Evil distortion for gain freaks (Kirk Hammett signature)
The tone of Dark Blood is tube-like and mid-heavy with added high gain. It’s unique power is its distinctly amp-like sound.
"I plug it in when I want an over-the-top sound that dominates everything. It's a tornado."
– Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Richly articulate and deep, Dark Blood can provide the main tone into your clean amp and is ideal as a fly rig and a backup to an amp or modeling rig. With its high gain and aggressive, uncompromising dynamics, this is the ultimate pedal for gain-freaks, designed both for palm muting riffs and searing high gain solos.
Dark Blood is built on KHDK’s original circuit combining solid state and mosfet technology. In classic metal fashion, a treble booster was added to the front end of the circuit to push your tone to the limit. Like all KHDK pedals, Dark Blood is proudly handcrafted and quality-tested in Kentucky, USA.
Dark Blood is powered by a single 9V battery. You can access the battery connection by unscrewing the bottom plate of the pedal enclosure. Alternatively, plug in an external 9V DC (center negative) power supply.
"To have all this power in one reasonably affordable pedal is a dream come true for metalheads."Read the full review
"Dark Blood does a fantastic job simulating genuine tube amp tone. If you’re searching for a suitable amp-in-a-box for your heavier projects, the Dark Blood just might be what you are looking for."Read the full review