EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire V2 Harmonic Tremolo Review (June 2024)


Last updated on June 12, 2024 1:28 am Details


In this review post we’re going to be discussing the EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire V2 Harmonic Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

The Night Wire is a feature-rich harmonic tremolo. What is harmonic tremolo? In short, the signal is split into high pass and low pass filters, then modulated with an LFO that is split 180 degrees. The Night Wire takes the traditional harmonic tremolo a few steps further by allowing the center point of both filters to be adjusted for different tones. The filter frequency has three modes: Manual, LFO, and Attack.

In Manual mode, the center point can be set to a fixed position with the frequency control. In LFO mode, the filters are continuously swept and the frequency control adjusts the speed. In Attack mode, the filters are dynamically swept according to pick attack and the frequency control acts as a range control, much like a standard envelope filter. The tremolo section has two modes, Manual and Attack. In Manual mode, the speed of the tremolo is governed by where the rate control is set.

In Attack mode the speed is controlled by pick attack and the rate controls the sensitivity; the harder you pick, the faster the rate and vice-versa. The tremolo can be subtle and shimmery or full-on throbbing depending on where the depth control is set. With the depth set to zero, the Night Wire will act like a fixed filter, phase shifter, or envelope-controlled filter depending on which mode the filter frequency is in. It also features a cut/boost volume control to get your levels just right.

Product Features

  • Tremolo
  • Status LED
  • True bypass
  • Metal housing
  • Handmade in the USA
  • LFOs offset by 180 degrees
  • Power consumption: 30 mA
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Separate high and low pass filters
  • 6.3 mm mono jack input/output
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply
  • Dimensions (L * W * H): 117 * 64 * 57 mm
  • Improved circuit for less noise
  • Controls for Level, Depth, Rate, and Frequency
  • Noiseless relay-based soft-touch circuit
  • The Center point of both filters can be changed for different sounds
  • Footswitch works as a latching and momentary switch
  • Filter frequency toggle switch with 3 modes (Manual, LFO, and Attack)
  • Tremolo section toggle switch with 2 modes (Manual and Attack)

Pros & Cons


  • Strong build
  • Affordably priced
  • Incredibly dependable
  • Positive customer review ratings
  • Worth the price
  • Great audio output
  • Ideal for studio recording and live performance


  • It’s difficult to achieve subtle effects

EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire V2 Harmonic Tremolo Demo

Our Verdict

The Night Wire strikes a good balance between flexibility and strangeness. With a combination of filters and tremolo on offer, it’s the tremolo rather than phaser-like sounds that stand out.

It would be wonderful if the rate could be set slower, as it’s difficult to achieve more subtle phase effects, but that’s a small quibble. Set to respond to pick assault, the word provides for both subtle and dynamic effects, with the filter feeling most intuitive in LFO mode.

However, by carefully tweaking its two settings, both auto-wah and uni-vibe style effects may be tuned in, even though it is a little unintuitive at first.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire V2 Harmonic Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal

as of June 12, 2024 1:28 am

Pricing History

Price History for EarthQuaker Devices Night Wire V2 Harmonic Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal


Current Price $199.00 June 12, 2024
Highest Price $199.00 December 31, 2023
Lowest Price $159.20 November 17, 2023
Since November 17, 2023

Last price changes

$199.00 December 31, 2023
$159.20 November 17, 2023

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Additional information

Item Weight

12 ounces

Product Dimensions

6 x 3 x 3 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

February 19, 2018

Color Name



Version 2


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