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EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker - Boost / Medium-Gain Overdrive

Product nr.: EQD SPECIAL CRANKER

0,50 kg
The EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker is an all-discrete analog distortion enhancement device... more
EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker - Boost / Medium-Gain Overdrive
The EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker is an all-discrete analog distortion enhancement device designed to give your signal some extra grit and boost without drastically altering your tone and retaining all of the natural nuances and character of your amp. Think of it as sticking an extra preamp tube in your amplifier for more saturation. Single notes will blossom and bloom with rich harmonics and singing sustain with responsive, tube-like sag. Power chords will sound thicker and crunchier, a little more ragged around the edges. Complex chords will remain distinct and complex, as the Special Cranker is designed to preserve your tone's integrity without muddying up the low-end or smearing the midrange. The Special Cranker has the same spongy, dynamic, and touch-sensitive character of the popular EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker but with more gain, double the output volume, an added Tone control to shape your signal, and a diode selector switch featuring the original asymmetrical Silicon diodes as well as a hot, new Germanium diode option. The More control goes from nearly clean to a medium gain overdrive when at maximum. The gain characteristics are dependent on which diodes are chosen. When the Germanium diodes are selected, the Special Cranker delivers a softer, more rounded response with tamed highs and lower output, while the Silicon diodes add a brighter, more modern edge and higher output. Both are exceptionally responsive to playing dynamics and have excellent clarity. The Tone control gives the user full command over treble frequencies, cutting the highs when counterclockwise and adding a slight high frequency boost when turned clockwise. The Level control adjusts the output from nothing to nearly double at maximum.

  • boost / medium-gain overdrive effects pedal
  • gives your signal extra grit and boost without drastically altering your tone
  • retains all of the natural nuances and character of your amplifier
  • exceptionally responsive and dynamic reaction to guitar's Volume control
  • flexible Tone control gives full command over the treble frequencies for excellent tone shaping and clarity
  • Mode toggle switch selects between two different clipping settings (Germanium / Silicon)
  • Germanium mode delivers a softer, more rounded response with tamed highs and lower output
  • Silicon mode delivers a brighter, more modern response with higher output
  • all-analog signal path
  • silent relay-based soft touch switching for both momentary and latching footswitch operation (Flexi-Switch Technology)
  • true bypass
  • controls for Level, Tone, More
  • Mode toggle switch (Ge / Si)
  • bypass footswitch
  • status LED
  • metal housing
  • 6.3 mm mono in / output jacks
  • power supply via optional 9-18 V DC adapter, 2.1 x 5.5 mm barrel plug, polarity (-) center
  • battery operation not supported
  • current draw 15 mA
  • dimensions (L x W x H) 121 x 64 x 57 mm / 4.75" x 2.50" x 2.25"
  • weight 425 g / 0.94 lbs
  • Made in USA
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