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KING OF TONE

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The KoT is one of the few overdrive pedals available that is NOT based on a Tube Screamer circuit. It does not have a huge amount of distortion. In OD mode, it has a little less drive available than a Tube Screamer. It has quite a bit more volume available than a Tube Screamer and The TONE control has a similar range.

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AnalogMan's KING OF TONE Reviews

Submitted by Gil on 5/24/2007 6:56:57 AM
My Rig: Gibson LP standard -->DD-20 --> tube screamer --> King of Tone ---> Marshall twin
Sound
10
Great sound - amazing, the screamer is only to diverse my sound. Very usabale for many genres.
Usability
8
As you can see, it has many features thus very difficult to adjust. I give 8 cause it take time to learn this pedal
Reliability
10
No problems at all, firmly built.
I Like
Sound Sound Sound
Summary
10
Submitted by yrcaesar on 11/25/2007 3:38:12 AM
Music Style: rock
Sound
9
Usability
9
The KOT has a very clever design that allows you to switch between bypassed, clean boost, and overdrive with two switches. As some have commented, you have to be careful to hit the right switch, but it sure beats having two separate pedals for these functions.
Reliability
9
Not sure yet- but it appears to be rugged.
Summary
9
It has a very satisfying and organic sound that makes me want to play, which is the best indicator that it works for me.
Submitted by MaxSpeed on 9/30/2008 2:42:47 PM
Purchased at NY - Tery's music store for 212$
Music Style: Blues, R&B, funk ...
Sound
10
I use a Rivera Quiana w/ a variety of Strat-type guitars. The thing just plain sounds great. At it's lowest settings it adds a vibe that is almost more "felt" than "heard"; a subtle liveliness that makes playing a joy. As you turn up the drive it adds the perfect sheen to your sound and just a touch of hair. I'd second what the earlier reviewer said: it's the only OD pedal I've tried that really does not sound like a pedal.
Usability
9
Very simple to use. One page manual cam with the KoT & pretty much goes over anything you would have a question about. BTW, this is the second revision model with the 4 DIP switches.
Reliability
10
Built like a tank. There are alot of one man shops around that do custom pedals, but no one does them like Mike. His mods on existing pedals are great and his own pedals are the best. WAIT TILL YOU TRY A SUNLION!!!!! Mike will always take the time to help you out...
Summary
9
I play blues, R & B, R & R, Zydeco, funk, etc. I have a bunch of different guitars with different kinds of pickups in them, some vintage, some newer. The KOT pedal works as well with my Les Pauls as it does with my Fenders. The KOT is espeically groovy with a strat. I knew Mike by reputation and had communicated with him before so I was confident that this would be an excellent product, and it was. The only thing about the pedal that I can criticize is that I pretty much never use the clean boost switch, (although sometimes it gets stepped on by accident).
Submitted by yeahbag on 11/27/2010 4:15:28 PM
Purchased at analogman for current pricing
Music Style: Dance rock from 50`s to current. lots of classic rock
My Rig: 57 Nash Stat w/ Lollars, KoT, 2Timer delay, Lil Alligator volume, Mesa 4x10 Lonestar Special
Sound
9
Pissah versatility! Use clean boost in front of OD mode (opposite of Mike`s default setting as shipped). Crank tone up and use as a treble boost cascading into second side or against a slightly cruchy amp channel setting. Can also get a little hair on top of clean channel doing the same. Super transparent pedal that allows true character of guitar signal to shine. Makes me play less sloppy, cuz everyone is gonna hear it. A 9 because I`m still trying to understand a bit how interactive this pedal and its adjustmwnts can be with my rig.
Usability
-1
As stated above, I`m still getting used to it. Lots of great tone in this rig. It won`t make you something you`re not, but will enhance everything you are. Don`t give up quickly on this pedal. I did once, and after some other equipment failure forced me into the woodshed, I emerged with the KoT once again. I set down the Analogman Boss Super OD silver mod (great pedal too!!!!) and live on the KoT. It was a matter of versatility and ans space on my board. Worth spending time with this pedal, for sure.
Reliability
10
Built to survive all the abuse giiging out can deliver.
I Like
versatility and transparency
Don't Like
nothing
Summary
10
Make room for this pedal on your board. I`ve been playing for 35 yrs and gigging steadily for 15...had tons of OD`s and this is the only one that doesn`t sound like you`re using a pedal. It doen`t color your sound, only makes it sound like you`re pushing your amp to whatever degree you like. It is well worth the wait.
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