Lazy J Amplification / Cruiser / Effect Pedal For Sale
Lazy J Cruiser
Handmade with quality components, this pedal features the ultimate way to overdrive a tube amp. It’s a Booster/Overdrive pedal in one, or, depending on the settings, something in between.
I had the basic idea for this pedal in the mid 90s, and designed the first Cruiser back then. The idea was to get the biggest, most dynamic lead tone from my amp without getting too loud. The Drive circuit in the Cruiser has evolved a bit over the years, but the basic design has never changed.
Used as a Booster, the Cruiser takes the signal from your guitar and amplifies it without changing its tone and dynamics. The signal at the output is exactly like the signal at the input, but bigger. This bigger signal has the ability to drive your amp much harder, resulting in really rich tube distortion with all the tone and dynamics retained. This means that it won’t sound squashed and compressed like many other overdrive pedals. What’s more, it can be fully controlled by your guitar’s volume control - back it off, and it’ll clean right up!!
From here you can engage the DRIVE circuit, which is completely bypassed when turned all the way down.
It works in conjunction with the SAT control and between them they can take your signal from a clean boost into serious drive. The character of the drive, i.e. Compression/Dynamics can be tailored with the SAT control.
The Cruiser retains a warm and transparent sound at all times. Whether you boost or overdrive, it always feels like an extension of your guitar and amp, and at no time does it ever become thin.
As both functions are built into this pedal, they can be combined for a wide variety of sounds.
This Pedal uses a True Bypass, so when it’s switched off the circuit is completely disconnected from the straight-through signal. Your guitar then goes straight to your amp, without any signal-loss or coloration.
Lazy J Cruiser users include:
Gwyn Garfield Davies
Mark Griffiths (The Shadows)
Gary Hooker (Brad Paisley)
Dan Smith (The Noisettes)
Harris Hire, UK
Harris Hire built its reputation on the best equipment, good custom and a more personal customer relationship. In recent years we have expanded to hire an extended range of vintage and modern equipment.
Phil at Harris Hire is available not just to supply equipment but also to advise on which piece is right for the job. All Harris Hire instruments are delivered to you in the best condition, whether old original pieces or recent models. All our amplification and effects are maintained to the highest standards. We hope that thissite will be of benefit to all your musical requirements.
We at Harris Hire have a repair service that includes guitar customisation, restoration, refinishing, refrets, set-ups, etc. We also offer a complete electronics service that includes amp repair, restoration and modification, speaker recones, etc, with expert advice on all repair work carried out. A complete sales service is also available on request.
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Hire period - one day minimum.
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