Discussion in 'Builder's & Retailer's Forum' started by SirGilmour, Aug 22, 2015.
Ever see the Death Star Canteen video? I LOL'd so hard I just about
The pedals...for $50...so...so...so...thankful.
Whatever happened to thankfulness towards someone who uses their skill set for good? Oh, wait! One of those shining examples - in a sea of gear builders - establishes proximity to his customers, offers incredible service and communication, and likes to hang out here...as a comrade.
Keep that KoT!
I've never played one, but if you keep coming back to it it every now and then- it's one of your OD benchmarks.
Try to move something else. I know the KoT will move fast- but I've made the same mistake and ended up buying back several pedals that I justified selling when I had something else I was liking at the time. If you still feel the same way in the future maybe you don;t need it!
BBB18 is quickly becoming my new fav. So much snap inside this circuit.
Once in a while I turn my amp on and think, man! That sounds great. I don't need a pedal. Then I notice my KoT was left on.
I gave up my invite to a friend for the KoT. As I have had one before, I was wondering about what it would be to return to such a wonderfully hyped and awarded pedal. I am so happy with my Lovepedals, need I return?
I love Sean's ear for dirt, I surely haven't tried them all but with my Mesa 5:50, it's a must have. The yellow channel stacks with anything including the red channel ( both normal gain). I have a Super Sic on my board too that doesn't move.
That's what today looks like...
Well, then... a little video of the fun I am having w/ the SG and a few Lovepedals...
I know they say some people have all the fun. I don't have all of it, but I sure do get to have my share!
Good advice. Thanks.
I will say this - if I knew then what I know now, and if it was available then, I would go PoT not KoT.
Now that's a good bass player...
Why? Just because you have pedals that cover the same ground?
I'm on the waiting list for a KoT. Just curious.
Quoted for emphasis.
Also, repetition is often necessary for learning.
The KOT is lost on me.
Tried a few times. Just not a fan of that
Bluesbreaker-style OD circuit.
Sorry, not sorry.
Sweet! Practicing your microtonal slide licks????
Practicing not sucking so dang badly at playing slide! Always wanted to, never was able to do it... but the day is young!
Hi, my name is Dave and it's hard to part with gear.
I may or may not have some hoarding tendencies myself.
Not that you do.
I just know for me that I have worked hard to acquire what
I have and been blessed. I didn't grow up with a lot. Didn't
have a parent or grandparent who ever purchased a single piece
of gear for me. If I wanted something I had to work for it,
and save up my pennies to pay for it.
Probably over-compensated a little in the past 10 to 15 years
and ended up with way too much stuff. Been selling more than
buying in the past year or so. Had to take a look in the mirror
and find a reason to justify all the gear I accumulated. I couldn't
But they are all so pretty. Oh my preciouses.
It's been painful at times, psychologically. We are definitely some
weird creatures, us humans. Identity gets wrapped up and woven
in with the stuff that surrounds us, or that we surround ourselves
with. Am I a lesser being if I don't own A, B, or C? Yeah, I probably
Anywho, just a ramble on the relative pain and suffering of letting go,
and the silly notion that it brings relief and redemption.
I will say, I am hanging onto the things that have some sentimental
value, and/or would be next to impossible to replace. Oh, and I sold
two more pieces of gear overnight. Still not sure if it is a good thing
Ha! Best of luck to you.
I have tried, too. Just too heavy-handed.
I can't grasp that light touch needed to hover
the slide above the frets without getting all
clanky and clunky.
Nice guitar, too. Had me a Trucks SG
for a little bit, and then Derek sent me a
cease and desist letter stating that he would
not allow me to play a guitar with his name on
KoT is a great pedal, no doubt. There's a reason it's a classic. Still, I sold mine after about a year, with the rationale that while it sounds good, it didn't sound so ridiculously good or even that much better than other ODs I have or have had - at least with my rig (Mesa Mark V) and what I used it (KoT) for. I liked it, but for me, it wasn't the be-all, end-all. I might get another one someday, who knows, but I didn't think it was miles better than my Timmy, or the J Rockett Blue Note I used to have. I can't say much about the Amp11 big box that has replaced it yet, because it's still the honeymoon, but I will say that when I plugged in the KoT the first time and messed around with the knobs, etc., I thought "yep, that's a nice-sounding OD pedal." The Amp11? My edited-for-content and also to fit on this screen response was "Holy crap that sounds good with this amp."
I will say that I am no longer in a band, and my playing these days is largely for my own amusement and the occasional annoyance of family members, pets, and sometimes neighbors unfortunate enough to be in earshot. Hence, I wasn't playing the KoT at gig volume in a mix with other instruments. My opinion might change if I were, I suppose.
Me too, sort of - I think it's worth it (or it was worth it, for me) to try out the KoT, as it's such a hyped and iconic pedal. Having done that, I would be perfectly happy with a PoT, as I rarely (never) used the 2 sides stacked, and it didn't seem to me that it had some magic mojo that no other OD pedal could cop.
I think it's worth getting the KoT from the list, just for the cost and to support Analog Man, but I probably wouldn't pay current used prices for one. Some people swear by them, and it is a nice pedal. Ultimately, I found it to be a bit overlapping with my Timmy, and I didn't use both sides stacked, so the PoT would be sufficient for me if I were looking at a KoT right now.