EarthQuaker Devices and Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd. Announce Exclusive Japanese Distribution Effective October 4, 2017
AKRON, Ohio & Hamamatsu, Shizouka, Japan — EarthQuaker Devices, LLC and Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd today announced that effective October 4, 2017, Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd will be the exclusive distributor of EarthQuaker Devices effects pedals in Japan.
EarthQuaker Devices was started in 2004 in Akron, Ohio, USA, by musician and entrepreneur Jamie Stillman. Since then, EarthQuaker Devices pedals have been used by artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Boris, the Mars Volta, Mono, CHON, Asai Kenichi, and the Black Keys. Each effects pedal is built by hand at EarthQuaker Devices’ workshop in Akron, Ohio, USA, by a team of passionate artists and musicians.
EarthQuaker Devices is honored to work beside Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd, and to play a part in the company’s 129 year history. We are excited to deliver innovative and creative effects pedals which live up to Yamaha’s philosophy of “Kandō,” and it is our hope to supply musicians with effects pedals of supreme audio quality, build quality, physical appearance, and performance.
Yamaha Music Japan, Co., Ltd is Japan’s leading importer of musical equipment, with many decades of experience distributing Marshall Amplification, Zildjian, and Nord. EarthQuaker Devices is thrilled to join these legendary brands as we begin our partnership with Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd.
In celebration of the new partnership between Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd and EarthQuaker Devices, there will be an effects pedal clinic at Galaxy Gingakei at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 7 with talks and product demonstrations by EarthQuaker Devices President Jamie Stillman, Deltron 3030 guitarist Taka Tozawa, and EYE multi-instrumentalist Lisa Bella Donna. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about EarthQuaker Devices and Yamaha Music Japan, Co., Ltd, please visit www.earthquakerdevices.com.