Back in January we had a chance to demo HEPTODE’s Heavy Tone Overdrive, which received some great response and also resulted in a great give away. Today, I’m happy to present you the demo of the HEPTODE Deep Crunch. Jean-Luc, owner/operator of HEPTODE, who we interviewed a while back, is making some great pedals out of France, such as the Deep Crunch and is worth checking out!
The Deep Crunch is inspired by the Soldano SLO-100 crunch channel, which uses analog circuitry to simulate that warm tubey goodness. There are 6 basic controls on the unit. Gain, Level (which controls the overall output level), Bass, Mid and Treble controls. There is also a CabSim toggle which activates the Cabinet Simulator if you were plugging this direct into a computer or mixing console. For the purpose of this demo we left the CabSim setting to ‘off’.
For this demo, we have Jimmy Rolle taking the Deep Crunch out for a 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 HEPTODE Deep Crunch. Audio was recorded with a Fathead Ribbon Mic and a Shure SM57, both close mic’d.
You can listen to the high quality MP3 clip via SoundCloud
Heptode recently endorsed Janet Robin – she is playing the Deep Crunch. Also, Heptode just signed an agreement with European Musical Imports (EMI) making them the exclusive distributor of HEPTODE products in the USA. For more information about the HEPTODE Deep Crunch, please check out their website.