Crowther Audio Hotcake Overdrive - Made In New Zealand

  • Crowther Audio Hotcake Overdrive - Made In New Zealand
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Crowther Audio Hotcake Overdrive - Made In New Zealand

A bunch of the staff here at Concept have the Hotcake and use them for both guitar and bass drive. On guitar they really shine with Vox amps and on bass they give you really nice harmonic drive while retaining the bottom end. These are still handmade by Paul himself in NZ... highly recommended!

The first Hotcake was made in 1976 while Paul was in the UK with Split Enz. The 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.

The Hotcake also handles chords well.

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