Earthquaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive

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Earthquaker Devices products have been the stuff of legend in the shop at BCR Music & Sound. EQD's latest release, the Special Cranker is a new overdrive aimed at achieving an extra gain stage while achieving complex tones with transparent operation. The guitar remains thick sounding, while staying present on the top-end. We find it to be great for single note melodies as well as chords. The Special Cranker is capable of both mild overdrive, and heavier high-gain sounds. 

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.


CONTROLS:

1. Level: Adjusts the output volume. Unity gain is between 10-12 o’clock depending on which diodes are selected.

2. Diode Selector: Germanium on the left for a softer and more transparent tone and Silicon on the right for a brighter and more modern edge.

3. More: Adjusts the gain. This control changes the bias of the transistor, so you may hear a little noise when adjusting. Don’t worry; this is perfectly normal. At maximum gain, the Special Cranker can achieve explosive overbiased tones depending on the output of your pickups.

4. Tone: Rolls off highs counterclockwise and boosts highs clockwise. A flat response can be found right around 3 o’clock.

This product qualifies for FREE SHIPPING! We thoroughly inspect and test every unit prior to shipment. We pack every item 100% professionally and insure every item we ship. This item will be shipped from our brick-and-mortar storefront in Lemoyne, PA. BCR Music & Sound has been in business for well over 25 years and is fully staffed by professional musicians.