- Very unique overdrive with a ton of character (By Brian)
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I've never played a tweed so I can't attest to tweed authenticity, but I can say that the gain starts going from a pleasant overdrive to old school fuzz territory. Interestingly, low notes really start to get loose and kind of farty as you get to bedlam gain settings, which I hear is part of the charm of the low power tweed circuit. Overall, this is a great character OD pedal that is not striving for transparency or precision, but is a bit messy in a thick, organic, sweet way. There is way more volume on tap than needed for the heavier gain settings, so you could definitely use this with low gain settings and heavy volume to kick an amp into distortion. Seems like a great sturdy build and paint job is cool.
One thing to pay attention to is the size of this box...it's pretty huge, maybe just shy of the big box silver NYC Muff's. If you are tight on pedal board space, be aware that this is not one that you can just squeeze in...you need to plan. I rated the price and value based on the fact that this is a one-trick pony that is on the higher side pricewise for an OD without a separate boost option, gain switch, etc.
That having been said, I think this one's a keeper...it just adds a quality and character to the tone that is different than any other pedal I've owned. (Posted on 8/6/13)
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Flickinger Cranky Atom Overdrive
Flickinger Cranky Atom
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The Flickinger Cranky Atom is a JFET overdrive pedal that slings a tweed style to the lush, rich drive tones on tap. Featuring an all transistor design for musical, amp-like gain, the Flickinger Cranky Atom is specifically voiced to yield the tone of a cranked up triode-based amplifier all the way from clean boost to a tweed near-death experience. The 3-way tone stack consists of subtractive (cut only) Bass, Middle, and Treble controls that allow for total tonal control and is removed from the circuit with all controls set full clockwise. The Drive control is labeled in three different areas for a visual representation of how it affects the gain. Halcyon goes from clean to slightly dirty, Caustic produces an array of classic overdrive sounds, and Bedlam gets into the territory that a vintage tweed just can 't touch without exploding. Like all Flickinger Tone Boxes, the Cranky Atom is hand-built and hand-painted in the USA and will allow guitarists to take sweet tweed tone with them to any gig.
Flickinger Cranky Atom Features:
- True-bypass switching with heavy-duty 3PDT push button switch and LED
- Hand-wired construction
- Hand-painted durable aluminum enclosure
- Metal film resistors for low noise operation
- Quality Switchcraft 1/4" jacks
- 9v AC adapter jack with reverse polarity protection
- Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass and Volume controls
- No Op-Amp chips, all JFET and MOSFET transitors for more musical gain.
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