The Electro Harmonix Crayon 69 Full Range Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal allows you to get creative with your overdriven tone. By offering an alternative to mid-focused overdrive pedals, the Crayon 69 is equipped with independent Bass and Treble controls for some serious tone shaping opportunities. Whether you're looking to give your tone a gentle push, a sweeping boost, or a full-on distorted edge, the Crayon 69 opens up a world of potential to explore.
The beauty of Electro Harmonix pedals is that internal circuitry performs complex adjustments, whilst the control layout retains a simplistic elegance. The Crayon 69 is equipped with a four control knobs that are labelled: Gain; Vol; Treble; and Bass. The Gain knob allows you to control the amount of input gain; by turning the Gain knob clockwise, your tone is taken from a subtle grittiness to all out bedlam. The Vol knob adjust the output signal level, so you can dictate whether the effect makes little impression on the overall signal level, or makes its presence known with a thunderous impact.
As you may already have guessed, the Bass knob affects the low-end frequencies of your signal. As the knob is turned clockwise the low frequencies are boosted to saturate the signal with a fat and meaty character. The Treble knob controls the overdrive's high-end frequencies, so if you're looking for a twangy, snappy edge to your tone, roll off the low-end and increase the Treble. By tweaking and adjusting this pair, you can manipulate your tone to suit a huge range of musical styles, to create a truly unique sound.
The Crayon 69 is engaged via the footswitch, which has a corresponding LED indicator. When the switch is engaged, the status LED is illuminated, and when the pedal is in bypass mode, the LED will not light. Thanks to true bypass technology, when the pedal is not engaged, your signal remains unblemished by the pedal’s circuitry. All you need to get you going is a 9V battery, or a corresponding 9VDC power supply, which can be connected via the power jack input.
Plays well with others
The EHX Crayon 69 isn't just an ideal stand-alone tone-shaping overdrive pedal, it also thrives on partnering up with your other overdrive pedals to give them the push that they need to really let loose. Put this beauty in front of your favourite tube amp and hear them sing together.
As we’ve come to expect from the team at Electro Harmonix, the Crayon 69 is built like a tank, and is more than capable at handling life on the road. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or simply looking to jam along to your favourite songs at home, what better way to give your tone the boost it deserves than with the Crayon 69 Full Range Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal.
Manufacturer Electro Harmonix Model Crayon 69 Full Range Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.1 x 2.75 x 4.5 inches Controls Volume Gain Bass Treble Connectivity Input / Output - 1/4" Jack
Return / Send - 1/4" Jack
Included Accessories 9V Battery
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