Electro-Harmonix has added yet another signature overdrive to their lineup, a transparent design they’re colorfully calling the Crayon. The pedal features a unique EQ section that focuses on the high and low frequency ranges, instead of the mid-range which is common with many overdrive pedals.

The type of overdrive the Crayon produces has the open and rich sound that players are looking for in a more ‘transparent overdrive’ kind of design. Controlling the top and bottom of the EQ range also allows for a more tuned-in setting to compliment whatever guitar/amp combination you use.

The Crayon sounds great with all kinds of pickups, but I feel it totally smokes with standard single-coils. You can get some great classic rock and blues tones at pretty much any setting.

For the player that’s looking for a really affordable boutique-sounding dirt, the Crayon might be just your color. – Brandon Stoner

Electro-Harmonix Crayon Overdrive, Builder’s Notes

The EHX Crayon Full-Range Overdrive is a versatile overdrive with independent Bass and Treble controls and an open frequency range that provides players with a musical alternative to customary mid-focused overdrive pedals. It delivers a range of sounds going from a suggestion of dirt to full-on distortion and is equally impressive all by itself or when driving another overdrive pedal.

  • Full-range overdrive with a lush, rich, warm tone
  • Independent Bass and Treble controls
  • True Bypass for maximum signal path integrity
  • Compact pedalboard-ready pedal
  • 9V battery included