Demo: Earthquaker Devices Tentacle - Revisited

Pedals And Effects is back again with rad dude Nathan Latona from Tera Melos! Today Nick, Nathan, and I talk about the origins of one of our favorite octave pedals, the Earthquaker Devices Tentacle. 

Photo credit: Max Kane

Photo credit: Max Kane

A little known fact is that the Earthquaker Devices Tentacle actually has its origins in another Earthquaker Devices pedal, the 3-in-1 Hoof Reaper fuzz. I love the Hoof Reaper fuzz, so much so that it made it onto a favorite pedal list of mine for Premier Guitar. The Hoof Reaper Fuzz has three switches, one for the Hoof circuit, one for the Reaper circuit and a bonus octave function to get those Hendrix-esque Octavia sounds. 

Photo credit: Premier Guitar

Photo credit: Premier Guitar

The history may be a bit foggy, but it wasn't until Nathan (with some added reinforcement from other musicians) approached Jamie at Earthquaker about just making the octave function a separate pedal. Thus, the Earthquaker Devices Tentacle was born. In this video we go over the history of the Tentacle, and check out Nathan's prototype Tentacle, which happens to be the very first Earthquaker Devices Tentacle ever made.

It's been awesome having Nathan join us at 5Starr Sound Labs for Pedals And Effects, and there's still more to come! Stay tuned!

-Juan