EarthQuaker Devices Bows Germanium Booster

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Product Ref: 72677

  • Germanium Preamp Booster
  • Designed Around Rare NOS OC139 Black Glass Transistor
  • Several Tone Shaping Capabilities with Two Modes - Full/Treble
  • Pairs Perfectly Chained with a Dirt or Drive Pedal
  • Single Dial, Single Switch Interface for Raw Simplicity

EarthQuaker Devices Bows Germanium Booster

The EarthQuaker Devices Bows is a preamp boost pedal with a huge scope for sculpting your perfect tone. Two modes, Full and Treble, couldn't make it easier to switch between two totally unique tones. When you chain the Bows up following a dirty drive pedal like the EarthQuaker Devices Fuzzdriver, a whole new sonic landscape appears right before your ears, providing soaring lead tone, or a trembling wall of noise. No pedal board will sound fully complete without the addition of the EarthQuaker Devices Bows Germanium Booster.

Product Ref: 72677

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The Bows offers many more tonal options than you might first think with its one control dial and one switch. Full Mode provides a warm sound with tonnes of lovely body and bottom end, and Treble Mode gives a contrasting resonant treble boost with a slight 'wah' effect able to drive any tube amp into distorted places rich with harmonics. Both settings have a slight grit initially, but as you move past 12 o'clock on either dial their subtleties really shine through: The treble will begin to give a vowel-like tone, and the full will start to produce a clear but full-bodied crunch.

The EarthQuaker Bows is true bypass and uses relay based “soft touch” switching for an amazing, natural tone. Audio will not pass without power. Each unit is carefully handcrafted in Ohio, USA.


  • Level: Adjusts the output level by setting the bias voltage of the transistor. Small amounts of noise while dialing this up is perfectly normal.
  • Tone Toggle: Treble for a brighter, more resonant tone and Full for a warmer, bass-heavy drive.


  • Transistor: Rare NOS OC139 black glass transistor
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" jack
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4" jack
  • Power: Requires 9V DC power supply or 9V battery
  • Current Draw: 9mA
  • Construction: Built by hand in Ohio, USA