EarthQuaker Dunes Mini Mega Ultimate Overdrive V2
Dunes™ Mini Mega Ultimate Overdrive
The Dunes™ is a condensed take on EarthQuaker's highly popular Palisades “808-style” overdrive. We’ve 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” Asymmetrical clipping for tighter light gain OD closest to the classic 808 sound (Palisades’ Setting 4), 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.
Gain: Adjusts the drive, dirtier clockwise, cleaner counter-clockwise
Tone: Brighter clockwise, warmer counter clockwise
Level: Sets the output level
Normal/Bright: Normal is a warm full tone, Bright is livelier tone with more chime
Bandwidth: Left is brighter with more emphasis on the mids, Right is full range for more low end
Voice: MF- MOSFET diode clipping, N- No diode clipping, Si- Silicon diode clipping
4.75″ x 2.50″ x. 2.25″ with knobs
The Dunes should be powered by 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: 30mA
Input impedance: 500K
Output impedance: 1K
This device is true bypass and uses electronic relay based switching. Audio will not pass without power.