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Effect Pedal

  • Overdrive
  • Combines the Crayon Full-range Overdrive and the Hot Tubes
  • A reissue of the classic 1970s CMOS Overdrive
  • The effects can be used individually or "staked", so that the Crayon boosts the hot tubes
  • Controllers: Crayon Drive, Crayon Volume, Hot Tubes Drive, Hot Tubes Volume, Blend, Treble, Bass
  • LED: Crayon On/Off, Hot Tubes On/Off
  • Foot switch: Crayon Bypass, Hot Tubes Bypass
  • Connections: (6.3 mm jack), output (6.3 mm jack), power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 75 mA
  • Power supply with a 9.6 V DC power supply (included)
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 102 x 121 x 89 mm
  • Made in USA
  • Note:

    No battery operation possible.
Overdrive Yes
Distortion No
Fuzz No
Metal No
Item number 420460
127 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
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Great dual pedal
StaStas 30.04.2020
I chose this pedal to save some space on the board, dual pedals always offer more features in a more compact format. Anyway, I use the Hot Wax before my OCD and my Op-Amp Big Muff. The chain is perfect. The "Hot Tubes" side, the left, offers a very slight break-up of the clean signal, also useful as a boost for the clean lead lines. The "Crayon" side, the right one, sounds like a BB Preamp/Tube Screamer kind of pedal, can be distorted but still remains transparent. Stacked together they sound like the crunch channel of a Marshall I'd say, but in a good way, nothing cheesy there. And they stack great with the OCD and the Muff, the combinations available are so many, it's so convenient.
The pedal offers a Blend option, to get some of your clean signal in there too, and probably that's a treat for the bass players. Works great for guitar too, just a tad could be enough to retain your original eq. And finally, there's a post-drives EQ section - bass & treble - that I love. Being a touring musician, lots of times I don't get the amp I asked for. And this EQ section has really saved the day for me in occasions.
An excellent choice for the pro guitar player, a pedal that - especially in low gain settings - can give you a ton of layers and stages.
The cons are the regular EHX cons, pretty much none but the really hard stomp. For some an issue, not for me though.
Excellent pedal, get one.
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Perfect combination of overdrive
NJ 07.11.2019
This sturdy box have inside an amazing world of overdrive tones for you to explore and can really endure your feet!
Super easy to understand and to set it up.
Also, the combination of this to pedals is just perfect (you can use one at the time or both combined).
It works as a boost as well!
If you want two different types of overdrive, with the possibility to combine them, you should go for it.
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gadfhada 04.07.2021
so the crayon is a fairly dirty drive but the tubes is not, this is when all the vol and drive at noon.
i usually have the crayon vol at 9/10 and drive at 3 and just use the tubes as a clean boost
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It sound like valve based overdrive...
Shadowchild 26.09.2020
I have used many years SD1 and I stil think that it is great overdrive. Ok, Hot Wax is more expensive, but result of using id is perfect. At first, it sounds vintage, but it is possible to set it modern. Another thing - many stompboxes are doing almost everything, distortion, overdrive, metal (it is music genre not sound efect) even fuzz (come on!). Hot Wax is only overdrive with plenty of "colors". Ok, sometimes it is similar to distortion but distortion is result of overdrive so...

Pros:
vintage sound
valve taste
very strong distortion
nice design
great possibilities for customization
meaningful price

Cons:
None

I have tested it on:
Fender Stratocaster Deluxe
Gibson Les Paul Faded 2018
Marshall DSL40CR
Marshall MG10
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