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  • The Pettyjohn CRUSH is a studio-grade compressor in their Foundry Series single pedal format that is powered by a unique Discrete Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA). After bringing the first Discrete Opamp based pedal to the market with the original PreDrive in 2014, they are please to bring the first Discrete VCA based guitar pedal to market! The CRUSH delivers highly musical compression in the spirit of beloved Discrete VCA compressors, such as those found in legendary British consoles, mastering buss compressors and vintage rack gear, but tailored specifically for use with any guitar or bass signals. Using a modern Discrete VCA in their design has its greatest advantage in that it is extremely transparent even at large gain reduction amounts. Compression can be a bit of a mysterious effect to dial in so they tried to make their controls easy to navigate while having enough depth to achieve several unique compression styles easily with one small box. Furthermore, the CRUSH has several useful tools for shaping your tone beyond traditional compression effects. These features include a highly versatile TILT EQ circuit, a CLEAN MIX knob that mixes in a sweet, clean pre-amped signal and generous helping of make up gain on tap that can handle most boosting duties. Once you find your sweet spot, it may become a pedal you can't live without!

    With over a decade of dialing in studio compression on mixes and masters, Stephen Pettyjohn leaned heavily on his experience to voice the control settings of the CRUSH. At the core of the CRUSH controls are the two mini-toggles for RATIO and RELEASE. Each mini-toggle offers three settings for dialing in a vast array of different compression settings. The RATIO’s settings are LIGHT, 2:1 ratio, MED with a 4:1 ratio and HEAVY for a 10:1 ratio. The RELEASE settings are FAST, MED and SLOW and they set how long the compressor takes to recover once the threshold has been passed. The compression threshold is set via the “COMPRESSION” knob. The amount of compression increases as you lower the threshold by turning the knob clockwise. Use the “LEVEL” control to make-up for gain lost by the compression effect.

    The CRUSH offers two more controls for shaping the tone beyond normal compressors. The TILT EQ knob adds a lot of tone-shaping power with one simple knob and has been voiced specifically to compliment the CRUSH. It has a neutral tone setting at noon, while brightness increases as you turn it to the right and it darkens the tone as you turn it to the left. The “MIX” control allows the user to add in a bit of the clean, un-compressed signal by turning the knob clockwise. This affects the feel of the pedal by adding back in transients and natural pick attack that can be smoothed out at higher compression settings. They recommend using the MIX knob like an attack control, and recommend feeling your way through after other settings are dialed in.

    Most importantly, the CRUSH has been engineered to deliver sound quality and performance that is in the same league with some of the most famous studio compressors of all time. The unique Discrete VCA they use offers extremely low distortion and low noise while with preserving superb sound quality. They describe it as being both transparent and musical. You will hear your guitar’s natural tone come through clearly while it somehow imparts a bit of that elusive magic and life only available from high-end analog gear.

  • We understand that when you make an order, you want your gear as quickly as possible and we'll do our best to make that happen! Most of the items we sell will ship quickly and be at your door fast. In most cases, orders ship within 1-3 business days. Shipping and delivery dates are not guaranteed unless otherwise specified.

    Most orders $100 and over qualify for FREE shipping within the Continental United States. Some exclusions may apply.

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    I'm interested! What do I need to do?

    1. Place your order on bananas.com and choose In-Store Pickup for your preferred location at checkout.
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    After you place your order online, the selected store receives your order. Then the merchandise is selected from the store's current inventory and prepared for pick up. If the items are located at another store, there may be a longer wait time as we need to transfer it to the pickup location of your choice. This is all part of our free service. We'll contact you when it's ready and notify you if anything changes. Once your order is ready, you can choose to come into the store to pick up your order OR call us when you arrive and we will provide Contactless Curbside Pickup at your vehicle.

    Most orders are ready within 24 hours; however, please allow for extra processing time depending on the item, size of order, and store location. If you need to pick up your order sooner, please give us a call at either location.

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    During this Pandemic and Stay At Home Orders, Bananas is here to help you support your local economy, shop local, get your musical dreams faster than online and stay safe and healthy! Free and Fast options avilable!

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    • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
    • Certain delivery zones and homes with access issues may incur additional charges or may not qualify for delivery.
    • If the last inventory unit is located at our Santa Rosa store location, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred down to our San Rafael

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    Free 1-3 day local delivery available for orders over $199*. Contact us for details.

    If you aren’t in a rush to receive your items and want free delivery, choose the Free Local Delivery option at checkout. Your order will be processed and delivered within 2-3 business days. 

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    This service is currently available for these towns within California: San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Corte Madera, Novato, Sausalito, Belvedere/Tiburon, Ross, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Shipping rates are shown at checkout. Got questions?... Contact us!

    By choosing this option you understand and agree to the following terms:

    • Some restrictions apply. For in-stock & available items only.
    • You are requesting Bananas at Large to contract on your behalf with a 3rd party service.
    • Bananas At Large guarantees the product to be delivered to your doorstep, with photo proof of delivery.
    • Bananas cannot and is not responsible for the package safety or security once it is delivered to your doorstep.
    • You understand and accept the risk and responsibility of your package once it is delivered.
    • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
    • Certain delivery zones and homes with access issues may incur additional charges or may not qualify for delivery.
    • If the last inventory unit is located at our Santa Rosa store location, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred down to our San Rafael

    See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

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      Tubes

      Bananas does not warranty tubes in transit. We offer tube removal and individual bubble wrap service for $45 per customer request (for standard amps, more complex amps that take more time may be a higher fee). Customers buying any tube product and having it shipped should understand and realize that Bananas cannot be responsible for damaged tubes from transit. This applies to all new and used products. Certain manufactures offer a tube warranty on their new products as a courtesy, and that is available thru the manufacturer warranty process for all new products where it applies.

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      For online orders, the above return policy begins on the day the items were delivered. We must receive an active tracking number within the specified time.

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    • Clyde Extended Warranty

      Bananas has teamed up with Clyde to offer product protection. Clyde partners with A-rated insurance carriers to offer warranty coverage on your musical instrument or audio equipment.

      How does it work?

      • Warranty coverage will replace or repair your product if your equipment or instruments breaks.
      • To purchase, select the term-length and review the summary of coverage.
      • After purchase, you’ll receive your contract via email.
      • To file a claim, visit hiclyde.com and submit the contract ID found in your email.

      What’s Covered?

      • Power Surges
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