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TC Electronic Crescendo Auto Swell Pedal

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Every once in a while an effect shows up ahead of its own time and before guitarist figure out what do with it, it's gone out of production. Crescendo Auto Swell brings an iconic and rare effect and makes it readily available and built to withstand a lifetime of abuse.

Crescendo produces a unique "swell"-effect similar to what bowed instruments can produce. Now you can have the same effect without paying ridiculous second market prices and feel confident using it for gigs with no fear of breakdowns.

Subtle and simple

Using the pedal is simple as it is effectively just reversing the concept of a noise gate. Instead of clamping down on the tail of your signal, gradually drowning the signal as the note rings out as it is overpowered by a noisy circuit, the Crescendo clamps down on the initial attack and swells up to volume. Put simply, it removes the pick attack and leaves you with a beautiful swelling note. Put a drive or a compressor after Crescendo to make long sustaining swell notes reminiscent of violins and other bowed instruments.


• Classic auto swell pedal
• All-analog circuitry
• Easy 2-knob interface
• True bypass
• Top-mounted I/O
• Compact but roadworthy design with sturdy metal housing
• Highly affordable
• Runs on 9 V battery or PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
• Power consumption: 9V DC and 10mA

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I was looking for a pedal to help me get a pedal steel vibe and I found some video of players using the Crescendo. I bought it as a novelty pedal as much as a requirement. Turns out that is on for almost every country song we play. It is so responsive to the pick attack and I notice very little high end roll off compared to my noise suppressor. It is a bit large and and you really have to dial it in. I found that the pots really negate each other before 9am and after 3pm, but between those two points you can really find some amazing settings together.
Posted by Scott Brown on May 1, 2019
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