The Line 6 Crunchtone is an overdrive pedal for use with electric guitar, but like all pedals is suitable for use with any electronic instrument that you'd like to use overdrive with. I've only used the pedal with electric guitar, so I'll be focusing on this application of the pedal. The pedal is a digital one, with 1/4" connections for input and output. It requires power via either a nine volt battery or power supply. It isn't rack mountable as it is a stomp box that is controlled with your feet.
The make up of the Line 6 Crunchtone makes it a very easy pedal to use. It has main parameters for level, bass, treble, and drive, as well as switches to choose the mode and enable a gate. The mode section gives you three different ones to choose from that include those for blues, pop, and crunch. The gate also has two different settings to choose from as well. The first gate mode is a soft one, while the latter really hits it hard. The crunch mode also adds some built in compression into the mix. I haven't looked at the manual for the Line 6 Crunchtone, but it is definitely easy enough to use without the assistance of one.
The sound quality of the Line 6 Crunchtone is about average in my opinion, and isn't really anything to write home about either way. I've only used the Crunchtone pedal for practicing and testing it out, as I haven't used it for any recording sessions or live shows. I've used the pedal in tandem with a Fender Jazzmaster and a '76 Fender Twin Reverb that doesn't have any built in overdrive, so I was looking for a versatile overdrive pedal to add to the mix and give me some kick. However, I found that the Crunchtone didn't really do it for me. Perhaps because it is a digital pedal it comes off stale, but I was looking for something with a lot of grit and character, which I didn't find here. So while versatile, I feel it lacks the body I'd look for in a great overdrive pedal.
While the Line 6 Crunchtone will get the job done for users looking for a cheap and versatile pedal, if you're looking for a classic tube sort of overdrive tone, you aren't going to get it here. I've now got an Ibanez Tube Screamer to do the job for me, as well as a few other pedals that I swap in and out. I'd encourage those interested in the Line 6 Crunchtone and other overdrive pedals to explore the full palette of options out there to see what will work best for the your wallet and the sound you're going for...
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big red machine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
4 knobs: level, bass, treble, drive
three types of distortion: blues, pop, crunch
and a noise gate is incorporated
Very handy: simply lift the switch to find the location of the battery; change disto is simple: just move the curser (same for the noise) short easy to use
His level, I would say it's 6 line, prop and impeccable, and the blues mode offers an ideal warm overdrive to boost your solos (Hendrix style, then claypon .........). mode offers pop a slight distortion which "shine" your note, it makes you sound perfect for rock of U2, Coldplay ........ but typed british.Enfin crunch mode offers a disto type hard rock or grunge ( for metal, leaving a black sabbath, the risk to be fair) with is how you can jam to deep purple, ac / dc, Aerosmith or Nirvana or even bonjovi. and noise gate with no background noise
Very good distortion pedal, very versatile quality execptionnelle. it is ideal for hard-rock, blues and pop but watch a little just to métal.le noise is very significant, a bit expensive (129 euros) but I suggest
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manoo51's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
As he said before t is an overdrive pedals more than distortion, while numrique, but the good rev. There are three types of overdrive, a gate and three levels (0, 1, or 2).
a tank is very heavy. There are more gnial something, and I think it's again The series of line 6 tone core, but I could be wrong. The part of the color range of pedals is that the electronic Casing, which includes the knobs, can be removed (it does on mine, buy a few days). So we can soon buy the TRS sparment modules without the "pedals-tank" for a price intrressant trs (forty euros I think), and the plugger Casing on line 6 dja bought. Line 6 prvoit over pdalier market (so many pedals) or you can tone core modules plugger DIFFERENT! it has a idegniale! Everyone does not have the tunes to pay for a gas plant which half will be useless. thank you Line 6!
The configuration could not be simpler. The DIFFERENT types of sound are quite distinct and effective rglages trs. trs quickly found what you want.
In addition, the knob has a level of latitude trs good. I say to those who have tried the uber mtal of line 6 as well. In fact I play ska rock, so I need to move from a clear, trs snapping if the amp is willing, and most importantly, because of syncope, a large distortion, which must build a wall around the trombone, trumpet, sax, singer, drummer, bassist, and paercussioniste. So I also tried the uber mtal, and found that its level knob did not have enough latitude. Silent when pushed to the max, the transition was not clear saturated Difference a standard level, and personal, has me gn. So here it is not the case for Crunchtone, no problem on that.
t he said that the silent switch positioned so it is unfortunately possible to change the rglages accidentally during use. I do not think that a is a universal law. I had no problem if we do not switch by putting all its 45 with dock Cocke, of course.
The sound quality is standard! As I said above, I need the pedals for a large distortion that comes out well. Well I have! rglage with the crunch and drive almost to the max, I have a sound, the full chords, with absolutely every note perfectly clear, rev cleanly, and with a lot of grain, and a lot of gain. So I do not need to pter zikos my ears to make myself understood in disto!
I find most trs sound hot, but I do not think my DEFINITIONS hot is the same as everyone else. Basically, does not ring a "plastic bag", which is rich trs, trs greenhouse and fairly round.
on the other hand, but this is normal, while the pedals are not intended to APRS, the palm mute (or amortized), one may drool, does not really stand out. Personally, I therefore boosts during the crunch tone with a crunch deuxime more multi purpose, just to tighten the grain, and to amplify the low. for palm mute, I must say that the uber mtal is a monster that is trs good job.
I've had about a week. Finally I find the sound that I had in full agreement.
I love the richness and precision harmonic sound. I tried some cheap prs little classic of the genre before a. The boss, but I do not really acroch on what I heard ... I think a whole and not compress too pretty trs (But beware, I say has no a priori just what I grew test (DO 20, mtal area of the distos multi effects))! distos of handmade, the distos marshall, I'm not a big fan, etc ...
AIM I have the cake and butter, and have the precision of Crunchtone, and to climb palm mute the sound of the uber mtal ... But I am not fortunate enough to have, and this is not PDAL dedicates this purpose, so as to note 9 ... but you'll understand that a binding I and my DSIR.
Finally, the pedals are in absolute good trs, trs prcise, dynamic trs, trs hot trs natural and highlight your sound, even on an amp rotten. I was looking for a big sound, and I t ... sduit
today it is a hundred euros, and the AC adapter is provided (there are some who should take leons!). In addition, the possibility of buying cheap and modules to make a good set of personal effects is excellent, and makes, I think, trs INTERESTED economically, especially in view of posssibilit s evolution to future she and her friends offer.
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Berzin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This pedal has four knobs: level of output, acute, serious and level of distortion. We also notice a switch that allows you to choose from three distortions: blues, pop and crunch. Finally, note that there is a built-in noise reduction, with three levels of adjustment. Otherwise, there was an input, output and power supply. The construction is solid, the pedal is heavy, it does not slip or break under foot. The trap of changing the battery works well. I also have another Line 6 pedal on which the foot control is more difficult, yet it is the same case ...
Operation is very simple, it's a distortion pedal, not a fighter. The manual is in French.
The sounds are beautiful. Blues and crunch sounds are warm and full of Hamon. The setting offers a pop saturation very slightly creamy. The equalizer allows you to set the sound and the integrated noise gate makes many services. Small flat, I noticed it was easy to accidentally change the settings when the pedal engages. I use it with tube amps in a single channel and various guitars (LP, Start, Variax ...)
I appreciate the versatility and beauty of this pedal sounds. It does not offer high gain distortion, but that's not what I wanted. Before I used a Boss BD2, which works well too, but I think the Line 6 is more complete (two-band EQ instead of one, several types of sounds, noise gate ...). I like the overall strength of this pedal. Small regret: the portards I find too easy to disrupt. Warning! It seems impossible to connect a Line 6 pedal with other pedals (Line 6 or not) on a single adapter (with a garland, for example) without having a big buzz. It is very stupid!