Earthquaker Devices are arguably the most well known boutique effects pedal maker in the world, with a selection of pedals that is hugely diverse and encompasses both functionality and insanity in equal measure. All of their pedals are lovingly handmade in Akron, Ohio.
The Earthquaker Devices Night Wire is a harmonic tremolo that boasts far more than your run of the mill controls. The Night Wire is designed to be as flexible as you need it to be, and allows for a detailed level of precision tone shaping combined with a great classic tremolo sound. A harmonic tremolo is essentially based on splitting your signal between high pass and low pass filters and modulating this with an LFO. This results in a kind of rich, liquid smooth tremolo tone that is the same kind of tremolo that makes early 60's Brownface Fender amps so sought after.
The Night Wire can be used in two modes; Attack & Manual. In Manual mode the rate is set using the 'Rate' control, while in Attack mode the rate is controlled by the attack of your playing dynamics, allowing for an extremely flexible and natural sound. The 'Frequency' mini toggle switch allows for two frequency control modes. The 'Manual' setting means the centre frequency of the LFO is set using the 'Frequency' control, while the Attack mode again allows the centre frequency of the LFO to be determined by the dynamics of your playing, giving you a great amount of control over the sensitivity of the tremolo sweep. The 'Depth' control allows for you to blend in as much or as little as you want of the tremolo effect, and when set to fully clockwise the dry signal is completely removed, resulting in some very interesting phaser or envelope filter style sounds.
The Earthquaker Devices Night Wire is an incredibly versatile tremolo that is packed full of features that you would not expect from a tremolo of its size.
- Harmonic Tremolo With Manual & Dynamic Modes
- Selectable LFO Frequency
- Frequency Can Be Used In Both Manual And Dynamic Modes
- True Bypass
- Powered by any standard 9V DC centre negative power supply