EarthQuaker devices love effects pedals. In fact, they love them so much that they hand-make them, one at a time, out in the far-flung reaches of Akron, Ohio (USA). Whilst they acknowledge the need for more common and well-known pedals (such as Overdrive, Fuzz, Reverb etc.) they do so in a way which often blows your mind and replaces it with rainbow-coloured pixie dust.
A LAUNCHPAD FOR SONIC EXPLORATION AND AURAL INNOVATION
The EarthQuaker Devices philosophy is a simple one: make the pedals simple/user friendly with practical and usable sounds, but also give the end-user the option of complete sonic exploration. Most importantly, they should be solidly built, reliable, and work consistently, which is why each and every pedal is painstakingly hand-built, hand-tested and guaranteed for life. They even say that if, for whatever reason, the pedal does break just send it back to them and they'll fix it!
The company began on the day founder Jamie Stillman broke his favourite overdrive pedal. Upon opening the pedal up in an attempt to fix it, he saw how simple the circuitry was and decided to build his own. Before he knew it, he'd produced his first production line model (the wonderful Hoof fuzz pedal) and the company reputation sky-rocketed almost overnight. What began in a basement in Akron, Ohio became an international phenomenon.
EarthQuaker Devices currently employ more than 50 staff members (including designers, production staff, logistics staff etc.) and have won more awards than you can shake a stick at. Now you can buy their products from PMT Stores nationwide and from PMT Online, and we couldn't be happier!