Vancouver’s McGregor Pedals recently unveiled an “upscale” version of their Crunch Transparent Overdrive, the Crunch Plus. This circuit adds a third gain stage and a second clipping stage to the original circuit, giving you the transparent tones of its cousin a low gain but taking things to a new level of saturation at higher gain levels.
A trim pot on the side of the pedal allows you to tone down the brightness of the LED.
Here are the videos of the McGregor Pedals Crunch Plus
- Gain: This controls the amount of gain driving the pedal’s hard clipping. Minimum setting is similar to the Crunch Transparent Overdrive on 3/4 gain with a bit of an edge. The Crunch Plus pedal never loses that edge, it builds on it as you bring up the gain.
- Tone: A mid-range control that works very much like the tone control on most guitars.
- Vol: This Attenuates the amplified and clipped signal after it leaves the tone filter.
- Trimpot on side of pedal (unmarked) LED Brightness:
As someone who plays daytime outdoor shows, I wanted a super bright LED; however, this made it horrible to use in any other situation. So, I added a trimpot to that allows you to vary the LED Brightness from dark stage to bright sun. Please make the adjustment gently using a jeweler’s screwdriver.
- Type: Medium-Gain Overdrive Pedal
- Hand soldered in Vancouver, Canada
- High grade components picked for their superior sound and response
- True bypass with soft-click switch
- Three topside controls – Volume, Tone, Gain
- LED Brightness controlled by side-mounted variable resistor (trim pot)
- Low power draw: 9 – 13mA (9v) depending on LED setting
- Audio Jacks and Power Connection located at the top end to help with packed pedal boards
- 2.6? x 4.8? x 1.5? (66.5mm x 122mm x 38mm) – height excludes knobs and switches