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Crowther Audio Hot Cake Distortion

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The Crowther Hotcake is designed to leave the undistorted component of the guitar sound unchanged, while providing a nice fat distortion sound without resorting to a treble cut circuit which will also affect the guitar tonality.

With the Drive and Presence controls set to minimum, and the Level at around 2 o'clock, you should be hard pressed to hear any change in the sound at all when you switch the Hotcake in and out.

You can get a clean volume boost by increasing the Level control. Increasing the Drive will give you a thick distortion sound with a little bit of edge to it, and the Presence control adds some mid-range punch to the sounds.

Generally speaking, if you are happy with your guitar and amplifier combination, the Hotcake will work well as a primary distortion. It works superbly to send an already overdriven amp over the edge into smooth distortion;ideal with non-master volume valve amps.

Crowther invented the Hotcake guitar distortion pedal in 1976, which have openly been used by Noel Gallagher (of Oasis),Ed O'Brien of Radiohead, Hugh Harris of The Kooks, The Melvins, Sonic Youth, Neil Finn, Chris Knox and Dave Mitchell of the 3Ds In 1996 created the 'Prunes and Custard' originally designed as a bass guitar distortion pedal. The Datsuns song Harmonic Generator is named after this pedal.
  1. crowther hot cake Review by ninni

    Best overdrive/distortion ever! (Posted on 04/06/2012)


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