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EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Overdrive Pedal, New

Westwood serves up a damn fine cup of hot, transparent OD that's well-mannered enough to complement a low-wattage combo, but packs tons of responsive gain. Rate and review this product
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EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Overdrive

EarthQuaker Devices welcomes you to the Westwood Translucent Overdrive Pedal! Westwood is a touch sensitive translucent overdrive manipulator as clean and pure as the breeze which blows through a grove of Douglas Fir trees, and as hot as a damn fine cup of coffee.

This mild-mannered light- to medium-gain overdrive will still knock the socks right off your trusty low-wattage combo amp, pushing it into anything from cutting, edge-of-breakup rhythm tones, all the way to articulate, singing lead tones stacked high with pleasing even-order harmonics and sweet, sweet sustain. And if you pair it up with your favorite head and cab, you should probably call the neighbors first, because the Westwood's Level control has enough output on tap to alert the proper authorities. Even the FBI.

The EarthQuaker Devices Westwood serves up a damn fine cup of hot, transparent overdrive:


The Westwood's Drive control sets the level of gain for a near-clean boost at lower settings, to rich, bell-like jangle and chime, all the way to soaring lead tones that are cutting and distinct, but never harsh. The Westwood responds to changes in guitar volume at any setting, and varying the intensity of your pick attack reveals the subtle nuances of your technique and tone. Your choir director will love it.

The powerful active EQ section has controls for Treble and Bass with up to 20 dB of cut and/or boost. Center-detent pots indicate the "flat" setting. When you feel a click, there is neither cut nor boost, and your tone remains unaltered, but with extra gain.

Treble affects the area around 2kHz and is handy for taming icepick-y single coils, or giving humbuckers a lift to add an open and airy top end sparkle as free and clear and uncompressed as the air all the way up in the lovely mountains of Tibet.

The Westwood's Bass control operates around 80Hz and can be used to tighten up the low end of an already dark sounding guitar, or if turned up, will soften your attack, and introduce tube-like sag for a "browned-out" sound with plenty of woody, organic bottom end thump that'll make chords think and chunky, while single notes bloom like the flowers of the majestic Dogwood.

On the bass guitar, the Westwood provides warm low-mids and a smooth top end with enough vintage grit to make your next gig at the Roadhouse both wonderful and strange. Let's rock.

Each and every Westwood is a real Blue Rose case, hand built by a team of special agents in the Black Lodge of Akron, Ohio, USA, where the owls are not what they seem, there's always music in the air, and the birds sing a pretty song.

Controls Level: Adjusts Westwood's output level. Clockwise is loud, counterclockwise is quiet.
Drive: Adjusts the amount of overdrive. Clockwise is dirty, counterclockwise is clean.
Bass: Selects amount of low frequencies around 80Hz. Clockwise to boost, counterclockwise to cut.
Treble: Selects amount of high frequencies around 2kHz. Clockwise to boost, counterclockwise to cut.

This device is guaranteed for life (or at least the life of EarthQuaker Devices).

Features:

- Translucent Overdrive Manipulator with two-band active EQ
- Perfect for pushing low-wattage amps into anything from cutting, edge-of-breakup rhythm tones, all the way to articulate, singing lead tones stacked high with pleasing even-order harmonics and sweet, sweet sustain.
- Powerful active EQ section with center-detent pots has up to 20dB of cut and/or boost to tame icepick-y single coils, give humbuckers some airy top end sparkle, or cut the mud out of a dark sounding rig.
- Drive control sets the level of gain for a near-clean boost at lower settings, to rich, bell-like jangle and chime, all the way to soaring lead tones that are cutting and distinct, but never harsh.
- Responds to changes in guitar volume and tone controls at any setting
- Varying the intensity of your pick attack reveals the subtle nuances of your technique and tone
- Treble affects the area around 2kHz and is handy for taming icepick-y single coils, or giving humbuckers a lift to add an open and airy top end sparkle.
- Bass control operates around 80Hz and can be used to tighten up the low end of an already dark sounding guitar, or if turned up, will soften your attack, and introduce tube-like sag for a "browned-out" sound with plenty of woody, organic bottom end thump that'll make chords think and chunky, while single notes bloom with ringing sustain.
- On the bass guitar, the Westwood provides warm low-mids and a smooth top end with plenty of vintage grit and punch.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of EarthQuaker Devices products.
Power
- Westwood can be powered by a 9v battery or a standard 9-volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

Switching
- This device is true bypass and uses electronic relay based switching. Audio will not pass without power.

- True bypass
- Silent relay-based switching
- All-analog signal path
- Lifetime guarantee
- Weight: 9.95 ounces
- Product Dimensions: 4.8" x 2.6" x 2.3"
- Current draw: 15mA
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EQDWEST
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Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 3 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EQDWEST
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