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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: $148.00


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

Customize

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.
Customize

Add a knob cover:
Add an MXR style knob cover $2.00 [Add $2.00]- 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.
Add SWAG

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Description
 

Analog Man Prince of Tone overdrive

Features

Analog Man Prince Of Tone overdrive

We have been very low on POT pedals in 2018, but finally got batches starting in late June and sold them almost every Wednesday. We got a batch in late December, will put them up for sale when we catch on on shipping, starting Wednesday January 2nd.

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.

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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:

Wednesday
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 http://www.kingoftone.com 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.

Size

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.

Demos

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: 30 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Prince of Tone May 22, 2019
Reviewer: Aaron Constable from Townsend, ON Canada  
I was very anxious to receive my new Prince of Tone pedal. I had very high expectations for this pedal and it has surpassed them. I am able to eliminate some tap dancing on my board as this pedal offers such a dynamic sensitivity. I can pick lightly and get some great clear clean tones. When I want it to break up and get a bit dirty I can increase my pick attack without stacking more pedals. I am so impressed with this pedal.  Having the three settings is also a huge advantage. Thanks so much!!!

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It's Good! Very Good! April 9, 2019
Reviewer: David from Plymouth, MA United States  
I bought this while I wait another 6 months or so for my number to come up for a King of Tone. If the Prince is 1/2 the King, I'm going to faint when I get the KOT. There's something about this pedal that just sings. There is an amazing amount of control with the guitars volume knob for controlling how much grit it lays down. There's also a very nice clarity about it that sounds like some of the dry signal is getting mixed back in at the end of the circuit - Or maybe that's just what a non-muddy sounding overdrive pedal sounds like. I suppose the best thing I can say about it is that I like it, and I'm keeping it - even after my KOT comes in.

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My long awaited review...(not really, but...!) March 12, 2019
Reviewer: JH from Wakefield, RI United States  
I finally had an opportunity to directly A/B my POT w/ a KOT - identical. The key is making sure you turn the mid-boost DIP switch OFF. It is not found in the KOT, and I think Mike added it in the POT for people using very "EQ scooped" set ups. You can obviously use it if you like it, however, when you turn that switch OFF-now you're in the zone.  IMO if you are really trying to get that classic 60s/70s "Marshall sound," you'll find yourself a whole closer if you use a speaker cab with a G12M "greenback" or the newer G12H-65 "creamback" (or very similar to these).  If you do this, I think you will have an "Aha!" moment.  The POT, in OD mode, with humbuckers, preferably into a "British-type" circuit that feeds into Celestion GB or CB, will get you "that sound" without having to get a "Bluesbreaker" amp and turn it up to volumes that will have the neighbors calling the police or your bandmates giving you the "stink eye."

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Spot on! December 30, 2018
Reviewer: jason from RI  
Great pedal! Bought as a gift but wish I bought it for myself. I am always skeptical with overdrive pedals through my tweed voiced and mid hump amps. Many have added to much midrange and can get a bit honky for my taste. This is one of the few pedals that works great on any amp I tried it with. Tweed, blackface, vox , aces on all of them. Great pedal to bring when you have to play on backline gear.

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Killer sound with all my gear! October 19, 2018
Reviewer: Dean Van Tassell from Long Island City, NY United States  
Mike really knows how to make a pedal. The PoT beautifully retains the natural sound of your guitar while adding a truly amazing harmonically rich texture to your sound. Sounds awesome with a start, gretsch, lea paul and an Ibanez jem into a ‘72 JMP 100, twin, brown eye, VOX ac30 or triaxis. All combos sound absolutely killer!

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