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EarthQuaker Devices to Release Updates to Arrows, Hummingbird, Night Wire, Space Spiral, and Tentacle

EarthQuaker Devices Updates

EarthQuaker Devices to Release Updates to Arrows, Hummingbird, Night Wire, Space Spiral, and Tentacle

Akron, Ohio – Extra special effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices will release updates to its popular Arrows, Hummingbird, Night Wire, Space Spiral, and Tentacle pedals on February 21, 2018.

Hummingbird, Night Wire, Space Spiral, and Tentacle will receive updated flexi-switch switching allowing players to use these Devices as momentary effects. For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass. For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.

Arrows will receive a new enclosure with top-mounted jacks, and silent relay-based switching.

In addition, Night Wire will receive a circuitry upgrade for increased performance and lower noise.

Arrows v2, Hummingbird v4, Night Wire v2, Space Spiral v2, and Tentacle v2 will be available at EarthQuaker Devices dealers worldwide on February 21, 2018.

The complete list of features is below:

Arrows v2

  • Preamp booster
  • All-discrete analog circuitry
  • Designed to be stacked; Adds additional gain channel to dirt pedals
  • Brightens dark sounding neck pickups
  • Boosts midrange
  • Tightens up low end
  • Adds high end harmonic clarity and sparkle
  • New enclosure*
  • Top-mounted jacks*
  • True bypass
  • Silent relay-based switching*
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Current Draw: 2mA
  • MAP: $99.00 USD
  • All analog, true bypass, and made one at a time in the weird pit of Akron, Ohio

EarthQuaker Devices Arrows

Hummingbird v4

  • Repeat Percussions / Tremolo
  • Choppy, sawtooth tremolo based on vintage “repeat percussion” units
  • Capable of sounds from classic shimmering “50s style” tremolo to synth-y, almost ring modulated high speed tremolo
  • Three-way Mode toggle selects LFO range: position 1 is slow, 2 is midtempo, 3 is fast
  • Expression pedal control over Rate parameter allows for truly random amplitude modulation
  • JFET output stage boosts above unity gain to counteract perceived volume loss
  • With Depth set to zero, Hummingbird doubles as JFET clean boost
  • True bypass
  • Silent relay-based switching*
  • New flexi-switch switching allows for momentary or traditional latching operation*
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Current draw: 10 mA
  • MAP: $159.00 USD
  • The Hummingbird is all analog, true bypass and handmade one at a time on a gilded cloud in Akron, Ohio.

EarthQuaker Devices Hummingbird

Night Wire v2

  • Harmonic Tremolo
  • Depth control adjusts tremolo intensity from subtle and shimmery to full-on throbbing pulsations
    • With Depth at minimum, Night Wire can double as a fixed filter for cocked-wah sounds, phaser, or envelope-controlled filter, depending on Frequency toggle switch position
  • Level control offers output boost above unity gain to combat perceived volume loss
  • Two-way Rate toggle switch selects Manual or Attack modes:
    • Manual: Rate control adjusts tremolo speed as normal
    • Attack: Tremolo speed determined by intensity of pick attack; the harder you pick, the faster the tremolo. Tremolo rate slows down as notes decay.
  • Three-way Frequency toggle switch selects between Manual, Attack, and LFO modes:
    • Manual: Filter frequency determined by Frequency control position
    • Attack: Filter center frequency determined by pick attack; Frequency control position adjusts sensitivity
    • LFO: Filter frequency continuously swept by LFO; Frequency control position adjusts LFO sweep speed
  • New flexi-switch switching allows for momentary or traditional latching operation*
  • True bypass
  • Silent relay-based switching
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Current draw: 30mA
  • MAP: $199.00 USD
  • Each Night Wire is hand made one at a time in the moonlit village of Akron, Ohio.

EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire

Space Spiral v2

  • Modulated Delay Device
  • 30ms – 600ms analog voiced digital delay
  • Dark, dreamy, murky delay sounds reminiscent of vintage oil can and tape units
  • Variable waveshape LFO (adjustable from triangle through square wave) modulates delay repeats
  • Repeats control takes off into self-oscillation around 3 o’clock
  • Short delay times produce chorus effects, giving way to slapback echoes and psychedelic modulated tape-style delays as the Time control is increased
  • Experimenting with delay Time and modulation Rate introduces unique rhythmic modulated delay effects
  • All-analog dry signal path
  • All-digital wet signal path
  • New flexi-switch switching allows for momentary or traditional latching operation*
  • True bypass
  • Silent relay-based switching
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Current draw: 50 mA
  • MAP: $199.00 USD
  • Each and every Space Spiral is built by the hands of cadets on the red line overload through the starry skies of Akron, Ohio.

EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral

Tentacle v2

  • Analog Octave Up
  • Now the dynamic, swelling octave up effect from our Hoof Reaper exists as a standalone unit to be used anywhere in the signal path
  • Recreates the upper octave effect heard in vintage fuzz pedals
  • Simple controls – the Tentacle is either on or off. No knobs!
  • Top-mounted jacks to save space on crowded pedalboards*
  • All-analog signal path
  • True bypass
  • Silent relay based switching*
  • New flexi-switch switching allows for momentary or traditional latching operation*
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Current draw: 2mA
  • MAP: $129 USD
  • Each and every Tentacle is built by hand in Akron, Ohio.

EarthQuaker Devices Tentacle

* = new feature

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