BYOC Pre Built Crown Jewel MERCY!!!!! 10+ Pedals in One no kidding

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by rcboals, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    First off I am pretty clean player with Rockabilly, 50's, 60's 70's classic rock. I do not do any Heavy Metal, Punk, or Fuzz stuff. I like to really hear chords and individual notes not a bunch of convoluted distorted tones. I get no heavier than Link Wray :) My take on this pedal is, it is a winner big time. Good on BYOC they should only make three a month and get the price up there like a KOT (King of Tone) since I already got mine :) I ordered it with the Mosfet module for the boost section pretty excited about the other modules and possible future modules for the boost. I got it yesterday played with it for about three hours. I used my Tele with traditional Tele single coils, used my Gibson ES335 with 57 Classics, used my Gretsch G6129T 62 Jet with Filtertrons, and my Hagstrom Viking Tremar Deluxe with Gibson P94's. I used my three amps 1966 Fender Pro Reverb 40 watts Fender Blackface at it's best, 5E7 Sterling Fender 3X10 Bandmaster Clone Tweed Heaven, Mesa Boogie Transatlantic TA 15 5-15+ watts with Fender, Vox, Marshall, Mesa, tones in one very cool little head. I got the tones I was looking for with each guitar and amp combo. The Crown Jewel is a very versatile pedal there are tons of tones in there with the different switching available. I am not a tweaking geek tone freak and too many switches and knobs bother me. I found the Crown Jewel to be easy to figure out and the switches and knobs are intuitive. The Presence and Frequency Knobs are cool and the three way switch for the mid-range parameters is awesome, these open up tons of tonal possibilities. Those features with the standard tone controls are great. This pedal will do anything from clean slight overdrive and anything between to some pretty nasty distorted sounds which I never use. The pre assembled price is very reasonable in my opinion it is a nice size for a pedal board it will definitely replace my BYOC OD2 I have been using as my main OD.

     
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  2. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    50
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    I'm a fan of BYOC stuff. 90% of my pedals are BYOC. Thanks for the review this will make it to the short list for my next pedal assembly.
     
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  3. DavidLee

    DavidLee Synchromatic

    716
    Oct 11, 2014
    Des Moines
    I too am a huge fan of BYOC pedals - have been for years. Bought a number of their pedals way back when they first started making pedals (Big Tone Music Brewery) & have had no issues with any of them. Great quality & great tone! I had not heard of this particular pedal so thanks for posting this. Will definitely order one! :cool:
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  5. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Here is my simple Rockabilly 50's 60's classic rock pedal board.
     

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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very nice.

    (By the way, Happy Birthday, Raye!)
     
  7. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Many happy returns Mr. Boals!
     
  8. Salsg

    Salsg Gretschie

    142
    Nov 9, 2016
    Southern California
    Nice how you can insult several groups while doing a pedal review
     
  9. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    I don't understand your comment.
     
  10. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

    745
    Mar 25, 2013
    Lebanon, NH
    Yeah pretty bizarre comment...o_O

    Anyways, I like your simplified rock/rockabilly pedalboard. One thing I've been experimenting with lately is putting a compressor in front of my overdrive/distortion (e.g. tube screamer or similar). I'm using an MXR Dyna Comp like the one below. Normally, I don't use compression at all, but for some reason adding a touch of compression to the input of an overdrive makes it sound REALLY good! Maybe I'm becoming a full-on compressor convert now...:D

    [​IMG]
     
  11. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I am insulted as well. representing the Glam Fuzz Bluegrass Polka group, I feel invisible and unappreciated.
     
  12. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    I am very confident I can dial in "The Glam Bluegrass" tone and all their complicated variations that only a trained Polka Ear can hear with the Crown Jewel :) The more I play with it the more I like it. Love boost before or after OD switch and the 18V available just flipping a switch from 9 to 18. I got the Mosfet Boost Module. Loving this very versatile simple to use pedal.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017
  13. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    It has now been over three months and I have to say this pedal has put an end to even looking at other stand alone OD's for what I do. I really don't think I will ever buy another OD having had most all of them over the years. This pedal is just so versatile and simple to operate. Absolutely love this pedal. Settings below from Stephen Sawall over at the Gear Page.


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    Mid Q: Left is 'normal', middle is 'narrow', right is 'wide'
    SOFT and HARD: Middle setting is NONE.

    Klon Level Up

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 7 o’clock
    Drive: 7 o’clock
    Level: 4 o’clock
    Treble: 4 o’clock
    Mids: 12:30 o’clock
    Bass: 12:30 o’clock
    18v/9v: 18v
    Mid Q: Wide
    LED/Soft/Si: NONE
    Si/Hard/Ge: NONE

    Klon Gain Up

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 12 o’clock
    Drive: 12 o’clock
    Level: 2 o’clock
    Treble: 10 o’clock
    Mids: 3 o’clock
    Bass: 11 o’clock
    18v/9v: 18v
    Mid Q: Wide
    LED/Soft/Si: NONE
    Si/Hard/Ge: Germanium

    Boss HM-2

    Freq Q: 9 o’clock
    Presence: 11:30 o’clock
    Drive: 5 o’clock
    Level: 4 o’clock
    Treble: 2 o’clock
    Mids: 10 o’clock
    Bass: 2:30 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: Silicon
    Si/Hard/Ge: Germanium

    Ibanez TS-808

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 12 o’clock
    Drive: 2 o’clock
    Level: 11:30 o’clock
    Treble: 11 o’clock
    Mids: 2 o’clock
    Bass: 11 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: Silicon
    Si/Hard/Ge: NONE

    Fulltone OCD

    Freq Q: 1 o’clock
    Presence: 1 o’clock
    Drive: 3 o’clock
    Level: 11 o’clock
    Treble: 9 o’clock
    Mids: 1 o’clock
    Bass: 2 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: NONE
    Si/Hard/Ge: Silicon


    Boss DS-1

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 2 o’clock
    Drive: 2 o’clock
    Level: 11 o’clock
    Treble: 1 o’clock
    Mids: 10 o’clock
    Bass: 10 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Narrow
    LED/Soft/Si: NONE
    Si/Hard/Ge: Silicon

    Zendrive 1

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 11 o’clock
    Drive: 3 o’clock
    Level: 11 o’clock
    Treble: 1 o’clock
    Mids: 1 o’clock
    Bass: 11 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: Silicon
    Si/Hard/Ge: NONE

    Zendrive 2
    (Presence works similar to voice on ZD)

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 11 o’clock
    Drive: 3 o’clock
    Level: 11 o’clock
    Treble: 1 o’clock
    Mids: 1 o’clock
    Bass: 11 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: Silicon
    Si/Hard/Ge: NONE

    DOD 250

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 5 o’clock
    Drive: 5 o’clock
    Level: 10 o’clock
    Treble: 3 o’clock
    Mids: 11 o’clock
    Bass: 12:30 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Narrow
    LED/Soft/Si: NONE
    Si/Hard/Ge: Silicon

    Marshall Blues Breaker

    Freq Q: 12 o’clock
    Presence: 10 o’clock
    Drive: 2 o’clock
    Level: 11 o’clock
    Treble: 12 o’clock
    Mids: 12 o’clock
    Bass: 9 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: Silicon
    Si/Hard/Ge: NONE

    Timmy (Setting 1)

    Freq Q: 11 o’clock
    Presence: 10 o’clock
    Drive: 3 o’clock
    Level: 11 o’clock
    Treble: 9 o’clock
    Mids: 12 o’clock
    Bass: 12:30 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: Silicon
    Si/Hard/Ge: NONE

    Timmy (Setting 2)

    Freq Q: 11 o’clock
    Presence: 10 o’clock
    Drive: 4 o’clock
    Level: 10 o’clock
    Treble: 9 o’clock
    Mids: 12 o’clock
    Bass: 12:30 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: LED
    Si/Hard/Ge: NONE

    Vintage Rat

    Freq Q: 2 o’clock
    Presence: 5 o’clock
    Drive: 5 o’clock
    Level: 9 o’clock
    Treble: 10 o’clock
    Mids: 2 o’clock
    Bass: 3 o’clock
    18v/9v: 9v
    Mid Q: Normal
    LED/Soft/Si: NONE
    Si/Hard/Ge: Silicon
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2017
  14. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Update this is the best longest living OD pedal I have ever kept. It has kept me from looking and wanting to find that perfect magic OD pedal. It is very well built quiet switching, does a lot of different tones and very impressive imitations of other well know pedals, several of which I have never had any use for and never will. It is pretty easy to understand and there isn't much of a learning curve. Over 21 months now and I don't think I will buy any other OD pedal again. Truly will go from clean mild Klon to some nasty @$$ garbage IMO :)
     
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