EarthQuaker Devices is owned by Jamie Stillman and located in Akron, Ohio. He runs with with the huge help of Jeff France, Justin Seeker and Ted Pitts.
Timeline (by Jamie Stillman)
The evolution of EQD can actually be traced in our smallbear account...
- August 2005: Opened up my old DOD250 to replace a pot and thought "That's it? Really? I could do that!".
- August 2005-November 2005: started looking for anything I could find on the internet about circuit design and guitar effect related schematics. I stayed up for days and days for months on end reading everything I could find. I became obsessed with it!
November 2005: Ordered parts to build a fuzz face and ultimately failed 5 or 6 times until I got it working. To this day I still think that circuit is a mother fucker to build and tune correctly. Everyone thinks it's a simple circuit but there is actually a lot at play for such a small amount of parts. Everything counts in a major way.
November 2005-March 2007: Built tons and tons of pedals on perfboard. A lot of them were just ideas I had based on building blocks taken from other pedals and failed miserably. I don't think I knew breadboards existed at this time, would have saved me $1000's in parts and loads of time. I was going about it all backwoods style :) At some point through this time period I built a couple fuzz face and range master clones and sold a few on eBay.
Around January of 2007 I built Dan Auerbach (who I was tour managing at the time) a big muff clone that eventually became the Hoof Fuzz after a few modifications. He used it on a few tours that year and people started asking me to build them. I sold the first production Hoof on March 18, 2007 to Jaime Rios via eBay. This is about the time it started to take off.
November 11 2007: Found our first dealer in Tone Factor. He may not realize it but Brad really helped me set the model for EQD. I had past business experience from a DIY record label I ran from the age of 14 until I was 24 which helped a little. Dealing with Brad helped me figure out pricing, build times, invoicing, etc.
- December 2007: Released the Disaster Transport, which at the time was one of very few boutique delays. They took off and EQD started consuming my life.
December 2009: Quit my day job as a graphic designer, hired our first full time employee, built our current workshop.
- March 2010: Quit my other day job as Black Keys TM and started running EQD full time.
- (2017-10-15) Mr Earthquaker and his CHAOTIC pedals! (AndertonsMusic)
- (2017-10-06) EarthQuaker Devices Pedals | CME Tone Tours (Chicago Music Exchange)
- (2017-09-25) EarthQuaker Session: Earthless - "Violence of the Red Sea" (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-09-13) Nick Reinhart Guitar Clinic - EarthQuaker Day 2017 (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-08-03) August 5th, 2017 - EarthQuaker Day | UniqueSquared.com (Uniquesquared)
- (2017-07-15) EarthQuaker Day 2017 is coming! Saturday, August 5th, 2017 (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-07-08) Get "a new start" on summer at EarthQuaker Day 2017! There's always money in the Mustard Seed Market & Cafe Banana Stand... More info: https://goo.gl/AwcxNy Music: Lisa Bella Donna (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-07-08) EarthQuaker Day 2017 - August 5th - Akron, OH (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-06-27) EarthQuaker Day 2017 is August 5! Check out these highlights from last year and RSVP for 2017 here: https://goo.gl/TvDcd6 (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-06-23) EarthQuaker Day 2016 Highlights (EQ Day 2017 is August 5th!) (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-06-07) 60 Cycle Hum: NEWS - EarthQuaker Devices (made with Podbean) (60 Cycle Hum)
- (2017-05-31) Tonal Teamwork: Juan Alderete creates old-school bass synth tones with EQD pedals (ThePedalZone)
- (2017-05-09) ???
#Repost The Pedal Zone
Recently had the immense pleasure of hanging out with Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos and #pedalsandeffects. Here he reveals his Top 3 EarthQuaker Devices pedals. What are your three favorite pedals? (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-05-06) Gathering supplies... What wickedness hath we wrought?!
Music by Lisa Bella Donna (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-05-06) Episode 2: Sack of EarthQuaker Devices (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-04-26) Chelsea Wolfe is our #wcw. Check out this performance of "Survive" and catch her on tour in the EU: https://goo.gl/o5jsPX Sargent House (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-04-26) Wednesday vibezzzzz ?
#Repost Pedals Fusion Experimental sounds with EarthQuaker Devices pedals...what else? Learn more about the Rainmbow Machine and listen to sound clips here: https://goo.gl/j1ksUF
- (2017-04-24) Eternal Summers craft glistening bite-sized nuggets of summery dream-pop like sunshine poking through clouds on a rainy day. Check out their performance of "The Roses!" Learn more: https://goo.gl/rkyOYs (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-04-24) EarthQuaker Session: Eternal Summers - "The Roses" (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-04-15) So dreamy! ?
A guy came in wanting to do something weird with his flute so like any guitar player would do... I gave him pedals. @samashmusic @earthquakerdev @voxamplification (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-04-06) Juan Alderete and Nick Reinhart deming @earthquakerdev pedals at Warwick Distribution Hall11 Floor 0 Booth E81 Musikmesse 2017 #earthquakerdevices #musikmesse #musikmesse2017
#Repost Karl Vorndran (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-01-31) Earthquaker new releases - NAMM 2017 (baxshopnl)
- (2017-01-30) EARTHQUAKER DEVICES @ NAMM 2017 (GuitarPlayer)
- (2017-01-25) We sat down with Kid Koala at the LA AMP SHOW to twist some knobs and dig into some creative effects pedal techniques for hip-hop and video game music production! (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2017-01-22) NAMM 2017 - Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices) Interview (ThePedalZone)
- (2017-01-21) Earthquaker Devices at NAMM 2017 (EytschPi42)
- (2017-01-19) Display cases on point. ??? Booth 4296 (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-22) Last but certainly not least...our magnum opus...a gift guide for PUNKS! (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-21) Grab a nice cup of Constant Comment (TM) and check out these great gift ideas for post rockers. (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-20) We can come up with nine great gifts before you can say Siouxsie Sioux. (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-19) We all have at least one lovable stoner in our life! Show them you care with our handy-dandy gift list. (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-18) What do you get for the busker who has it all? We've got some ideas... (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-17) Have a shoegazer in your life and short on gift ideas? We're here to help! (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-16) Need a last minute gift for the shredder in your life? These gifts are a "Classical Gas!" (groan...) (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-13) We're proud to partner with The Nightlight to present a double feature of the stories behind EarthQuaker Devices and the infamous and influential Death by Audio. Death By Audio was the hottest DIY performance space in Brooklyn, providing a home for bands (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-12-09) EarthQuaker Devices PEDALBOARD (Pedals Fusion)
- (2016-12-02) FB Q and A (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-11-14) EarthQuaker Devices // mini movie (Knobs)
- (2016-09-27) EarthQuaker Devices - Noisy Orchestra (Pedals Fusion)
- (2016-09-26) EarthQuaker Day 2016 was a huge success! Thank you to all 500+ attendees, all the bands that played, our vendors, and our generous sponsors! We'll see you next year on August 5th, 2017! (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-09-22) EarthQuaker Day 2016 (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-09-19) Knobcon 2016: EarthQuaker Devices Pedal Demo (Sweetwater Sound)
- (2016-08-01) Five more days until EarthQuaker Day! Are you prepared? (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-08-01) Earthquaker Devices - Presentation at Warwick (EytschPi42)
- (2016-07-31) Jamie Stillman from EQD - Why can't I sync my Tremolo ??? (EytschPi42)
- (2016-07-19) Earth Quaker Devices Weird & Wonderful Pedal Review! (RobChappers)
- (2016-07-18) Violin with pedal effects : Earthquaker Devices (Pedals Fusion)
- (2016-04-14) So much @earthquakerdev to be had. #elevationboutiques #earthquakerdevices #eqd @johnnybgood89 @centerstreetstudios (Elevation Boutiques)
- (2016-03-23) Not Goin' Home Anymore - EQD demo (Harmony-Central)
- (2016-02-14) EarthQuaker Devices with organ - Experimental sounds (Pedals Fusion)
- (2016-01-29) EarthQuaker Devices - NAMM 2016 (baxshopnl)
- (2016-01-29) Bass Musician Magazine NAMM 2016 - EarthQuaker Pedals (BMMCD07)
- (2016-01-26) [NAMM] Earthquaker Devices: New Gear (Audiofanzine)
- (2016-01-24) EarthQuaker Devices at Winter NAMM 2016 (shnobel)
- (2016-01-24) Earthquaker Devices - Walk-Thru - Winter NAMM 2016 (The Tone King)
- (2016-01-22) NAMM2016: Earthquaker Devices 8 New Pedals! (sonicstate)
- (2016-01-21) #NAMM2016 booth 4296 and crew are ready for liftoff. Come check out our 8 new pedals. #earthquakerdevices @jamiestillman @koltay @eqd_karl @dniemczura @goldtronic @coryjuba @benvehorn @lisabelladonna photo/video by @bradleythorla (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2016-01-21) NAMM2016: Earthquaker Devices Media Preview Day (sonicstate)
- (2016-01-08) New Devices Coming Soon! Visit us at NAMM booth# 4296 Hall C (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2015-12-02) #Repost @earthquakerdev ???@j_alderete ripping faces off at our demo tonight. Arrows>Dream Crusher>Rainbow Machine>Ghost Echo (Elevation Boutiques)
- (2015-10-01) Pedal Tricks with Ben and Karl of Earthquaker Devices (reverbmarket)
- (2015-07-13) Earthquaker Devices Unveils Sound Projector 25 Amplifier at NAMM 2015 (reverbmarket)
- (2015-07-11) Earthquaker Devices - Sound Projector 25 Amplifier & Walk-Thru - Summer NAMM 2015 (The Tone King)
- (2015-07-10) Earthquaker Devices Interstellar Orbiter, Dunes, and Tentacle Pedal Demo at Summer NAMM 2015 (reverbmarket)
- (2015-06-29) Mystery Box Challenge - Juan Alderete (Mars Volta) & Earthquaker Devices (reverbmarket)
- (2015-06-10) Stompboxes & Synths: Earthquaker Devices + Moog Sub 37 (reverbmarket)
- (2015-05-20) EarthQuaker Devices Mash Up - Elevation Boutiques (Elevation Boutiques)
- (2015-05-04) PedalsAndEffects: Darkstar + EarthQuaker (PedalsAndEffects)
- (2015-05-02) Al and Matt from Sleep abusing the hell outta some EarthQuaker Devices. (EarthQuaker Devices)
- (2015-04-05) The Guitar Store and Earthquaker Devices Year of the Pedal overview. (seattleguitarstore)
- (2015-03-16) PedalsAndEffects: Tim Lefebvre meets EarthQuaker Devices (PedalsAndEffects)
- (2015-02-03) EarthQuaker Devices Mother Board (Elevation Boutiques)
- (2015-01-29) Earthquaker Devices NAMM 2015 New Pedals! '15 (The Tone King)
- (2015-01-26) [NAMM] EarthQuaker Devices: New and Revamped Effects Pedals (Audiofanzine)
- (2015-01-23) NAMM 2015 - EarthQuaker Pedals (guitarworld)
- (2015-01-23) Winter NAMM 2015 Earthquaker Devices (shnobel)
- (2015-01-23) Earthquaker Devices Fuzz Pedal Shootout at NAMM 2015 (reverbmarket)
- (2014-11-07) EarthQuaker Devices Clinic at The Guitar Store with Juan Alderete (seattleguitarstore)
- (2014-08-08) You can sounds like this on Saturday at the @eqdevices_ clinic at (Elevation Boutiques)
- (2014-08-06) @eqdevices_ clinic is on Saturday at #worldmusicnashville it'll be longer than 15 seconds. (Elevation Boutiques)
- (2014-07-25) Summer NAMM 2014 - Earthquaker Devices (GuitarPlayer)
- (2014-07-22) Summer NAMM 2014 - Earthquaker Devices (guitarworld)
- (2014-07-21) Summer NAMM 2014 EarthQuaker Devices Arrows, Cloven Hoofs, Afterneath (shnobel)
- (2014-05-21) Earthquaker Devices Unboxing (BeardTone)
- (2014-04-30) Earthquaker Devices - Fuzz Pedal Shootout (cranbournemusic)
- (2014-02-05) PedalsAndEffects NAMM 2014 w Earthquaker Devices (PedalsAndEffects)
- (2014-01-28) NAMM 2014 - Earthquaker Pedals Demo (guitarworld)
- (2014-01-25) NAMM 2014 Wampler Pedals & Earth Quaker Devices & MC Systems (shnobel)
- (2014-01-24) Juan rocking se Earthquakers (Godlyke)
- (2014-01-11) EQD Trio (Rectal Hygienist)
- (2014-01-11) Earthquaker Devices (Rectal Hygienist)
- (2013-06-03) ULTIMATE Tones by EARTHQUAKER DEVICES! NY Amp Show (The Tone King)
- (2013-02-12) Bass Musician Magazine NAMM 2013 - Juan Aldarete at the Earthquaker booth (BMMCD07)
- (2013-01-26) EARTHQUAKER DEVICES - NAMM 2013 (StompBoxGuru)
- (2012-10-25) EarthQuaker Devices Verb/Delay/Octave Demo (Elevation Boutiques)
- (2012-10-16) Earthquaker Devices rolls through Pedals And Effects (PedalsAndEffects)
- (2012-02-09) EarthQuaker (StompBoxGuru)
- (2012-01-30) Which Earthquaker Devices Fuzz is right for ME?? - Demo by Just Nick for Rock n Roll Vintage (JustNickMusic)
- (2011-07-24) Earthquaker Devices Pedals (Harmony-Central)
- (2010-11-01) Tremor... featuring the pedals of Earthquaker Devices (What's That Dude Play?)