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EarthQuaker Devices Crimson Drive Germanium Overdrive
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      EarthQuaker Devices Crimson Drive Germanium Overdrive (H97142)
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An overdrive with classic character and open, vintage tone.

The Crimson Drive is a cutting and dynamic overdrive designed around a single germanium transistor and vintage germanium diodes. It creates a very open tone with excellent harmonics and a pleasing raw grit that can’t be duplicated with more common FET or opamp based overdrives. With a simple twist of the gain control, the Crimson Drive can go from a gritty Rangemaster style treble boost to a rattling overdriven sound that is reminiscent a vintage plexi style amp at full bore. Works great with single coils as well as humbuckers and has excellent clean up with your guitars volume control.

EarthQuaker Devices Crimson Drive Germanium Overdrive Features:

  • Added Tone control
    Vintage black glass OC139 germanium transistors and germanium diodes
    Lower noise floor and improved power filtering
    Drive: Controls the amount of gain
    Tone: Rolls off high end by turning counter clockwise
    Level: Controls the output


EarthQuaker Devices Crimson Drive Germanium Overdrive Specifications:

  • Measures: 4.37? X 2.37? X 1.75? with knobs
    Power: A standard 9 volt DC power supply intended for musical instruments with a negative center 2.1mm barrel. 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 you olde tymee types.


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  • One of the best drive pedals ive ever owned

    As reviewed by jeremy on 3/25/2015

    Ive been searching for a pedal like this for years. The germanium diodes in this pedal really make it shine. I use this with a white pedal in front and a speaker cranker behind it. It just sounds nasty. If you roll the dice oon this pedal you wont be dissapointed.

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