US pedal maker EarthQuaker has two new pedals – the Swiss Things and the Dispatch Master V3. Distributor, the Audio Distribution Group/Filling Alliance says: ‘Swiss Things really is a problem solver and will help to tie together many pedalboards out there, while the Dispatch Master V3 brings improvements to EQD’s top-selling product by updating the venerable delay/reverb pedal to the very latest spec with their FlexSwitch Technology’.
EarthQuaker Devices’ Swiss Things is described as: ‘an all-in-one pedalboard reconciliation solution designed to really tie your rig together, without resorting to some confusing loop-switching contraption bigger than a meatball party sub (that eats up the entire bottom row of your board and kind-of-but-not-quite does what you need it to do)’.
Swiss Things combines two true-bypass Flexi-Switch enabled effects loops, a Flexi-Switch AB-Y box with transformer isolation between outputs, a buffered tuner output, 20dB of clean boost, an expression pedal output for volume control, and a quiet, high headroom output buffer into a compact pedalboard-friendly signal routing junction box that lives at the top-right corner of a pedalboard and ties a rig together without any signal loss.
The two effects loops (labelled Loop 1 and Loop 2) come equipped with EarthQuaker Devices’ proprietary Flexi-Switch Technology which allows latching- and/or momentary-style switching to be used with any effects pedal on the market. Loop 1 is unbuffered for use with fuzz, overdrive, distortion, boost, vintage pedals, or anything else with low input impedance and requires direct interaction with pickups. Loop 2 is buffered and is intended for use with time-based and modulation effects.
The UK RRP will be £249.
EarthQuaker’s second launch is the Dispatch Master, which now reaches V3 and features EarthQuaker Devices’ proprietary flexi-switch for seamless switching between standard latch mode and momentary operation: ‘…seeing you create everything from dreamy lingering soundscapes to short glitchy bursts of ambience’.
Dispatch Master V3 Main Features
Digital delay & reverb in one pedal – with 1.5 seconds of delay time
Independent control over delay and/or reverb effects
Flexi-Switch™ allows for momentary and traditional latching-style switching from
a single footswitch
All-analog dry signal path
Silent soft-touch switching
The UK RRP will be £205.