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EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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The Speaker Cranker is an all discrete dirt enhancement device designed to give your amp some grit and a slight boost without drastically changing th...Click To Read More About This Product

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It's not a boost. It's simply an overdrive.

The Speaker Cranker is an all discrete dirt enhancement device designed to give your amp some grit and a slight boost without drastically changing the character or tone of your set up. It's perfect for those that don't like to fiddle with pesky controls yet want to add a little tube-like breakup or enhance an already over driven amp (or pedal) to give it some extra crunch without over loading the preamp. The single "More" control allows you choose the amount of break up you desire. Just like you would with a tube amp, back it off to thin out the sound and clean it up or crank it up for a fuller sound with a bit of compression.

FEATURES
  • More: Controls the amount of dirt
  • Hand built in Akron, Ohio

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Measures: 4.37³ X 2.37³ X 1.5³ with knobs
  • Power: 9v Battery or any standard 9 volt DC power supply with a negative center 2.1mm barrel.
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EarthQuaker DevicesSpeaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Compact (3)

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5.0

One Knob of Perfection!!!!!!!!

By 30State

from Wonderful Wisco

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
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      Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      EarthQuaker Devises builds pedals that are second to none but not priced ridiculously like some "boutique" brands. I've owned gobs of pedals from low end to high end and I can't say enough about how great EQD's products are. My rig is set up for light break-up and I like to use pedals to add additional levels of gain. I've owned lots of boosts and OD's that I've had set for my "more" or first additional gain stage. This is hands-down the finest. It's articulate, doesn't color your original tone, it just adds "more". It's hard to put into writing how well it works. Don't let the one knob fool you -- there's plenty of range. Plus, it stacks very, very well with any other pedal I've thrown at it. Overall, this is just a really organic, natural sounding pedal. I'm actually considering purchasing another to use set a little hotter. To put it to you this way, my board has 10 pedals but if I had to choose just one to live with the Speaker Cranker would be the one.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great, but...

      By Hors Edick

      from Germany

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          Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is an extraordinary overdrive. However, I bought this because reviews lead me to believe the Speaker Cranker (1) didn't colour the tone, (2) went from boost to light overdrive. None of this is true.

          My set-up: I'm running a rather bad Fender Cyclone straight into a '59 Bassman RI.

          (1) The Speaker Cranker does colour the tone. It's by no means a neutral boost. Most obviously it emphasizes highs but also low-mids. This makes me roll down the tone on the guitar more than half, whereas without it I keep it all the way up.

          (2) The Speaker Cranker goes from light overdrive to mid or heavy overdrive. No matter how low I set it, I do not get a clean tone out of it when strumming chords with a low to average amount of force hitting the strings. There's always slight overdrive.

          That being said, it enlivens, fattens and sweetens the sound and it does indeed break up quite like a fender tube amplifier.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The pedal you've been waiting for...

          By Troy

          from Ny

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              Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is simply amazing...I love the tone it gives my setup...it sounds great at a low setting but as soon as it passes 12 o'clock it is just the perfect amount of dirt your looking for. I use it clean all the time and roll off my guitar, simply amazing. No finicking around with knobs and buttons, the one knob is all you need. Should be noted this pedal changes character with different guitars nicely too, strat singles to gibson humbuckers. I use this on every amp I play...marshall,vox,badcat..it always stays on because it sounds that good.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The overdrive that adds some snort.

              By clyde

              from Red Wing, MN

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                • Amateur Recording
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                Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                At first I had a hard time trying to grasp this pedal and almost returned it. As a stand-alone dirt pedal, it does the job well enough,I suppose. I found its tone rather blah with P-90s; it sounded more like a solid state amp being pushed a little too hard; blatty and raspy. With humbuckers, tone improves vastly. Some good crunch. Where this pedal hits the home run is when it is paired up with other dirt pedals. EQD does not bill this as a "boost" pedal, but when paired with a fuzz or other overdrive, it really injects some mojo into to your tone. I thought I had some dynamic pedals that could stand on their own; the Speaker Cranker adds another layer of sizzle to their range.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Close to Perfect

                By Craig

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                • Excellent Sound Quality
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                    Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Don't let the one knob fool you, this pedal is very versatile. If you already have great tone with you rig but just want more "oompf", this is the pedal for you. It adds a little or a lot of dirt depending on where the knob is set. Very transparent with minimal compression, cleans up perfectly upon rolling back the guitar volume. Somehow it adds just the right amount of volume boost to keep up with wherever the knob is set. Bottom line... this is the best dirt pedal I've ever owned.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Enhance your tone! Don't change it!

                    By Sweet D

                    from Prairieville, LA

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                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

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                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
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                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about EarthQuaker Devices Speaker Cranker Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Pedal description is totally accurate! This pedal doesn't change your tone. It just beefs it up!

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