The Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator is a unique transparent overdrive from our friends at EarthQuaker Devices. This Twin Peaks-inspired stomp box is touch sensitive and incredibly clean sounding, pairing perfectly with a cup of coffee and slice of cherry pie. With a powerful active, dial-controlled EQ section, this pedal can be shaped into any light to medium drive tone. It works wonders with small tube amps and low wattage combo amps, lifting your sound to soaring new heights. You can coax plenty of rich harmonics and delightful sustain from this wonderful little box, somewhat like a clean tube screamer with a ton more level and much more usable EQ.
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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 in the area of 80Hz. Clockwise to boost low frequencies, counterclockwise to reduce them.
Treble: Adjusts the amount of higher frequencies, around 2kHz. Clockwise to boost, counterclockwise to reduce.
Retailing at $179.00, the Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator is much more than a fuzz box. This overdrive pedal is perfect for those who are looking to push a low wattage combo amp to the next level with pleasing sustain and singing lead tones, providing enough output to alert the authorities! The Westwood’s unique and moody tone will have you pouring another cup of damn fine coffee and asking for another slice of pie.
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