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EarthQuaker Devices Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal   

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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
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (17)
  • Compact (16)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Good selection of effects (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Atmospheric

By Canbro28

from Owensboro, KY

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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.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Must purchase 9v adapter for use.

By Mark

from Virginia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Compact Unit
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Versatile
  • Well Built

Cons

  • Must Buy Adapter
  • No Battery Option

Best Uses

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

    Just be aware that you must buy a 9v adapter for this to work. There is no battery option. Earthquaker does not make an adapter that I have found. It would help if MF gave folks a heads up on this when they purchase. 9v with 2.1mm negative center.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good delay, not a substitute reverb peda

    By John beer

    from Louisiana

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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:

      This pedal can do a lot. Only problem is it can get a little chime at high volumes and high gain. Not the delay, obviously I'm not trying to set too much delay like that, but the reverb... Maybe it's just me but when I bypass the delay, I just can't get a solid reverb at high gain. Good, but not great...it's reverb though and awesome delay in one pedal. Absolutely no complaints about the delay. Phenomenal delay but loses a star for lack of reverb versatility in my book.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Priority pedal for every board!

      By Jeepman47

      from Myrtle Beach, SC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING!

          By The Classic 76

          from NJ

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          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Dual Effect Pedal

            By Whammer Jammer

            from West Michigan

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Two Pedals In One
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Performance Use
            • Manual Manipulation

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

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

            Great reverb tone on the one hand. Mild to dreamy to unsettling delay effect on the other hand. Both the reverb & delay tones are great and you can blend them in some really cool ways. Very simple operation = no manual needed!

            My EVH 5150 III was just a little dry with no reverb. This pedal is always on with at least a touch of reverb on that amp and the delay effect allowed me to remove my MXR Analog Delay from my cluttered pedal board. The Dispatch Master delay sounds are better than the MXR to my ears and it also has reverb. Kills two birds with one stone so the price is actually quite reasonable.

            The only downside is that if you want to have some reverb on for a live song and then want to kick on delay for a solo, there is only one on/off button. Therefore, you must either go without reverb for the majority of the song and kick on the pedal for the solo OR leave both on for the entire song. Of course this is not an issue for recording as you will probably just record the solo on another track.

            All in all, I highly recommend this pedal for the tone and it certainly has had a lot of use on my board. Just be aware of it's limitation.

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Brilliant Combo Pedal

            By Marcel

            from Houston

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Love it. Sounds range from subtle reverb to precision delay, and everything in between. I'm very impressed w/ this company, and am very interested in a few of their other pedals.

                 
                5.0

                Creamy, Dreamy, Versatile, & Smooth

                By The Grunge Dr.

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • 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:

                  This is the real deal. There's a reason it's on the pedal boards of My Morning Jacket and other professional touring bands. There's also a reason it's used in so many recordings. It's that good.

                  It's not hard to use, but you'll need to figure it out a few times before you get it. It's going to be worth it though.

                   
                  5.0

                  Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal

                  By Alfonso

                  from New York

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Dispatch Master Delay and Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Great delay and reverb

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