EarthQuaker Devices was founded in 2004 by musician Jamie Stillman who was in the Party of Helicopters, Relaxer, Fringe Candidate, Teeth of the Hydra, Drummer and Harriet the Spy bands. From 1993 until 2002, Stillman operated the Donut Friends record label from his home in Kent, Ohio, releasing more than fifty records by mainly punk and metal bands gaining a cult following around the World. Stillman began designing EarthQuaker Devices Guitar Pedals after a successful attempt at repairing a broken overdrive pedal. This experience ignited a fascination with electronics and he became obsessed with circuit design, selling his one-off guitar pedal builds on eBay while working various day jobs.
Today EarthQuaker Devices Guitar Pedals are sought after and are included in our boutique guitar pedal range due to the design and manufacturing processes involved. Our website has many EarthQuaker Devices Guitar Effect Pedals available showing comparison prices from various suppliers for you to review and buy. Some of the most popular Earthquaker models are shown below however if you require a specific Earthquaker guitar pedal use the product list below the grid. Select the guitar effect pedal you are interested in from the list and you will be taken to a page showing the various suppliers and any special offers and savings that exist. If you require a high quality guitar pedal that is built for the road with unique features take some time to review the range of boutique effect pedals to consider that are available, many of these are designed for, and used, by famous guitar players.
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EarthQuaker Devices Guitar Effect Pedals : Product List
Review the guitar products listed below, click on the name to be taken to a separate page where you can review the prices of the individual EarthQuaker Devices Guitar Effect Pedals.
- EarthQuaker Acapulco Gold Distortion Guitar Pedal
- EarthQuaker Arrows Pre-Amp Booster Guitar Pedal
- EarthQuaker Erupter Fuzz Tone Guitar Effect Pedal
- EarthQuaker Hummingbird Tremolo Guitar Effect Pedal
- EarthQuaker Plumes Shredder Overdrive Guitar Pedal
- Earthquaker Tentacle Octave Up Guitar Effect Pedal
- Pyramids Stereo Flanger Guitar Pedal by EarthQuaker Devices
There are many different guitar pedal manufacturers and styles to review and consider buying. Use the guitar pedal link in the top menu to choose and review guitar by type of effect and by effect manufacturer, or brand name. All the major and boutique guitar pedal brands are available to review including Mooer pedals, Joyo pedals, Behringer pedals, MXR pedals, Boss pedals and many more. For the most reliable and feature packed guitar pedals check the boutique guitar pedals that are displayed on the site.
EarthQuaker Devices : Guitar Effect Pedals Explained
Create new and exciting guitar sounds and shape your guitar tone like a pro guitarist. Guitar pedals are used by all types of guitarist to shape the sound that is created by the guitar strings inducing a current into the guitar pickups. Guitar pedals are usually, but not always, used in the signal chain between the guitar and the amplifier. However, some guitar amplifiers have an effects loop, which means the pre-amp signal is fed to the pedals. A guitar pedal or rack mounted music processor unit is an electronic unit that can be used to make sonic changes to the guitar signal and create new sounds which then become part of a guitar players unique sound.
There are many guitar pedal types available. Guitarists have used effect pedals, or stomboxes as they are also known, for many years to modify the sound from the guitar and to create exciting sounds for use on new song recordings. There are many makes of guitar pedal on the market, from mass produced, cheap guitar pedals, to expensive custom made pedals that are hand made and used by famous guitar players. Guitar pedals are typically used on stage fitted to a guitar pedal board where the guitarist can switch on and off various effects during a live performance to replica the original recording.
Common Effects Include:
- Distortion – this type of guitar effect modifies the input signal to replicate hard driven valve guitar amplifier. There are many variations on this including fuzz guitar pedals, overdrive guitar pedals, distortion guitar pedals, blues guitar pedals, crunch guitar pedals and heavy metal guitar pedals.
- Dynamic – this type of effect modifies the signal but does to shape or modify it. They are used to clean up the signal, boost the pickups or to improve the tone. Review these guitar pickup booster pedal, guitar pre-amp pedal, guitar noise gate pedals, guitar compressor pedals, guitar volume pedals and guitar limiter pedals.
- Filter – these effect shape and modify the frequency of the input guitar signal to create new sounds and include guitar wah pedals and guitar graphic equaliser pedals,.
- Modulation – these effects are the most popular and modulate the input signal to create new interesting sounds and include guitar chorus pedals, guitar flanger pedal, guitar phaser pedal, guitar vibe pedal, guitar tremolo pedal, guitar modulation pedal and guitar vibrato pedal.
- Pitch – these effects modify the input signal by changing the pitch of the note, for example an octaver may add an extra note one octave higher, one lower or even both. Choose a guitar octaver pedal.
- Specialist – these are unique effects that create a new and interesting sound including guitar bit crusher pedal, guitar rotary speaker pedal,
- Time and Echo – these effects add reflections of the input signal to thicken the sound and also to add unique echo effects. Choose from guitar digital delay pedal, guitar analog delay pedal, guitar reverb pedal, guitar tape echo pedal,
- Others – there are other unique pedals used for a specific use like acoustic guitar pedals, guitar multi-effects pedal, guitar looper pedal, guitar tuner pedals, amp simulator pedals and aby switch pedals
Most modern guitar effect pedals use solid-state electronics eg computer chips and transistors however some old and vintage effects use mechanical components like a spring reverb and even vacuum tubes or valves.