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EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The Dispatch Master is a digital delay and reverb unit with an all analog direct signal path and true bypass switching. It is capable of producing ne...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The smaller and more modern answer to the well loved limited run Ghost Disaster from 2010!

The Dispatch Master is a digital delay and reverb unit with an all analog direct signal path and true bypass switching. It is capable of producing nearly 2 seconds of delay time with near-infinite repeats and a cavernous reverb. Both effects can be run separately or in unison. Even though it is a DSP based effect, the sound is warm and full. No sterile lifeless tones here! The delay signal is clear and strong with no after effects or signal degradation and the repeats decay into a nice ambient swell with no oscillation. The reverb is MASSIVE and is sure to please those who love the Ghost Echo but want more depth and less artifacts. The perfect "Black Hole Ambience Generator"!

FEATURES
  • Controls:
  • Time: Controls the delay time, from 0ms to nearly 2000ms
  • Repeats: Controls the regeneration of the delayed signal. Also acts as a enhancer for the reverb. In reverb mode this will control the thickness, decay, depth and overall nature of the reverb.
  • Reverb: Controls the reverb mix
  • Mix: Controls the over all level of the effected signal
  • To use as a reverb only, turn the time control all the way down and adjust the reverb and mix controls to taste. In this mode, the repeats control can be used to enhance the thickness, decay, depth and overall nature of the reverb. With the reverb control at it's maximum setting, the repeats control will gradually overload the effect at higher settings.
  • True bypass

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Measures
  • 4.37" X 2.37" X 1.75" with knobs
  • Power
  • A standard 9 volt DC power supply with a negative center 2.1mm barrel, no battery option.
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EarthQuaker DevicesDispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Professional recording (8)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
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    5.0

    Amazing Pedal

    By PedalObsession

    from Cape Cod, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Amazing little pedal. I would buy this one for the reverb alone. It can go from just a little reverb to big and full by tweaking the reverb and mix knob. But you can also add some delay to give your tone some amazing depth. Not all the fancy settings of other brands but this one nails it for me. I have tried countless reverb pedals and finally this one ended the search for me.

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        5.0

        Phenomenal Reverb/Delay Combo

        By MysteriousStrangersBassman

        from Anoka, MN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This pedal is absolutely great! The tracking of the delay is very good and the tone of the reverb it offers is awesome! You could maybe find better reverb and delay pedals separately for quite a bit more money but this thing just kicks butt, I doubt you can find a better quality reverb/delay pedal for this low of a price anywhere. It's mostly advertised as a guitar pedal but I use it on bass and it sounds just as awesome there as it does on guitar. Earthquaker devices rocks and I would recommend any of their pedals to any one!

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          5.0

          Beautiful

          By Dave Tone

          from Montreal, QC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I own this pedal. It's good. Real good. Excellent customer service from Earthquaker Devices staff as well.

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              5.0

              Priority pedal for every board!

              By Jeepman47

              from Myrtle Beach, SC

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Light weight
              • Quality Constuction
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I consider myself a tone snob and I would tell anyone looking to start a pedal board that this along with a quality OD (I personally like the Fulltone OCD) would have you ready to take on the world. I love everything about it, right down to the brightness of the indicator light. While it's true, it does require a DEDICATED 9v power supply (no daisy chaining) and the delay lacks the flexibility of an individual delay pedal such as the extremely versatile DL4. But I have never in 20 years of playing, plugged in a pedal and immediately got goosebumps when I heard the sounds coming out of my amp. It inspired me to the point that I (when I actually sat down with the intention to rehearse for some upcoming shows) immediately jumped into my home studio and wrote/recorded a song with ONLY it, and none of the other multitude of pedals I own. I will be looking in to more Earthquaker pedals to add to my growing collection.

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                5.0

                great noise maker/sound effects petal

                By Crust

                from Brockton, MA

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I had never heard an electric guitar sound like what it did after plugging it into this particular sound effects petal...just awesome

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Atmospheric

                  By Canbro28

                  from Kentucky

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Durable
                  • Good sound quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Well-Built

                  Cons

                  • Digital Overtones

                  Best Uses

                  • Live performance

                  Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I have had this unit for about 4 or 5 months. I was looking for a compact pedal solution for reverb and delay and the Dispatch Master fit the bill. It is somewhat limited in fine tuning the delay effect compared to some high quality, dedicated (delay only) units, but for live performance this unit serves the purpose very well. The combination of blending delay and reverb can produce some great atmospheric effects (for which I think it shines best), yet it can still be tamed for subtle applications. My only negative comment about this unit has to do with its digital tone. Mind you, the tone is very good, but it is obvious that it is digital delay. This can produce some noticeable over-tones as well as that typical, slightly sterile tone. If you are looking for the ultimate delay unit I think you will need to look at a dedicated delay only unit which will allow you greater control over the various parameters of the delay signal. The reverb section of this unit functions nicely, but again it is digital with the same tone qualities associated with the delay tone. I have used this with both electric and acoustic guitar. I think it lends itself to electric tone much more than acoustic. I am extremely picky about my acoustic tone and don't normally like a lot of effects in the signal path, but there are occasions when a little delay can be effective. All in all, this is a very good unit, especially if you want to conserve space on your pedalboard. The build quality is solid and I don't foresee any problems with durabilty. I haven't had any problems with it in the time that I have had it. So, if you're searching for a really good compact unit that will give you delay and reverb, the Dispatch Master deserves consideration.

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                  5.0

                  Digital but Organic

                  By MBP

                  from FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Digital But Organic
                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This thing is amazing. It combines reverb with responsive delay to brighten and add a nice spacial element of repeats to your tone. Like another reviewer here, I added this to my one-trick pony micro terror to clean up it's act. The only con is price, but you're pay for handmade american quality. Although it's a digital delay, it has an organic sound to it. Very responsive to your strum patterns whether it be subtle or powered. Unlike my bossdd3 that no longer works because it's picky with what power supply you use, this thing uses a standard 9V out. It does not come with an adaptor here at MF. This thing is only powered by an adaptor, not battery powered. Love the look. Dialing in your tone feels fluid, smooth and top notch.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AMAZING!

                    By G

                    from New Jersey

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Good Selection Of Effects
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Sounds amazing! Ditched my dd3 for it. Such a great choice.

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                      5.0

                      Best delay ever

                      By Benjamin

                      from paducah ky

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Best sounding delay I've ever used for sure! Realy lush and warm without any noise, even when used with other stopmboxes. I use alot of Fulltone And Wampler stuff and I put this up there with anything that I've gottin from them. I'm f
                        or sure gonna be gettin more pedals from Earthquaker in the future.

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                        5.0

                        Ideal for my needs

                        By Steelguy

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Both Reverb And Delay
                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances
                        • Practice

                        Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        I wanted something compact and easy to use with pedal steel and this fills the bill. The sounds are all musical and I don't need a bunch of emulations just high quality, easily adjustable reverb and echo for ambience.

                        I consider the Dispatch Master a higher quality version of the old Boss RV-3. It is quiet, great sounding and easy to adjust. I use a 1 Spot for the power supply, it is readily available and works perfectly.

                        I have a pedal board for big gigs and use studio effects when recording but for sit in, practice and jamming this is the perfect tool.

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