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EarthQuaker Devices Bows - Germanium Preamp Overdrive Effects Pedal
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The Bows is a Germanium preamp designed around a rare NOS OC139 black glass transistor. For being a little one-knobber, the Bows wears many hats. Rig...Click To Read More About This Product
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A one-knob, two-mode boost overdrive that sits perfectly in any chain.
Tracks provided by SoundCloud
The Bows is a Germanium preamp designed around a rare NOS OC139 black glass transistor.
For being a little one-knobber, the Bows wears many hats. Right out of the box it's got several tone shaping abilities spread between two modes: Full and Treble. Full mode is warm with a lot of body and low end. Treble mode is a resonant, treble booster with a “cocked wah” tone that can drive any tube amp into harmonic rich distortion territory.
Each mode has a little bit of grit to start with, but as you get passed 12 o'clock, on either setting, their subtleties are accented. The vowel-like sound out of the Treble side will be more prevalent as you bring the Level up. Doing the same on Full mode will get you a nice, full bodied crunch tone that retains clarity.
Place any drive pedal before the Bows and it's another story. Full mode turns a dirt signal into a crumbling wall of sonic chaos, while Treble mode becomes an ultimate lead tone.
Each and every Bows is built one at a time by real life human beings in the temperature controlled bubble of Akron, Ohio.
- Two modes, Full and Treble mode, deliver a nice range of tones
- Level knob controls the amount of grit
- Handmade in USA
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