With Summer NAMM in full swing, we’ve been overloaded with the sheer amount of awesome new gear that has been announced. And while we’ve barely had enough time to let every single new product sink in, there were a few standouts that really impressed such as the Seymour Duncan Killing Floor High Gain Boost effects pedal.
More than just a simple booster, the Killing Floor is able to deliver high-quality, amp-like overdrive that’s both rich and bluesy, along with an impressive amount of volume boost. We’re talking complex, boutique-style tone shaping capabilities with plenty of versatility that works just as well with both humbuckers and single-coils.
We were particularly impressed with the amount of range in the gain. Starting with the gain knob set to zero, we gradually began raising it in order to have a clear look at how much power it can dish out. Long story short, we weren’t disappointed as it was able to deliver everything from a subtle boost to full a full on growl with the twist of a knob. So much so in fact that we had to roll off the volume knob just a bit to keep it from getting too wild. Mixed with the three-voice toggle and you have a recipe for a highly versatile, highly capable booster. And we have to mention the admittedly awesome Noir-style paint job.
While the Seymour Duncan Killing Floor isn’t out yet, you can pre-order it right now to make sure you’re first in line when we get our supply. And trust me, it's worth the wait!
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