Crowther

Crowther Hotcake

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Crowther Hotcake - Synth Palace

Crowther Hotcake

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  • SKU: out-087
  • Brand: Crowther
  • Type: Outboard
  • Availability: In Stock
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Hand-made in New Zealand by Paul Crowther, (from Split Enz!!!!!!!!!!) the Hotcake is a boost/overdrive pedal 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 tonality of the guitar. Easy to use with its three controls 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. This is the updated version of the Hot Cake, updated by Paul Crowther with a newer version of the "Bluesberry" setting dubbed "+Cream" and available to activate via a toggle switch as opposed to the older version with an internal switch. There's also an extended frequency "XLF" switch! Two slight changes that make the already incredible Hot Cake pedal even better!

The first Hotcake was made in 1976, while creator Paul Crowther was in the UK with Split Enz. It 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.


Some major artists that used the Hotcake over the last 4 decades:
The Hotcake also handles chords superbly, just like an overdriven amp. Split Enz, Crowded House, Neil Finn, Mark Knopfler, Radiohead, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Rolling Stones, Blur, Violent Femmes, Sonic Youth, NXS Deerhoof.

Specifications

Input Impedance: 1 Megohm

Output Impedance: less than 13k Ohm

Recommended Minimum Output Load Impedance: 100k Ohm

Bypass Type: Circuit converts into a high-quality buffer with simple, quiet, seamless switching, using gold plated contacts

Phase Polarity: Non-inverting

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