The EarthQuaker Devices Ghost Echo V3 reverb pedal is one to think about for players looking for a powerful but easy-to-use verb. The Ghost Echo V3 is based on vintage spring reverb units, but some simple tweaking delivers hall-type sounds as well. The attack knob dictates when the effect enters your signal for note clarity, and it can even simulate a slapback delay. And the 100% analog true-bypass construction ensures you’re getting your truest guitar tone. This third-generation edition of Ghost Echo V3 boasts upgraded op-amps for better sonic performance, a stronger reverb signal with double the output, and a re-calibrated Dwell control that can reach self-oscillation. It also features updated artwork and silent, relay-based switching.
Far from a one-trick pony
Right out of the gate, the EarthQuaker Devices Ghost Echo V3 nails the classic spring sounds of the vintage units, along with cavernous hall tones, shorter room-type verbs, and total reverb washes. Not only can you dial in your taste of reverb, but short, single-repeat, slapback delays are also available.
From slapback to huge swells
The secret weapon of the Ghost Echo V3 reverb pedal is its attack knob. This control sets the effect’s pre-delay, which determines the time until the reverb effect is introduced into your signal. The dial’s range is from 30-150ms. At lower settings it keeps your attack from being washed out by the reverb. But Sweetwater guitarists love how at higher settings the attack knob acts as a short-timed delay. By dialing your dwell control, you can get a very useable analog slapback. At high settings it will self-oscillate, with the pitch of the oscillation determined by the Attack knob.
From the pedal gurus at EarthQuaker Devices
EarthQuaker Devices is a boutique pedal company based out of Akron, Ohio. They put all of their focus on building tools for musicians to find their own tone. Their designs range from enhanced classics to pedals that have never been seen or heard before. Company founder Jamie Stillman was working with rock band the Black Keys when he came upon a design that kick-started the company’s success. EarthQuaker Devices is committed to helping you find your tone with high-quality products at great prices.