Sold Kingsley Jester CUSTOM Preamp/Overdrive Pedal

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  1. ripoffriffs

    ripoffriffs Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN

    Bypass the one year wait.

    The Jester Custom is an up-dated version of the Jester. The modifications include:

    The Overdrive circuit now includes a control on the back panel that when rotated clockwise, takes the stock Jester V2 tone and adds brightness or "sizzle" to the sound. This makes the overdrive channel sound more present with more top end bite - great for rock tones. For the smoother stock V2 response, roll the "Sizzle" control anti-clockwise. Essentially a Presence Control.

    A switch on the back panel increases the overdrive channel's output and clarity, making the Jester suitable for preamp use. This mode can also be used for a louder, brighter front of amp tone.

    The Boost is still after the Overdrive and Boost modes 1 and 3 are the same as on the original Jester.

    Boost mode 2 is now brighter than the regular Jester Boost mode 2. This makes it suitable as a clean preamp, so the Jester Custom can be used straight into a power amp or as a foundation of a direct rig....for both clean and overdrive tones.

    The pedal has tons of GAIN. You can reduce gain by replacing the 12AX7s with 5751s.

    It's perfect as a preamp connected to a Fryette Power Station. The PS2 will give you an fx loop. The Boost fucntion in the jester will give you VOLUME BOOST for solos.

    Two Tungsol re-issue 12ax7s are now housed completely inside the pedal and still run at high voltage (around 250VDC).

    The overdrive circuit is designed to capture the essence of the Kingsley Deluxe series overdrive tone in a footpedal format. The circuit is based on the overdrive channels of the Deluxe 32 and ToneBaron amplifiers, with the necessary adjustments made to allow the circuit to drive the front end of other amps.

    The overdrive controls are: gain, volume, treble, middle and bass, with a three-way voicing switch that changes the gain range from low to medium to high. Mode 1 is for lower gain sounds and produces the fattest sounds. Mode 2 provides more gain and a more focused sound. Mode 3 is higher gain still with an even tighter sound for better definition at high gain settings. Mode 2 is the best.

    A separate foot-switchable tube boost function is also included with a boost level control and 3-way mode switch. Mode 1 is the fattest boost while mode 2 has incorporates a tasteful treble boost. Mode 3 is a mid boost. This boost circuit can function with the Jester overdrive circuit or independently as a clean boost. The boost is situated after the overdrive circuit, so that when combined with the overdrive, it acts as a true VOLUME boost. Effectively this means that the user has four foot-switchable sounds available: by-pass, clean boost, overdrive and boosted overdrive. The boost on its own works great for a clean boost or for pushing the front end of an amp into overdrive.

    Excellent condition. Perfect working Order. No issues. I prefer the British tones of the Revivaldrive.

    Brand New Price for a Jester Custom at Kingley Website $475 USD.








    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020

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