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EarthQuaker Devices promises good vibrations from its Aqueduct vibrato pedal

EarthQuaker Devices has announced the seriously flexible-sounding Aqueduct vibrato pedal.

Eight pitch-shifting modulation modes are onboard, spanning classics such as sine, triangle, ramp and square, plus a few more esoteric offerings.

Random mode adds a ‘warped record’ effect; envelope offers dynamic control over the vibrato; while envelope-controlled pitch mode features a wet/dry blend to encompass chorus, flanger and tremolo arm-like pitch bends. Tantalisingly, EQD dubs this its ‘My Bloody Valentine setting’. Um, yes please.

Most important for that last mode is EQD’s Flexi-Switch, which allows players to choose between momentary and latching switching on the fly. Seriously, dive into the video above at 5:14 and check it out. Positively Shields-ian.

The Aqueduct is available now for $199/£205. See EarthQuaker Devices for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is editor-in-chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He's spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, and a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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