Crunch Distortion by Harley Benton|Review & Giveaway

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So, this is a review of the Crunch Distortion from Harley Benton, sold by Thomann in Germany. And it is also a giveaway of that very pedal that you see and hear in the video! The Crunch Distortion is a very good name of the pedal, that will give you a (in my opinion) raw distorted sound. I like it!

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Index:
01:04 – Marshall Ultra Gain channel – no pedal
01:38 – Controls of the Crunch Distortion (Ultra Gain channel)
05:06 – Marshall Classic Gain – no pedal
05:29 – Crunch Distortion on the Classic Gain channel
07:02 – Crunch Distortion & Gibson Explorer
08:26 – Crunch Distortion & MJT Telecaster
10:00 – End words & giveaway info

Equipment used in this video:
Harley Benton Crunch Distortion
Tokai LC107-S ‘Love Rock’ (Tokai PAF MK2S)
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
MJT VFF Telecaster (Nocaster/Twisted Tele)
Marshall DSL20h
Harley Benton G212 Vintage Vertical Cab
Zoom H4n recorder

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Dr. D MiniStomp by Harley Benton|Pedal review & demo

Time for another pedal frenzy and let’s continue with the Harley Benton MiniStomp series – Dr. D! This is a mellow overdrive that should sound like the famous Dumble amps, well, let’s keep that anticipation level low now.

Not that it sounds bad but I always doubt it when a pedal is said to emulate a very expensive rare amp. Heck, I’m dubious even if it’s supposed to emulate a cheap common amplifier!! So let’s put that aside and just have a listen to how it sounds – good in my humble opinion.

Also to add, seems these inexpensive pedals are selling like crazy over at Thomann. This pedal is currently not available, among many others of the ministomp series. But I’m guessing it will be again in the future.

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Index:
02:39 – Marshall DSL20 Ultra Gain channel, no pedal
03:07 – Ultra Gain channel, Dr. D controls
10:27 – Ultra gain channel, my test settings
11:32 – Marshall DSL20 Classic Gain channel, no pedal
12:20 – Classic Gain channel with Dr. D
15:41 – End words

Equipment used in this video:
Harley Benton Dr. D ministomp overdrive
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Marshall DSL20h
Harley Benton G212 Vintage Vertical Cab
Zoom H4n recorder

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Vibe Queen by ToneJunkie (Kemper profiles demo)

Here’s a demo of the Vibe Queen Kemper profile pack from ToneJunkie! This profile pack recreates the sound from a Fender Vibro King amplifier and it contains both studio and direct profiles for your Kemper Profiling Amp.

As always with profiles from ToneJunkie you can expect some well profiled sounds from an amp that is quite capable. You won’t get any chuggy metal here but there’s dirty driven tones included of course! If you wanna get into the more heavy side of life you’ll need to drive it up with an overdrive or similar. I should mention that some of the profiles are boosted with a Klone overdrive pedal.

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Equipment used:
G&L ASAT Z-3 (Z-coils)
Harley Benton TE70 Black Paisley (Fender Texas Specials)
Gibson SG Standard 2016 High Performance (490R/498T)
Tone City Dry Martini
Fulltone OCD V2
Kemper Profiling Amp

Vibe Queen Kemper profile pack @ ToneJunkie

Fender Vibro King 20th Anniversary review @ Premier Guitar

Fulltone OCD

Kemper Profling Amp

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Fulltone OCD vs Tone City Dry Martini (Comparision / Blind test!)

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The master and the contender… maybe. So I have reviewed the Tone City Dry Martini, without comparing it to the pedal that it’s based on; the Fulltone OCD. I saved that for this video and after some thinking I decided to make it a blind test. Who doesn’t love a blind test?!! It’s scientific, fun and… well, a somewhat fair way to do an A/B-test.

I don’t think the Fulltone OCD needs a detailed introduction. It’s a classic overdrive pedal, available in many different versions and made in the USA. This pedal is said to have been sold in over 250000 units since it came around in late 2004. A sensitive overdrive, something that can create those overtones from a driven tube amplifier.

The Tone City Dry Martini is a smaller sized ‘clone’, made in China and cheaper than the OCD. It do have the same controls (Volume, Tone, Gain and a hi/low gain switch) but the spec’s are not excatly the same… and I do believe you can hear that – in my ears they do not sound the same. And that’s why I figured a blind test would be a good way to go about!

This way you can check out which sound you prefer, it might… or might not… surprize you. Let me know in the comments what you thought sounded the best! And did you get it right, pedal by pedal?

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Equipment used:
Tone City Dry Martini
Fulltone OCD V2
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)

Kemper Profiling Amp Tone City Dry Martini @ Musik Produktiv

Tone City Dry Martini @ Andertons

(Tone City Audio’s webpage has been “Under maintenance” for a long while now, thus the above links!)

Fulltone OCD

Profiles from the following profilers has been used in this video –

Live Ready Sound

ReampZone

TMS Profiles

ToneJunkie

Kemper Profling Amp: https://www.kemper-amps.com/

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DP Durple by Tone City (pedal review – demo – showcase)

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Here’s a new guitar overdrive pedal from Tone City – DP Durple! So it is not a signature pedal but it’s collaboratively designed by Tone City and “Danish Pete” from Andertons. The DP Durple is based on Tone City Mandragora OD but modified to suit Danish Pete’s tonal taste.

So the Tone City Mandragora is based on the Kalamazoo Love Drive and the DP Durple is as said based on the Mandragora, with some modifications. The Mandragora’s ‘Pre’ (presence) has been replaced by a ‘Mid’ control that let’s you cut or boost the amount of mid-range. The ‘Tone’ control has been adjusted to be less bright, offering a more moderate amount of treble so it’s not too shrill at the higher settings.

Otherwise it’s a small but sturdy analogue pedal; metal casing and true bypass. The dimensions are 4.2 x 5.2 x 9.3 cm and it needs a 9VDC power supply, no battery compartment. The controls are gain, volume, mid and tone.

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Equipment used:
Tone City DP Durple
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City pedals @ Andertons

(I list Andertons due to the fact that the Tone City Audio webpage has been in maintenance mode for a long while now…)

ToneJunkie webstore

ReampZone webstore

Kemper Profling Amp

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Sweet Cream by Tone City – overdrive pedal review & sound demos

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Intrigued by the sound a fellow Swedish guitar player got out of the Tone City Sweet Cream, I just had to get me some of these pedals. He was actually using the Tone City Sweet Cream together with the Tone City Golden Plexi, a great pair! (I do think it was Rob Chapman who started pairing them up!) However this video is just the Sweet Cream, I’ll publish another one with bort later on.

The Sweet Cream is an overdrive pedal that will serve you a fluid and creamy sound. It can do that lovely just breaking up tone but it can also generate some bite – but not like an aggressive metal tone. As mentioned above it works fine together with other pedals as well.

The pedal is small and very easy to use with only three controls – gain, volume and touch. The touch control isn’t like your normal tone control, it alter the sound in a little more complex way. As for the volume control, well it feels like it does more than just alter the volume, higher settings seems to add more bite and punch to the sound.

So the pedal has a simple and effective design and comes at a very affordable price. According to various sources it is based on the Mad Professor Honey Overdrive, so you can compare the price difference yourself… I do wish I had one of those so I could have made a side by side test but unfortunately I don’t.

I hope you like this demo, there will be a bunch more Tone City pedal reviews coming up here at Have Guitar! Feel free to subscribe to Have Guitar!, your support is needed! And as always; Thank You to all you who already subscribes – much obliged!!!

Video index:
01:30 – Clean tone, gain 0/10 (ToneJunkie – Empire pack, recreates the sound of a Tone King Imperial)
11:00 – Low gain, gain 2/10 (TMS Profiles – TMS V90 Mesa MK V, recreates the sound of a Mesa Boogie Mark V 90 watthead)
14:07 – Low gain, gain 3/10 (ReampZone – Marshall JMP Super Lead 1976)
18:30 – Light crunch, gain 4/10 (Live Ready Sound – 79 Mini Bender, recreates the sound of a Fender Champ 1979)
20:48 – High gain, gain 7/10 (Deadlight Studios – Ladoka Mr Hacktor MKII, recreates the sound of a Laboga Mr. Hector MK2)
23:40 – End talk/conclusion

Equipment used:
Tone City Sweet Cream overdrive
Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Shawbucker/Custom 50’s)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Tone City Pedals

Get your Sweet Cream here (Germany)

Get your Sweet Cream here (UK)

Kemper Profling Amp

Profilers in the order they appear in the video:

ToneJunkie

TMS Profiles

ReampZone

Live Ready Sound

Deadlight Studios

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