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KOT or POT if you could only have one?

blackie59

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I have a POT and I'm on the waiting list for a KOT. I also have a Timmy and was just wondering if the KOT would just be overkill. Any opinions? I like both the POT and the Timmy but I really don't need another dirt pedal but want to get the KOT to try when I get to the top of the list.
 

ES330

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I didn't care for the KOT cause it chopped off the low-end
The reviews on the POT claim it brought back the low-end

So POT... and I haven't even heard it :)
 

vintage66

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I haven't tried a PoT, but the cool thing about the KoT is that it's two pedals in one that stack really well together. I don't know about the bass issue. If I had a PoT, I'm not sure if I'd go for the KoT-depends on how happy you are with how it stacks with the Timmy I guess, but if I only had one setting it would be the boost setting since I couldn't give that up. I guess you could always use the switch to get into overdrive or distortion but it'll never be the same as stacking the two sides. You could always get another PoT and have two, or buy the KoT and sell whichever you don't want.
 
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I had both the POT and the KOT. Both are great pedals. I kept the KOT and sold the POT. If you want specifics you can click and search my past posts on the subject. But again, both are great, but ARE slightly different pedals despite the intention to build a 1 sided KOT.
 

Jahn

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dunno why, but i had both the KoT and the PoT, the KoT is gone and the PoT is here. They do sound similar of course, but something about flipping both of those dip switching on in the PoT and putting a JRC4558D chip in there really put it into the sweet spot for me.
 

PatrickE_FenderADV

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I had both about two weeks ago... I chose to keep the PoT and sold the KoT. I really love the flexibility of the PoT and the smaller size. It is the best solo boosting OD pedal I've had yet. It stacks so well with my Timmy & FN5, and it sounds great into my Fender amps as a clean boost too.
 

duaner58

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POT...Its much easier to switch between modes w/ the toggle, with the dip switches you can really shape the tone better, and its cheaper. The KOT is awesome too don't get me wrong...

Boost mode and gain dimed on either KOT and POT is where its at.
 

dapeegoo

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I didn't care for the KOT cause it chopped off the low-end
The reviews on the POT claim it brought back the low-end

So POT... and I haven't even heard it :)
Both KOT and POT chops the bass/low-end. That's why my POT was sold after a week. Bearfoot SYODv2 was more versatile, more dynamic, more gain and had no cut on the bass.
 

Fro68

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If you already have a Timmy and a POT just keep what you have and save your money.
 

78deluxe

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POT...Its much easier to switch between modes w/ the toggle, with the dip switches you can really shape the tone better, and its cheaper. The KOT is awesome too don't get me wrong...

Boost mode and gain dimed on either KOT and POT is where its at.
I'd venture to guess that most wound't use and switch all 3 modes in a set (and adjust the lelves to compensate live)

I find having two footwitchable and stack-able modes in the KOT to be far easier/more versatile.

Agree 100% with the boost mode cranked.
 

CaptainAwesome

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I had both and now just have the POT - I like the distortion mode better, the additional dip switch options, and the external toggle to switch modes.
 






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