OD Glove vs Crayon
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Posted: 05 December 2018 01:19 PM

I currently own a Crayon and really enjoy it, but I am also looking for something with a bit more bite to it for some modern rock and some punk. I have watched a few videos on the OD Glove and it has definitely sparked my interest.
I’m just wondering if having both would be redundant, or if they’ll sound different enough to make it worth it.
Anyone here own both, or at least tried both in person who could provide some insight? I really want to stick with EHX as my entire pedal line up is currently EHX

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Posted: 10 December 2018 10:09 AM | Link to this reply (#1)
SK88 - 05 December 2018 01:19 PM

I currently own a Crayon and really enjoy it, but I am also looking for something with a bit more bite to it for some modern rock and some punk. I have watched a few videos on the OD Glove and it has definitely sparked my interest.
I’m just wondering if having both would be redundant, or if they’ll sound different enough to make it worth it.
Anyone here own both, or at least tried both in person who could provide some insight? I really want to stick with EHX as my entire pedal line up is currently EHX

I don’t have both…yet. I have the OD Glove. I also have the Cock Fight, the Soul Food, the Hot Tubes, the Nano Big Muff, the Germanium4 Big Muff Pi, and the Metal Muff. The Crayon is next on my list.

So, I can’t help you directly, but I can give you some info. The OD Glove is EHX’ take on the Fulltone OCD. Both are MOSFET. Both have a tone shift. EHX has switchable internal voltage - 9/18. The OD Glove switches depending on the power supply.

The Crayon is EHX’ take on the Xotic BB Preamp…sort of. The EHX uses a similar circuit, but slightly different components. BB stands for Marshall Blues Breaker. The Crayon is capable of a treble boost that can cut through, but it’s claim to fame is actually a “full”, “warm” tone that can fatten up single coils and stack with other ODs to give you control over the tone.

So, having both will definitely NOT be redundant. They are different circuits and they can have a very different sound. Additionally, both are very good stacking pedals so they should work well together, but you’ll want to experiment a lot with placement and settings.

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Posted: 05 January 2019 02:22 AM | Link to this reply (#2)

I now have both the OD Glove and the Crayon (in the Hot Wax) on my pedalboard. The Crayon has slightly less maximum gain than the OD Glove, but the active full range tone section definitely gives it more “bite”. It has a bass and treble control that are both “flat” at 12:00. They can cut when you go the the left and boost when you go to the right. It’s a significant cut and/or boost. With the treble boosted all the way, it’s VERY bright.

If you decide to go for the Crayon, you should consider getting the Hot Wax instead. The Crayon in the Hot Wax comes with a Blend knob that lets you blend in the clean signal. This makes it very useful for bass and allows you to control the transparency of the effect directly. Also, the Hot Wax allows you to drive the Hot Tubes with the Crayon for some super-super gain sounds. If you put your Glove before the Hot Wax then you could stack your Glove into your Crayon, your Glove into your Hot Tubes, or your Crayon into your Hot Tubes. They all produce different and very useable distortions and going into your Hot Wax allows you to use the tone controls on the Hot Wax to change the tone of the pedals in front of it. The Hot Wax is a very useful pedal.

Even if you decide to go with just the Crayon for price and pedalboard real estate, you should definitely experiment with stacking the OD Glove and the Crayon. Remember that putting the Crayon AFTER another pedal lets you use the tone controls of the Crayon which are quite useful.

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