I received my Devi Ever LP in the mail. I know many of you are familiar with Devi Ever. I have fallen in love with these pedals. I discovered Devi Ever whilst looking for noise pedals and interesting pedals to add to my rig.
You can look up www.deviever.com to read the full description about the LP. I thought I would give you my own take:
The Devi Ever LP is an overdrive with a broken record skipping effect. It’s skipping effect is pretty random, but it gets more intense when you mess with the “control” knob. Then again, this pedal only has two knobs: volume and control.
Most of the demos on DeviEver’s YouTube seem to be done direct, with no amp. This is a problem to me because I know direct-in recording is completely different compared to speakers. I kind of bought this one out of faith, but I was not disappointed 🙂
The thing you notice right away is the overdrive. It’s a very unique sounding overdrive. I haven’t really heard it before, so I cannot compare it to anything. If anyone can, by all means, comment! It’s not too fuzzy, but it’s not one-dimensional like so many other overdrives I’ve heard before. It has a unique body… almost like it relies on texture to make it’s point.
However, if you are like me, and you turn your controls all the way up before striking a single note, you would have noticed the skipping first. The effect really is like that of a broken record. I’ve also noticed that along with the control knob, the skipping effect is very touch-sensitive. I lightly picked a few chords without hearing anything, but as soon as I layed into an open chord, you immediately hear skipping and glitches thrown into the mix. It’s delicious.
Devi Ever recommends you play around with it until you find a setting you like. I personally have found every setting wonderful.
Writing this review has finally given me the perfect analogy of the Devi Ever LP–and quite possibly ever Devi Ever pedal ever made: these pedals are the equivalent of putting potato chips in sandwiches. Sure, you have your meat (or meatless patties), tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and condiments, but ever now and then you want to throw in some real contrast when it comes to texture. The crunch of the potato chip perfectly compliments everything. The LP is a pedal of overdrive texture and texture by way of a skipping signal.
I have included a modest video demo, but a search on YouTube can yield Devi Ever’s demo as well.
I love it, and you should too 🙂
Kevin Ian Common recently used a power drill for sound contrast and paid for it in blood. He plays guitar and sings in The Common Men, a Post-Punk trio from Northern California. They are on Facebook and Twitter, but you can find them @ www.myspace.com/thecommonmen for all updated information and sound files.