EarthQuaker Devices The Depths V2 Analog Optical Vibe Machine *Free Shipping in the USA*

  • $199.00
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The Depths™ Analog Optical Vibe Machine

Welcome to your new Depths™ Optical Vibe Machine! The Depths is our
take on the classic optical vibe circuit. Now you can swab the decks
with the same lush, pulsating, three-dimensional swirling sound you know
and love, with some modern accouterments for all you land-lubbers out

The Depths is optimized for use with all kinds of
instruments, pickups, and to play well with dirt, so nobody’s left
waiting on shore. If it’s got a ¼” output, plug it in and get deep!

addition to the classic vibe controls, the Depths features unique
controls for “Voice” and “Throb.” The “Voice” control adjusts the
midrange focus of the Depths, which is perfect for tailoring the effect
to your particular instrument. Clockwise, you’ll hear a fuller sound
with a low-end focus. Counter-clockwise, you’ll hear a thinner, spikier
sound with a forward upper-midrange bite. The “Throb” knob adds a hefty
subharmonic low-end pulse to the vibrato signal, which is especially
useful on synthesizers and the bass guitar. It sounds great with a
little bit of dirt on the neck pickup of a guitar, too! This works best
with the “Voice” turned counter-clockwise for a warmer tone.

Depths’ “Intensity” and “Rate” controls are dialed in to give you the
classic optical vibe sound at more modest settings, but dive in deeper
and you’ll find anything from a smooth ultra-slow warble to sharp,
speedy bursts! Also, the “Level” control has tons of output above unity
on tap to combat the perceived volume loss of most vibe pedals, so your
tone is always above water. And, if 9v isn’t enough to keep you afloat,
the Depths may be powered at 18v for a stiffer tone with more headroom
and sparkle.

The Depths is true-bypass, uses rusty all-analog
circuitry, and is built one-at-a-time aboard the wreckage of the SS
Minnow, currently dry-docked in Akron, Ohio, USA.

List Price: $199.00 Controls

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.

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.

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.

Suggested setting for “classic” vibe sound:
at 9v, Intensity- 11-12 O’clock, Voice- 3 O’clock, Throb- 2 O’clock,
Rate and Level set to taste. All the controls are highly interactive
with each other, so experiment to find your tone!


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

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


4.75″ x 2.50″ x. 2.25″ with knobs


Depths should be powered a standard 9-18 volt DC power supply with a
2.1mm negative center 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.

Current Draw: 50mA Input impedance: 1M Output impedance: <1K
product can expose you to chemicals including Cobalt, which is known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
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