Top Ten Pedals of 2018

Top Ten Pedals of 2018

With the dawning of 2019, it’s time to look back on the effects pedals in 2018 that we absolutely loved. This past year was a great year for effects pedals, but these are the pedals that we kept coming back to. Without further ado, here are Pedals and Effects top pedals (in no order), of 2018.

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Earthquaker Devices: Swiss Things

Earthquaker Devices: Swiss Things

First Pedals and Effects video of 2019! New for Winter NAMM 2019, we’re proud to debut the latest and greatest from the mighty Earthquaker Devices. We’re coming at you with an exclusive look at the new Earthquaker Devices Swiss Things! As the name might imply, the Swiss Things is a Swiss army knife of a pedal. It’s an effects loop, an A/B/Y switcher, it’s even got phase cancellation for those stereo setups, and a signal boost. Got a bunch of patch cables making a mess of your pedalboard? Clean up your act with the Earthquaker Devices Swiss Things!

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Earthquaker Devices: Aqueduct

Earthquaker Devices: Aqueduct

If you know me, and follow me, it's no secret that I love vibrato. I've shouted it from the rooftops, I've put vibrato on absolutely everything. There's vibrato all over Mars Volta records, it's all over Big Sir records, it's a staple of my career, and my love for the effect knows no bounds. Enter Earthquaker Devices newest pedal, the Aqueduct. One of my favorite effects companies of all time, putting a unique spin on one of my favorite effects of all time. The result? Blowing the competition out of the water.

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Pedals and Effects live at Earthquaker Day 2018

Pedals and Effects live at Earthquaker Day 2018

I got to tell you, it's been a very busy summer! While things have been super crazy on tour, I always have time for Earthquaker Devices. On the Columbus stop of the Marilyn Manson tour I drove in to Akron to meet up with Nick for Earthquaker Devices annual Earthquaker day, celebrating all things Earthquaker Devices!

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EarthQuaker Devices: Pyramids

EarthQuaker Devices: Pyramids

New to 2018, the mighty EarthQuaker Devices have announced the debut of the Pyramids stereo flanger pedal! If you know me, I LOVE Flangers, so I was super stoked for this pedal when we caught wind of it. There's a lot that's new to the Pyramids, EarthQuaker has gone out of their way to change the flanger game. There's a lot to dive into with the Pyramids, so let's get to it.

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Show Me Your Pedalboard: Craig

Show Me Your Pedalboard: Craig

Things have been busy here lately at the Pedals and Effects camp, I'm still out on tour and Nick just got back from a tour in Japan! I still get your emails with your pedalboards and I managed to grab time to take a look at some. Let's resume Show Me Your Pedalboard with this wonderful entry from Craig from New Zealand! We've actually featured Craig here before a few years ago, but he has since gone and made some revisions along with a few upgrades:

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Earthquaker Devices: Disaster Transport Sr.

Earthquaker Devices: Disaster Transport Sr.

A couple of years ago, Earthquaker Devices was kind enough to send me one of their limited run Ghost Disaster pedals from 2010. The pedal has a great sounding delay, combined with a deep reverb, and I use it to dub out my bass and other effects. Since the Ghost Disaster’s run came to an end, Earthquaker Devices has put their energy into creating a pedal that gave more than it’s predecessor. That pedal is the Disaster Transport Sr.

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Throwback Thursday: EarthQuaker Day Clinic

Throwback Thursday: EarthQuaker Day Clinic

This past August, Nick and I headed out to Akron, Ohio, the home of EarthQuaker Devices, for their annual celebration of all things EarthQuaker! This years EarthQuaker day was an absolute blast. I got to see a lot of you Pedals And Effects fans, some fun music, and I even judged a competition! It wouldn't be an EarthQuaker event without the opportunity to do a clinic to show why I love them, and their work so much.

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Earthquaker Devices Data Corrupter

Earthquaker Devices Data Corrupter

Pedals And Effects is proud to the debut the newest Earthquaker Devices pedal, the Data Corrupter! This pedal is hot off the presses and Jamie Stillman is doing Akron proud with another groundbreaking creation. The Data Corrupter is the sound of a 1980's retro-futuristic mainframe being hacked. The Data Corrupter features oscillators, frequency modulation, interval tuning and sub harmonics! 

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