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Dirt Transmitter

Dirt Transmitter

EarthQuaker Devices

  • $ 14500


Dirt Transmitter™

Fuzz Driver

BEGIN COMMUNIQUE . . . Attn: guitarists of the planet Earth . . . if you need to dirty your signal’s transmission, aim your satellites in the direction of the Dirt Transmitter fuzz driver from EarthQuaker Devices. . . . <<<

>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter uses rare-Earth precious Silicon metal transistors for a biting top-end response and higher gain than germanium, making it better suited for the modern fuzz tones of today . . . and the future. . . <<<

>>> . . . The “Bias” control starves the transistors of necessary electrical current, resulting in a gated, or “dying battery” sound for space-age Velcro-like fuzz tones. . . . This causes a primitive, sputtering, grimy effect akin to vintage (by Earthling standards) analog synthesizers . . . <<<

>>> . . . Place your puny humanoid hands upon the “Tone” control to alter the high-frequency content and overall harmonic contour of the Dirt Transmitter. . . . Positioned clockwise, you will hear bright, cutting tones which stretch the limits of your earthling ears. . . . Counterclockwise, the Dirt Transmitter emits creamy, mellow tones with singing sustain and a pleasant high-frequency roll-off . . . <<<

>>> . . . The Dirt Transmitter has gobs of gain and a low noise-floor, making it exceptional for stacking with other overdrive and fuzz pedals to boost its broadcast range . . . .  <<<

>>> . . . Every Dirt Transmitter is true-bypass, with archaic all-analog circuitry, and built one-at-a-time by a crack team of cryptozoology enthusiasts in the crop circles surrounding Akron, Ohio, USA – THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE . . . <<<

>>>. . . END COMMUNIQUE . . .<<<

Controls

Fuzz: Clockwise for heavier tones, counterclockwise for lighter tones.

Tone: Clockwise for a brighter, more cutting tone, counterclockwise to roll off top end for more mellow tones.

Bias: This is the heart of the Dirt Transmitter, where all of its voices can be found. It affects the voltage to the transistors which will create more gated velcro fuzz tones counter clockwise and thicker, natural fuzz tones clockwise. It is “properly biased” around 2 O’clock.

Level: Clockwise for more, counterclockwise for less.

Measures

4.7″ x 3.7″ x 1.18″ with knobs

Power

EQD pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

Current draw is 3 mA.


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