The MI Effects Crunch Box has become a modern-day classic that has garnered a loyal army of fans. We have re-designed the original and added new features to take this British stack-in-a-box to the next level! External PRESENCE control, COMP switch and LO/HI gain modes now makes the Super Crunch Box the authority on British amp distortion for any era!
The Super Crunch Box has seen an expansion of features from the classic Crunch Box, hopefully to inspire a whole new range of rock tones! These new features were implemented to make the Super Crunch Box way more versatile. The original Crunch Box always excelled at copping that “wall of Marshall” sound and lived on many pedal boards for that moment. However, we wanted the Super Crunch Box to deliver any Marshall sound. So by providing some new features, the Crunch Box sounds just as good in low- to mid-gain, as it does cranked!
To pull these great lower gain sounds, switch on over to LO mode. Use COMP 0 or 1 and turn the GAIN to half. The increased operating voltage via some circuit wizardry provides the pedal with 18V (with a 9V ONLY input) means more top-end and clarity, more headroom, more amp-like response and feel. Give the guitar a soft strum with your fingers and you can hear a small amount of breakup. Now strum hard with a pick and hear the extra gain and harmonics. Turn the GAIN up and roll back on your guitar volume. This LO mode allows for different breakup sounds and clean tones a la Plexi amps of the 60’s – all accessible with your hands.
Switch on over to HI mode, COMP on 1 or 2, and you have that classic, 80’s hot-rodded Marshall tone the Crunch Box has become synonymous with. This is perfect for those stadium rock riffs, shredding lead tone with pinch harmonics for days!
Use the TONE and PRESENCE controls to dial in anything from bass-heavy stoner rock riffs, to a mid-heavy solo tone, or some punkish top-end jangle. The Super Crunch Box can cover any British inspired tone you can think of. The PRESENCE control is also a quick go-to control when swapping between different guitar/amp setups. This control will allow you to sit well in a mix regardless of a dark amp or harsh pickup.
Want to take it up an extra step? Pair the Super Crunch Box with the Super Blues Pro. Since the tone shaping is similar to the Blues Pro, the duo make for a one-two punch for an infinite amount of drive possibilities.
Hand made in Sydney, Australia with 5 Year Warranty
Bypass: Heavy Duty 3PDT footswitch with True Bypass
Power: 9V Battery or 9VDC power supply only; 2.1mm jack, negative tip (centre positive)
Internal Voltage Supply: 18VDC
Current draw: 10mA
Input Impedance: 500kΩ
Output Impedance: <25kΩ
Controls: Volume, Gain, Tone, Presence, Comp, LO/HI gain switch
Enclosure: Durable powder coat and screen print.
Size: 2.2″ x 4.3″ (55.9mm x 109.2mm)
Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.
For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.
For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.
I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)
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