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Earthquaker Devices Ledges Tri-Dimensional Reverberation Machine

The Earthquaker Ledges Reverb pedal is a a handy and flexible performance tool that can easily find a home on any pedalboard. The Ledges features three different Reverb modes -- Room, Hall and Plate -- along with a handy wet/dry blend control, a damping control to manage excess treble reflections, and a user-definable expression pedal input. With all these options, the six available presets are very welcome. And while presets have become common on a lot of pedals these days, kudos to Earthquaker from coming up with what has to be the easiest preset system out there. You'll actually use the six available slots, and even better remember how to save and recall them. 

All this functionality is backed up by what are very transparent reverb effects, and while each mode of Reverb has a sonic footprint, they do not adversely alter your core tones. The wet/dry control seems like a no-brainer, but many Reverb pedals lack this functionality, and it quickly becomes indispensable. And because it's an Earthquaker pedal, it's got the capability to travel into wild and uncharted landscapes, which is another great reason to have six presets. The Ledges is normal enough to handle everyday Reverb needs, but it's wild side and uber-easy preset system makes it a real game changer.

In the words of Earthquaker Devices....

Ledges is a compact, three-mode reverb with the ability to save and recall six presets and user-assignable expression control with loads of customizable options. If you’re craving that warm, lush reverb tone from the players and songs you love, then this is your pedal. If you want to push the limits and take it further to sonic reaches that only you can uncover, then this is also your pedal. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted and needed out of a reverb.

We created Ledges for no-nonsense musicians who need access to a wide variety of fantastic sounds and don’t want to mess with menu diving, extra footswitches, or midi controllers. Ledges offers three distinct, rich reverbs that cover all your bases - Room, Hall and the almost infinitely regenerating Plate - with user assignable expression control and six presets to easily switch between settings. Presets can even save expression pedal assignments, making it easier than ever to save and switch between the 6 best reverb sounds that are yours and yours alone.

Ledges has three unique reverb modes: Room, Hall and Plate. Each mode uses a different algorithm, tuned to give specific spatial qualities, while still sitting perfectly in the mix. We steered clear of any tones that were harsh or muddy.

Room (R) has the darkest tone of the three modes. At the shortest length setting it’s like a small, boxy room, reminiscent of 80s reverb. As you bring the length up, the reflections become distant and brighter; similar to playing in a large tile room. If you hit the strings harder, it has an almost spring reverb character without becoming completely washed out.

Hall’s (H) shortest length setting picks up where the longest length of Room leaves off. Hall shifts from a large hall to a massive cathedral with loads of soft, distant reflections that build up faster and trail off longer.

Plate (P) goes from a traditional, large plate to a nearly infinite pad of reflections that create a regenerative freeze-like effect that gradually decays. At the shortest length setting, the decay of the Plate picks up where Hall leaves off. At the longest length setting, the highest frequencies of the reverb are recirculated, generating a nearly infinite ambient pad of bouncy reflections underneath your initial attack that can go to the verge of self-oscillation. The recirculated pad can be further fine-tuned with the damping control to sit just right in the mix.

Pro Tip: Ledges is buffered bypass to allow the reverb to naturally decay when bypassed. You can create a dense ambient pad, bypass the pedal and play over top of your naturally decaying micro-loop. Get 2 or 3 Ledges and make a mini reverb version of Frippertronics!

User-Assignable Expression Control

You can easily map an expression pedal to any of the controls, allowing for limitless experimentation. Ledges comes with the expression jack mapped to the Damping control, but to reassign it, just insert the expression pedal into the EXP jack, place the expression pedal in the toe down position, turn the control (any amount and in any direction) on the Ledges that you wish to put under control of the expression pedal, put the expression pedal in the heel down position, and voila! This control is now assigned to the expression jack and can be controlled by an expression pedal.