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Prince of Tone overdrive
Analog Man Prince of Tone overdrive


 

***Customers from the UK: Due to Brexit orders to the UK have to be above $180 right now until we figure out the new VAT - so add shirts or cables to get your order up - sorry about this!!

We put up POTs every Wednesday at 1pm EST - Please don't buy one to resell on ebay. Look down below for the ADD TO CART button, if you can put one in your cart, you can purchase one. One POT per order day per customer until we have an excess.

To make it easier to get your order through when one becomes available, please make an account on this website now so you can check out quickly without losing the pedal as the shopping cart does not hold it for you.Many people will lose the pedal in their cart because so many people are trying at the same time. Please order a Duke of Tone if you don't want to keep trying for a POT. We can't help you if you lose the POT that was in your cart, sorry!!!

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 $17 [Add $17.00]

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 $26 [Add $26.00]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 specified in comments) $3.99 [Add $3.99]Does not work with our $15 Boss type power supplies, has 2 male ends for use with multi-outlet supplies like Voodoo Labs, etc

Extra 36" power Cable for PP2 with one 90 degree end $4.99 [Add $4.99]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 $7.99 [Add $7.99]
Guitar cables

Add a guitar cable:
Add a CBI Ultimate 10 foot Guitar Cable $25 [Add $25.00]
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 used to use on our AM pedals. It won't fit the knobs we normally use the last few years (except the POT) but if you choose this option we will put the older style knobs on your pedal. 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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Description
 
Analog Man Prince of Tone overdrive
Features

Analog Man Prince Of Tone overdrive

Due to flippers buying these for immediate resale, we will cancel any orders after you have bought two of these.

We also sell the MXR x ANALOG.MAN Duke of Tone which is very similar to this.


UK CUSTOMERS:

Due to new VAT collection from Brexit, we can only accept orders over $180. These orders you will pay VAT on your side as before. So please add a shirt or cord or something to put the order over $180. Thank you!

AVAILABILITY:

One per customer per ordering day. Sorry we only have one waiting list, for the KOT, which takes too much time so we don't have a waiting list for anything else.

We will be putting some in stock, on this page, when they are available. Usually on Wednesdays, early afternoon EST (about 1pm). If you are old enough, you can remember:

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


Description

The POT is pretty much 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.

Power Jack is standard on the POT -

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 when DIP switch is ON.

DIP2: TURBO switch- with higher gain settings you�ll hear deeper compression, especially in DIST mode. You will hear a brighter, crunchier sound with this on at higher DRIVE settings when this DIP switch is ON.

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. The RED side of KOT has this setting from the factory.

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! The YELLOW side of KOT has this setting from the factory.

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

The DRIVE knob taper is different than the KOT. It comes up faster and more linear, while KOT has a lot going on from 2:00 to max. So comparison to a KOT with HG option will not be the same at the same knob position unless it's up all the way, where they are the same.

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 most 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 adapter 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 safe too. 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-808�s 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. The buffer 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".

Gordon Kennedy plays with Garth Brooks among others, and normally uses a KOT. He got a POT also, and said
"I am using the Friedman Dirty Shirley heads into this Box Of Doom ISO cabs for the stadiums. POT for that for sure. It marries up so extremely well with that amp."

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 50 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Absolutely Phenomenal October 31, 2022
Reviewer: Bill T from Raleigh  
Really fast shipping, well packaged, perfect quality with a usable tone no matter where any of the knobs are. All knobs maxed is my favorite at the moment. There is no bad unusable tone no matter what you do. the pedal sounds amazing

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 the freshest prince October 18, 2022
Reviewer: tyler from tennessee  
if you're like me and have tried alot of overdrives that sound weak and thin or mumbly and bassy, or too much drive and compression then i hope i can save you some time, money, and energy.  just buy this pedal with a quickness.  this pedal doesnt color your sound much. but it does a little.  i like the od and dist settings but just the clean boost got me where i was wanting to go.  it kind of smooths and rounds without losing attack or volume.  like fabric softener for your guitar tone.   so fresh and so clean.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Prince of = Awesome (Tone) April 2, 2022
Reviewer: Blaine from Connecticut  
I primarily use my Prince Of Tones in Overdrive mode, and it sounds great with both my Stratocaster and my Les Paul.  I have four other overdrive pedals on my board, but the PoT is the drive I keep going back to.  It simply provides awesome tones.

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  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Not all things are created equal... 2 POT rules! December 10, 2021
Reviewer: Guy from Denver  
Bought my 1st Analogman pedal (POT) back in early October) …  This of course started me on new "tone quest"

Put the POT on my board in “boost” setting.   Seriously, after several gigs – kept seeing sound guys and other guitarists – looking at my rig, pedal board, amps, etc.

Friend told me about new Blues Breaker style pedal.  Well designed, new, tons of features – big claims of matching the KOT, etc., so I bought one...

NOT SO!  The POT has that “something / something” – stacks with everything well, works with ALL of my amps, it just sounds good and simply pleasing to my ear -and my fret board somehow feels attached to the pedal???  Only the best gear plays and feels this way…

Finally decided to buy another POT.  I think that was where I was heading all along…

Great gear, will stack the other POT as either OD or Dist…

Just want to say thanks.

I will use both of the POT’s and they will never leave my pedal board.

Another new raving Analogman FAN!

- Guy


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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 PoT + Vox October 26, 2021
Reviewer: Nick from Texas  
This is the one for sending my Vox top boost channel right over the edge. I dial in just a bit of dirt on the amp and this thing does the rest. All three modes are very usable throughout the dial. Top of the line build quality like all Analogman pedals. Highly recommenced

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