Analogman Prince of Tone Overdrive

$150.00

"I am a fan of concise pedals with few knobs. I won't use a pedal with several knobs - that shows that the designer didn't know how to finish the pedal and left that for the customer. Pedals that are elegant in their simplicity are best." - Mike Piera 

We're huge fan's of Connecticut-based Analogman and are proud to represent Mike Piera's pedals! Analogman Effects are legendary in the industry and for good reason - these are some of the best sounding, reliable, and well thought out pedals available today.

The Prince of Tone is one half of the legendary, and hard to come by, King of Tone pedal - the half with the High Gain option, btw. This is a gorgeous sounding pedal that has three settings - overdrive, boost, and distortion. These settings let you fine tune your sound based on guitar/amp pairings, or to fine tune your pedal stacking options (running the PoT into another overdrive or distortion pedal). Play Strats/Teles into Fender-style amps? You need this pedal. It adds some much needed midrange to that setup and will help fatten your tone in the process. 

Like the King of Tone, the Prince of Tone pedals tend to get snatched up quickly - after playing the PoT for bit, we totally see why. Killer pedal!

 

 

 

  • The TREBLE trimpot is inside, just like the KOT. There are also two new DIP switches inside! They are a bit subtle at some knob settings and modes:
  • DIP1 : LO-MID lift switch. The tone from your lower strings will be enhanced a little.
  • DIP2: TURBO switch- with higher gain settings you’ll hear deeper compression, especially in DIST mode. You will hear a brighter, crunchier sound with this on at higher DRIVE settings.
  • Normal Overdrive mode (OD mode): This is the standard King Of Tone sound, - a touch drive available than a tube screamer. Can get much louder than a tube screamer.
  • Clean mode : This mode has less distortion, it can be used for clean boosts or clearer, louder sounds. It's sort of a cross between a true clean boost and an overdrive. CLEAN MODE is even less compressed and louder than the OD mode. I love this mode with high drive settings too!
  • DISTORTION mode : more drive than the standard mode- a touch of hard distortion. The sound is more compressed, yet retains the pedal’s character. Same volume as OD mode.At low DRIVE settings, or when playing softly, there is not much difference between the three modes, they all can get pretty clean and have the same level at low drive settings. The ability to clean up when playing softly is a very useful feature of this pedal. The Drive knob works like the KOT with HIGHER GAIN OPTION, so you can set it anywhere and get great tones.
  • We are making these by hand in China by the same people who are making our Analog Delay. Though it's made in China, we use the same parts as the King of Tone - best Japanese chip and capacitors, not cheap Chinese parts. No surface mount parts, NO ROBOTS, everything is vintage style and hand wired for easy maintenance and repairs unlike most Chinese pedals and even many USA "boutique" machine-made pedals which are disposable if they have any problems like a pot, jack, or switch that wears out.
  • POWER SUPPLY: A Standard Boss PSA120 type 9V DC adaptor will work fine. Center is negative. The pedal uses only about 6mA of current at 9V. You can get a fuzzier sound if you want, at lower voltages, for example the SAG mode on the pedalpower2. When your battery dies you will notice the pedal will not get nice and clean, the sound will be hairier. Use a good Alkaline battery or a power supply for best results. You can use higher voltage for more headroom, 12V is common, 18V is very safe. Clean boost may be improved the most with higher voltage.
  • CHIPS: You can also try other standard dual op-amp chips in the Prince of Tone. Just make sure you put it in the right way, with the pin#1 dot on the side with the chip socket cut-out. The TS-808’s JRC4558D chip sounds good in this pedal, especially with single coil guitars and smaller Fender type amps. You can try a high fidelity chip for the CLEAN mode which may work well.

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