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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
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Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.

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Dirt Transmitter Fuzz Driver

Aaron Rogers

BEGIN COMMUNIQUE . . . Attn: guitarists of the planet Earth . . . if you need to dirty your signal’s transmission, aim your satellites in the direction of the Dirt Transmitter fuzz driver from EarthQuaker Devices. . . . <<<

>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter uses rare-Earth precious Silicon metal transistors for a biting top-end response and higher gain than germanium, making it better suited for the modern fuzz tones of today . . . and the future. . . <<<

>>> . . . The “Bias” control starves the transistors of necessary electrical current, resulting in a gated, or “dying battery” sound for space-age Velcro-like fuzz tones. . . . This causes a primitive, sputtering, grimy effect akin to vintage (by Earthling standards) analog synthesizers . . . <<<

>>> . . . Place your puny humanoid hands upon the “Tone” control to alter the high-frequency content and overall harmonic contour of the Dirt Transmitter. . . . Positioned clockwise, you will hear bright, cutting tones which stretch the limits of your earthling ears. . . . Counterclockwise, the Dirt Transmitter emits creamy, mellow tones with singing sustain and a pleasant high-frequency roll-off . . . <<<

>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter has gobs of gain and a low noise-floor, making it exceptional for stacking with other overdrive and fuzz pedals to boost its broadcast range . . . .  <<<

>>> . . . Every Dirt Transmitter is true-bypass, with archaic all-analog circuitry, and built one-at-a-time by a crack team of cryptozoology enthusiasts in the crop circles surrounding Akron, Ohio, USA – THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE . . . <<<

>>>. . . END COMMUNIQUE . . .<<<


Hoof Fuzz

Aaron Rogers

What to say about the Hoof that hasn’t already been said? Our flagship fuzz pedal can be found on thousands on pedaboards around the world and has rocked countless stages from stinky suburban basements to Madison Square Garden. Twice...

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Bit Commander Guitar Synthesizer

Aaron Rogers

The Bit Commander is a monophonic analog synthesizer that packs four octaves of ripping square-wave voices plus a rich filter section into an enclosure smaller than the Game Boy you got for your birthday way back in ’92.

Dialing in the perfect sound is easier than Tetris, but the array of sounds is just as deep. The Bit Commander’s Base control...

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Ghosts in the Machine - Kid Koala at the LA Amp Show

Aaron Rogers

"It's like they add ghosts to your machine," says Kid Koala.

We met up with Kid Koala (Deltron 3030, Gorillaz) at the LA Amp Show to twist some knobs and learn more about how he integrates effects pedals into DJ performances. And we got that. But we also got a lot more than that...

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V2 Updates to Bit Commander, Cloven Hoof, Hoof, Levitation, and Organizer

Aaron Rogers

10-4, space truckers!

We're puttin' the hammer down so you don't have to, because the Bit Commander, Cloven Hoof, Hoof, Levitation, and Organizer are now available with soft-touch switching!

While we're at it, we updated the Levitation with new artwork and new op-amps for lower noise, and we improved the Organizer's circuitry for better performance and lower noise, because hey, when you're hot, you're hot!

You can keep your feet on the ground and tappity-tap-tap away at these new and improved Devices at your local dealer starting January 19th, 2017!

And, if yer LA-bound and flyin', come visit us at the NAMM show! Booth 4296 in Hall C...

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Ghost Echo Vintage Voiced Reverb

Aaron Rogers

The Ghost Echo is our spooky take on the haunted* amp-top spring reverberation units of yesteryear. This creepy analog/digital spring reverb emulation machine boasts a terrifying 30ms – 150ms of pre-delay, controllable via the “Attack” knob, for everything from a quick rockabilly slapback, to viscous pools of ectoplasmic reverberations...

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Speaker Cranker Overdrive

Aaron Rogers

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. If you want a boost, buy a booster, because the Speaker Cranker is an overdrive, buddy, and don’t you forget it...

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