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DigiTech Artist Series XAS-EC Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Multi Effects Pedal  

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The sound of a legend.

DigiTech and Eric Clapton worked together to re-create seven of his most famous tones in the DigiTech Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Pedal. Using Production Modeling technology, everything from Eric's speaker cabs to the recording engineer's magic come together to give you the sound of Slowhand himself.

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  • 7 signature Clapton tones
  • "Badge" from Goodbye
  • "Crossroads" from Wheels of Fire and Live at the Fillmore
  • "Sunshine of Your Love" from Disraeli Gears
  • "Layla" from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
  • "Lay Down Sally" from Slowhand
  • "Layla" from Unplugged
  • "Reptile" from Reptile

All the tones that made Clapton a legend can be yours. Call or click to order today!

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4.1

(based on 43 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

People don't understand...

I don't know if it is that people don't read the directions or understand how amp modeling works but no-one runs these things how they are supposed to run them. Putting a amp modeling...Read complete review

I don't know if it is that people don't read the directions or understand how amp modeling works but no-one runs these things how they are supposed to run them. Putting a amp modeling unit such as this through the front of an amp is going to destroy the sound that the pedal can give. I have the Hendrix pedal, Brian May pedal, this pedal, and the Scott Ian pedal, and the GNX 3000 and I never have problems with their tone because I run them through a mixer out to a PA system, or into the effects loop of an amp. If your amp doesn't have an effects loop, or if you don't have a mixer with clean speakers, or just plain computer speakers can work...If you don't have any of these things then it is just a waste of you time to buy modeling pedals because the tone from the front end of an amp colors the tones of modeling pedals...analog pedals or non-modeling pedals are a different story. Now a review. This pedal is a great thing to have around. Great sound from it, I especially like the Unplugged, and Layla modes...I think they could have done better on the Sunshine model. I think you can get a better tone then that out of a Fender Champ turned up to 12 with a Les Paul on the neck pickup with the tone control turned to 0...or at least thats how I get the tone. All in all it is a good pedal to have around the studio, and can be used on stage (It's built like a rock) if you take the time to set it up right and can make quick adjustments. For studio work it is brilliant for rhythm guitar work. If I need a good tone fast I just plug this into the board and lay down the track...But then again I believe that every studio needs all the Digitech pedals because they are so easy to plug in and find a good tone your looking for... Even if they are digital...I still use tube amps and analog for all the lead stuff...8/10 stars for me...

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high goals, but falters

I bought this pedal because i needed to get some real crunch out of my Deville 410 for a gig at the end of the week, because the amp itself does get some old-school...Read complete review

I bought this pedal because i needed to get some real crunch out of my Deville 410 for a gig at the end of the week, because the amp itself does get some old-school drive but not a real 'crunch'. I originally was going to buy the Marshall Bluesbreaker II, but my local GC didnt have it and I needed it immediately.This pedal has a lot in it--a few different distortion tones, a leslie rotating speaker simulator, and an acoustic simulator. I didnt have much time to test out every facet of it, but I personally didnt find any difference between the distortions (althought they all gave a nice boost in volume), and they all were really noisey, with some obvious background noise. The leslie effect was so-so, because it didnt really affect my sound dramatically. Lastly, the acoustic sim I thought was pointless to add, because a sim should never be used in place of an actual acoustic. I didnt find it to work too well.This pedal does alter your tone and sound, which was the aim, so if you are like me and want to keep your own tone, look elsewhere. I think this pedal would be better if they removed the acoustic sim and dropped the price because its a Digitech, not a boutique pedal. If you want a classic natural sounding drive, look at the Xotic Effects boosters and the BSM treble boosters. The Xotics arent much more expensive than this pedal, but the BSM boosters, even at their price, are definitely a better value.

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5.0

People don't understand...

By Batbag12

from Mt. Pleasant Utah

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I don't know if it is that people don't read the directions or understand how amp modeling works but no-one runs these things how they are supposed to run them. Putting a amp modeling unit such as this through the front of an amp is going to destroy the sound that the pedal can give. I have the Hendrix pedal, Brian May pedal, this pedal, and the Scott Ian pedal, and the GNX 3000 and I never have problems with their tone because I run them through a mixer out to a PA system, or into the effects loop of an amp. If your amp doesn't have an effects loop, or if you don't have a mixer with clean speakers, or just plain computer speakers can work...If you don't have any of these things then it is just a waste of you time to buy modeling pedals because the tone from the front end of an amp colors the tones of modeling pedals...analog pedals or non-modeling pedals are a different story. Now a review. This pedal is a great thing to have around. Great sound from it, I especially like the Unplugged, and Layla modes...I think they could have done better on the Sunshine model. I think you can get a better tone then that out of a Fender Champ turned up to 12 with a Les Paul on the neck pickup with the tone control turned to 0...or at least thats how I get the tone. All in all it is a good pedal to have around the studio, and can be used on stage (It's built like a rock) if you take the time to set it up right and can make quick adjustments. For studio work it is brilliant for rhythm guitar work. If I need a good tone fast I just plug this into the board and lay down the track...But then again I believe that every studio needs all the Digitech pedals because they are so easy to plug in and find a good tone your looking for... Even if they are digital...I still use tube amps and analog for all the lead stuff...8/10 stars for me...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Hey GuysFor Christmas I got given it and I love it! Its pretty versatile I can make it sound rocky, bluesy,jazzy and sort of metalish it has an interesting setting that makes it sound like and organ. I would recommend this pedal for blues, rock and jazz players.

 
5.0

Crossroads Blues Baby!!!

By Troy Reed-elGGf

from Belton, MO

Let me first say that I have seen a lot of bad reviews on this pedal on other sites as well. The one thing I would like to point out is that Clapton does not come in the box ready to jump out when you open it. It takes time as with any pedal to adjust the settings along with your amps settings. I do not play many pedals that sound phenominal right out of the box. There is always some level of adjustment needed.I use a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp, and yes this pedal sounds the best with a tube amp. However, I believe this is true with any pedal. I have played it on a solid state amp and have had good results. My favorite settings are Crossroads, Layla electric, and Reptile. If you know what you are doing, you can use other pedals with it to make a very good listening experience. I have used other Overdrive pedals along with the Reptile setting and have had some very good results. Probably my largest complaint is that this pedal is a bit noisy in spots.Take the time to tweak and listen closely, you will be pleased you did.

 
5.0

Perfect for Me

By VinB51

from Baldwinsville, NY

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This pedal has satisfied my taste 100% and for that I am grateful. For years I used a combo RAT/Boss overdrive that gave me 95% of the precise rig sound I was always after. With the purchase of this pedal, however, I now get the EXACT sound I want and that is achived with the Sunshine of Your Love selection alone. Lots of sustain and hot response plus it comes in a nice box and a dedicated power adaptor.The RAT/Boss now collect dust and these are good pedals indeed.The other Crossroad selections are a nice diversion too by the way. Happy at last. Yee ha.

 
2.0

What a Joke

By Danny Watson

from Louisville, KY

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This device will really only do one thing. It will make the sound of "Badge" even without going into a mixer. By the way, the was played by George Harrison. Lay Down Sally is fair, but the rest can be done using any device.

 
5.0

Had me on my knees!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This pedal really is something that all guitarists of any level can appreciate. The tones I get even on the small amp that I have are simply splendid. Being a big Clapton fan I was truly pleased. Way to go Digitech, another great!

 
5.0

Very Versatile...

By Pat-XFY4c

from Ferrum, VA

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I'd been looking for a pedal that I could genre-blend with, and this is it. The Digitech Eric Clapton pedal has every base covered; from country to metal, from rockabilly to blues, from jazz to punk; everything is covered by this miraculous little stomp box. Needless to say; this pedal isn't just for you Clapton-buffs out there. I think session guitarists would get the most out of this thing, since it covers so many genres. My personal favourite setting on the pedal is the Unplugged "Layla" (acoustic simulator) setting. I think it sounds beautiful, especially if you take advantage of the stereo outputs and run it through two amps, Or, better yet, a mixing board. I also love the "Lay Down Sally" setting. After tweaking the controls, I found an SRV-like tone. The "Layla" distortion setting is great for metal/hard rock, even thrash. The other settings are great, too, I won't cover anymore of them, since the title of each individual setting basically speak for themselves. I have to pause for a minute to say, no, I'm not raving about this pedal just because I'm a fan of Clapton. I'm raving because it's a nice little pedal that has some of the most saught-after guitar tones in modern music. I don't understand all the bad reviews that this pedal has recieved. I've had it for about a month now, and I love it. The bottom line is, this pedal is not gonna make you sound like 'ol Slowhand, but it will help you mimic a few of his signature tones and maybe even create new ones of your own. Like I said before, this is one of the most versatile pedals on the market. The only thing that I would have added to the pedal would be a footswitch, instead of a knob, to cycle through the different settings. Overall, this pedal is great. It's quickly become my favourite pedal.

 
5.0

Fantastic Product

By WolfgangChad

from L'Anse, MI

I cannot believe how great this pedal really is. I plugged directly through our PA system and you could swear I was playing through some sort of amp. I have never had a pedal sound so great. This baby is built like a tank. Very smooth knobs and I have not had any humming in any settings. If you are like me and don't like taking your amp to gigs try this out you will be happy. Thanks digitech for an outstanding piece of equipment!

 
3.0

high goals, but falters

By bluespower958

from Hamden, CT

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I bought this pedal because i needed to get some real crunch out of my Deville 410 for a gig at the end of the week, because the amp itself does get some old-school drive but not a real 'crunch'. I originally was going to buy the Marshall Bluesbreaker II, but my local GC didnt have it and I needed it immediately.This pedal has a lot in it--a few different distortion tones, a leslie rotating speaker simulator, and an acoustic simulator. I didnt have much time to test out every facet of it, but I personally didnt find any difference between the distortions (althought they all gave a nice boost in volume), and they all were really noisey, with some obvious background noise. The leslie effect was so-so, because it didnt really affect my sound dramatically. Lastly, the acoustic sim I thought was pointless to add, because a sim should never be used in place of an actual acoustic. I didnt find it to work too well.This pedal does alter your tone and sound, which was the aim, so if you are like me and want to keep your own tone, look elsewhere. I think this pedal would be better if they removed the acoustic sim and dropped the price because its a Digitech, not a boutique pedal. If you want a classic natural sounding drive, look at the Xotic Effects boosters and the BSM treble boosters. The Xotics arent much more expensive than this pedal, but the BSM boosters, even at their price, are definitely a better value.

 
3.0

Dissapointment

By Electric Voodoo Loverman

from Miami

The overdrives are thin sounding and the "badge" preset is pretty much useless. I liked the "Lay Down Sally", "Layla unplugged" and "Reptile. The latter was the most warm sounding. I tried it through my Fender Twin and used both a Gibson Les Paul and an Amercian Stratocaster. The pedal has it's moments, but not enough for me. I returned this after a 24 hour trail and got a HAO Rust Driver, now that rocks!

 
5.0

Great Product

By Clapton74

from Alva, OK

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This was the first Digi-Tech product that I have purchased and I am very impressed with the craftmanship of this pedal. Really solid construction. The effects are really close to their target sounds. Some may require a little tweaking, but if you follow the recommended settings in the manual they are pretty close. Great Pedal.

 
3.0

Where is the REAL Clapton Sound

By Steve in SF

from SF, CA

This pedal says it has 7 of Clapton's most famous sounds...so.. where is the most classic sound of all...the "Beano"/bluesbreaker classic sound that started it all. Nothing Clapton ever did or sounded like in the future has ever compared to the "SOUND" that had people witing on walls that Clapton was god. I saw Cream, The Dominos, and solo Clapton live in the 60's and 70's, as well as hearing him in various venus like Mayall's 70th birthday concert, and The Crossroads guitar Festival and, while his playing is very good, the spark has left, and his new "signature sound" pales in comparison to what he did as a "Key to Your Love", or "Stormy Monday" !!!

 
5.0

Clapton Magic

By Stew-ahzvj

from Columbus, Ohio

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I bought this pedal at a local guitar store a few weeks ago. I could not be more happy value of this pedal. I can several Clapton and Clapton-like tones out of this pedal. This pedal is great for blues and the model from "Layla" unplugged is good for anything acoustic. It is easy to figure out what all the controls do. The only flaw is that I get alot of feedback from the #4 model of the original Derek and the Dominoes verson of "Layla". With #7 "Reptile I can get a great jazz sound. This pedal is perfect for anyone who wants a good Clapton sound.

 
5.0

Love this pedal

By Jack-BHh.J

from New York

Using this on and off for years. Put it into effects loop, as mentioned, is the way to go and is how I use it with a ToneLab LE on 'Boutique clean' is nice transparent sounding setup. Model 2 with ctrl-2 (tone) at or near zero and ctrl-1 at 12oc (Crossroads) should get you a nice overdriven amp sound, like a 6V6 breaking up. Great for early Clapton/Page type sound.If you see one used it is worth looking into, fairly cheap pedal but well made.

 
1.0

Whole bunch of hum

By FenderMike-5bF_E

from Jacksonville Arkansas

I cannot believe that I spent money for this. I have three Strats going into a Mesa amp and bought this out of reverence for Clapton. The tones are not really that useful with all the low level hum involved. The only setting I found to work is the "Badge" sound and that is only in very low gain situations where I can control the noise.Save your money for some great stompboxes that try not to do it all and are a heck of alot quieter in the process.

 
3.0

DigiTech Eric Clapton Crossroads Pedal

By Slakester

from Long Island, NY

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I agree with another reviewer who points out the volume setting between the various styles are so great that you need to adjust it everytime you change style. Also I find the pedal very noisy/hissy even more so with the power adapter which is odd. Overall disappointed

 
4.0

An okay pedal.

By downatthegallows

from Vacville, CA

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This is an okay pedal. I don't think digitech really thought this one through. The acoustic simulator on this pedal is worthless. Instead of putting in an acoustic simulator they should have put in a more bluesy signature tone that clapton used like he did in Creams "I feel free". If you have a tube amp than get this it sounds great through a tube, but what doesn't. But if you don't go get the Jimi hendrix digitech pedal that pedal is sick.

 
5.0

A Truly Awesome Pedal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have read many reviews on this pedal and a few were bad. I mean sure they could have put a couple of different effects in, like the bluesbreaker tones. But the tones this pedal carries are worth the price. I am a big Clapton fan and these tones are almost completely accurate. I play this pedal using a Strat and a Fender Blues Junior amp. The tone which really convinced me was the Badge setting. The rotary speaker sounds unbelievable. You can adjust the amount of swirls from slow to fast. Other great tones were Crossroads and Sunshiune of Your Love. Layla sounds great too. Also the acoustic setting has a pretty different tone. All in all an awesome pedal. If your having second thoughts I hope this will change your mind.

 
1.0

Guess why there are no sound samples

By Project manger from the Tobes of Hade

from NY

It was a very BOLD move on Digitechs part to actually think they could capture and emulate all those sounds accurately. Come on now....the rotating speaker/chorus in "Badge". Have realistic expectations and you'll still not get there with this pedal. Sorry Digitech...love your RP 50 for recording (can't take it out) but you did not make the mnark here.

 
5.0

Little tweaking

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Okay, a lot of you guys are expecting to get the wickedly awesome guitar tones of Clapton through a crappy solid state and pawn guitar. And even more of you, who have fenders and marshalls and gibsons, are expecting to get the tones right out of the box. I've got a Hamer and a Peavey Valveking and have very little to complain about. Little noise here and there, which I can handle. If you feel like taking ten minutes to tweak and get bluesy, jazzy, phsycadelic tones, this is your pedal.

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