03-18-2013 12:58 PM
People keep raving about how versatile it is, and how good it sounds particularly with an AC30.
It seemed out of stock EVERYWHERE back when I had my AC30, which I since then sold because that thing is heavier than a boat anchor and DAMN LOUD. Too loud for home use that is, even with my attenuator...I had to choke it too much to get anywhere near the rich chimey tones it gave me at rehearsels...
Anyway, I'm on the lookout for a used AC15C2...No harm in already buying a good dirt pedal to team it up with, right?
03-18-2013 01:42 PM
03-19-2013 09:49 AM
I thought this was an ancient thread that was bumped
Yeah, it's tailored for Vox amps, and there have been quite a few revisions if I'm not mistaken
the original Hotcake dates back to 1976
03-19-2013 05:06 PM
03-19-2013 10:56 PM
Yeah it's a fantastic pedal and I've never come across another that sounds like it. Works great with my Jaguar which seems picky and sounds great through my silverface DR.
It gets muffled sounding at med-high gain, that's not its strength though it's a bonus versatility that it can get fuzzy sounding. It's real strength is as a dirty boost basically. Great for indie rock or getting a 60's vibe from a cleanish amp.
When you get it try setting it up by turning the tone and drive all the way down, turn the level up on the hotcake to unity with your clean level, then add the drive and tone knobs you'll see what I mean!
03-20-2013 05:09 AM
Works great with my Jag through a silverface Deluxe Reverb, but I've got a 50W Alnico Weber Blue Dog in there. I've always found the whole "sounds shite through a Fender" thing is more to due with the speakers than the amp itself.
03-21-2013 08:00 AM
Yeah, great pedal. I love it through my handwired AC15. Tried it through a Super Reverb at our practice space a couple weeks ago. Sounded OK. But through a Vox, just sweeeet.
03-21-2013 01:15 PM
Current amp: DRRI. Love it. Also loved my AC30 though, which I sold cause it was too loud for home use. As it turns out, so is the DRRI. So the answer I came up with, to replace the DRRI and cheapish meh distortion pedlol: AC15 + A/B box + attenuator + hotcake
03-25-2013 03:08 PM
Just arrived!! Yeay, happy NPD to me
I right away understood everything I read about this pedal: Muffled/fuzzy at higher gain settings, depending on your taste. And to some extend depending on your guitar/amp too I guess.
I suck at describing sounds, I'd make the worst pedal reviewer...So all I can come up with to describe the main difference between the hotcake and the dozen of other similar mid gain od/dist pedals: Thick. The term 'transparant' is kinda overused, but whatever it really means...The hotcake is NOT transparant. Which imo is a good thing here.
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