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T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal  

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    A stompbox that delivers a blendable amount of rich, warm, and tubey overdrive sound.

    The T-Rex Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal takes overdrive to the next level. Overdrive is probably the single most important sound in the history of the electric guitar. It’s also one of the hardest sounds to get right. Originally created by overloading a tube amplifier with a hot input signal from a tube preamp, classic overdrive today can be complicated and costly to recreate. Or at least it was until Crunchy Frog came along.

    The world’s best overdrive
    Crunchy Frog was designed to be one of the world’s best-sounding overdrives. Created and tuned to please the most demanding ears in rock ‘n’ roll, it delivers a rich, warm, tubey overdrive sound you just won’t find this side of expensive multi-stage tube boutique amplifiers.

    Built-in boost
    Crunchy Frog features a convenient BLEND knob that lets you mix your overdrive with the clean signal from your amp. A brilliant TONE control lets you fine-tune your overdrive tone to your exact tastes. Finally, you get a separate, fully adjustable BOOST function – so you can lift that gorgeous overdrive out of the mix whenever you need to.

    Features

    • Tuned for rock 'n' roll
    • Produces a rich overdrive sound
    • Convenient BLEND knob for dialing in just the right amount of overdrive

    Once you’ve heard it, you won’t want to live without one. Order today.

     
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    T-Rex EngineeringCrunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound quality (8)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Responsive (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Good selection of effects (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (8)
      • Professional recording (5)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Home studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      little green machine!

      I really like the crunchy frog. I think the selling point for me was the blend feature. Because it allows me to mix my natural sound of my amp with the pedal. I...Read complete review

      I really like the crunchy frog. I think the selling point for me was the blend feature. Because it allows me to mix my natural sound of my amp with the pedal. I love the drive of my amp, but it doesnt get enough break up. So what I do is set the amp where it is slightly breaking up. The roll off my guitar volume to a clean sound. When I want more umph from my amp ill roll the volume up on the guitar step on the pedal and enjoy. Plus it has a boost that works individual of the drive section of the pedal. T-Rex did a very good job with the pedal. The tone is very pleasing to the ear. Thank you MF for speeding shipping.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not what I expected

      Still trying to decide on this thing.
      I have had for about 2 weeks. My first impression is, it is not that great if it's going to be your only OD into a...Read complete review

      Still trying to decide on this thing.
      I have had for about 2 weeks. My first impression is, it is not that great if it's going to be your only OD into a clean amp. which is what I was hoping.
      It's best use seems to be to push an already over driven amp. It just don't pack a lot of gain.
      Even as low-gain OD's go, this one seem lacking!
      I prefer to play into a clean amp and use pedals to supply gain.
      I have started putting the frog in front of another OD and using it to push the other pedal.
      But it does sound pretty good that way!
      The boost is a nice addition, but to my ears it seems to occur after the gain stage which I don't care for.

      So in summery:
      I have found a good use for it, just not what I was hoping it would be.

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      5.0

      Most well built unit on my pedal boat!

      By larry

      from nashville, tn

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Sturdy Rugged Construct
      • Useable "boost" Function
      • Versatile
      • Very Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live Gig Does Everythin
        • Performances

        Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I have NEVER been more impressed with an effects manufacturer! I have the "BLOODY MARY" & "CRUNCHY FROG" - I am considering selling all my other effects and outfitting with JUST T-rex gear!

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        5.0

        NATURAL SOUNDING OVER DRIVE

        By X-BLUES,MAN 789

        from BELMONT, LA.

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I LIKE THIS PEDAL. IT CAN GET A BEEFER YET CLEANER & MORE NATURAL OVERDRIVE THAN ANY PEDAL I HAVE FOUND

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great OD/Boost

          By Brian

          from NC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is a very good overdrive pedal with one of the best clean boosts I have tried. If you need a pedal to boost solos or set your amp on the verge of breakup and use a pedal for that extra edge this pedal would work great for that. The OD is a tubescreamer style circuit with a blend knob like a Sparkle Drive. Very versitile. If you are wanting to set your amp clean and use a pedal for distortion LOOK ELSEWHERE. this is an OVERDRIVE not a distortion.

            The Boost side just ups your signal without adding any gain. Very clean. No noise. Can get very loud. The clean boost is worth the price alone.

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            4.0

            It's pretty good...

            By DdSJ

            from San Jose

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This is one of five od/dist pedals I've owned, and the tonal quality is amazing. It's about the size of the BBE boosts grande, but has better controls than the average od/dist. I love the option of blending the clean and driven tones to my liking, and the drive itself is very warm.

              Another feature I really enjoy is the boost pedal itself. It's separate from the od and can be activated by itself to boost your other effects without the drive, unlike the full drive two, which needs the drive to be activated.

              My only problem with it are the foot switches. The boost switch is soft, the od is hard, and if I'm not too careful, I hit both at the same time. (More my fault than anything) still, it'd be nice to have uniform switches in the same pedal.

              This is still my go to od, and it sounds amazing. Strongly recommend.

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              4.0

              No bones about it - I love crunchy frog

              By AngusFan

              from Whitewater, WI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I like this pedal for pushing the amp. I've used it on both a Mesa TA-15 and a Fender 100w Super-Sonic. I like to do most of my work with one channel that's just a little hot so that I can get clean notes if I back off and some break-up if I dig in.

                With both amps, this pedal does a great job of pushing the amp into thick gain territory with nice edge and sustain.

                The boost function is pretty good, and I use it frequently, but it's a bit noiser than I'd like. That's what put this at a 4 for me.

                In general, I'd recommend this if you've got a good tube amp that can interact with it.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                little green machine!

                By daniel.j.mcelroy

                from Fort Polk, LA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Live Performance
                • Practice
                • Recording

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live performance
                  • Recording

                  Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I really like the crunchy frog. I think the selling point for me was the blend feature. Because it allows me to mix my natural sound of my amp with the pedal. I love the drive of my amp, but it doesnt get enough break up. So what I do is set the amp where it is slightly breaking up. The roll off my guitar volume to a clean sound. When I want more umph from my amp ill roll the volume up on the guitar step on the pedal and enjoy. Plus it has a boost that works individual of the drive section of the pedal. T-Rex did a very good job with the pedal. The tone is very pleasing to the ear. Thank you MF for speeding shipping.

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                  5.0

                  Does what it says and does it well

                  By Stan

                  from Oregon

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This thing is very smooth and is perfect for blues or jazz.It sounds like a real amp being pushed at the preamp. It's perfect for getting that dirt Telecaster sound. If you want metal or grunge you probably want something else but if you want a real 60s or 70s rock tone this has it. Personaly I don't like too heavy of a overdrive. I really like this pedal. This is a high end pedal so you are getting a great deal The boost works independent of the overdrive so you are getting 2 pedals in one. It nails ACDC sounds.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not what I expected

                    By Mojoplasma

                    from MS

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Boost
                    • Metal construction

                    Cons

                    • Low Gain Even For Od

                    Best Uses

                    • In Front Of Dirty Amp

                    Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Still trying to decide on this thing.
                    I have had for about 2 weeks. My first impression is, it is not that great if it's going to be your only OD into a clean amp. which is what I was hoping.
                    It's best use seems to be to push an already over driven amp. It just don't pack a lot of gain.
                    Even as low-gain OD's go, this one seem lacking!
                    I prefer to play into a clean amp and use pedals to supply gain.
                    I have started putting the frog in front of another OD and using it to push the other pedal.
                    But it does sound pretty good that way!
                    The boost is a nice addition, but to my ears it seems to occur after the gain stage which I don't care for.

                    So in summery:
                    I have found a good use for it, just not what I was hoping it would be.

                    Comment on this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Crunchy frog sounds like road kill

                    By Ken Mickey

                    from High Point

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                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Like The Boost

                    Cons

                    • Overdriveblown Speaker

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Did not like the sound of the overdrive side of this unit, did not like the "click" when engaging boost. Wanted to like this and was excited by the blend and separate boost, just didn't do it sonically.

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      It's ok but I will probably return it

                      By MikeinBoston

                      from Boston MA area

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Selection Of Effects
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events

                        Comments about T-Rex Engineering Crunchy Frog Classic Overdrive with Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        This lives firmly in the tube-screamer category of overdrive and is a fine example of the breed. My sound is a clean amp fronted with a Fulltone OCD, when I want higher gain, a BB Preamp when I want overdrive, and a clean boost after both for solos. I hoped this would replace the overdrive and boost with one pedal. I used to own a T-Rex Moller which looked like this and did that very well but it died on me after years of use (and frankly some abuse) but, unfortunately, this was not as effective. To experiment I hooked this up in chain with the BB preamp, a Keeley modified tube screamer, and a stock tube screamer and fiddled with settings to get comparable sounds. First, I could get it close enough to either that your average listener at the bars I play in wouldn't tell the difference - but it never sounded as warm or full as the alternatives. Second, the boost had way more effect when using the ditortion in that pedal then when boosting the signal of a pedal preceeding it. This was how I used the Moller and the boost pedal I use now. So, as a cover player, sometimes I'm using the high gain of the OCD and sometimes Im using the lower gain of overdrive and want comparable boost. Couldnt get it. The blend feature is nice for getting that little bit of hair with a clear sound cutting through as well. This contributes to the wide range of sounds you can get. I may keep it for rehearsals when I just want to bring one pedal and can adjust between songs. However if you are looking for that, you may want to check out Carl Martin Plexitone which I also have. It's pricier and much more of a high-gain distortion toy. So, bottom line: eh...this thing is alright and sounds fine. There are better though.

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