Taking inspiration from Analog Man’s Prince of Tone overdrive, the Harby Noble Tone is based on the same schematic to give you the same organic-sounding tube distortion. Built in the USA with high-quality components. And the best part? No waiting list.
In 2005, Jim Weider produced what would become one of the era-defining overdrive/distortion pedals: the King of Tone. Built as a modified Marshall Blues Breaker (yet distinct in terms of diodes, chips, capacitors, and other components), the pedal is actually two overdrive pedals in a single box, giving guitarists a way to preserve their guitars’ tone clarity while adding substantial amounts of overdrive. To this day, the King of Tone remains Analogman’s most popular pedal.
To gain an audience with the King, though, musicians have to wait their turn. The demand for the King of Tone far surpassed the supply, not to mention the price. These days, a used King of Tone can sell for upwards of $1,700. Then, in 2012, Analogman released the Prince of Tone to help meet demand. Using the KoT’s higher gain circuit option as its base, the PoT maintained its predecessor’s transparency, and its natural-sounding, smooth, tube-style distortion made it an instant success. Today, though, the PoT itself is often out of stock, and Analogman is currently limiting customers to one unit each.
Enter the Harby Pedals Noble Tone. A faithful replication of the original circuit board and schematics, the Noble Tone shares the rich sound that makes both the King and Prince of Tone so desirable. Compatible with almost any amp, the Noble Tone pedal is responsive and lends itself to a wide variety of sounds and applications. Use the low drive settings to clean up the modes and maintain an even level when playing softly, or put it on a higher drive setting to get a brighter, crunchier effect, especially when using the distortion mode. It can easily be stacked with other pedals, but it can also be used by itself to create smooth harmonics.