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EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Westwood Translucent Overdrive Manipulator

EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Westwood Translucent Overdrive Manipulator
Every so often, an overdrive pedal comes out that makes you say, “maybe I just need one more drive pedal.” Enter the EarthQuaker Devices Westwood. EarthQuaker has designated the pedal a Translucent Overdrive Manipulator, meaning that you can dial in light to medium gain while preserving the true voice of the notes you’re playing.

Why should the Westwood be on your pedalboard?

From use with a combo amp to a setup with a head and a cab, the Westwood has advantages at every volume level that are immediately apparent. On a low-wattage combo, you can get close-to-breakup rhythm tones and full, rich sustain. Plug into a head and cab, crank the level knob, and you’ll see just how much output this pedal has.

The Westwood has 4 knobs: level, drive, bass and treble. We’ve already covered the dynamic and oh-so-powerful level knob. The drive knob can take your overdrive from a simple clean boost to all the way up to a bell-like chime. The bass knob operates at around 80Hz which allows for tightening up the low end and keeping your notes from having too much attack. The treble knob operates at around 2kHz which allows for the taming of harsh notes and control over unforgiving single coil pickups. The EQ section is active and allows you to cut and/or boost at up to 20dB, adding another bullet point to the versatility of this pedal.

Who should buy the Westwood?

This pedal is for everyone. It was designed for both guitarists and bassists alike. Whether your first overdrive or an add-on to your current lineup, the Westwood will help you further define the player you want to be. Being a touch-sensitive pedal, the drive will react to your own playing dynamics. This is especially important for your unique style and tendencies as a musician to shine.

Hear what the EarthQuaker Devices Westwood sounds like in the video below.

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