Earthquaker Devices: Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

It's a new year, which means new videos, and new effects! It's 2018, and without further ado, we're proud to reveal the new EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator!

Photo credit: EarthQuaker Devices

Photo credit: EarthQuaker Devices

Coming off of the sonically extravagant Data Corrupter and the brilliantly simple Erupter fuzz, Jamie Stillman and EarthQuaker Devices went for something "classic" for their 2018 debut. 

The Westwood translucent overdrive is in the same family as the legendary Klon. The idea behind translucent overdrives is that it boosts the sound of your instrument without adding too much gain or color to your tone. Translucent overdrives retain the tone of your guitar and your amp while pushing your sound to new heights. 

From EarthQuaker Devices: 

"Westwood is a mild-mannered light- to medium-gain translucent overdrive manipulator that’ll 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."

"Its powerful active EQ section has up to 20dB of cut/boost to tame icepick-y single coils, give humbuckers some airy top end sparkle, or cut the mud out of a dark sounding rig."

EarthQuaker Devices is always bringing the fire and 2018 looks like it's going to be a scorcher of a year in the pedal world! If you're looking for an awesome translucent overdrive, look no further than the Westwood!

-Juan