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EarthQuaker Devices Special Cranker Boost

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Give your signal some extra grit!

The Special Cranker is designed to give your signal some extra grit and boost without drastically altering your tone.

Think of it as sticking an extra preamp tube in your amplifier for more saturation!

Single notes will blossom and bloom with rich harmonics and singing sustain with responsive, tube-like sag.

Power chords will sound thicker and crunchier, a little more ragged around the edges.

Complex chords will remain distinct and complex, as the Special Cranker is designed to preserve your tone’s integrity.

The More control goes from nearly clean to a medium gain overdrive when at maximum.

This control adjusts the bias of the transistor, so you may hear a little noise as you turn the control.

Don’t freak out; it’s totally fine. The gain characteristics are dependent on which diodes are chosen.

When the Germanium diodes are selected, the Special Cranker delivers a softer, more rounded response with tamed highs and lower output.

The Silicon diodes add a brighter, more modern edge and higher output.

Both are exceptionally responsive to playing dynamics and have excellent clarity.

The Tone control cuts the highs when counterclockwise and adds a slight high frequency boost when turned clockwise.

The Level control adjusts the output from nothing to nearly double at maximum.

Earthquaker Devices Special Cranker Boost features:

• Give your signal some extra grit and boost!

• Designed to preserve your tone’s integrity.

• Flexi-Switch Technology.

• Power 9 - 18V.

• Current Draw: 15 mA.

• Dimensions: 4.75" x 2.50" x 2.25".



Type Fuzz
Condition New
Power 9V DC
Current Draw 100mA
Power supply included No
Manufacturer Warranty Lifetime
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  • Q : Where are you located? +

    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

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  • Q : When will my order ship? +

    A : Orders placed before 3pm EST ship on the same business day.

    An update with tracking details will be sent shortly after purchase.

  • Q : How much does shipping cost? +

    A : Shipping to Canada and the USA is free on most orders.

    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

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  • Q : What shipping method do you use? +

    A : We ship with UPS.

  • Q : What payment methods do you accept? +

    A : We accept credit cards and Paypal.

  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to Canada? +

    A : No. Canadian customers will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to the USA? +

    A : No. USA residents will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on International shipments? +

    A: Shipping prices do not include VAT or other import taxes.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for duties and taxes.

    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

    Please track your shipment to be aware of customs processing and delivery attempts.

  • Q : Can you declare a lower value on customs documents? +

    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.