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EarthQuaker Devicees

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by newyorkiddo, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    Any of you guys have any idea as to whether or not EarthQuaker Devices' pedals work well with a bass? I wanted to get compression and delay.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Welcome to Talkbass! You'll find that EQD pedals are much discussed here, if you search on "eqd" or "earthquaker". Also see the FAQ about guitar pedals for bass. Also note that it's not about the brand, but about the specific pedal--any one brand may make one pedal that works great for bass and one that sucks on bass.
  3. I can only vouch for my Sea Machine chorus, but I've heard good things about their delays and The Warden from bassists. Juan Alderete endorses their stuff.
  4. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    I use their Grand Orbiter Phaser and it's the best phaser I've had. The depth knob acts like a blend knob and the tones are fantastic on both phase and vibrato mode. Juan Alderete made a video demoing that pedal but he didn't showcase how slow the phasing can go and how great it sounds with fuzz.
  5. Sir Sly Ry

    Sir Sly Ry

    May 21, 2013
    I'd love to hear more about your Sea Machine.
    laklandplayer likes this.
  6. Me, too.
  7. It's great. You can get some nice, subtle, normal chorus tones. Or you can get crazy, spacy, far-out modulation. But you can reign it all in via the Depth knob, which is essentially a blend control. So you retain as much of your original signal, and low end, as you need. Like many other mod effects, you lose more low end the crazier you get with it so the depth knob is essential for bass applications. Lots of fun for sure. I can't speak to it's application within a band setting. I've only used for home experimentation.
  8. I can't see you having any problems using EQD pedals with bass. I have a Dispatch Master. Sounds grrrreat!
  9. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    got the hoof fuzz on loan yesterday, forgot to take it home to try it out

    those guys are cool, i know them from the kent/akron hardcore days
  10. I have and enjoy the Speaker Cranker
  11. Sir Sly Ry

    Sir Sly Ry

    May 21, 2013
    The Sea Machine seems to have that wet sound (not wet as in dry vs wet signal, the sound just sounds soaking) which I like. I keep hearing good things about the Tech 21 Bass Boost Chorus being a solid chorus for bass, but I'm not sure I dig the sound it gives. Low end less when getting more of the effect might be problematic though. I mean for a while I wouldn't notice a difference because I'm flying solo still, but if I start jamming with people and maybe start doing some small shows in the future I would hate to get lost in the mix with any cool sounds I could make at home.

    Do you have any samples/demos/sounds you've made with your Sea Machine on bass? I've only seen youtube vids with guitar.
  12. father of fires

    father of fires Commercial User

    Nov 29, 2006
    Chief of Medicine at Damnation Audio
    I played a Talons at GC that I thought was pretty cool.

    I want to try a Speaker Cranker as well.
  13. Every pedal of theirs I have tried out has worked really well on bass, sadly I don't own any just now because I stripped my board back to the essentials in order to fund a new bass. But I'll definitely be getting hold of a few again.
  14. spufman

    spufman Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    I can say that the Dirt Transmitter > Speaker Cranker > Dispatch Master is a fantastic trio. Got 'em for guitar, but now it's the board I grab nearly all the time whether playing bass, guitar or Theremin. For the record I am and will always be a bass player.
  15. P-oddz


    Apr 7, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    Dirt Transmitter user here. It absolutely slays for me!