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350 West Bowery Street
Akron, OH, 44307
United States

(330) 252-9220

Official website for EarthQuaker Devices. We build guitar effects by hand in the quaint landlocked city of Akron, Ohio.

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Dunes

A condensed take on our highly popular Palisades™ “808-style” overdrive.

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Dunes™
Mini Mega Ultimate Overdrive

The Dunes™ is a condensed take on our 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).


Demo Videos


Controls

 
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1. Tone: Brighter clockwise, warmer counterclockwise

2. Voice: MF- MOSFET diode clipping, N- No diode clipping, Si- Silicon diode clipping

3. Gain: Adjusts the drive, dirtier clockwise, cleaner counterclockwise

4. Normal/Bright: Normal is a warm full tone, Bright is livelier tone with more chime

5. Volume: Sets the output level

6. Bandwidth: Left is brighter with more emphasis on the mids, right is full range for more low end


Suggested Settings

Blues Power  When the sweat is hot up on your neck and the feel of the steel gets the best of you. You gotta testify Loud n’ Proud.

Blues Power
When the sweat is hot up on your neck and the feel of the steel gets the best of you. You gotta testify Loud n’ Proud.

Garage Floor Grit  Midwestern summertime inspiration. Sunny and dusty tones for you favorite single coil guitar.

Garage Floor Grit
Midwestern summertime inspiration. Sunny and dusty tones for you favorite single coil guitar.

Harder & Faster  No need to cool the engines when you’re set free with Rock and Roll.

Harder & Faster
No need to cool the engines when you’re set free with Rock and Roll.

Peach Fuzz  Keeps your power chord driven rock warm, sweet and sticky.

Peach Fuzz
Keeps your power chord driven rock warm, sweet and sticky.


Audio Samples

GUITAR SAMPLES

 


Tech Specs


List Price: $189.00


Measures: 4.75" x 2.50" x 2.25" with knobs


Current Draw: 16 mA


Input Impedance: 500 KOhm


Output Impedance: <1 KOhm


Switching

This device is true bypass and uses electronic relay-based switching. Audio will not pass without power.


Power

This device takes 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!