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Amptweaker Unleashes the Curveball Jr EQ/Boost and DepthFinder EQ

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Amptweaker Unleashes the Curveball Jr EQ/Boost and DepthFinder EQ

Cumming, GA (November 5, 2018) — NOW SHIPPING! The Amptweaker Curveball Jr EQ and Boost pedal is an easy to use but very powerful tool for shaping your tone, boosting your amp or tweaking your pedalboard. This special 3-band active eq is flat when set halfway, has 10dB of Low/High boost and parked-wah level boosting of the Mid, and can even mimic various classic passive guitar amp eq’s. There’s a Mid switch to set the mid frequency for US, UK or Thrash style of midrange, making it a great choice for use as a clean preamp when used in other Amptweaker pedals’ SideTrak loops while going straight to a power amp.

The popular Tight circuit is included as a three position switch, allowing the Curveball Jr to be used as an input booster to tighten up the attack of your amp while adding gain. There’s even a Volume knob so you can cut or boost the volume once you get the tone tweaked.

A special footswitch circuit allows you to press/hold the footswitch to lock the EQ ON, and then the footswitch accesses a secondary boost on the side of the pedal. There’s an internal switch that selects Input Gain or Output Volume for the secondary boost. This boost is useful for compensating between two guitars, or for setting up two levels of gain. If you use the pedal after distortion or in the amp’s efects loop, you can lock in the tone tweak and use the secondary boost for a solo boost.

As with most Amptweaker products, the Curveball Jr runs on 9V for a bit of distortion when cranked, up to 18V for the maximum clean headroom and dynamics.

Amptweaker Unleashes the Curveball Jr EQ-Boost and DepthFinder EQ 2

The Amptweaker DepthFinder EQ pedal allows you to easily add the tone of power amp-style Resonance and Presence controls in your amp’s efects loop, or on your pedalboard. After modding many pedals to add these knobs, Amptweaker has created a stand alone 2 knob pedal that makes it easy to get the tone of a tube amp’s low damping factor….even in a solid state amp…..and quickly get to the bottom of your tone!

The frequency range, resonant frequency, and boost of each control was matched to the controls on a block-letter 5150 head, into a Vintage 30 cabinet, to provide the gut-punching thump and sizzly cut that those amps are known for…..now that’s available for any rig. There’s even a trimpot inside to tweak the level.

An obvious use for the DepthFinder is to patch it into the efects loops on any Amptweaker drive pedal, giving you even more control for extending the bandwidth of your tone, and it can even be used in the SideTrak loop to provide a deeper lowend and top end clarity to your clean tone.

As with most Amptweaker products, the DepthFinder runs on 9V to 18V adapters(no batteries fit this tiny pedal) for the maximum clean headroom and dynamics.

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