EQD Earthquaker Devices Limited Edition Ghost Echo by Brain Dead Guitar Pedal
EQD has joined forces with Brain Dead, the L.A.-based creative studio, for an ultra-cool collaboration featuring a special, limited colorway of the Ghost Echo Vintage Voiced Reverb available NOW!
The Brain Dead creative brain trust has worked with an array of artists, musicians, brands, and companies on one-off runs featuring their colorful combinations of low- and high-brow art drawn from the international street and subcultures they love and celebrate. Here at EQD, we are also inspired by much of the same cinema, music, comics, and all left-of-center forms of art and media as the Brain Dead folks. So, we are giddy with excitement and appreciation that the always innovative brand chose to use one of our stompboxes as a canvas for its latest creative endeavor.
We think Brain Dead's eye-mesmerizing graphics pair perfectly with the sound-expanding Ghost Echo, turning it into genuinely functional art. In addition to the unique colorway, Brain Dead has specially designed some colorful and special packaging for the pedal. So, whether you place it on your pedalboard or feature it on your mantle, the Brain Dead Ghost Echo is an excellent addition to your pedal and art collection.
The Brain Dead Ghost Echo is a limited production run, and their collaborations consistently sell out fast! So please reach out to your local EQD dealer or your favorite online gear retailer and get your pedal-lovin' hands on this unique L.A. to Akron collaboration.
You hear that EVP, bud? It’s the all new, extra spook-tacular, Ghost Echo™ calling out from beyond the void! The Ghost Echo is our spooky take on the haunted* amp-top spring reverberation units of yesteryear. This creepy analog/digital spring reverb emulation machine boasts a terrifying 30ms – 150ms of pre-delay, controllable via the “Attack” knob, for everything from a quick rockabilly slapback, to viscous pools of ectoplasmic reverberations. When playing staccato, you’ll hear the tortured trails of the reverb, resulting in more of a slapback, or echo sound. Legato playing will reveal a massive ambient “depth” that fattens up the sound – and look out it’s right behind you!
Phew, that was close. The “Dwell” control sets the length and thickness of the decay, which is to say that it controls how long the disembodied spirits of notes no longer with us float through the ether. At the maximum setting it will descend into an infinite loop of self-oscillation. The “Depth” sets the intensity of the reverb, which you probably know as the wet/dry mix, but we like to think of it more as how scary the overall effect is.
The Ghost Echo is true bypass and built one at a time by a team of friendly ghosts in the never-ending hall of funhouse mirrors that is Akron, Ohio, USA.
Attack: Adjusts the length of the pre-delay, from 30ms at minimum to about 150ms at maximum. When the Dwell is set to self-oscillate, this will change the pitch of the oscillations.
Dwell: Adjusts the length of the decay. This will start to self-oscillate around 3 O’clock, the pitch of the oscillations can be changed by turning the Attack control.
Depth: Mixes in the wet signal with the dry, unity is around noon and everything after is boosted.
The Ghost Echo should be powered by a standard 9-volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!
Current Draw: 86ma, Input impedance: 10M, Output impedance: 1K
This device is true bypass and uses electronic relay based switching. Audio will not pass without power.
This device is guaranteed for life (or at least the life of EarthQuaker Devices).