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EarthQuaker Devices Talons Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Talons is an ultra flexible dirt machine that can go from clean to crunch and everything in between with a swift turn of the gain control. Add to...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A dangerously versatile overdrive that will carry you off to its nest and feed you to its young.

The Talons is an ultra flexible dirt machine that can go from clean to crunch and everything in between with a swift turn of the gain control. Add to that a powerful active 3 band equalization sector and some top end contour via the presence control and you've got one versatile little buddy at your disposal. Unlike all our other overdrives, the Talons was not designed to emulate any specific sound or era. It can be glassy and open, scooped and chunky, gritty and wild, light and airy, drunk and unhinged, it will not disappoint you.True Bypass and Handmade with sweet loving care in Akron, Ohio.

FEATURES
  • Controls
  • Treble: Noon is flat, boost is clockwise from noon, cut is counter clockwise from noon.
  • Middle: Noon is flat, boost is clockwise from noon, cut is counter clockwise from noon.
  • Bass: Noon is flat, boost is clockwise from noon, cut is counter clockwise from noon.
  • Presence: Adjusts the top end and upper mids to control the amount of "sizzle" in the dirt. Turn clockwise for a brighter tone, counter clockwise to mellow it out.
  • Gain: Preamp volume control. Controls the amount of dirt available, from clean to heavy crunch.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Talons Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Measures: 4 5/8³ x 2 1/2³ x 2.25³ with knobs
    Power: A standard 9-18 volt DC power supply intended for musical instruments with a negative center 2.1mm barrel. 18v will yield higher headroom with a slightly brighter, stronger tone and more volume. We strongly recommend a high quality power supply with isolated outputs and good filtering to avoid unwanted noise. Will also run off a 9v battery for ye olde tymee types.
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EarthQuaker DevicesTalons Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Great Overdrive

By Mitchell Minami

from Nova Scotia, Canada

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Talons Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Great overdrive, absolutely no complaints here

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Flexible Overdrive

    By Canbro28

    from Owensboro, KY

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive
    • Very Good Sound Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Live performance

    Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Talons Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I have owned this unit for about 5 months. I was looking for an overdrive pedal to give me more fine tuning ability and flexibility in the range of the overdriven signal. The Talons does a great job in all of these areas. The tone shaping section (treble, mids, bass and presence) is very flexible and the controls are sensitive to slight adjustments (meaning that when you turn the knobs, even slightly, they make a difference). The whole range of the knob adjustment is wide, giving you a lot of control over the EQ of your signal. The overdrive section goes from subtle to intense in a smooth transition. This allows very good control of the signal breakup. Subtle breakup is very controllable, as are more intense overdrive tones. I don't know if this pedal is really suited for metal, that's not my thing so I can't help with that perspective, but for everything else up to that this unit should be very effective. As for the build quality, this unit is compact and ruggedly built. I can't foresee any issues with its durability. I haven't had any trouble with it in the time I've had it. The Overdrive pedal market is really saturated, with lots of choices and opinions, but if you're looking for one that will give you great tone and a lot of control over that tone, then the Talons is worth checking out.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Distortion Pedal

    By FenderBenderMan

    from Philadelphia, PA

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Talons Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I auditioned this pedal against a Wampler Soveriegn Distortion and MXR Super BA Distortion. The Wampler did not impress and the Super BA didn't sound terrible but the sound quality was a bit lacking (although it's still a great buy). I fell in love with the Talons presence knob more than anything, it really adds a 4th dimension to the normal 3 band parametric EQ. I leave the gain maxed and use my guitar's volume knob to add crunch. If you're looking for a good review part 2 of "Just Nick" review on youtube has a great array of tones.

        if all you want is a word description here it is, Marshall. EQD claims this is a unique pedal and it is but one that will call to mind AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. The first thing i do when i get a new pedal is max out and completely turn down all the knobs and let me tell you, there is not a bad sound on this thing. Mid range all the way up with treble and bass cut is a forcefull lead tone and the scooped mids setting sounds like more than a tin like metal nightmare.

        the only bad thing? doesn't sound much like a tradional OD, defintely no where near the sound of something like a tubescreamer. also, this thing is never ever ever leaving my pedal board and i challenge other distortion pedals to take on the talons!

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Pedal

        By foggy1

        from Avon Lake, Oh

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        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

        • A Little Pricey

        Best Uses

          Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Talons Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          i have this for about 2 weeks now--great overdrive with a wide adjustment range from a mild overdrive to distortion --nice pedal.
          using it with both a Epi Les Paul and a Fender Strat

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