Do you like effects pedals? We do! Here at EarthQuaker Devices, we like pedals so much that we make them one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cuyahoga River pumps white-hot liquid magma into the steam engine that powers our great riff factory in the sky.
We believe that effects pedals should be simple and user-friendly, with lots of practical, useable, and musical sounds, but should also be a launchpad for sonic exploration and aural innovation. Most of all, they should always work correctly all of the time, which is why each and every single EarthQuaker Devices pedal is hand built, hand tested, and guaranteed for life! We use only the highest quality components, but if for some crazy reason your pedal does break, send it back to us and we will fix it for you!
Jamie Stillman's interest in electronics began the day his favorite overdrive broke. After seeing how simple the pedal was on the inside, Jamie thought to himself, “A-ha! Making effects pedals is so easy, anybody could do it!” Before long, Jamie made his first production-run pedal, the majestic Hoof fuzz, which found its way to festival stages around the world. Word got around about this one-of-a-kind custom made fuzz pedal, and almost overnight all the guitar forums were abuzz about this mystery fuzz from Akron, Ohio, and EarthQuaker Devices took off.
What started in a basement in Akron, Ohio is now an international phenomenon employing 40+ proud guitar nerds, a bunch of bearded dudes, and a couple ladies. After more NAMM “Best in Show” awards, Guitar World “Gold Awards,” and Premier Guitar “Editor's Picks” than we can even count, EarthQuaker Devices is turning to the horizons of the global marketplace to bring the noise worldwide.