Highlighted by the JHS show as one of the best new guitar pedals of 2021, the Poison Noises The Crook is a $99 dollar Mosfet overdrive made by a prolific upstate NY company that’s quickly finding a fan base. The device was updated to V3 in late 2021.
Like many modern overdrive pedals, the Crook V3 features dual diode mode accessible via the Goods toggle switch: stock Mosfet and LED-based, which opens up the sound quite a bit. This is a new feature of the latest version.
The knobs have abstract names but are basically Volume (Entering), Gain (Breaking), and a Bass control (Lay Low, also new in V3), and their interaction at different settings can deliver a wide variety of tones, from light overdrive to thick distortion, as reported in this thorough review of the pedal, which gives it an 8.7 out of 10 mark, also in consideration of its price.
Have a listen to the sounds of the Poison Noises The Crook V3 in the videos below.
Poison Noises The Crook, Builder’s Notes
Your favorite overdrive is pulling another job. Feast your eyes on the new and improved version of The Crook. The new Lay-Low sneaks a little extra bass response into your signal. While the Goods switch now provides even more headroom than the original. With a few more usability tweaks, and some more streamlined controls, the Crook is ready to steal the place of your old overdrive. Get your hands on one today!
Controls are Gain, Volume, Diode Switch, Tone, and Bass Response.
Foot switch is true bypass.
Takes 9V power supply
Every new product comes with a Poison Noises sticker and plectrum.