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, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 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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