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Overview by GAK

The JHS Crayon is based on the distortion tones from the JHS Colour Box in a more compact, portable unit. Get a British voiced preamp distortion, fuzz, overdrive and boost in a compact, versatile pedal. It has an analogue signal path and is based on the design of classic Neve mixing console as found in Abbey Road Studios, providing classic ‘direct-in’ tones you get when plugging a guitar directly into a mic preamp

The JHS Crayon Pedal has 3 control knobs, Master, Pre-Vol controls the gain, delivering a subtle low-gain warmth on low and as you turn it up you get a dirtier fuzz tone, which will start to gate out at around 75%, and Tilt, which is an active tone control that is flat at noon, so turning it down will boost the bass and cut the treble, and turning it up will boost the treble and cut the bass. There’s also a Hi-Pass toggle switch which lets you shift the balance between highs and lows, so you can cut through the mix or get lo-fi tones.

This is great for anyone who wants that classic direct-in distortion sound in a more compact, portable format than it’s bigger brother, the Colour Box. Powered by a 9v DC power supply (sold separately).

Overview by JHS

LITTLE BROTHER TO THE COLOUR BOX

The JHS Pedals Colour Box began with a simple idea: create a pedal that sounds like plugging directly into a vintage preamp and cranking it. No amp, no speaker, just DI goodness. Well, the Colour Box became much more as we got into designing it. Thus we decided it was time to pare it down and give guitar players and bass players a simplified version that gives you the distinct compressed overdrive and fuzz sounds you’ve heard on so many classic recordings. The Crayon is just that, a powerful little box that has all the color and characteristics of a vintage studio preamp when cranked.

CONTROLS

The Crayon has controls for Master, Pre-Vol, Tilt, and a Hi-Pass toggle. The Master volume controls the overall volume of the unit, while the Pre-Vol acts as a gain control to go from a gritty preamp drive to over-the-top gated fuzz. These controls work together to create a ton of colorful tones that are extremely useful. The Tilt control is an active EQ where when set at 12 o’clock you have a flat EQ, while turning clockwise boosts highs and cuts bass, and turning counterclockwise boosts bass and cuts highs. This gives the Crayon the ability to be tailored to any rig for bass or guitar. The Hi-Pass toggle cuts your low end with a flick of the switch for the ability to cut through the mix or get lo-fi sounds. There is a dip switch on the right side of the pedal to choose either 200Hz or 750Hz cut for the Hi-Pass.

FEATURES

  • Preamp DI tones from low gain grit to gated fuzz.
  • Active EQ for the perfect tones on bass or guitar.
  • Hi-Pass for lo-fi AM radio sounds.
  • Paint with all the colors of the wind.

The JHS Pedals Crayon is without a doubt the brightest crayon in the box that will give your tone all the color you need!

THIS PEDAL REQUIRES STANDARD 9V DC NEGATIVE POWER, CONSUMES 15MA, AND MEASURES 2.6"X4.8"X1.6"**

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