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In this [article](http://www.performing-musician.com/pm/nov07/articles/thekooksguitartech.htm) centering around the tales of The Kooks' guitar technician, Adam Stockdale, one of the photos showcases two Crowther Hot Cake pedals used by the band's lead man, Hugh Harris. Stockdale says, "We spent quite a lot of time in Denmark Street trying out lots of different boutique pedals. Hugh's quite good at knowing what sound he wants; he just doesn't know what he needs to buy to get there, so that's where I came in. He was like, 'I really want this sound', and I was like, 'Well, try this, this and this', and then we asked the guy in the shop, 'What do you think would do this best?' We pretty much spent the whole day trying everything they had, which I'm sure was quite tedious for the guy in the shop, but we got everything we wanted!" Stockdales proceeds to give the reason why there were always two Hot Cakes, "So, if he breaks one of those, I can just change it while he's still playing and that saves having to take the whole pedal board away. And if something does go wrong with the overall thing, then you can just flip the line selector."more
"Hot Cake: Scott Amendola gave me this little beauty from New Zealand. When I joined Wilco, I made sure to put this on my board IN ADDITION to my cherished Klon Centaur Overdrive because I wanted to sculpt many overdriven subtleties. Little did I realize that the Marshall JTM 45 I would use with Wilco would fall in LOVE with the Hot Cake! Together, they rule! The Hot Cake works less well with high-wattage amps like a Twin Reverb. It actually sounds like crap. But with that Marshall…!!!"more
The pedalboard tells the story of Emma’s evolution as a stompbox collector. On the band’s 2009 debut Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, she didn’t plug into any boxes except her Boss tuner. As the years passed and albums have been released, she’s slowly picking up tone treats like an EHX POG2, a Malekko B:Assmaster, and a Crowther Audio Hotcake. All the pedals are juiced by a T-Rex Fuel Tank Chameleon power supply.more
In this Music Radar [article](http://www.musicradar.com/guitarist/guitarist-photo-diaries-the-butterfly-effect-@-bristol-academy-2-11-5-2009-244314/) about The Butterfly Effect's live performance at the Bristol Academy in 2009, a photo of Kurt Goedhart's pedal board shows his Crowther Hotcake distortion pedal.more
The Hot Cake is my second dedicated OD and it stomps the crap out of the Plimsoul's narrow range. As such, I've pretty much dropped the Plimsoul for the Hot Cake given it's broad range of usability and the luscious tone that results from this box in the mix. As I have used it, I've found a really harmonic tone that sings. Classic. ~m
Dial the gain right round and you are in fuzz territory! great for big way of sound Marshall vibe - or just a boost.... the one drive pedal that has always stayed on my board