A tube-like overdriven amp on your pedalboard
Powered by KHDK's original circuit, the No.1 is designed in the spirit of an overdriven tube amp. Turn the No.1 on and you'll feel like you've switched to a powerful distortion channel on a tube amp.
"I plugged it in and was instantly knocked out. It's a very amp overdrive-like pedal."
– Pete Thorn
One just wasn't enough! That's why we built No.1 with two gain controls.
Gain one controls the first gain stage from a pure clean boost to a naturally compressing overdrive. Gain two shares one knob with the Bass control. It cleverly controls the gain and the low-end of the next gain stage, which adds rich harmonics, bottom end, and natural tube-like saturation to your tone. It's designed as an active high-pass filter for the second gain stage and allows you to set the amount of bottom-end with precision. The result is rich, harmonic overdrive.
It's versatile and bold: with the Gain switch on Lo, the No.1 ranges from a barely-breaking-up overdrive to a classic crunch. Set the Gain on Hi and you can take it from an aggressive, dirty rhythm tone all the way up to a beautiful lead tone.
No.1 utilizes KHDK's original true bypass circuit using our special blend of solid state and mosfet technology. Like all KHDK pedals, No.1 is proudly crafted and quality-tested in Kentucky, USA.
The KHDK No.1 Overdrive 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.
"Classy sounding valve amp-like overdrive with a wide range of tones to choose from!"Read the full review
"Top-quality construction...kudos to KHDK for bringing a hip new overdrive flavor to the tonal banquette."Read the full review
"No.1 is the Mindblower of the Month - This is a very cool take on the OD pedal concept, and it’s done with top-quality construction!"Read the full review
"Gold Award for No.1 – These are professional-quality effects that blend in very well with an amp’s inherent tone qualities and enhance and improve its sound like an amp modification."Read the full review
"I used No.1 on our new album...so good!"
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"This pedal will make you a better person."
"It feels and sounds like an amp! There is nothing else like it."
"It's so unique and so goddamn good."
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"I'm loving this pedal!"
"I wouldn't change anything."
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