Unleash the power of the EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker, an analog distortion enhancement device designed for discerning guitarists. This pedal enhances your signal with a perfect balance of grit and boost, ensuring your tone retains its natural nuances and amp character. Imagine adding an extra preamp tube to your setup, providing more saturation and richness to your sound.
The Special Cranker inherits the beloved traits of its predecessor, the Speaker Cranker, delivering the same spongy, dynamic, and touch-sensitive response. However, it takes things up a notch with increased gain, double the output volume (now controllable with a Level knob), and additional features for sonic versatility.
Explore the enhanced tonal shaping capabilities with the new Tone control, allowing you to sculpt your sound precisely. The diode selector switch offers the choice between the original asymmetrical Silicon diodes and the hot new Germanium diode option. Each selection provides a unique character, with Germanium delivering a softer, rounded response, and Silicon providing a brighter, modern edge—both responsive to your playing dynamics.
Navigate the More control, adjusting from nearly clean tones to a medium gain overdrive at maximum. Embrace the transistor bias adjustments, which may introduce a touch of noise as you explore the gain characteristics. The Level control gives you the flexibility to adjust the output from silent to nearly double, ensuring the perfect balance in any setup.
• 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