EarthQuaker Devices is one of those companies with the Midas Touch. Honestly, every time I see a new pedal launch onto the market from these folks I just want it immediately. It’s come to the point where I don’t even care if I read what the pedal does – “just give me the damn pedal!” – because I know I’m going to like it. I’m not the only one who feels this way either. EQD has a loyal following from all walks of life and a big reason for that is their gigantic assortment of pedals they have to choose from. At Pedal Finder alone, we have 41 pedals on display from full-throated distortions to “monophonic analog guitar synthesizers with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones.” (otherwise known as the Bit Commander). In fact, a few years ago we partnered with EarthQuaker to give away an Afterneath and it was the first time I realized how loved this company was.
The most recent addition to their pedal line is the Avalanche Run: A new Stereo Delay and Reverb that utilizes a DSP (Digital Signal Processing) platform that promises a ton of sonic possibilities, including two seconds of delay time, tap tempo with subdivisions, looping, assignable expression control and stereo inputs/outputs. The pedal’s delay section offers sounds ranging from tape emulation to bucket brigade analogue repeats, while a modulated plate-style reverb, reverse and swell reverbs are also available – the icing on the cake is self-oscillation, available by holding down the tap switch.
Check out EarthQuaker Devices and the Avalanche Run at their website and keep up to date with them at their FB page. Also, if you get this pedal on your board, don’t forget to leave a review at Pedal Finder. Everyone wants to know what the new DSP platform holds for this new delay/reverb. Here’s a demo.