NAMM 2019 – Earthquaker Devices Releases New Pedals!

EarthQuaker Swiss Things Flexible Switching Pedal

EarthQuaker Devices’ Swiss Things is an all-in-one pedalboard reconciliation solution designed to really tie your rig together, without resorting to some confusing loop-switching contraption bigger than a meatball party sub (that eats up the entire bottom row of your board and kind-of-but-not-quite does what you need it to do).

Swiss Things combines two true-bypass Flexi-Switch enabled effects loops, a Flexi-Switch AB-Y box with transformer isolation between outputs, a buffered tuner output, 20dB of clean boost, an expression pedal output for volume control, and a quiet, high headroom output buffer into a compact pedalboard-friendly signal routing junction box that lives at the top-right corner of your pedalboard and really ties your rig together without any signal loss.

The two effects loops (labelled Loop 1 and Loop 2) come equipped with EarthQuaker Devices’ proprietary Flexi-Switch Technology which allows latching- and/or momentary-style switching to be used with any effects pedal on the market. Loop 1 is unbuffered for use with fuzz, overdrive, distortion, boost, vintage pedals, or anything else with low input impedance and requires direct interaction with your pickups. Loop 2 is buffered and is intended for use with time-based and modulation effects.


EarthQuaker Dispatch Master V3 Delay Reverb Pedal

The Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master is still packed to the brim with crystalline delays and seemingly endless reverberating soundscapes, the renowned Dispatch Master V3 now features EarthQuaker Devices proprietary flexi-switch for seamless switching between standard latch mode and cool momentary operation, seeing you create everything from dreamy lingering soundscapes to short glitchy bursts of ambience. An all-time EarthQuaker Devices favourite just got even better!

Now the same brilliantly simple and easy-to-use digital Delay & Reverb Device includes EarthQuaker Devices’ proprietary Flexi-Switch™ Technology. Exclusive to EarthQuaker Devices effects pedals, Flexi-Switch™ allows for traditional latching and/or momentary-style switching from a single silent relay-based true-bypass footswitch.

To use the Dispatch Master V3 as a standard effects pedal, press the switch once to activate the effect, and press again to bypass. For momentary operation, press and hold the footswitch, and the Dispatch Master will remain active for as long as the switch is held. Once the switch is released, the effect is bypassed.

The Dispatch Master’s hi-fi delay and reverb sounds and intuitive control set have made it a staple of pro pedalboards around the globe. It features a dynamic reverb that goes from natural and roomy to cavernous and deep, up to 1.5 seconds of delay time, and a dialled-in delay Repeats control delivering anything between a single echo to infinite repeats without unpleasant digital artefacts or runaway self-oscillation. Its simplicity has made it a popular “always on” effect for players who want to add a touch of ambience and slapback to their clean tone, and its lush ambient sounds make it a perfect fit for modern and experimental players.