I’ve been seeing mentions of Cold Craft Effects over the last few weeks/months so it was great that we were able to get a unit in for a demo. Austin Ziltz of Cold Craft Effects sent over the Cascade, and we’re glad he did. Cold Craft Effects Cascade is a dual stage overdrive give you some great versatility from warm to punchy.
The first thing that struck me about the pedal was the control labels. They are labeled with letters – A, B, C and V. “A” is drive A which is as a warm vintage Class A inspired preamp. “B” is drive B which is a punchy circuit (Class A/B inspired). You can dial in a combination of “A” and “B” to your liking. “C” is tone cut which is a passive presence control. “V” is the output level volume control.
For this demo, we have Jimmy Rolle taking the Cascade out for a test drive. He’s using his Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Elegant into a Germino Lead55 Head through a Marshall 4×12 cabinet. There is nothing between the guitar and the amp except for the Cold Craft Effects Cascade. Audio was recorded with a Fathead Ribbon Mic and a Shure SM7B, both close mic’d.
The video has two parts. Even though there are only four knobs on Cascade, there are a lot of ground to cover. The MP3s are broken into separate files though.
You can listen to the high quality MP3 clips via SoundCloud
For more information about Cold Craft Effects (and their other effects – Black Dynamite and Retired), please check out their website at www.ColdCraftEffects.net and follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook! We’ll be interviewing Austin in the near future, so keep an eye out for that as well!