My KoT experience

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  1. Bluesful

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    It's called the King for a reason.
     
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    same for me... I had a POT... The bass cut in all settings was a deal-breaker. Snouse Black Box V2 is more flexible if you want a BB inspired circuit (I've learned that I probably don't).
     
  3. Comanche5

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    There are so many good tones of all different types. I can name so many artists that have drastically different tones. I use a Klon or Green Rhino for boost myself. But when I hear the KoT, I don't hear anything special. Perhaps the boost mode with the gain cranked on the normal gain side was alright. Someone, show me the light!
     
  4. Bluesful

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    It's all subjective my friend.
     
  5. eSS eSS

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    So…The title of King is subjective then?
     
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    You got me.
     
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  8. hippieboy

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    (To me) This is a great tone, KOT both sides higher gain, both sides on OD and stacked, using an american deluxe strat hss on neck position, through a Vox Ac15c1 with Creambacks in top boost with bright mod, a bit of reverb (neunaber) and delay (el cap)

     
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    It's true that the Marshall BB does shelve off a lot of low end - the KOT does sound very similar to the BB, but it has significantly more low end.

     
  10. Hitchens

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    Are there any notable recordings from guitarists that use the King of the tone as part of their sound?
     
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    if you don't care for my little clip, you can also listen to Jim Weider :) it's his pedal after all, leads on this are with KOT:

     
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    Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
     
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    The difference between high gain and normal gain is a 250k pot on the drive knob instead of a 100k pot.
     
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    That's weird, because in this other thread Mike jumps in and talks about the switch over of the OpAmp when people have sent in theirs for HIGHER GAIN modification and letting it burn in for a few days:
    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/king-of-tone-normal-gain-vs-high-gain.917856/

    I opened mine up and saw that the OpAmp for HIGHER GAIN had some kind of different marking ... I didn't examine all the details, but it looked like someone at the shop wrote an "h" on it at least. Markings on OpAmps and those details don't really register with me, but this marking jumped out at me. Maybe that marking just indicates which side is HIGHER GAIN, but then I remembered reading threads like that above before, so ...

    Anyway, my observations are more about what my ears are telling me. The convo about the pedal innards and quotes from the website are really just a distraction from what I know that I hear, what I like and what I settled on. If I had to do it again, I'd prefer to have both sides Normal and apply that $10 toward the installation of the 3 way toggle. Just one man's opinion. Maybe in a few days I'll get the "burn in" Mike discusses in that thread. If so and something changes in my opinion, I'll be sure to post.
     
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    Clicked for the guitar sound and stayed for the drummer! wow
     
  16. Mike R.

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    Steve Rothery of Marillion is a big KOT fan and uses it a lot.

    I asked him if I could buy his (jokingly) and he said no way!
     
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    Yup! great drummer, great project too !
     
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    The great part about the KOT is that (imhe) it can take any drive or fuzz pedal you place in front of it and it stacks really really well.
     
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    I'll agree for the most part.
    I find the normal gain KoT to sound excellent and have never wished for more gain
    I also think that it is a very solid pedal for a good price if you buy it new/direct but not worth the inflated used prices
     
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    Any guitar, any amp, in my live rig, KOT works for fusion, pop, rock and country really well. Not every pedal can do that.
     
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