Analog Man King of Tone
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Analog Man King of Tone

King of Tone, Overdrive pedal from Analog Man.

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moosers 18/07/2010

Analog Man King of Tone : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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Analog Man's King of Tone (version 4) is a distortion and overdrive pedal that I've used with electric guitar. The pedal is designed for use with electric guitar, and I can't really say how well it would work with another type of instrument. The King of Tone is an analog pedal, with 1/4" connections for both input and output, and a 9 volt power jack. It isn't rack mountable as it is a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Analog Man King of Tone is pretty unique, but isn't hard to understand. The pedal has two channels in one, each with their own parameters. Each of the two channels has parameters for volume, drive, and tone, as well as a foot switch for each. It didn't take me long at all to get accustomed to using the pedal, and I don't think that most users will have any issues at all. A manual shouldn't be necessary...

SOUND QUALITY

While probably not a replacement for any and all overdrive/distortion pedals, for the sound that the Analog Man King of Tone gets, it's probably the best of it's kind. It's got a really warm and milky sort of sound to it, perfect for both lead and rhythm guitar parts. I was an engineer on a session where the guitarist was using this pedal, so I didn't get a long chance to mess around with it, but the end result of the overdrive guitar was killer. He was switching back and forth between the two channels, which can definitely give you pretty varying sounds depending on how you set them. The guitar was a Fender Telecaster and the amp was a Fender Deluxe Reverb.

OVERALL OPINION

Getting your hands on the Analog Man King of Tone pedal will prove to be difficult if you don't want to wait a very long time! There is a long waiting list to get this pedal, as they are handmade from a small company who I guess has found it hard to keep up with the demand! You can most likely find them used, but it will definitely cost you a good amount more than if you were to wait for one, which still wouldn't make it the cheapest pedal in the world. If you want a new one of these, get on the waiting list now as it could literally take a few years to get one!