Deep Crunch

The DEEP CRUNCH mimics the tonal characteristics of the infamous Soldano SLO-100™ Normal channel in crunch mode. Featuring a tonestack similiar to the Soldano™/Marshall™ amplifiers, the DEEP CRUNCH is the result of a design process that utilized innovative analog technology to nail that wonderful tube warmth and preserve a vacum tube's dynamics with a definition that sets it apart from the competition.

Features include hardwire true bypass and a built-in cabinet simulator for routing the output signal directly to a mixer, computer or audio interface.

Heptode spared no expense in developing pedals using only the very best components and technology:
  • Top quality circuit using no-compromise surface mount technology
  • Tonestack similiar to the Soldano™/Marshall™ amplifier tonestack
  • Best quality two layer PCB (manufactured in Europe)
  • Highest quality input/output jacks (Lumberg brand)
  • Highest quality DC jacks (Schurter brand)
  • Top quality metal shaft/bushing, conductive plastic element pots
  • 3PDT footswitch for hardwire true bypass
  • Finest quality mini-toggle switch (Eledis brand)
  • Only the finest components (resistors, capacitors, IC's, transistors, etc) from renowned manufacturers like Kemet, Murata, Yageo, Nichicon, Cornell Dubilier, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments
  • Finest quality jumper wires (Molex brand) and irradiated PVC wire (AlphaWire brand)

The DEEP CRUNCH can be used as a:
  • Preamp - plug into the "power amp" or "FX return" input of an amplifier
  • Pedal - plug into the guitar input of an amplifier
  • Live Performance or Recording Tool - plug directly into a mixer, computer or audio interface

  • Preamp gain (GAIN)
  • Output level (LEVEL)
  • Three band EQ (BASS / MIDDLE / TREBLE)
  • Cabinet Simulator (CABSIM)

Typical gain between Input In and Output Out (@ 500Hz, tone controls @ 12 o'clock):

LEVEL @ 12 o'clock LEVEL @ maximum
GAIN @ minimum -8 dB 7 dB
GAIN @ 12 o'clock 12 dB 27 dB
GAIN @ maximum 25 dB 40 dB

  • Power: 9V battery (included) or AC Adapter (DC 9V negative center pin - not included)
  • Current draw: 20 mA typical
  • Dimensions: 4.0 inches (W) x 4.2inches (D) x 2.2inches (H)
  • Weight: 13 ounces

Full 2 year warranty

Marshall™ is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification.

Soldano™ and SLO-100™ are registered trademarks of Soldano Custom Amplification.

Heptode nor European Musical Imports has any affiliation whatsoever with Marshall Amplification or Soldano Custom Amplification.