• Home
  • Tone City Lil Heat Greg Koch Overdrive Pedal

Tone City Lil Heat Greg Koch Overdrive Pedal

Searing Gain Tones for the "Gristle King!"

This product is unavailable

This product is not currently available.

This product is not currently available.

Special Offer

Buy any 2 Landlord FX/Tone City pedals & get a FREE 5-way PSU!


Product Description

Collaboratively designed with zany blues rocker Greg Koch, the Tone City Lil Heat is a dynamic mini overdrive pedal that adds luscious low-to-medium gainy grit to your guitar signal. Based on Tone City's popular Sweet Cream stompbox, the Lil Heat's circuitry is tweaked to meet the tonal demands of the "Gristle King" - more gain, and more low-end!

youtube video thumbnail

Here's what Greg had to say after testing a bunch of Tone City pedals:

“I was meaning to drop you a line because I finally got a chance to go through all the Tone City pedals last week. You were right, they all sound pretty damn good! The one that most tripped my trigger was the Sweet Cream pedal. The tweaks I had in mind are very scientific.... I need an ass hair more gain and an ass hair more low end.”

Stunning "Edge-of-Breakup" Tones

Tone City produces multiple dirt pedals, from high-gain firebreathers to mild overdrives. The Lil Heat sits somewhere in the middle, with more gain on tap than the standard Sweet Cream pedal it's based on. Able to pump out amp-like "edge-of-breakup" tones, the Lil Heat reacts beautifully to your playing nuances and lends itself well to intricate licks - perfectly complimenting Greg's unique hybrid finger-picking style!

The Lil Heat works great into practically any amplifier. Able to spice up a clean channel or push a driven amp into sweet saturation, the Lil Heat also stacks well with other gain pedals - meaning that you can attain huge, harmonically-rich distorted tones.

Simple Control Set

Part of the appeal of Tone City's pedals is their bone-head simplicity. With just three dials, the Lil Heat allows you to easily adjust its gain ('Heat') and volume levels, with a single 'Tone' EQ dial giving you precise control over the highs.

Small & Portable Design

Almost all Tone City pedals are built in mini enclosures, which helps to save precious real-estate on your pedalboard. But don't worry, you don't lose any sound quality with micro-sized stompboxes! Tone City uses high-quality components to construct its pedals, and with true bypass switching - your signal will remain as clean and pure as possible when the pedal is disengaged.


  • Technology: Analogue
  • Input Impedance: 500k
  • Output Impedance: 10k
  • Mono / Stereo: Mono In, Mono Out
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, Heat
  • Bypass Mode: True Bypass
  • Power supply: 9V DC, Centre Negative
  • Power Consumption: 6 mA
  • Housing Size: Mini
  • Dimensions WxHxD (cm): 4.2 x 5.2 x 9.3
  • Country of Origin: Made in China
Elliot Stent author picture

Written by Elliot Stent

Customer Reviews


118 reviews





Mr Bruce Clothier18th Jan 2023

Sound 5

Mr Devon Coffin16th Jan 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer16th Jan 2023

Unbelievable for the price. It has removed several famous overdrives from my board all of which cost at least 3 times the price.

Value 5Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer14th Jan 2023

Great pedal. Simple as that.

Value 5Looks 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer11th Jan 2023

Gritty...could be more dynamic.

Value 5Looks 3Durability 5Sound 4

Mr Prannoy Pinto9th Jan 2023

Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer27th Nov 2022

Is a Christmas gift so no comment yet.

Trusted Customer22nd Nov 2022

Trusted Customer20th Nov 2022

Mr Ron Tiller19th Nov 2022

It's a gift so I can not say just yet

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Finance available at checkout for orders £300+

How do I use instant finance?

It's simple! Just add the products you want to your basket and click the "Checkout" button in your basket. Go through the checkout process and tick the "Finance" option under "Select Your Payment Method". You can then choose which finance term you'd like to apply for, and change your deposit if you wish.

At the end of the checkout you'll be taken to the V12 Finance web site. This is where your finance application is processed. Assuming your application is accepted you'll be able to place your deposit and confirm your order right there.

Then, your order will come through to Andertons and we'll send you the goods. Get approval before 3pm and we'll send your order out the same working day (stock permitting) for next working day delivery!

Who can apply for finance?

You must: spend over £300, be at least 18 years of age, have been a UK resident for 3 years or more, be able to make repayments by Direct Debit, be in regular employment (minimum of 16 hours per week) including self-employment, or in permanent residence with your partner who is in regular employment.

Read More About Online Finance

Andertons Music Company's Registered Office: 58-59 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4RF. Andertons Music Company acts as a credit broker and not a lender and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Not all products offered by Secure Trust Bank PLC are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Andertons Music Company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm registration number 716155. Credit provided subject to age and status.