The Coppersound Kingpin Overdrive is an affordable, one-knob, one-toggle mini overdrive utilizing Germanium diodes and delivering a warm yet bright saturation to your signal, with plenty of volume on tap to facilitate interaction with your amp’s input stage.
The 3-way Clip toggle offers three levels of clipping, allowing for a range of tones from subtly overdriven to heavily saturated, without ever losing your tone’s depth and definition.
True bypass and 9-18V for extra headroom nicely round up the features.
Here’s the launch video directly by the builder.
Mini, germanium overdrive with big character.
Introducing Kingpin! A mini, two-stage FET overdrive full of warm characteristics and Germanium sweetness.
Although typically associated with vintage fuzz pedals, Kingpin’s Germanium aspect takes the form of clipping diodes as opposed to transistors, overdriving your signal with bell-like clarity and an artful touch of grit, making it the very definition of an “always on” pedal!
Of course, Kingpin also carries a tremendous amount of gain on tap via the Volume knob, allowing players to use it as a dirty boost should the circumstances call for it.
The Clip toggle makes this mini monster even more versatile, giving the user access to more aggressive levels of the same satisfying Germanium clipping, ranging from subtle to saturated, whilst retaining depth and definition. Germanium warmth without the price tag.
? Three levels of overdrive
? Mechanical true-bypass switching
? 9-18V | 2.1mm x 5.5mm Center Negative |
? Consumption: 10mA @ 9V or 18V
? In/Out: 1?4” Instrument Cable