The EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run parallels their Dispatch Master pedal, with some stunning additions. Avalanche Run boasts a powerful DSP program capable of emulating classic reverb and delay effects. The pedal’s front panel interface is remarkably straightforward, featuring dedicated controls for its Time, Repeats, Tone, Decay, Ratio, and Mix parameters alongside three separate modes: Normal, Reverse, and Swell. All this plus the capacity for self-oscillation and optimal expression control via the pedal’s corresponding input renders the Avalanche Run as one of the most effective reverb pedals on the market.
Avalanche Run Features
Control over Delay time, Repeats, Delay/Reverb Mix, Voice, and Reverb length
3 Modes: Normal, Reverse, and Swell
Assignable expression jack, switchable via EXP selector
True Bypass or Buffered Bypass
Infinite looping capabilities
Self-oscillation available when holding "Tap" footswitch
The Avalanche Run is a dreamy sonic discovery device with up to 2 seconds of delay time and a lush reverb. It features complete control over delay time, repeats, mix and voice (with the tone control), as well as control over the reverb length and mix. It can run in one of 3 different modes: Normal, Reverse and Swell. In “Normal” mode, the Avalanche Run functions as a straightforward delay and reverb. In “Reverse” mode, the delay line is in reverse and the reverb remains in normal mode. In “Swell” mode, the Avalanche Run reacts to your picking dynamics and adds a volume swell to the entire signal path much like manually raising and lowering the volume of your guitar.
The Avalanche Run features an expression jack that can be assigned to one of six different controls using the “EXP” selector switch. It also features Tap Tempo with six different ratios accessed via the “Ratio” selector switch. The Avalanche Run can also be run in “True Bypass” mode or “Buffered Bypass” mode for trails and features 5 different tail lengths including “Infinite” for lo-fi and continuously degrading pseudo-looping.
EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Delay + Reverb Reviews