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NPD ambient madness

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by GuitarPix, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. GuitarPix

    GuitarPix Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 21, 2013
    Well this should be an interesting pedal to add into my blues mix, Earthquaker Afterneath - a delay and reverb pedal that has its own rules it seems.

    Tried it in the store and walked away, but had to go back today to grab it. Oh dear, what madness this way lies.

  2. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 31, 2011
    I just watched a video on utube of this pedal...sounds really cool! Congrats!
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  3. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter


    Looking forward to some tracks, I dig ambient and ambient-related acoustical vibrations.
  4. Raiders757

    Raiders757 Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 2, 2016
    That's a wild pedal. Have fun dialing in some crazy tones. HNPD!
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  5. Stratbats

    Stratbats Strat-O-Master

    Feb 16, 2018
    "Diffuse, Dampen & Drag".... Damn! (Sounds like a law firm.)
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  6. GuitarPix

    GuitarPix Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twisting the Drag knob while there’s still sound adds some interesting sound effects, like adjusting the length on on a delay pedal, but different.

    I’ve set the mix and length fairly low so it comes across as a slightly odd reverb pedal, but I up those for some finger picked tunes.

    It seams to have built in pre-delay, it swells in sound after a bit after a note, but that doesn’t seem adjustable.
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  7. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    I listened to demos of it.
    I'm not a pedal guy, but that sounds really, really cool. It's the type of music that I like to make, but it wouldn't be a whole lot of use to me in our upbeat music live setting.

    I love the sound of it.
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  8. Hudman_1

    Hudman_1 Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 12, 2018
    Gibraltar Michigan
    Congrats. Earthquaker Devices makes awesome pedals. I picked up their “The Depths” pedal last week. Very cool stuff.
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  9. The-Kid

    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Congrats man EQD pedals are awesome. Super hipster but sound amazing!!!#!#
  10. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    I checked the demo too. This thing sounds wild!!
  11. david57strat

    david57strat Strat-Talk Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Huntington Beach, CA
    It's definitely an amazing pedal. I picked up mine in May, and am still getting used to how to dial stuff in. It's, undoubtedly, the most unusual/unconventional digital reverb unit I've ever had, in a pedal (I've used BOSS RV-3 and RV-5 units, or the reverb algorithms built into the GT-3 and GT-10, which are wonderful, but not as wild as this V2).

    I love mine :).

    I watched seemingly countless video reviews of the V2, on YouTube; but the one that prompted me to finally buy it, was this one:

    I've been using mostly rack equipment, for twenty plus years after having parted with all of my pedals. Now, I'm rebuilding the pedal setup. Picking pedals one at a time (in most cases), some, used. It's been a slow-going process; but maybe it's better this way.

    As each pedal is added, I hook it up, and thoroughly experiment with it, to see how it interacts with the other pedals. I'm probably eight to ten pedals away from having all the tones I've had in the racks, and then some.

    I have yet to mount them on an actual pedal board - something I've never done, previously, in spite of how many pedals I used to have.

    Eventually, a good switching system will need to be added. Until then, I guess I'll be back to doing the stomp box dance lol.

    This whole new wave of pedals thing started out innocently enough with the Canyon Delay and the Flashback 2:


    Then, the Afterneath V2 and a used tc Corona Chorus:


    Already had the Polytune2 Noir tuner (awesome tuner), but added the Xotic SP Compressor, which seems extremely useful, but unbelievably simple to use:



    I've got the feeling this is going to be a never-ending cycle lol. They're addicting!

    I've had that Pedal Power 2 Plus for years, since my last round of pedals. At this rate, I'm probably going to need at least a second one, before the year is out :|
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018
  12. david57strat

    david57strat Strat-Talk Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Same here. This is an ambient musician's dream, come true.

    I'm still struggling with dialing in more conventional sounds with it, but the massive ambient sounds it produces are superb.

    Another reverb pedal on my list (I'm big on reverb options) is Neunaber's Immerse - another incredible pedal.
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  13. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 9, 2015
    @david57strat That video may prompt me to buy it too. Thanks for posting. I’ve been using an outmoded and outdated POD XT for those kinds of sounds but it can only do so much.
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  14. Guitaraxe

    Guitaraxe Strat-O-Master

    Aug 22, 2015