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Earthquaker Devices The Depths Optical Vibe Machine

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$329.00 incl GST

The Depths is Earthquaker Devices take on the classic optical vibe circuit. It creates a lush, phasing pulse which delivers a three-dimensional swirling sound.

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The Depths is our take on the classic optical vibe circuit. It
creates a lush, phasing pulse which delivers a three-dimensional
swirling sound. The Depths has been optimised to work well with all
types of instrument, pickup types and to play well with dirt. With it’s
“Voice” and “Throb” controls, The Depths can achieve sounds from thin
and subtle to warm and deep and everything in between. The “Intensity”
and “Rate” will go from a smooth, ultra-slow warble all the way to
speedy, sharp bursts allowing you to get more than just the classic vibe
sounds. The “Level” will allow you to boost the signal well above unity
to make up for any perceived volume loss commonly found in vibe pedals.
In addition to all that, The Depths can be powered by 9v for warmer
tones or up to 18v for a stiffer tone with more headroom and sparkle.

Controls

Voice- Dials in the overall sound. Turn it clockwise for a
fuller sound with more lows, bring it back for a thinner, more midrange
focused tone.
Throb- This controls the low end pulse. It may not be immediately
evident on the bridge pickup, but switch to the neck or add some dirt
and it comes alive. All the way up for more throb, dial it back for
less. Works best when the “Voice” is set to a warmer tone.
Intensity- This controls how subtle or intense the overall effect
is. Counter clockwise from noon are the more subtle, classic sounds.
Clockwise from noon are the more drastic and intense sounds.
Rate- Controls the speed of the effect. Counterclockwise for slow, clockwise for fast.
Level- Controls the volume of the effect. Unity is around 1 O’clock, everything above that is boost.

Measures

4 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 2.25″ with knobs

Power

A standard regulated 9-18 volt DC power supply with a negative centre
2.1mm barrel. We do not recommend any adapter that isn’t designed for
musical instruments. Do not run at higher voltages! Powering at 9v gives
a warmer and more natural sound, 18v will be stronger with more
headroom and “sparkle”. Does not use batteries. Current draw is 35ma.

Flexi-Switch® Technology
This device features Flexi-Switch® Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.

For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.

For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.

Since the switching is relay based, it requires power to pass signal.

Power
This device takes a standard 9-18 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative centre 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!

Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. (121 x 64 x 57 mm) with knobs
Current Draw: 21 mA
Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
Output Impedance: <1 kΩ

This product is covered by a limited lifetime manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

 

Product Description
The Depths is our take on the classic optical vibe circuit. It creates a lush, phasing pulse which delivers a three-dimensional swirling sound. The Depths has been optimised to work well with all types of instrument, pickup types and to play well with dirt. With it’s "Voice” and "Throb” controls, The Depths can achieve sounds from thin and subtle to warm and deep and everything in between. The "Intensity” and "Rate” will go from a smooth, ultra-slow warble all the way to speedy, sharp bursts allowing you to get more than just the classic vibe sounds. The "Level” will allow you to boost the signal well above unity to make up for any perceived volume loss commonly found in vibe pedals. In addition to all that, The Depths can be powered by 9v for warmer tones or up to 18v for a stiffer tone with more headroom and sparkle.

Controls

Voice- Dials in the overall sound. Turn it clockwise for a fuller sound with more lows, bring it back for a thinner, more midrange focused tone. Throb- This controls the low end pulse. It may not be immediately evident on the bridge pickup, but switch to the neck or add some dirt and it comes alive. All the way up for more throb, dial it back for less. Works best when the "Voice” is set to a warmer tone. Intensity- This controls how subtle or intense the overall effect is. Counter clockwise from noon are the more subtle, classic sounds. Clockwise from noon are the more drastic and intense sounds. Rate- Controls the speed of the effect. Counterclockwise for slow, clockwise for fast. Level- Controls the volume of the effect. Unity is around 1 O’clock, everything above that is boost.

Measures

4 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 2.25″ with knobs

Power

A standard regulated 9-18 volt DC power supply with a negative centre 2.1mm barrel. We do not recommend any adapter that isn’t designed for musical instruments. Do not run at higher voltages! Powering at 9v gives a warmer and more natural sound, 18v will be stronger with more headroom and "sparkle”. Does not use batteries. Current draw is 35ma.
Specifications

Flexi-Switch® Technology
This device features Flexi-Switch® Technology! This relay-based, true bypass switching style allows you to simultaneously use momentary and latching style switching.

For standard latching operation, tap the footswitch once to activate the effect and then tap again to bypass.

For momentary operation, hold the footswitch down for as long as you’d like to use the effect. Once you release the switch the effect will be bypassed.

Since the switching is relay based, it requires power to pass signal.

Power
This device takes a standard 9-18 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative centre 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!

Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. (121 x 64 x 57 mm) with knobs
Current Draw: 21 mA
Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
Output Impedance: <1 kΩ

Warranty

This product is covered by a limited lifetime manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

 

EarthQuaker Devices The Depths optical vibe machine