JHS Pedals
The Crayon Direct-In Distortion

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Item: N13-5916

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The Crayon Direct-In Distortion


Like its counterpart the Colour Box, the JHS Crayon is a pedal based on the "direct-in distortion" yielded from plugging a guitar directly into a British-style vintage console preamp. The Crayon is a slightly simplified version of the Colour Box, geared toward guitarists who just want the sound of the Colour Box's fuzzy, dirty distortion.

With controllable master output level, pre-vol (like traditional drive) and Tilt (simplified EQ control), the JHS Crayon provides much of the direct-in distortion sound of the Colour Box with a user interface more attuned to the guitar pedal paradigm. It is excellent for adding some beautifully colorful dirt into your tone.


  • Direct-in distortion pedal modeled off of JHS's Colour Box
  • Simplified control and I/O options allow Colour Box sound with only three knobs
  • Integrated high pass filter (off, 200Hz, 750Hz)
  • Tilt EQ, Pre-Vol (drive), and Master volume

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  • Standard pedal power, 9VDC center negative

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