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Amps built for crunch

Rich, harmonically dense distortion characterised by a blend of grit and clarity. Crunch is the sweet spot between clean and heavy distortion, coveted by players for its expressive punch and warmth.

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Marshall ST20H in black

Studio JTM Head

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In guitar music, the term crunch usually refers to a distorted or overdriven tone that adds grit and aggression. The desired sound can be achieved by increasing gain on your amp or by using distortion pedals, which create a saturated and harmonically rich sound. The crunch sound is most commonly found within rock and metal genres. Read more