EarthQuaker Devices The Depths - Optical Vibe Machine


Earthquaker Devices (press release July 5, 2012)

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 optimized 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. All analog, true bypass and handmade one at a time in Akron, Ohio.


  • Voice control to tailor The Depths to every set up and allow operation anywhere in the signal chain and on a variety of instruments.
  • Control over the low end throb
  • Classic photocell construction
  • Adjustable volume to boost or cut the signal
  • 9-18v Operation
  • Small footprint, measures 4 5/8? x 2 1/2? x 2.25?. Top mounted jacks.
  • Hand made one at a time in Akron, Ohio.

MAP: $195.00 USD

Coming September 2013




myFXDB user reviews

1 review, average score of 7 / 10

2015-12-12wiendahl7/10  this box really changes the basic sound of my guitar in a great way that makes it seem like a different guitar. the voice knob is cool.on the strengths of this pedal i went earthquaker crazy and got the arpanoid and the bit commander. great company

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