The Equilibrium takes us back to a time when cars had fins like rocket ships and guitar amps were simple circuits that sounded pure, awesome and modulated.
Rate — Adjusts the rate of modulation from a slow pulse to a rapid flutter.
Depth — Controls the amount of modulation from barely perceptible to seasick.
Shape — Tweaks the waveform from a rounded sine wave to an abrupt square.
Mix — Blends between the dry and the modulated signals.
*Hint: For traditional style tremolo, set the Mix knob fully clockwise.
Tremolo — Traditional tremolo based on the bias circuits from the earliest tube amps. Use the Shape control to morph from a very soft and smooth tremolo to a much harder burp-burp modulation.
Harmonic — Based on the vibrato circuits from the early ‘60s piggyback amplifiers. Blend in the dry signal for a queasy, seasick effect.
Vibrato — True '50s style frequency vibrato, just like Buddy Holly. Try it with a fast speed and 100% wet mix for the widest vibrato effect.
The Equilibrium features true bypass switching using a latching relay and a soft-touch bypass footswitch. The Equilibrium will power on in either bypass mode or effect mode (useful if you are using the pedal with a remote bypass switching system.) Hold the footswitch at boot to toggle between bypass and effect startup modes. The pedal remembers your settings when the power is removed.
Note: certain early Equilibrium pedals have a mechanical 3PDT bypass switch rather than the relay switching. Relay equipped pedals blink the LED twice rapidly at power-on.
The Equilibrium requires a 9V DC power supply with a 2.1mm pin, center negative. The Equilibrium is not designed to be powered on supplies higher than 9V and does not use a battery. The Equilibrium should work fine on a multi-pedal "daisy chain" connector, but if you encounter excessive noise or hum try a separate power supply. The Equilibrium requires approx. 60mA.