaker claim is ‘as clean and pure as the breeze’ and ‘as hot as a damn fine cup of coffee’. For all you fans of a certain green pedal from Japan, this could be the new overdrive for you.

  • Translucent Overdrive Manipulator – From clean boost to soaring leads
  • Two-band active EQ – 20dB of Bass and Treble cut/boost
  • Super touch responsive – Get 50 shades of gain simply by altering your attack
  • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching
  • All-analog signal path
  • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

V2 and Updates

With the releases of Avalanche Run V2, Spatial Delivery V2, Hoof Reaper V2, The Depths V2 and Rainbow Machine V2, EarthQuaker Devices bring modern updates to these top-selling inspiration machines.

  • Updated versions of five EQD top-sellers
  • Upgraded with soft-click relay switching system and new Flexi-Switch, which allows for momentary operation
  • High-Quality components and connectors
  • Handmade in Akron, Ohio USA
  • 9V operation (optional battery or regular PSU)

Avalanche Run V2

EarthQuaker Avalanche Run V2

One of EarthQuaker Devices most popular pedals, the Avalanche Run is a lush stereo reverb and delay. The Avalanche Run is used by many seasoned pros such as Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse and Peter Mengede of Helmet. The Avalanche Run V2 has been upgraded in a new custom enclosure as well as an algorithm update that creates even more stunning reverb and delays.

  • Stereo reverb and delay
  • V2 features an updated algorithm for an even better stereo image
  • 3 delay modes and tap tempo – Normal, Reverse and Swell
  • Expression input – For hands-free control over pedal parameters
  • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching
  • Analog dry-through
  • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

Rainbow Machine V2

EarthQuaker Devices Rainbow Machine V2

The Rainbow Machine is one of EarthQuaker Devices more far-out pedals. Used by artists such as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta and Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age, the Rainbow Machine is a psychedelic dream. At the core of the pedal is a modern DSP that creates real-time pitch shifting using digital oscillators and delays. The V2 update is twice as loud as the original, , with an extended delay time, deeper chorus tones, silent flexiswitch footswitches on both the Activate and Magic functions, and best of all, has more Magic!

  • Polyphonic Pitch Shifting Modulator – From a Major 3rd up to a Perfect 4th below
  • Can create thick doubling, lush chorus, oil-can delays and wild polyphonic harmonies
  • New recalibrated Magic control – Wider range of available sounds
  • New V2 flexi-switch – allows for latching and momentary switching
  • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching
  • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

Hoof Reaper V2

EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper V2

The Hoof Reaper combines three classic pedals from EarthQuaker Devices, ‘Hoof’, ‘Tone Reaper Fuzz’ and the old-school analog octave up tones from ‘Tentacle Octave’. This pedal handles all your fuzz needs in a single 3 switch box. Fuzz god J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr has a Hoof Reaper along side his collection of vintage fuzzes. The octave in the Hoof Reaper V2 has now been upgraded with EarthQuaker’s new flexi-switch. This lets you use it in classic latching mode or in the new momentary mode, seeing you jump in and out of octaved riffs and solos like nobody’s business!

  • Dual Fuzz Octave – Hoof Fuzz, Tone Reaper and Tentacle Octave in one pedal
  • Use them individually or together – endless tonal combinations
  • Octave uses new V2 flexi-switch – for latch and momentary operation
  • True bypass – silent soft-touch switching
  • All-analog signal path
  • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

The Depths V2

EarthQuaker Devices The Depths V2

The Depths is EarthQuaker Devices take on the classic optical vibe circuit. If Henxdrix had EarthQuaker Devices at his disposal, this would be the pedal for him. Lush, pulsating, three-dimensional vintage vibe tones to die for. The Depths is used by Jim Fairchild of Modest Mouse to create those gorgeous pulsing guitars tones. The V2 update features a Flexi-Switch, which allows players to switch between operating the pedals in classic latch mode or in the new momentary mode.

  • Optical vibe – lush, pulsating, three-dimensional vintage vibe tones
  • Unique Throb control – adds subharmonic low-end. Great for bass and synths
  • New V2 flexi-switch – allows for latch and momentary operation
  • True bypass – silent soft-touch switching
  • All-analog signal path
  • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

Spatial Delivery V2

EarthQuaker Devices Spatial Delivery V2

The Spatial Delivery is a voltage-controlled envelope filter that brings tones so funky it would make George Clinton blush. The Spatial Delivery is used by Michael League of the incredible jazz fusion act Snarky Puppy. The V2 update features a Flexi-Switch, which allows players to switch between operating the pedals in classic latch mode or in the new momentary mode, a feature rarely seen on envelope filters.

  • Voltage controlled Envelope Filter with Sample & Hold
  • 3 filter modes: Upwards sweep, Downwards sweep and Sample & Hold
  • Filter control – Crossfades between Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass
  • New V2 flexi-switch – allows for latch and momentary operation
  • True bypass – Silent soft-touch switching
  • Top-mounted jacks – for effortless pedalboard implementation

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