EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive Pedal One-of-a-Kind Color #01

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EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive Pedal One-of-a-Kind Color #01

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  • $99.00
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Description & Specs

When our friends at EarthQuaker Devices approached us with a chance to get hundreds of one-of-a-kind pedals all at once, we jumped at it! In order to offer as many custom colorways as EarthQuaker Devices, you have to experiment - a lot. The result is a stockpile of one-off pedals the likes of which we have never seen. Each pedal is unique and only available at Chicago Music Exchange. When it's gone, it's gone.

The 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 picks up where the beloved Speaker Cranker left off. It has the same spongy, dynamic, and touch-sensitive character of the original but with more gain, double the output volume (now with a user-friendly Level control), 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. This control adjusts the bias of the transistor, so you may hear a little noise as you turn the control. Don’t freak out; it’s totally fine. 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.

Each and every Special Cranker is all-analog, true bypass, and built one-at-a-time by some serious experts in Akron, Ohio, USA – home of the best burgers on THIS Earth.
  • 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

Current Draw: 15 mA
Input Impedance: ≈5 MOhms
Output Impedance: <25 kOhms
Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. (121 x 64 x 57 mm) with knobs

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