A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?



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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby goroth » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:51 am

Goose it with a TS. TS>Hotcake is one of my favourite distortion sounds.
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby frigid midget » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:04 am

goroth wrote:Goose it with a TS. TS>Hotcake is one of my favourite distortion sounds.


I've got a decent self build TS808 laying around, it's one of the only peds I didn't try with the hotcake. Thanks for the tip. I should have someone build me a ts+hotcake combo pedal though :idea:
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby spacelordmother » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:30 am

frigid midget wrote:I've got a decent self build TS808 laying around, it's one of the only peds I didn't try with the hotcake.

Please report back. :joy:

frigid midget wrote:I should have someone build me a ts+hotcake combo pedal though :idea:

Please report back. :erm:
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby goroth » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:41 pm

Go nuts on the town control too - max volume, max tone and minimal drive on the TS. 600km from my board atm but I think that’s how I set it up.
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby Pete » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:19 pm

I am curious to hear the reports on the hotcake/TS combo
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby MechaGodzilla » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:13 pm

goroth wrote:Go nuts on the town control too - max volume, max tone and minimal drive on the TS. 600km from my board atm but I think that’s how I set it up.

That's the only way they sound good imo but it's a bloody good sound
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby goroth » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:27 pm

Yeah, you know it MG!
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby taco satori » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:34 pm

I vaguely remembered reading somewhere that the Xotic RC Boost is similar to a Tubescreamer, with a major exception being the RC having less in the way of clipping diodes. Plowing an RC, set for a significant bass cut and treble boost, into a Hotcake sounded pretty decent!
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby goroth » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:44 am

Hotcake doesn't have any clipping diodes, it is a straight op-amp overdrive.
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby Christophe » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:10 am

To my ears, my RC booster doesn’t sound like a tubescreamer at all... They differ a lot to me.
But what would your less-muddy-hotcake-when-cranked sound like? Hard to imagine... maybe a Marshall type of pedal? The xotic sl drive could do the trick...
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby goroth » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:31 am

The Hotcake doesn't cut very much bass going into the opamp. On lower gain settings you get a nice crumbly breakup, but on higher gain settings it woofs out. Put a treble booster, or a TS or anything that cuts bass in front of it and it will clean it up. It's better IMO to goose it with a pedal because you get the big round overdrive sound with the bass in tact, then when you want more gain you get more definition as well. Win-win.
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Re: A less muddy sounding version of the Crowther Hotcake?

Postby MechaGodzilla » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:56 am

goroth wrote:The Hotcake doesn't cut very much bass going into the opamp. On lower gain settings you get a nice crumbly breakup, but on higher gain settings it woofs out. Put a treble booster, or a TS or anything that cuts bass in front of it and it will clean it up. It's better IMO to goose it with a pedal because you get the big round overdrive sound with the bass in tact, then when you want more gain you get more definition as well. Win-win.

gonna have to try that with my overdrive/power boost clones
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