EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job EQ and Boost Pedal

EQ/Booster Guitar Effects Pedal
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Breathe Life into Your Amp's Tone

The EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job EQ/booster pedal is the perfect way to fine-tune your tone. You get Treble, Bass, and Mid controls that boost their respective frequencies by up to 20dB, in addition to a Level control that boosts your signal (post EQ) up to five times its input. When we experimented with the Tone Job here at Sweetwater, we were able to tweak the character of our guitar signal before it ever hit our amp, creating a host of tone-shaping possibilities. The EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job EQ/booster pedal gives you precise control over the distortion characteristics of your amp, breathing new life into a stagnant tone.

From the pedal gurus at EarthQuaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices is a boutique pedal company based out of Akron, Ohio. They put all of their focus on building tools for musicians to find their own tone. Their designs range from enhanced classics to pedals that have never been seen or heard before. Company founder Jamie Stillman was working with rock band the Black Keys when he came upon a design that kick-started the company's success. EarthQuaker Devices is committed to helping you find your tone with high-quality products at great prices.

EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job EQ/Booster Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • EQ/booster pedal for guitar
  • Treble control affects frequencies at 2kHz and up
  • Bass affects frequencies from 500Hz and down
  • Mid is an adjustable resonant filter with a 1kHz center frequency
  • Level boosts your signal up to five times its input
  • True-bypass operation keeps your tone pure
  • Handmade one at a time in Akron, Ohio
Gain precise control over your amp's tone with the EarthQuaker Devices Tone Job EQ/booster pedal!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type EQ Booster
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V DC power supply negative center (sold separately)
Batteries Optional 1 x 9V
Height 2.25"
Width 2.5"
Depth 4.62"
Manufacturer Part Number EQDTOJO

Customer Reviews

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If You're Reading This, You Probably Need It

This helped me nail the exact tone that I had stuck in my head for so long! I originally picked it up to be used as a lead boost, but it just sweetened the sound so much that I didn't want to turn it off. What I found to be really interesting upon reading the manual was that the bass and treble frequency responses are tied to where you have the mids set. That seems like a pretty smart and unique design feature to me, and maybe that's the reason why it sounds as good as it does. I've owned graphic EQ's in the past, and part of the reason that they never stayed on my board for long was that boosting or cutting narrow frequency bands could feel a little unnatural. I would find a setting on my GE7 that would really cut for a lead or what have you, but something about it always felt too obtrusive. The Tone Job finds a way to boost and cut that sounds more coherent and natural.

Perfect Your Tone!

I play a few guitars into a Princeton Reverb and while my Tele is always sweet through it, my Gibson and Gretsch leave a little to be desired in a band mix. Vintage styled amps like tweeds and blackfaces sound great, but are limited in the EQ department. Tried the MXR some years ago and was appauled by the amount of noise it introduced into the signal. Sure, there are tone knobs on the overdrives and such, but what about when you want a clean, transparent eq'd sound? After a fair amount of research, I was led to the Tone Job. WHY didn’t I find this thing years ago? It is absolutely PERFECT for filling the tonal gaps in, I believe, any rig! After using it the day after getting it, my acoustic guitarist asked me if I was using another amp because it was so alive. It made the Gretsch come to life through the Princeton and the boost feature is an absolute joy to have to give your signal some oomph! Turn down the master on the amp, turn up the Tone Job’s level and it’s kind of like a gain knob. This solved 2 problems for me, as I had been considering an expensive attenuator. WELL done Earthquaker and as always, WELL done to my sales engineer Jimmy Hart for your assistance, attentiveness, lighting quick shipping and follow-up. You’re the best!
Music background: Regular Weekend Gig

This is what you need

Literally spent months looking for a drive pedal that paired well with my new production ac15c1. Tried everything from one knob boosts to amp in a box pedals but nothing seemed to sound right. I always kinda avoided EQ pedals cause they just seemed boring but this is exactly what I was looking for. Everything cuts and boosts in just the right places, the treble control takes away the ear piercing stuff without getting muddy, mid knob lets you cut through and the bass never sounds flubby even all the way up. Enough controls for a tun of versatility without being over complicated. I run it with the level at noon, treble at 9:00, mid at 2:00 and bass at 10:00, it gives just enough boost to push the amp into overdrive and cut through the bass and drums without sounding shrill or muddy. If you want overdrive tones that come from your tubes and not a pedal get this thing, although it works great for boosting into a drive pedal as well.
Music background: Math Rock and Blues

Secret weapon!

I'm making the transition from traditional amps to modeling. I have an Atomic Amps Amplifire and it sounds great, but I wanted some extra control, and a way to globally make some changes to my core tone, especially when I switch guitars. I put the Tone Job in the effects loop, and I was amazed at the improvement in tone. With all the controls at noon (except the level, which was at 9:00 for unity gain), everything just sounded bigger, and even more like a real amp. Now, when I switch guitars, I can tweak the bass and mids a bit without having to have a second set of presets for each guitar. It really warms things up. COuldn't be happier.
Music background: Semi-pro guitarist

Great Job!

This has become my go-to boost pedal. I've used several EQ's, smaller, cheaper boosts. I leaned more towards EQ pedals as most of the discrete boosts I've had seem to color the tone somewhat in an un-adjustable way or add too much gain/distortion instead of pure volume. Top mounted jacks really help reduce the footprint, too! The combination of proper volume boost, tonal options, top mounted jacks, and reminding me of a GI Joe character made it the perfect addition and fit for my needs and pedal board. Also, Earthquaker is a great company with lots of amazing pedals. My only [minor] complaint is the midrange is not sweep-able. Though, it seems set in the perfect range for guitar and decently enough for bass. I don't feel like I'm missing anything. I'm sure the addition would make it a little more expensive, and it's already on the higher end of pricing (in my opinion) for a boost/EQ pedal. As always, my purchasing experience with Tom at Sweetwater was great!
See also: Distortion Pedals, EarthQuaker Devices, EarthQuaker Devices Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz