Crazy Tube Circuits Releases the Crossfire

The Crossfire is inspired by an iconic pedal-amp combination and includes a passive effects loop and clipping toggle switch.


The left side is voiced after the mid '60s blackpanel amps that defined clean electric guitar sounds. Following the circuit path to the exact detail to include all the essential sonic ingredients. From the big lows, sparkly highs and slightly scooped mids, to the powerful sound of a solid state rectified 4x 6L6GC power amp or the sponginess of a tube rectified 2x 6L6GC power amp selectable through the headroom switch.

Match that to the green mid-hump overdrive, upon its inception in the late '70s, found on the right side. The Crossfire recreates the circuit of this classic overdrive but with the addition of some of the most common modifications the pedal has seen throughout the years of its mass production or boutique variations. A clipping toggle switch selects between symmetrical (original) or asymmetrical clipping for enhanced touch-sensitive drive characteristics while a gain toggle adds more gain and alters the low frequency response making it reminiscent of placing two of the same overdrive pedals in series. An internal switch offers additional headroom by providing 18V DC to the overdrive circuit.

A passive effects loop gives you the option to connect your beloved pedals in the signal chain building your ideal rig or use the two sides independently.

Price: €219. More info at www.crazytubecircuits.com/crossfire.

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