Crazy Tube Circuits takes flight with tweed-inspired Falcon overdrive

Crazy Tube Circuits has announced the Falcon, which the Athens effects co reckons can capture ’55 tweed and ’61 ‘brownface’ amp tones, utilising JFET technology.

A toggle switch goes between the two modes: ’61 has a lower gain, while ’55 promises more grit and low-end ‘oomph’, as well as increased sag and compression.

As per the original amps, the volume control adjusts the overall gain, while output tweaks volume; the tone control can be used to smooth out tone below halfway or boost upper frequencies at higher settings.

The Falcon is available now for €169 - see Crazy Tube Circuits for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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