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EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Optical Vibe Machine Guitar Effects Pedal   

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A souped-up take on the classic optical vibe circuit, EarthQuaker Devices' The Depths creates a lush, phasing pulse which creates a three-dimensional...Read More

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A modern take on the old-school opitcal vibe circuit pedal.

A souped-up take on the classic optical vibe circuit, EarthQuaker Devices' The Depths creates a lush, phasing pulse which creates a three-dimensional swirling sound that lives up to its name. This pedal has been optimized to work well with all types of instruments and pickup types. Its Voice and Throb controls help you achieve sounds from thin and subtle to warm and deep and everything in between. The Intensity and Rate help you go from a smooth, ultra-slow warble all the way to speedy, sharp bursts, taking the classic vibe sounds to a whole new level. The Level knob will allow you to boost the signal well above unity to make up for any perceived volume loss commonly found in vibe pedals. The Depths can be powered by 9V for warmer tones or up to 18V for a stiffer tone with more headroom and sparkle.

FEATURES
  • Voice control to tailor The Depths to every set up and allow operation anywhere
  • in the signal chain and on a variety of instruments.
  • Control over the low end throb
  • Classic photocell construction
  • Adjustable volume to boost or cut the signal
  • 9-18V operation
  • Small footprint, measures 4 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 2.25″
  • Top mounted jacks
  • All analog, true-bypass
  • Handmade one at a time in Akron, Ohio.

Take your tone to new depths with this American-made pedal. Order today!

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EarthQuaker DevicesThe Depths Optical Vibe Machine Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
  • Performances (3)

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5.0

Excellent Tone

By RJoz

from Nevada

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Sort of pricey

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Optical Vibe Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

Choosing a vibe pedal is difficult. More so than other types of effects, you just can't rely on the opinions of others as vibe pedals are very finicky beasts. With most, you have to work at trying to make them sound good in your setup, or just compromise and accept a hit on your tone for having to use one. I would recommend watching all of the reviews that you can, but you will in the end base your final decision on hands-on experience. I tried out numerous vibes, looking for one that sounded great and wouldn't break the bank. Among those that I tried were the TCE Viscous Vibe, which to me sounded very dead in the tone department when engaged, and the EHX Good Vibes, which sounded okay but still lacked something that I still can't quite explain, but it was enough for me to return it as it just was not what I could consider a 'keeper'. Ditto for the Deja Vibe.This EQD 'The Depths' pedal finally nailed what I was looking for. You can have your vibe effect and still have your original, vibrant (no pun intended) tone. This one I just could not stop playing. I love what I hear out of it.....finally!!

I tried the other vibe pedals purely based on (1) reviews by others and (2) price. I was hoping to avoid actually spending anything more than I had budgeted. In the end, I figure that for a vibe pedal you simply get what you pay for. IMHO, this is one specific effect pedal where you just can't base your purchase decision entirely on what others think, meaning that after trying the other vibe pedals out I just couldn't agree with all of the reviews that I had watched prior to purchasing. Yes, I got this one at more cost than I had originally intended on spending, but in spite of the cost I am still quite happy with it, it just sounds gorgeous. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking the Trower/Floyd vibe sounds who still wants to keep their base tone in tact. Or, it is also versatile enough to make your own distinct sounds with it and not HAVE to sound like others.

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5.0

The Depths Optical Vibe Machine

By guitarnoise

from Left Coast, USA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Optical Vibe Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is a sturdy pedal that will last a long time. Sounds great

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    5.0

    Amazing pedal

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about EarthQuaker Devices The Depths Optical Vibe Machine Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal sounds really trippy. Perfect for psychedelia and gets even crazier with delay and reverb. It works great with overdrive but if you're using a fuzz it can tend to feedback pretty bad.
      My pedal showed up pretty quick. So i'm not butt hurt like the other guy

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