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MXR Custom Shop Duke of Tone Overdrive Pedal

Get the coveted 'King of Tone' sound from a more affordable & compact stompbox — without the 5-year wait!

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Product Description

The Analog Man 'King of Tone' overdrive pedal is a modern classic. This extremely revered, dual-channel design is held in as high esteem as other overdrive icons like the Klon and Marshall BluesBreaker; renowned for its versatility and warm, organic gain characteristics. Despite the KoT's huge popularity, Analog Man still remains a small independent pedal builder that can only produce a modest amount of units per year — leading to a whopping 5-year waiting list!

However, you can now get the coveted King of Tone sound from a much more affordable, compact, and quickly-available stompbox. Introducing the MXR Custom Shop 'Duke of Tone' overdrive pedal!

MXR & Analog Man Collaboration

Designed in conjunction with Analog Man, the MXR Duke of Tone overdrive is made for players who want to add a touch of warmth and "grit" to their rig while allowing the natural tone and feel of their gear to shine through. Based on the 'Prince of Tone' overdrive, which is the single-channel version of the King of Tone, this pedal is practically a vintage connoisseur's dream come true!

3 Gain Modes

The Duke of Tone overdrive likewise carries forward the same simple-yet-effective control interface. Volume, Drive, and Tone knobs cover all your basic tweaks, while the Boost/OD/Distortion switch allows you to set the overall attitude of the pedal's output. Boost mode gives you a clean-yet-vigorous bump, OD mode adds a touch of grit and compression, and Distortion mode adds a touch more of each.

In all modes, your rig still sounds like your rig. And don’t be afraid to get creative — the Duke of Tone overdrive is excellent when stacked with other gain pedals, and running the pedal on 18V will give you an extra helping of headroom and clarity, especially in Boost mode.

A Tone-Accurate Recreation

Analog Mike personally tested and matched all of the various thru-hole components to the King of Tone overdrive, ensuring that the sweet sonic seasoning stays in the line of succession. In essence: a warm-yet-clear-and-open sound that allows all of the nuances of your signal chain to come through, from your individual guitar strings to the dynamics of your amp's tubes.

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Key Features

  • Designed in collaboration with Analog Man.
  • Warm and gritty, without preventing the sound and feel of your other gear to shine through.
  • Thru-hole components personally tested by Analog Mike.
  • Boost/OD/Distortion switch allows you to set the overall attitude of the pedal's output.
  • Stack it with other gain pedals for creatively-crunchy results!


  • Input Impedance: > 450 kΩ
  • Output Impedance: < 10 kΩ
  • Bypass: True Bypass
  • Current Draw: 6 mA
  • Voltage: 9-18V
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Customer Reviews


12 reviews





Zoltan26th May 2023

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer29th Mar 2023

Lives up to the hype - flexible with the three modes and sounds great.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer15th Jan 2023

Early days but already a wealth of sounds to explore. Definitely a permanent addition to the board.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer14th Jan 2023

Great pedal; works well with any pickup

Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

Mr. Lorenz Schmid22nd Nov 2022

Comes very close to my original KOT.

Value 5Looks 4Sound 5

Mr Sean McLaughlin12th Nov 2022

The Duke of Tone sounds terrific with my little Supro valve amp and any guitar, a really rich, sparkly tone and overdrives beautifully. And it was delivered next day, no 5 year wait for a King of Tone!!!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer14th Nov 2022

V Nice Tone Good pedal !!!

Value 4Looks 5Sound 4

Jarek12th Nov 2022

Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer8th Nov 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Albert Duarte24th Oct 2022

The MXR Duke of Tone was what I expected and love the size and ruggedness!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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