Price paid: $ 300
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 10
This is how I set the KoT with my 67 Super Reverb and Deluxe Reverb Reissue. I set the amps to just over the edge of breakup. Its crunches a little when I play hard, and cleans up when I Pick lightly. This is the pallet from which I use the KoT. It pushed the amp so it sounds like tube heaven. I owned a JHS Double barrel which is the same idea with the dual overdrive, but it not nearly as natural sounding as the KoT. The KoT really lets your guitar and amp sound come through. Combining this with my Klon Centaur for a clean boost, and its the best sounding leads I've ever heard.
Overall Impression — 10
Everything Analogman puts out is great. Its because the pedals aren't made on a factory assembly line in the orient. Its made by hand here in the USA. For that very reason, this pedal comes at a price. Not just monetarily, but a long waiting list. Its well worth the wait to get one, but if you can't wait, just pay twice price on eBay like I did! LOL.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Gigged with, has yet to have a failure.
Ease of Use — 10
If you can dial in an Overdrive pedal, then you can get great sounds from the KoT. That being said, most people do not set up Overdrive pedals correctly. They assume that they need to Dime the gain knob, but this really just sounds like shit.