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Crowther Hot Cake appreciation.

Sol

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Despite outward appearances this three knob pedal has proven to be one of the most useful and versatile pedals I have in my collection, and has not left my pedal board for the last three yrs.
The irony is that I initially dismissed the pedal as a mistake, and it sat unused for yrs. When the 'presance' control did nothing of the sort I missed what it did do, which is to control the midrange frequencies in much the same way as the bass and treble controls work to shape the voice of a vintage Vox AC15 or 30.

No other OD pedals I use to push the input of my old Vox and Marshall amps have that very fine control of the midrange that is available via the 'presance' control of my Crowther Hot Cake.
 

Dave P

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I bought one eons ago direct from Crowther, it had a toggle switch on it instead of the presence control. Not sure why I sold it. Been tempted to grab another one.
 

Don

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I bought one new a couple of months ago. I like it a lot! Very "amp like". It compliments my Z Wreck Jr really well and works with a cleanish Princeton Reverb, too.
 
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goldtop0

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Paul's been making HCs since the '70s and they've never gone out of fashion.........got a life of their own..........he's a great bloke.
 
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Sol

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I don't think it will go out of fashion. It's like an SD-1 or TS-9 it will work with you if you just let it do its thing. It took me a while to work it out but once you get it you wonder how you managed without it.
 
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