Earthquaker Devices Introduces the Special Cranker Overdrive Pedal

Earthquaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive PedalEarthquaker Devices has introduced the Special Cranker, an overdrive pedal that boasts an all-discrete analog circuit. The company calls it a sibling of the Speaker Cranker, adding that the new stompbox is designed to “add extra grit and boost without drastically altering tone.”

“It has the same spongy, dynamic, and touch-sensitive character of the [Speaker Cranker] 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,” Earthquaker writes. “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.”

The Earthquaker Devices Special Cranker is available now for $99.

Get an overview and hear the Special Cranker on bass in the company’s demo video:

Earthquaker Devices Special Cranker Overdrive Pedal Features:

Germanium and Silicon Clipping Modes
Level, More, Tone Knobs
All-analog signal path
True bypass
Silent relay-based switching with Flexi-Switch Technology
Lifetime warranty
Current Draw: 15 mA
Input Impedance: ?5 MΩ
Output Impedance: <25 kΩ

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