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EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

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/boost to tame icepick-y single coils, give humbuckers some airy top end sparkle, or cut the mud out of a dark sounding rig.

Controls

Level: Adjusts Westwood’s output level. Clockwise is loud, counterclockwise is quiet.

Drive: Adjusts the amount of overdrive. Clockwise is dirty, counterclockwise is clean.

Bass: Selects amount of low frequencies around 80Hz. Clockwise to boost, counterclockwise to cut.

Treble: Selects amount of high frequencies around 2kHz. Clockwise to boost, counterclockwise to cut.