Hotcake Mk IV Switchable

SKU: 34385

Sale price$299.99


Hotcake Distortion Pedal
Professional Distortion Pedal MK IV Switchable

For years guitarists have been looking for that pedal which allows them to maintain their existing tonal qualities without unnecessarily colouring the sound.
What makes a Hotcake unique is its ability to do this plus controllability.
The hand-made HOTCAKE is considered by many to deliver the ultimate distortion sound. Hand-made in NZ by Paul Crowther (the original drummer from Split Enz), it only has 3 knobs (Gain, Level and Presence) but that's all it needs.
The Hotcake is designed to leave the undistorted component of the guitar sound unchanged, while providing a nice, fat distortion sound without resorting to a treble cut circuit which will also affect the guitar tonality. With the Drive and Presence controls set to minimum, and the Level at around 2 o'clock, you should be hard pressed to hear any change in the sound at all when you switch the Hotcake in and out.
You can get a clean volume boost by increasing the Level control.
Increasing the Drive will give you a thick distortion sound with a little bit of edge to it, and the Presence control adds some mid-range punch to the sounds.
This is the Switchable model (MK III) - With a Presence Rotary Knob.
This can be switched between Guitar & Bass as well as Standard & Bluesberry.
The STANDARD setting will provide a lush brown tone that is pleasing to the ear, so desired by all the Pros.
The BLUESBERRY setting will provide a warm organic tone that is ideal for all those Pros in the Blues industry.
The GUITAR/BASS setting will allow you to switch between usage with Guitar or Bass (Keyboard players may use either setting depending on tonal preference).
The Hotcake also handles chords well. It is recommended that the Hotcake is patched between the guitar and amplifier, rather than into an amplifier's effect loop.
Generally speaking, if you are happy with your guitar and amplifier combination, the Hotcake will work well as a primary distortion.
It works superbly to send an already overdriven amp over the edge into smooth distortion; ideal with non-master volume valve amps.
Artists Who Use The Hotcake: Radiohead, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Oasis, Rolling Stones, Blur, Violent Femmes, Sonic Youth, Crowded House, INXS, Grinspoon, The Kooks, Portishead.
These are just some of the many major international acts that have one thing in common - The Hot Cake Overdrive Pedal

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