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EarthQuaker Devices and The Arts Music Store

EarthQuaker Devices of Akron, Ohio has been producing quality guitar pedals since being founded by Jamie Stillman back in 2004. The company is highly regarded for its range of handmade guitar effects and we’re glad to provide our customers at The Arts Music Store with its technologically-advanced products. EarthQuaker makes over 40 different effect circuits and is best known for the Dispatch Master Reverb & Delay, Hoof Hybrid Fuzz, Rainbow Machine Polyphonic Pitch Mesmerizer, and Afterneath Otherworldly Reverberations models. Stillman’s earliest pedals were handmade in his basement, but they have become so popular that they’re now manufactured in a 15,000 square-foot building with the help of over 50 employees.

  • Each sonically adventurous and attractively designed pedal emits wondrous sounds for those who are seeking classic tones with modern and outlandish settings.
  • EarthQuaker fuzz, ambient, and delay effects pedals are simple and very user friendly. They offer a variety of usable and practical sounds that can be creatively used to launch exploratory and innovative music.
  • Each and every EarthQuaker pedal is handcrafted from the highest quality components available, hand tested before it leaves the factory and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
  • All EarthQuaker pedals also work with bass guitars including the Depths, Grand Orbiter, Interstellar Orbiter, Spatial Delivery, Hummingbird, Rainbow Machine, and Sea Machine.

Find the Earthquaker pedal that’s just right for you.

Choose from these categories to help you find the perfect Earthquaker device.

Earthquaker Westwood Acapulco Gold Dunes Speaker Cranker Palisades Bellows


Overdrive and distortion pedals for all your crispy crunch!

Earthquaker Erupter, Park Fuzz Sound, Black Ash, Hoof, Cloven Hoof, Hoof Reaper


From Hendrix to Muse and everything in between.

Earthquaker Afterneath, Space Spiral, Ghost Echo, Dispatch Master, Transmisser, Disaster Transport SR

Delay and Reverb

Each one with a multitude of settings and options.

Earthquaker Hummingbird, Arpanoid, Spatial Delivery, Aqueduct, The Depths, Data Corrupter, Rainbow Machine, Pyramids


Game changing pedals that make EarthQuaker unique.

Earthquaker Swiss Things, The Warden


Manage your board and your signal.

Earthquaker Rainbow Machine Pin, Tshirt, Coffee Mug


T-shirts, coffee mugs and pedal pins to spruce up the, you!

Featured Pedals

Take a look at these EarthQuaker pedals


The Hoof

Hybrid Fuzz Pedal

The Hoof is one of the earliest EQD pedals on the market and is considered one of their flagship pedals. This pedal sets the standard for the modern fuzz.



Otherworldly Reverberator

Take everything you know about reverb and toss it. The Afterneath takes reverb to new heights with an array of functions to spark endless creativity.



Vintage-inspired pitch vibrato

The Aqueduct takes the traditional vibrato effect and turns it on it’s head. It’s 8 different modes makes tonal variations limitless allowing you to be more expressive.

EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker provides an extensive lineup of rad guitar pedals and the forward-thinking, risk-taking company has a well-earned reputation for diversity.

If you’re looking for exceptional guitar effects pedals you’ll be joining this impressive list of musicians who use EarthQuaker devices such as : Robbie Robertson (The Band), Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes), Andrew Whiteman and Sam Goldberg  (Broken Social Scene), Carter Arrington (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown), Cesar Soto (Ministry), Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie), George Pajon Jr. (Black Eyed Peas), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Jesse Tobias (Morrissey), Jim West (Weird Al Yankovic), Kaitlin Wolfberg (Jackson Browne/Moby), Kelley Deal (The Breeders), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Paul Wiley (Marilyn (Manson), Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins), Stu Brooks (Lady Gaga), and Simon Francis (Ellie Goulding). EarthQuaker are known for keeping the personality in the musical manufacturing industry – They are weird and nerdy and that’s the way we like it!

Frequently Asked Questions About Earthquaker Devices!

EarthQuaker Devices is renowned for their diverse lineup of high-quality, hand-built effects pedals. Their reputation rests on several key aspects:

  • Innovation and Creativity: EarthQuaker Devices is known for creating unique, creative effects pedals that often offer sounds and features not commonly found in other products. From the ethereal reverbs of the Afterneath to the sonic complexity of the Rainbow Machine, EarthQuaker Devices pedals often venture into uncharted territories of tone.
  • Craftsmanship: Each pedal is hand-built in Akron, Ohio. This level of craftsmanship contributes to the exceptional build quality, durability, and attention to detail that EarthQuaker Devices pedals are known for.
  • Versatility: The company offers a wide range of pedals, including distortion, overdrive, delay, reverb, modulation, and pitch shifting. This versatility means there’s typically an EarthQuaker pedal to suit every musician’s needs, regardless of their genre or style.
  • Sound Quality: EarthQuaker Devices has a reputation for excellent sound quality. Their pedals are known for their musical, responsive, and often distinctive tones.
  • Artist Usage: The brand is favored by many professional musicians across a broad range of genres, further establishing its reputation.

EarthQuaker Devices is renowned for producing effects pedals with exceptional build and sound quality.

Build Quality: Each pedal from EarthQuaker Devices is meticulously hand-built in their Akron, Ohio workshop, lending a level of craftsmanship that stands out in the industry. The pedals are known for their robust construction, often featuring heavy-duty metal enclosures that can withstand the rigors of regular gigging. The controls, switches, and jacks are typically of high quality, ensuring durability and reliable operation. In addition, EarthQuaker Devices pedals often feature visually striking designs and artwork, adding a unique aesthetic appeal to their solid construction.

Sound Quality: EarthQuaker Devices pedals are highly regarded for their superior sound quality. They are recognized for producing a broad palette of tonal colors, from subtle enhancements to radical transformations. The sound is often described as musical, responsive, and rich, with a distinctive character that sets them apart. Whether it’s the warm, organic drive of the Hoof fuzz pedal, the ethereal reverberations of the Afterneath, or the unpredictable sonic adventures of the Rainbow Machine, each pedal delivers a high level of audio fidelity and creative potential.

In essence, EarthQuaker Devices merges solid, artisanal construction with innovative designs to create pedals with outstanding build and sound quality. Their dedication to these principles has earned them a loyal following among musicians of all genres.

Yes, EarthQuaker Devices are indeed hand-made. Each pedal is hand-built and hand-tested in the company’s workshop located in Akron, Ohio, United States. The company is committed to maintaining a high level of quality, and this hands-on approach allows them to ensure that each product meets their stringent standards. This hand-made approach extends to every part of the process, from the soldering of components to the application of the final finish, imbuing each pedal with a sense of individuality and craftsmanship. This is a significant part of EarthQuaker Devices’ identity and appeal among musicians worldwide.

EarthQuaker Devices, a leading name in the realm of boutique guitar pedals, offers musicians an array of unparalleled tone-shaping tools. Founded in Akron, Ohio, the company is renowned for its innovation and craftsmanship, delivering devices that stretch the boundaries of music and sound. Their lineup, ranging from distortion and fuzz, to delay, reverb, and pitch shifting, is designed to inspire and transform your sonic expression.
Each product is handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, offering robust construction and superior sound quality. EarthQuaker Devices stands as a testament to the adventurous spirit of the modern musician. At The Arts Music Store, we proudly carry a comprehensive range of EarthQuaker Devices products, and offer shipping across Canada. Elevate your sound and explore new sonic territories with EarthQuaker Devices from The Arts Music Store.

Acapulco Gold:

The Acapulco Gold from EarthQuaker Devices is a power-amp distortion pedal that emulates the sound of a cranked vintage tube amplifier. It’s renowned for its simplicity, with a single large knob controlling the volume, and the guitar’s own controls modulating the tone. Despite this apparent simplicity, it’s capable of producing a wide range of tones, from a mild grit to a full-blown distortion, offering a versatile tool for guitarists seeking a vintage, dynamic sound. This compact yet powerful device encapsulates the spirit of rock ‘n roll, turning any amp into a powerhouse of epic proportions.


The Afterneath by EarthQuaker Devices is an otherworldly reverberation machine that uses a swarm of short delays to create wild and cavernous reverbs and scattered, short rhythmic delays with bizarre characteristics. This effect pedal is known for its high level of adjustability with multiple knobs allowing for precise control over parameters such as drag, diffusion, and reflect. Despite its complexity, the Afterneath provides an immersive, ethereal experience, creating unique sounds that can transform your guitar tone. Whether used for creating ambient textures or adding an edge to your sound, the Afterneath stands as a testament to EarthQuaker Devices’ commitment to innovation and quality.


The Hoof from EarthQuaker Devices is a renowned fuzz pedal known for its versatility and dynamic tonal range. Influenced by the classic green Russian muff, and with a hybrid germanium/silicon design, the Hoof delivers a spectrum of tones from organic, earthy grit to a full, creamy, and harmonically rich sustain. Its four-knob interface, consisting of Tone, Shift, Level, and Fuzz controls, allows guitarists to shape their sound with precision, making it suitable for a wide array of genres. Whether you’re chasing the vintage fuzz tones of classic rock or the intense gain of doom metal, the Hoof stands as a dynamic and robust tool in your sonic arsenal.

Dispatch Master:

The Dispatch Master from EarthQuaker Devices is a highly versatile delay and reverb pedal capable of producing a multitude of ambient sonic landscapes. With its ability to produce up to 1.5 seconds of delay time and a deep, lush reverb, it serves as an excellent tool for creating immersive, atmospheric tones. Its controls, including Time, Repeats, Reverb, and Mix, allow for precise sculpting of the sound. Despite its rich feature set, the Dispatch Master is known for its user-friendly interface and compact size. Whether you’re seeking a subtle echo or an all-encompassing soundscape, the Dispatch Master offers a reliable, high-quality solution for experimental and traditional musicians alike.

Rainbow Machine:

The Rainbow Machine from EarthQuaker Devices is a pitch-shifting modulator that is known for its unique, fantastical sounds. It’s not a device for the faint-hearted but rather an experimental tool designed to craft peculiar and alien-like tones. Its array of controls, including Pitch, Primary, Secondary, Tracking, Magic, and Tone, allows users to generate everything from arpeggiated harmonies, haunting echoes, to spiraling, pitch-shifted modulations. Despite its complex nature, the Rainbow Machine offers unparalleled creativity for adventurous musicians. With the Rainbow Machine, the traditional guitar tone is reimagined and pushed into unexplored territories, creating a sonic playground for the intrepid guitarist.

Sunn O))) Life Pedal:

The Sunn O))) Life Pedal from EarthQuaker Devices is a limited edition, octave fuzz and distortion pedal. It was designed as a tribute to the legendary Sunn Model T amplifier and seeks to emulate the iconic tone and sheer volume used by the drone metal band, Sunn O))). The pedal features an analog octave up effect followed by a crushing op-amp distortion, with a final three-band EQ to sculpt your tone. With its robust construction and knob controls for Amplitude, Filter, and Distortion, the Life Pedal allows for diverse sounds ranging from light distortion to extreme saturated fuzz. For guitarists seeking to explore the dark depths of drone music, the Sunn O))) Life Pedal is a unique, immersive tool.

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