MI Audio Crunch Box v.3 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Captures the huge crunch of a British stack on steroids.

The MI Audio Crunch Box Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal brings you high-gain British amp distortion in a stompbox. MI Audio did a careful study of the way that modern British style amps get their overdrive and found that there was a very big concentration of the frequency information in the midrange. The Crunch Box distortion pedal captures the huge crunch of a Marshall amp on steroids and has become one of MI Effects most popular pedals. The Crunch Box is of the fastest selling boutique distortion pedals in the world.

Simple and straightforward, with just gain, tone, volume and an internal presence control, the Crunch Box is based on a multiple clipping architecture (the signal is clipped 3 times. In the lower gain range, the pedal's tone is very punchy and throaty. There are some great classic rock rhythm sounds to be found in there. As the gain is wound up, the Crunch Box develops a beautiful singing lead tone. Pinch harmonics are a breeze. The tone control has a wide sweep with a lot of top end. I have put in there more gain than anyone should need, but due to the way I handled the pre-overdrive tone shaping, the pedal always stays tight and each pickup retains its character, including single coils. The Crunch Box has a lot of volume up its sleeve. You will find though that 12 O'clock is close to 'neutral'.

An Internal Presence Control helps control the 'shape' of the pedal. By winding up the presence control, the lows won't feel as powerful, which some people might find to be a bit too much. Also, this creates the effect of giving the pedal even more top end. So with the new Crunch Box, there is no chance that the pedal will be too dark. The Internal Presence Control is very useful if you wish to match the Crunch Box to your amp because some amps can be a lot brighter/darker than others.

  • High Gain British Distortion at its best
  • 3 external and one internal control
  • Gain – from the lightest breakup to insane high gain scream
  • Tone – custom taper control which adjusts the high end cut of the pedal.
  • Volume – tapered for a more gradual and controlled volume sweep.
  • Internal Presence control - for adjusting the 'shape' of the Crunch Box's sonic footprint.
  • Professionally powder-coated and silk-screened enclosure, measuring only 4.3" * 2.2"
  • Heavy Duty 3PDT footswitch with True Bypass
  • 9V Battery or DC power supply with up to 25V headroom

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Marshall In A Box!


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Comments about MI Audio Crunch Box v.3 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal is honestly a hot rodded JCM800 in a pedal. Based on a Old Marshal Guv'nor Circuit and redone by Michael at MI Audio. It will take any clean amp and give you that angry marshall grind. Please be advised that it does not really do a stock plexi imitation and much like a goosed JCM800 it is a one trick pony. But it is a awesome trick!

For the money if you are after that aggressive 80's crunch then you wont do bette. I'd compare this to the Digitech SC-2, Carl Martin Plexitone, Lovepedal Superlead, Zvex Distortron, Tech 21 British, Radial Plexitube. All Can do the marshall in a box.


amazing little thing


from montreal

Comments about MI Audio Crunch Box v.3 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

it sounds really good for chords for whatever style : from light rock to metal. whether you set it to low gain or high gain, you'll get a great tone. the only thing which it is not suited for is high gain solos.

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