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EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal


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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 and/or boost at 80Hz and 2kHz.

The Westwood’s Drive control sets the level of gain for a near-clean boost at lower settings, to rich, bell-like jangle and chime, all the way to soaring lead tones that are cutting and distinct, but never harsh. The Westwood responds to changes in guitar volume at any setting, and varying the intensity of your pick attack reveals the subtle nuances of your technique and tone.

The powerful active EQ section has controls for Treble and Bass with up to 20 dB of cut and/or boost. Center-detent pots indicate the “flat” setting. When you feel a click, there is neither cut nor boost, and your tone remains unaltered, but with extra gain.

Treble affects the area around 2kHz and is handy for taming icepick-y single coils, or giving humbuckers a lift to add an uncompressed, open, and airy top end sparkle.

Westwood’s Bass control operates around 80Hz and can be used to tighten up the low end of an already dark sounding guitar, or if turned up, will soften your attack, and introduce tube-like sag for a “browned out” sound with plenty of woody, organic bottom end thump that’ll make chords think and chunky, while single notes bloom with ringing sustain.

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Everything you want from an OD


Clean boost to nice subtle tube breakup tones to heavy od and wild distortion. With the drive cranked you get peak doom tones. My favorite thing about the pedal is the active eq for being extremely responsive!



Nice and clean drive pedal.


If you're looking for a drive pedal that leans more on the cleaner side of the spectrum, I'd highly recommend this pedal.



Amazing Medium-Gain Drive Manipulator


Best drive pedal i've ever owned! This pedal gives me the exact tone i'm looking for, can't go wrong with EQD! Not to mention color & Twin Peaks reference.



Pretty cooling


Fast cooly



Great boost and drive to color your tone just right.


Great sounding and flexible pedal that will provide nice boost and sweet drive. Well made as always. Will stay on my board for a long time.



great light to medium gain drive


This pedal will get the job done on your low wattage amplifier. If you're playing a 15w to 20w amp this is the drive you need to get. There is enough gain in this box to get that amp into it's natural compression. This is the tone you're looking for. It's easy to use, too. Four knobs control the whole thing. The EQ is incredibly easy to manipulate simply with a bass and tone control. I can't say enough about this pedal....... Did I mention the silhouette of Gandalf on the front? Yeah, there's that, too.



Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

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EarthQuaker Devices will repair or replace any device that they made at any time as long as they are still in business. Warranty does not apply to the enclosure, graphics, knobs, hardware or any devices that are deliberately destroyed or modified by anyone other than EarthQuaker Devices.