MXR Duke of Tone

Half a King of Tone, but much less than half price!                           

The Analog Man King of Tone is a bit of a mythical pedal but revered by all who have it on their board. The cost is irrelevant as there is a five year waiting list – so it must be good! The King of Tone first appeared in 2003 and quickly sold out and is now on Version 4.

These sell for 3-4 times their price second hand, if you can find one…but, if you can’t and want some of that tone then the MXR Duke of Tone may fill your void.

Here is what MXR say about it:

“Designed in conjunction with Analog Man, the MXR Duke of Tone Overdrive is for players who want to add a touch of warmth and grit to their rig while allowing the natural tone and feel of their high-end gear to shine.

Based on the Prince of Tone Overdrive, the single-channel version of the King of Tone Overdrive, this pedal is a vintage connoisseur’s dream come true. Analog Mike personally tested and matched all of the various thru-hole components to the King of Tone Overdrive, ensuring that sweet sonic seasoning stays in the line of succession: a warm-yet-clear-and-open sound that allows all of the nuances of your signal chain to come through, from your individual guitar strings to the dynamics of your amp’s tubes.

The Duke of Tone Overdrive likewise carries forward the same simple-yet-effective control interface. Volume, Drive, and Tone knobs cover all your basic tweaks while the Boost/OD/Distortion switch allows you to set the overall attitude of the pedal’s output. Boost mode gives you a clean-yet-vigorous bump, OD mode adds a touch of grit and compression, and Distortion mode adds a touch more of each.”

And yours for only £179.

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