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EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

Giving you the ability to dial in transparent boost or use active EQ to summon radically voiced overdrive, EarthQuaker Devices’ Westwood is a wonder for applications that don’t require mondo saturation. It offers more than enough muscle for aggressive rock and its 2-knob EQ yields up to 20 dB of boost or cut from flat, handily detented center points. The Westwood proves that radical and invisible needn’t be mutually exclusive.

$179 street

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