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Prince of Tone overdrive
Analog Man Prince of Tone overdrive


Only ONE pedal per customer please.

They have been mostly available on Wednesday afternoons (EST) and are lasting at least a few days if not more. Soon they will be readily available, so please don't buy one to resell on ebay. Look down below for the ADD TO CART button to see if any are in stock. If you can put one in your cart, we have them in stock and will ship yours usually the next business day.

Our Price: $138.00

Availability - time to dispatch:: Subject to availability
Product Code: AMPOT


Add a Patch Cord:
12" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $18 [Add $18.00]

Add a Patch Cord:
6" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $15 [Add $15.00]
Guitar cables

Add a CBI Ultimate 15 foot Guitar Cable $25 [Add $25.00]Add a great sounding 15 foot long guitar cable, black with straight metal soldered Neutrik ends.
Power Cables for your existing multi-power supply

18" Power Cable for PP2 (one straight and one 90 degree end, unless you specify in comments) $3.50 [Add $3.50]Does not work with our $15 Boss type power supplies, has 2 male ends for use with Voodoo Labs etc

Extra 36" power Cable for PP2 with one 90 degree end $4.50 [Add $4.50]Does not work with our $15 Boss style power supplies, has 2 male ends for use with Voodoo Labs etc

18Volt DC Y-cable PPY for PedalPower-2 $6.50 [Add $6.50]
Pedal Options

Add an active Buffer:
Add buffer for buffered bypass (no battery room) $45 [Add $45.00]
Optional power supplies

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 12vDC $18 [Add $18.00]- This USA power supply will give 12V to the pedal instead of 9V, see the pedal description for more info on why you might like this.

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 9vDC $15 [Add $15.00]- This is a normal 9V Boss type external power supply/adaptor for USA use with 120V AC wall power.

Add a Power Supply:
Euro 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adaptor for use with 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

Add a Power Supply:
UK 240V $15 [Add $15.00]- this is an external power supply/adapter for use with UK (3 prong) 220/240V AC to make 9Vdc for the pedal.

Add a knob cover:
Add an MXR style knob cover $1.99 [Add $1.99]- This knob cover fits on the larger of the two versions of MXR style knobs we use on our AM pedals. They make it easy to turn the knob with your foot. If you want more than one, you can add them to your shopping cart from the Accessories - Pedal Parts menu.

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Analog Man Prince of Tone overdrive


Analog Man Prince Of Tone overdrive

We were very low on POT pedals in 2018 so far but finally have some coming in late June! Should be available on Wednesdays and sometimes on other days when I think of adding some to stock.

Any info on POT availability will get put here, so please don't email me for more info, thanks!

We have many people buying these to resell on eBay and reverb. We will cancel orders if you already bought one recently, or 4 or more ever, so people who want one for themselves have a better chance at getting one without paying extra on eBay. Once we get them in stock regularly you can order as many as you want.


We will be putting some in stock every now and then, on this page, when they are available. Usually on Wednesdays. If you are old enough, you can remember:

is PRINCE (of tone) spaghetti day : Old commercial on Youtube

The POT is the same as half of the King of Tone, with an external MODE switch standard. It is the same as the KOT with HIGHER GAIN option, so you can use the full range of the DRIVE knob and it has a little more drive at the top than a normal gain KOT. The DISTORTION mode is improved though, for a louder, stronger distortion sound. See for more info.

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 youíll hear deeper compression, especially in DIST mode. You will hear a brighter, crunchier sound with this on at higher DRIVE settings.

The three modes, as on the KOT, are:

1) 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.

2) 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!

3) DISTORTION mode : more drive than the standard mode- a touch of hard distortion. The sound is more compressed, yet retains the pedalís 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-808ís 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.


We made our own case for this pedal, it's lower and a little shorter than our Beano Boost / Orange Squeezer / large SunFace box, and a little bigger than the Astrotone / Peppermint / small Sunface size.
Size is 2.5" wide x 4.5" long x 1.5" tall, not including switch/knobs/jacks.

Buffer option

If you run through some long cables to your amp, or through some tone sucking pedals (volume pedals, etc) you might want to add the optional buffer inside the POT. If you run the POT into a pedal with a good buffer like our ARDX20, then it's not needed at all. There is no room for a battery with the Buffer option. It will work great at higher voltages like 12V or 18V also. See our BUFFER page for more info.


Here is a great video by Mike Hermans of the band Pop Into The Chemist:

Here is a demo of the new DISTORTION MODE from Curtis:

It was nice to see the POT still on Steven Wilson's board in late 2017. Steven Wilson says, in regards to the POT : "yeah".

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 23 Write a review.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Prince of Tone! Wow June 25, 2017
Reviewer: Rod Welles from Kittery, ME United States  
I've been a professional lead guitarist in the Bluesrock vein my whole life. Owned many overdrive pedals over the years.. once in a great while, something comes along and changes your sound for the better.. clarity.. single notes standing out. Wonderful tones... works with my 45 or 18 watt amps... for me it was the Prince of Tone from analogman.. has a warmth that my Klon or and Gain Changer doesn't have.. great work Mike! Thank you.... now I want another!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Steppin' Out with the King Of Tone January 12, 2017
Reviewer: Eugene from Dublin, dublin Republic of Ireland  
Hi Mike, I’ve tried lots of pedals having retired and taken up the guitar again after 13 years and I have to say the KoT pedal beats them all hands down imho. I actually had the use of a GK Butler tube driver and I think the KoT is far better - at least for my needs. It preserves my strat tone perfectly even whilst being overdriven. I just love it connected up to my reissue Fender Deluxe Reverb. While I was waiting for the KoT I bought the PoT. Now my pedal board is perfect. Your work and pedals are really top class. I ordered in July 2015 and it popped in the post this week. More than well worth the wait. Happy days! :-)
Thanks again, Eugene.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Strat Bliss August 4, 2016
Reviewer: something//something from NH United States  
I play a deluxe reverb and a strat, so my base tone is extremely clean.  This pedal does exactly what I was hoping.  It adds some roundness and fatness to my tone without making it dirty.  I have a fuzz face so I don't really use the distortion or OD settings too much, but the boost is fantastic.  This baby really thickens up your tone.  It's definitely versatile as well.  It replaces some of what I used the fuzz face for in terms of OD and grit, but the PoT can be as squeaky clean as you want. Analogman knocking it out of the park as usual.  I have PoT, bc-109, and the ardx-20.

update:  been using the OD and DIST settings a lot more recently with fantastic this

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Great Foundation OD July 5, 2016
Reviewer: Aaron Black from Indianapolis, IN United States  
It took me a few days to bond with my Prince of Tone. But now that I've found the right spot for it on my pedal chain and dialed it in at 18v, I don't think it'll leave my board anytime soon. The Clean Boost mode is my favorite! Really gives a great amount of dirt and slice when pushed but also just a little dusting of tone when played lightly. Just what I needed. I've been using a Crunch Box for the last couple of years for this, but that has way too much grind even at the lowest usable settings. The Prince can cover everything from clean boost to light harmonic OD up to low-gain crunch with a little tinkering. And it looks awful pretty, too.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Everyone needs this pedal June 28, 2016
Reviewer: Jason Beal from Marco Island, FL United States  
Few times in my life have I come across something I just can't imagine playing without. This is one. This is not a one dimensional pedal. I run 12 volts power to it and it reacts to every move you make with the lushness and feel of a good tube amp. It will expand your playing,  allowing you to effortlessly go from a full fat clean sound to a saturated compressed distortion with the turn the guitars volume knob. Great feature having the external 3-way switch. (Overdrive, Boost, Distortion)
I never turn this pedal off. Best feature of all is the tone control. Makes dialing in a great sound easy and quick when playing live. Goodbye to the harsh highs. Hello to that perfect blend that cuts threw just right. This pedal stacks nicely with other pedals and makes them sound better. I am going to buy a second and have basically a KOT. Analogman does pedals right!

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