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08/04/2022
Spotlights at Musica Sponsored by Reverb.com - The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day 2022

THANK YOU to Reverb.com for sposoring The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day 2022. Come see Spotlights at Musica Saturday August 6th.

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Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France and David Whited⁠
Edited by Chris Tran⁠
Audio: Mario Quintero⁠
Special thanks to Derek and the team at The Government Center Pittsburgh, PA

08/03/2022
Harriet The Spy EarthQuaker Sessions "Forgettable Fire"

The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day happens on Saturday, Aug. 6, at EarthQuaker Devices headquarters in downtown Akron featuring a full day of live music, family-friendly fun, clinics, a raffle, and an all-around chill community hang. But folks who want more can get the complete EarthQuaker Day experience by attending EarthQuaker Eve on Friday evening, Aug. 5, at Musica in downtown Akron and EarthQuaker Day Night happening on Saturday evening at Musica. Here's a taste of the eclectic sounds that will emanate from Musica on Saturday night courtesy of Harriet The Spy's "Forgettable Fire." The beloved 90s Kent hardcore quartet consisting of current EQD employees, including founder, and lead designer Jamie Stillman, will be reuniting for one night to celebrate EQD Day, and we hope you'll be there too! Click here for more information about EarthQuaker Day and EarthQuaker Night on Saturday, and EarthQuaker Eve on Friday. http://earthquakerday.com

Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France, David Whited, Dannesh Moosa
Edited by David Whited
Engineered and Mixed by Jeff France

It's here! EQD has joined forces with Brain Dead, the L.A.-based streetwear and fashion brand, for an ultra-cool collabo...
08/02/2022

It's here! EQD has joined forces with Brain Dead, the L.A.-based streetwear and fashion brand, for an ultra-cool collaboration featuring a complete graphic redesign of the Ghost Echo Vintage Voiced Reverb available today! Brain Dead's eye-mesmerizing graphics pair perfectly with the sound-expanding Ghost Echo, turning the pedal into genuinely functional art. In addition to the bright hallucinatory images, Brain Dead has specially designed colorful and unique packaging for the pedal. So get your limited edition Brain Dead Ghost Echo at your favorite local or online EQD dealer and add a touch of streetwear psychedelia to your pedal board and collection! https://www.earthquakerdevices.com/blog-posts/ghost-echo-by-brain-dead

UPDATE: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in a few weeks! Sorry for any inconvenience!Centaur Guitar...
08/02/2022

UPDATE: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in a few weeks! Sorry for any inconvenience!

Centaur Guitar Saturday, Saturday, Saturday August 6th!!!!! Come Celebrate the Monster That is EARTHQUAKER DAY!!!! A Mighty Clinic of Daring Do with some of EQD’s latest and greatest brought to you by The Chadillac!!! There will be EQD schwag!!! and some lucky Person will win a Free Earthquaker SPECIAL CRANKER!!!!
Clinic from 12:30-2 PM you must be in attendance to win!!! We’ll sell you the seat but you’ll only need the edge!!!!! Actually The Event is Free!!!!!!
https://fb.me/e/3v4Wv1Kg1

Learn all about our favorite day of the year!
08/01/2022
The History of EarthQuaker Day — EarthQuaker Devices

Learn all about our favorite day of the year!

On Saturday, August 6, at EarthQuaker Devices headquarters in the heart of Akron, Ohio, your friendly pedal builders will play host to pedal lovers, gear heads, and all curious community members.

08/01/2022
Smith Taylor's Field Service EarthQuaker Sessions "If It's Not Vegan It's Murder"

The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day is on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the EarthQuaker Devices Headquarters in beautiful Akron, Ohio. There will be a full slate of live music for you to absorb, including Smith Taylor's "Field Service." Check out "If It's Not Vegan It's Murder," a pulsing 95-second blast of musical energy from the Cleveland trio. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader SmithTaylor's punchy and visceral vocals match his sharp, stabbing guitar tone augmented with the Ghost Echo, Organizer, and Disaster Transport SR. For more music, food, fun, and sun, come on down to Akron on Saturday and revel in the revenge! For more information, click right here http://earthquakerday.com

Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France, David Whited, Dannesh Moosa
Edited by David Whited

07/29/2022
Oregon Space Trail Of Doom EarthQuaker Day Session "The Rat"

Are you ready to experience The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day on Saturday, Aug. 6, at EQD HQ in downtown Akron? We sure can't wait to see everyone, and because one full day of live music, clinics, food, fun, and pedals isn't enough, we're also hosting EarthQuaker's Eve on Friday, Aug.5 at Musica in the historic Art District of downtown Akron. Cleveland's Oregon Space Trail of Doom will be there too, playing their heavy and groovy songs like "The Rat" featuring assistance from the Plumes overdrive, Hoof fuzz, Rainbow Machine pitch modulator, the Dispatch Master reverb and delay, the Depths vibrato, and the Hizumitas Fuzz Sustainar.
OSTOD is one of five bands performing at EarthQuaker's Eve, so please gather some trustworthy folks and get on the trail to Musica on Friday for an evening of diverse kick-ass live music. We can guarantee there will be no danger of dysentery, and everyone will not only survive but thrive! Then come party with us at The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day on Saturday and return to Musica Saturday night, Aug. 6, for EarthQuaker Day Night featuring more live music.

http://earthquakerday.com for the full schedule!

Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France, David Whited, Dannesh Moosa
Edited by Chris Tran
Engineered and MIxed by Jeff France

07/27/2022
Nervous Future EarthQuaker Sessions "Chewing Bubble Gum with Bubba Dupree"

Ever wonder what some EarthQuaker Devices staff members do for fun? The same things you do, play in bands! For proof, here's EQD staff band Nervous Future featuring "Papa EarthQuaker," a.k.a founder, lead designer Jamie Stillman slammin' (never slappin') the bass on this punky banger, "Chewing Bubble Gum with Bubba Dupree."
To see the talented, sweaty band in person, don't miss EarthQuaker's Eve happening Friday, Aug. 5, at Musica in the Arts District of downtown Akron!
Then come back downtown on Saturday, Aug. 6, for The Revenge Of EarthQuaker Day! We sure hope you'll join us at EQD headquarters in Akron for a full day of clinics, family-friendly fun, food, activities, and live music!
Go to http://earthquakerday.com for more information about the big day and the two nights. See ya there!

Shot by Chris Tran, Dannesh Moosa, Jeff France, David Whited
Edited by Chris Tran
Engineered and Mixed by Jeff France

07/25/2022
Big Pop EarthQuaker Sessions "The Depths"

It's almost our big day! The Revenge Of EarthQuaker Day is happening on Saturday, Aug. 6th, at EQD headquarters in downtown Akron. So, to whet your appetite for the good food, fun, friendly folks, and great music, here's a tune from Akron's own Big Pop. The self-described "rock/pop conglomerate from Earth" brings us a change of pace with a 50's-style-rock n' roll-infused power ballad called "The Depths," and yes, it was named for the EQD optical vibe pedal, pretty cool, eh? Lead singer and guitarist Jeri Sapronetti gets all vulnerable, detailing her heartbreak and romantic disappointment over the swaying waltz-time groove laid down by the quintet. There's even a brief mid-song monologue!
Big Pop is just one of six kick-ass bands performing throughout The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day. So load up the car with all your favorite pedal, music, and party people, and come hang out with Big Pop, your dedicated EQD staff, and the community on this big, family-friendly day of fun, food, and music! Go to https://www.earthquakerday.com for more information.

Check out more from Big Pop here - https://linktr.ee/bigpopthaband

Shot by Chris Tran, Dannesh Moosa, Jeff France, David Whited
Edited by Chris Tran
Engineered and Mixed by Jeff France

07/22/2022
Language EarthQuaker Day Sessions "Cut Teeth"

The Revenge Of EarthQuaker Day is coming up fast on Saturday, Aug. 6, at EQD headquarters in Akron. To give you a taste of the good times and great music to be experienced, here's a one-song session from Cleveland trio Language performing at EarthQuaker Day's Eve at Musica in downtown Akron on Friday, Aug. 5.
The trio runs through the groovin' tune "Cut Teeth," bassist Austin Kaufman laying down a head-nodding, low-end throb fuzzed up by the Hoof as he trades vocals with guitarist Jordan King and drummer Maureen Joyce holds down a steady pulse. Then the tune's tempo gears shift into overdrive, and the loping groove kicks into a kinetic dance-inducing beat with Jordan wigging out on his Wah pedal with assistance from the Erupter. Rock on! Come rock with Language and all the bands, EQD staff, and our friendly community at Revenge of EarthQuaker Day in downtown Akron. Go to https://earthquakerday.com for more information on this special day!

https://languageoh.bandcamp.com/album/language

Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France, David Whited, Dannesh Moosa
Edited by David Whited
Engineered and Mixed by Jeff France

Oh no, it's time for the weird ones!
07/18/2022
Octave And Pitch — EarthQuaker Devices

Oh no, it's time for the weird ones!

For this post, we're focusing on the octave and pitch pedals, where many of our most esoteric and unusual Devices reside. This category is perfect for the sonic adventurers and the knob tweakers looking to really weird out their instrument's signal and introduce different sounds into their music.

The Firestone High Class of '72 and Save The Music are raising dough for more music in the classroom, thus offering you ...
07/11/2022
Firestone Plumes / Save The Music — EarthQuaker Devices

The Firestone High Class of '72 and Save The Music are raising dough for more music in the classroom, thus offering you the chance to own a rad new Plumes with falcons! Learn more and preorder one here...

Throughout July, Reverb will be the exclusive seller of a special edition of the EarthQuaker Devices Plumes overdrive, featuring a custom colorway emblazoned with Akron's Firestone High School Falcon mascot. The unique Plumes is part of a fundraising campaign spearheaded by the organizing committee

06/17/2022
Shannon and the Clams EarthQuaker Sessions

Welcome to the latest edition of EarthQuaker Sessions featuring Shannon and the Clams. Touring behind their critically acclaimed 2021 album Year of the Spider, the Oakland-bred quartet of Shannon Shaw (vocals, bass), Cody Blanchard (vocals, guitar), Chris Icasiano (drums, vocals), and Will Sprott (vocals, keyboards) stopped by the EQD studio two drop a couple of tunes from the album. Cody, sporting a pedalboard that includes EQD's Hummingbird, Eruptor, Grand Orbiter, Terminal, and a Plumes, takes the lead vocals on the ominous, simmering “Snakes Crawl." Keyboardist Will adds extra spooky touches by using the Space Spiral on his Moog Grandmother synth.
Next, Shannon and Cody beautifully blend their voices together for the plaintive harmonies fueling the old-school 50's style waltz-time torch ballad, “I Need You Bad,” with some added harmonies from groove keeper Chris.
Shannon and the Clams will be touring Australia in July and will perform at Desert Days in Lake Parris, CA, in September. To hear more, check out Year of the Spider, on the band's bandcamp page: https://shannonandtheclams.bandcamp.com/music

Directed by Chris Tran
Edited by Chris Tran
Shot by Dannesh Moosa, Jeff France, David Whited, Chris Tran
Engineered and Mixed by Jeff France

06/16/2022
Molly Miller plays Special Cranker Overdrive pedal with a P90 Les Paul

It’s time for another expert look at the all-new Special Cranker overdrive! This one features Molly Miller, guitarist-for-hire and leader of her band, the Molly Miller Trio. Molly takes the simple route and plugs her beautiful Les Paul equipped with some crisp P90s right into the Special Cranker. Doctor Miller (yes, she has a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, and she’s the chair of the Guitar Department at Los Angeles College of Music!) then shows how the medium-gain drive maintains the clarity of single notes and chords at even the lowest gain setting. As a physically and musically expressive and dynamic player, Molly appreciates the responsiveness of the Special Cranker and how interactive it feels with her hands as she’s playing. Check out the video and hear more directly from the good Doctor and take her advice and check out the new Special Cranker, an overdrive you can trust!

Molly Miller @moodymill
Directed and edited by @vicecooler
DP Dalton Blanco @dalton420sich
Audio engineer / Mixer Scott Cornish @actuallyadog
Hair and Makeup Kylie Chavez-Gruss @kyliegrussmakeup
PA Henri Cash @henricash
Shot at @thesmell247

You've heard the rumors. It's an overdrive you can trust and we're gonna keep sayin' it. Learn the rest of this thrillin...
06/14/2022

You've heard the rumors. It's an overdrive you can trust and we're gonna keep sayin' it. Learn the rest of this thrilling story as told by the circuit designer Jamie Stillman! Special Cranker Designer Notes - https://youtu.be/VBy4hAfEL0g

06/10/2022
Special Cranker Designer Notes

If you're a dedicated fan of our EarthQuaking Devices (we love ya!), you may wonder what the difference is between the old, discontinued Speaker Cranker and the brand new Special Cranker overdrive? Well, grab a snack, and open your eyes and ears as EQD founder and lead designer Jamie Stillman talks about the inspiration behind the new deluxe and more versatile version of this old EQD favorite.
Enjoy as Jamie highlights the crucial differences between the two pedals, including the new Level and Tone controls and the clipping diode switch that gives you two drives in one while still retaining the inherent sonic awesomeness of your chosen amp. We've even got a couple of rare guest testimonials from veteran EQD employees and musicians Mike Tolan and Jeff France. Hi guys!
If you're looking for more nuts and bolts factoids, turn up your devices and listen as Jamie demos the Special Cranker with a variety of pickups and guitars to show how the pedal augments the natural characteristics of these beloved instruments and their traditional pickup configurations.
So sit back and let Jamie tell you why this all-discrete analog distortion enhancement device is an overdrive you can trust.

Directed by Chris Tran
Shot by Chris Tran, Dannesh Moosa, David Whited
Edited by Chris Tran
Engineered and mixed by Jeff France

06/09/2022
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs EarthQuaker Sessions - "SHE IS INSIDE, HE IS OUTSIDE"

Here's an EQD Session imported from our Japanese site featuring the post-hardcore and gloriously noisy and rocking trio Mass of the Fermenting Dregs.

On the day of the session, the members of Mass of the Fermenting Dregs braved heavy downpours that jammed traffic throughout Tokyo. But it only took a few takes to capture the live energy of the trio of Natsuko Miyamoto (vocals, bass), Naoya Ogura (guitar, backing vocals), and Isao Yoshino (drums, backing vocal).

Guitarist Ogura's pedalboard features the Dispatch Master, Hoof Reaper, Plumes, and Spatial Delivery. Playing through his 1970's large-head Stratocaster's middle pickup, the Plumes maintains the song's crunchiness while the Hoof Reaper adds depth to the chaotic parts. For some added flavor, Ogura judiciously uses the Spatial Delivery's sample and hold mode, and the contrast between that effect and the fuzz and overdrive makes those parts really pop and grab your ears.

Bassist and founding member Miyamoto uses the EQD Acapulco Gold to enhance the overdriven bottom end of the two songs, "She Is Inside, He Is Outside" and the kinetic instrumental "Bears." The Acapulco Gold mixed with her road-worn Fender jazz bass pushes the rhythm and retains a nice sponginess as she plays single notes and chords.

Finally, Mass of the Fermenting Dregs' reputation as high-energy performers is humorously punctuated after the final note ends as Yoshino playfully collapses on the Zildjian A series hi-hat, drawing chuckles from his band mates.

Studio: Tuppence House I’s Studio Tokyo, Japan
Video: Chris Tran, David Whited, Keita Tanaka
Audio: Jeff France
Assistant engineers: Toshikazu Noguchi, Taka Tozawa
Cymbals provided by Zildjian

At EarthQuaker Devices, we value unity, diversity and equal human rights. We are inspired by the contributions of the LG...
06/05/2022

At EarthQuaker Devices, we value unity, diversity and equal human rights. We are inspired by the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community and want to show our support and recognition.

During the month of June, EarthQuaker donates all profits from merchandise sales to The Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative CANAPI . Their mission is to promote the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community and persons at risk and/or affected by HIV through education, support services, quality housing and advocacy.

The proceeds from sales of this OctoSkull Pride t-shirt have been and will be permanently be donated to CANAPI. We value the work CANAPI does for the betterment of our community, and hope that others are inspired to support their local LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations.

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Welcome to the latest edition of EarthQuaker Sessions featuring Shannon and the Clams. Touring behind their critically acclaimed 2021 album Year of the Spider, the Oakland-bred quartet of Shannon Shaw (vocals, bass), Cody Blanchard (vocals, guitar), Chris Icasiano (drums, vocals), and Will Sprott (vocals, keyboards) stopped by the EQD studio two drop a couple of tunes from the album. Cody, sporting a pedalboard that includes EQD's Hummingbird, Eruptor, Grand Orbiter, Terminal, and a Plumes, takes the lead vocals on the ominous, simmering “Snakes Crawl." Keyboardist Will adds extra spooky touches by using the Space Spiral on his Moog Grandmother synth. Next, Shannon and Cody beautifully blend their voices together for the plaintive harmonies fueling the old-school 50's style waltz-time torch ballad, “I Need You Bad,” with some added harmonies from groove keeper Chris. Shannon and the Clams will be touring Australia in July and will perform at Desert Days in Lake Parris, CA, in September. To hear more, check out Year of the Spider, on the band's bandcamp page: https://shannonandtheclams.bandcamp.com/music Directed by Chris Tran Edited by Chris Tran Shot by Dannesh Moosa, Jeff France, David Whited, Chris Tran Engineered and Mixed by Jeff France
It’s time for another expert look at the all-new Special Cranker overdrive! This one features Molly Miller, guitarist-for-hire and leader of her band, the Molly Miller Trio. Molly takes the simple route and plugs her beautiful Les Paul equipped with some crisp P90s right into the Special Cranker. Doctor Miller (yes, she has a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, and she’s the chair of the Guitar Department at Los Angeles College of Music!) then shows how the medium-gain drive maintains the clarity of single notes and chords at even the lowest gain setting. As a physically and musically expressive and dynamic player, Molly appreciates the responsiveness of the Special Cranker and how interactive it feels with her hands as she’s playing. Check out the video and hear more directly from the good Doctor and take her advice and check out the new Special Cranker, an overdrive you can trust! Molly Miller @moodymill Directed and edited by @vicecooler DP Dalton Blanco @dalton420sich Audio engineer / Mixer Scott Cornish @actuallyadog Hair and Makeup Kylie Chavez-Gruss @kyliegrussmakeup PA Henri Cash @henricash Shot at @thesmell247
You've heard the rumors. It's an overdrive you can trust and we're gonna keep sayin' it. Learn the rest of this thrilling story as told by the circuit designer Jamie Stillman! Special Cranker Designer Notes - https://youtu.be/VBy4hAfEL0g
If you're a dedicated fan of our EarthQuaking Devices (we love ya!), you may wonder what the difference is between the old, discontinued Speaker Cranker and the brand new Special Cranker overdrive? Well, grab a snack, and open your eyes and ears as EQD founder and lead designer Jamie Stillman talks about the inspiration behind the new deluxe and more versatile version of this old EQD favorite. Enjoy as Jamie highlights the crucial differences between the two pedals, including the new Level and Tone controls and the clipping diode switch that gives you two drives in one while still retaining the inherent sonic awesomeness of your chosen amp. We've even got a couple of rare guest testimonials from veteran EQD employees and musicians Mike Tolan and Jeff France. Hi guys! If you're looking for more nuts and bolts factoids, turn up your devices and listen as Jamie demos the Special Cranker with a variety of pickups and guitars to show how the pedal augments the natural characteristics of these beloved instruments and their traditional pickup configurations. So sit back and let Jamie tell you why this all-discrete analog distortion enhancement device is an overdrive you can trust. Directed by Chris Tran Shot by Chris Tran, Dannesh Moosa, David Whited Edited by Chris Tran Engineered and mixed by Jeff France
Here's an EQD Session imported from our Japanese site featuring the post-hardcore and gloriously noisy and rocking trio Mass of the Fermenting Dregs. On the day of the session, the members of Mass of the Fermenting Dregs braved heavy downpours that jammed traffic throughout Tokyo. But it only took a few takes to capture the live energy of the trio of Natsuko Miyamoto (vocals, bass), Naoya Ogura (guitar, backing vocals), and Isao Yoshino (drums, backing vocal). Guitarist Ogura's pedalboard features the Dispatch Master, Hoof Reaper, Plumes, and Spatial Delivery. Playing through his 1970's large-head Stratocaster's middle pickup, the Plumes maintains the song's crunchiness while the Hoof Reaper adds depth to the chaotic parts. For some added flavor, Ogura judiciously uses the Spatial Delivery's sample and hold mode, and the contrast between that effect and the fuzz and overdrive makes those parts really pop and grab your ears. Bassist and founding member Miyamoto uses the EQD Acapulco Gold to enhance the overdriven bottom end of the two songs, "She Is Inside, He Is Outside" and the kinetic instrumental "Bears." The Acapulco Gold mixed with her road-worn Fender jazz bass pushes the rhythm and retains a nice sponginess as she plays single notes and chords. Finally, Mass of the Fermenting Dregs' reputation as high-energy performers is humorously punctuated after the final note ends as Yoshino playfully collapses on the Zildjian A series hi-hat, drawing chuckles from his band mates. Studio: Tuppence House I’s Studio Tokyo, Japan Video: Chris Tran, David Whited, Keita Tanaka Audio: Jeff France Assistant engineers: Toshikazu Noguchi, Taka Tozawa Cymbals provided by Zildjian
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At EarthQuaker Devices, we value unity, diversity and equal human rights. We are inspired by the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community and want to show our support and recognition. During the month of June, EarthQuaker donates all profits from merchandise sales to The Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative CANAPI . Their mission is to promote the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community and persons at risk and/or affected by HIV through education, support services, quality housing and advocacy. The proceeds from sales of this OctoSkull Pride t-shirt have been and will be permanently be donated to CANAPI. We value the work CANAPI does for the betterment of our community, and hope that others are inspired to support their local LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations. EQDmerch.com
Hello EarthQuakers, Welcome to the new "EarthQuaker Sessions" YouTube Channel. Here you'll find all your favorite EQD Sessions and perhaps a few you may have missed. Enjoy this special treat from our awesome friends and collaborators in Boris, who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2022! "Loveless" is from the trio's heavy-as-heck 2020 album "NO." For fans of the Japanese heavy experimental legends, this session should give you the full Boris injection you need to get through your day. There's headbang-inducing speedy punk-metal riffage and a satisfying doom crawl. Drummer Atsuo commands the microphone with his clean(ish) vocals, while double guitar/bass master Takeshi provides the very unclean vocals and big bottom end while guest drummer Muchio provides the rhythmic propusion. And, of course, six-string sorceress Wata wields her Black LP custom, fueled by her Hizumitas Fuzz Sustainar flinging riffs and leads around the room to ensure it's all frickin' epic. This EQD session is the seven-minute sonic summation of the trio's credo: BorisHeavyRocks. Video: MINORxU, Yosuke Torii, Rio Muraeda Audio: Koichi Hara (www.koichihara-mix.com) Assistant engineer: Rio Ikuhara Edit: Ryuta Murayama (food united.) Coloring: Yutaro (Art Love Music) Studio: Tuppence House I’s Studio Tokyo, Japan
Bassist Emily Retsas, whom you may have caught providing basslines for Phoebe Bridgers, or Boygenius, or Kim Gordon and/or Better Oblivion Community Center, takes a few moments from her busy gig and recording schedule to bless us with her first impressions of the all-new EQD Special Cranker Overdrive. With help from Hayley Brownwell, current drummer for Olivia Rodrigo, Emily gives us a quick demo of how well the Special Cranker works with the bass. She offers up some hard-rockin' fuzz bass and some melodic chord work that shows the "extra grittiness" of the Special Cranker and pairs it with the "dreaminess" of the Sea Machine Super Chorus, and it all grooves, man. So check out Emily and Hayley, and then get yourself a Special Cranker, an overdrive you can trust! Emily Retsas @emilyretsas Hayley Brownell @hayleybrownell Directed and edited by @vicecooler DP Dalton Blanco @dalton420sich Audio engineer / Mixer Scott Cornish @actuallyadog Hair and Makeup Kylie Chavez-Gruss @kyliegrussmakeup PA Henri Cash @henricash
Our fearless CEO @Julie Robbins will be honored at tonight's 2022 She Rocks Awards !!! Even if you can't attend in person, you won't be missing all the action. Watch the livestream! She got us out of the basement and now she's on stage with Dionne Warwick just sayin'...
You've been warned! . . . The Revenge of EarthQuaker Day is August 6th 2022 - Head on over to our beloved Akron pedal factory for a beautiful day of LIVE music, food, prizes, pedals, and even tour our facility if you choose! This is a family friendly community event and all are welcome! ⁠ Hit www.earthquakerday.com for more details and check back often for more details yet to come⁠.
Hello EarthQuakers, We are back with a deep dive into our latest pedal, the Special Cranker, an all-discrete analog distortion enhancement device. Some pedal lovers out there may wonder why anyone would need a manual for an overdrive. "Aren't all overdrives essentially "Turn it up to make sound louder!" Well, Special Cranker isn't just any old overdrive. Instead, it's a versatile stompbox that works to boost and enhance your instrument's signal with a bit of grit while not obliterating your amp's natural tone. A unique feature is the diode selector switch allowing you to choose between the softer and rounder germanium or the brighter and edgier silicon tone. In either mode, you'll get an enhanced version of your signature tone that you can control. The Special Cranker is a medium-gain drive designed not to dominate your sound. Instead, it acts as a sonic tool in your pedal arsenal, offering more options for tone sculpting. Also, it can flat-out rock. So, please nod your head approvingly as we walk you through a few ways you can use the Special Cranker to augment and refine your already killer tone on any instrument. Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France, Dannesh Moosa Recording and Mixing by Jeff France Edited by David Whited Riff Model: Cory Juba