The Earthquaker Special Cranker Overdrive is an all-discrete analog distortion enhancement device designed to give your signal some extra grit and boost without drastically altering your tone and retaining all of the natural nuances and character of your amp, like an extra preamp tube in your amplifier for more saturation. Single notes will blossom and bloom with rich harmonics and singing sustain with responsive, tube-like sag. Power chords will sound thicker and crunchier, a little more ragged around the edges. Complex chords will remain distinct and complex, as the Special Cranker is designed to preserve your tone’s integrity without muddying up the low-end or smearing the midrange.
- Diode Selector provides germanium on the left for a softer and more transparent tone and silicon on the right for a brighter and more modern edge
- At maximum gain, explosive overbiased tones can be achieved depending on the output of your pickups
- Tone control allows you to roll off or boost the high end