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EarthQuaker Devices

ARTICLES

Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

August 16, 2018
With the ability to dial in transparent boost or use the active EQ to summon radically voiced overdrive, what’s not to love?
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Rig Rundown: Pelican

August 8, 2018
See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.
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Stephen Malkmus: The Unknowing Guitarist

July 3, 2018
The ex-Pavement frontman preserves the element of surprise in the solos and sounds he explores with his band, the Jicks, on their new album, Sparkle Hard.
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Rig Rundown: Guided by Voices

June 20, 2018
Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, and Bobby Bare Jr. reveal how a few quirky vintage axes, some classic amps, and a few utilitarian pedals get the job done night after night.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids Review

June 15, 2018
There’s no end to the adventures in flanging made possible by this deep, DSP-driven modulator.
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Rig Rundown: The Breeders

May 23, 2018
For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Pyramids

May 9, 2018
John Bohlinger grabs his triple-humbucker PRS and b-bender baritone to unravel the various flange sounds lurking inside that range from classic to crazy.
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EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device

May 2, 2018
The pedal uses five user-definable presets, eight flanger modes, tap tempo, tap subdivision via the rate and tap mini-toggle, and a multi-function modify control.
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Rig Rundown: The Dear Hunter

April 18, 2018
Explore the three keys that propel the band’s prog-rock orbit: custom axes, pedal-platform tube amps, and stompboxes strengthened with modeling tech from Line 6.
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Tools for the Task: Clean Boosts

March 16, 2018
Simple, yes, but a clean-boost pedal like the 10 here can do a lot more than a simple bump in dBs.
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Rig Rundown: Screaming Females

March 14, 2018
Guitarist/singer Marissa Paternoster and bassist “King” Mike Abbate worry little about instrument investments and instead focus on producing raw, energy-fueled, loud-as-hell jams.
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Rig Rundown: Pallbearer

March 7, 2018
Learn how these Arkansas rockers move beyond a wall of dark and heavy doom with various modulations, delays, and deep ’verbs to weave their own complex sonic architecture.
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Eclectic Effecting 101: How to Use Stock Pedals to Unlock New Sounds

February 10, 2018
A hands-on guide to using chains of pedals to create enigmatic, spooky, and downright crazy sounds.
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NAMM '18 - EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Drive, Data Corrupter & Rainbow Machine V2 Demos

February 8, 2018
A cool drive and more, plus an update on a sonic pedalboard dissident.
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NAMM 2018 Gear-Guru Livestream: Stompbox Heavyweights

January 28, 2018
Electro-Harmonix's Mike Matthews and EarthQuaker Devices' Jamie Stillman talk about what's currently inspiring them in their evolving take on effects, and the "basic rules" for surviving in the cutthroat world of pedal building.
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Premier Guitar Gear-Guru Livestreams coming to NAMM 2018!

January 22, 2018
Premier Guitar Announces Daily Winter NAMM 2018 Livestreams with Electro-Harmonix's Mike Matthews, Paul Reed Smith, EarthQuaker Devices' Jamie Stillman, and More!
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Rig Rundown: Bully

January 10, 2018
Offset guitars, classic American amps, and gnarly fuzzes fuel these Nashvillians' indie jams.
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First Look: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

January 10, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger uses five guitars to see what the Ohio outfit's new overdrive has to offer."
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EarthQuaker Devices Announces the Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

January 10, 2018
The active EQ section has up to 20dB of cut and/or boost at 80Hz and 2kHz.
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EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter Review

December 29, 2017
Monophonic guitar synth? Pitch-tracking octaver? Noise box from Hell?
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