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Earthquaker Devices Crimson Drive Germanium Overdrive


The Crimson Drive is a cutting and dynamic overdrive designed around a single germanium transistor and vintage germanium diodes. It creates a very open tone with excellent harmonics and a pleasing raw grit that can’t be duplicated with more common FET or opamp based overdrives. With a simple twist of the gain control, the Crimson Drive can go from a gritty Rangemaster style treble boost to a rattling overdriven sound that is reminiscent a vintage plexi style amp at full bore. Works great with single coils as well as humbuckers and has excellent clean up with your guitars volume control.

Earthquaker Devices Crimson Drive Germanium Overdrive Features:

Upgrades from V1 include:

  • Added Tone control
  • Vintage black glass OC139 germanium transistors and germanium diodes
  • Lower noise floor and improved power filtering
  • Measures 4.37? X 2.37? X 1.75? with knobs
  • Power A standard 9 volt DC power supply intended for musical instruments with a negative center 2.1mm barrel. We strongly recommend a high quality power supply with isolated outputs and good filtering to avoid unwanted noise. Will also run off a 9v battery for you olde tymee types.
  • Controls Drive: Controls the amount of gain Tone: Rolls off high end by turning counter clockwise Level: Controls the output

Price: $166.98

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