A smaller, stripped-down yet just as powerful version of the Palisades.
Way back in 2014, EarthQuaker did something they said they would never do. They made a Tubes Creamer. But EarthQuaker didn’t make just any old TS-808 clone - they made the Palisades, the end-all, be-all of transparent mid-boosting overdrives. A Mega Ultimate Overdrive, if you will.
Lurking inside that massive bedazzled enclosure was every conceivable 808 mod under the sun. And a second gain channel. And a clean boost. EarthQuaker did their rightful duty to you, the musician, by offering you true Freedom of Choice to mix and match clipping diodes and capacitors as you see fit in order to develop your own unique overdriven voice. And you did. All except those few spuds in the back who said to us, But EarthQuaker Devices, we want freedom from choice! And so they listened. They made a Mini Mega Ultimate Overdrive.
The Dunes is a condensed take on our highly popular Palisades808-style overdrive. EarthQuaker has stripped away all the glitz and glamour of the original Palisades, leaving only the bare essentials required for a rippin’ mid-boosting transparent overdrive. It has all the great tone of the grown-up Palisades but with a simplified interface and a smaller footprint!
The Dunes features the same Gain, Tone and Level controls as the Palisades, along with our favorite voice and bandwidth settings, as well as the Normal / Bright toggle.
The selectable clipping Voices are: MOSFET for a tight crunchy sound (Palisades’ Setting 3);Silicon for the classic 808 sound (Palisades’ Setting 5), and None, which goes from clean boost to gritty, pure op-amp distortion with a massive volume boost (Palisades’ Setting 1).
The two Bandwidth settings are stock for the classic tone (Palisades’ Setting 3) and full range for more low end (Palisades’ Setting 5).
Each and every Dunes is true-bypass, uses silent relay-based switching, and is built one-at-a-time in sandy Akron, Ohio, USA.
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