Greasy Tool - Crossover Distortion

Frequency tripling crossover distortion.


It's a slightly complicated business, but basically this clever box creates distortion on the 'wrong' bits of your waveform. Normally distortion is caused by clipping the peaks and troughs of your wave, but this creates it in the slope instead. Why would you want to do that? Good question. To be honest it sounds ghastly on its own, but stack it with other distortions or fuzzes and oh my....

What you get is sound where there previously wasn't any, where your speaker cone would previously have been waiting for the next hit, now it takes an unexpected thud. The result is a new element to the mix - a real stand-out punch that makes your tone hard to ignore.

So why use it? Click it on for accented riffs and flourishes, or to cut your solo straight through the mix. But don't stop there. Use it as a sonic-creation tool, hammering out previously unheard frequencies with your modulation effects. With some creative thinking and experimentation the possibilities are endless.

Designed for board-mounted vertical pin pots (round shafts), but available with 'normal' splined shaft pots which will have to be wired to the PCB.

Partial kit: PCB, all board-mounted components, pots.

Full kit: As above, plus footswitch and appropriate daughterboard/components for your selected bypass type (see Downloads section for details of those), jack sockets, DC socket, battery snap, hook-up wire, LED.

Enclosure (pre-drilled) is only available with full kits, and will take a battery. Knobs are not included.

Builds are only available with full kits including enclosure and vertical-mount pots. Please choose appropriate knobs.

Difficulty: Easy

PCB size: 50 x 35mm

Knobs required: 3

Enclosure: 1590B

Direct-Connect compatible (4-way)



Pedal Parts



£30.00 inc. tax

£25.00 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

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