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EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive Pedal
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Manufacturer's ID: EQD-SPECV1
What we say:
At A Glance
The Special Cranker from EarthQuaker Devices keeps your tone intact whilst giving you some extra juice. It has two modes and a simple control layout so you can get straight down to business yet still have plenty of options. With its all-analog signal path, silent relay-based switching, and of course being true bypass, it is a well-made pedal that can give you drive sounds ranging from subtle to saturated.
Features We Love:
The Special Cranker offers up 2 modes - Germanium and Silicon. The first is the softer sounding of the two and adds some character without detracting from your tone. The latter serves up a higher output with a much brighter sound. This makes it excellent for when you want to get a more biting drive sound.
More is More
Starting off with the More knob all the way down and you get an almost clean sound which works wonders if you need a slight boost to your sound. The more you turn it up, the more gain you get, with each of the two modes allowing for a unique range of sounds that are easy to sweep through until you hit that desired sweet spot.
Many overdrive pedals can hijack your sound and stop your personality coming through. The Special Cranker isn't like that as it is very responsive to dynamic changes in your playing. This also makes it an excellent choice for anything from country and blues styles right through to rock.
Who Is It For?
Those wanting to add a bit of extra power and grit to their sound without losing the essence of their existing tone.
- An easy to use overdrive with a lot of dynamic and tonal range
- 2 modes that offer up a selection of excellent sounds
- Top mounted jacks make it easy to fit onto pedal boards
- Gives your signal extra grit and boost without drastically altering your tone and retains all of the natural nuances and character of your amplifier
- Two distinct clipping modes that are both exceptionally responsive to playing dynamics: Germanium and 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
- At maximum gain, the Special Cranker can achieve explosive overbiased tones depending on the output of your pickups
- Flexible Tone control to give the user full command over the treble frequencies for excellent tone shaping and clarity
- All-analog signal path
- True bypass
- Silent relay-based switching with Flexi-Switch Technology
- Powered by regular 9 V DC PSU (centre -, 2,1 mm, ~15 mA current draw)