This week on Guitar Gear Gems we check out the latest KHDK signature Gary Holt Monarch preamp/drive pedal. Then we take a look at the latest Solar Guitars European Standard Series AB6H SVART model. Finally, we take a peek at the Not For Josh pedal.
KHDK Electronics has just announced a limited-run Gary Holt pedal called Monarch. Currently, the pedal is now available as a pre-order, with shipping expected to start in October.
It offers users Holt’s Exodus and Slayer tones in one compact dual-sided pedal.
Preamp & Drive
The pedal has two sides, with a preamp based on a well-known Silver-faced amp that has controls for Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, and a Contour switch.
Along with a drive side that has controls for Drive, Volume, and Mid Boost.
MSRP – USD 249
Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has a new European Standard Series AB6H SVART model out now available for pre-order.
This new all-black model should, hopefully, be shipping around 25 September.
It is the first of the new SVART series and comes with a Black on Black 12th fret insignia and a machine-carved headstock logo.
This model comes outfitted with a pair of custom-wound SA56BEU and SA56NEU Solar Modern humbuckers.
It features an alder body paired with a bolt-on 5-piece maple neck and a Richlite fretboard. The fretboard has 24 frets and the neck has a set of glow-in-the-dark Luminlay side dots.
MSRP – USD 1999
Not For Josh
The Not for Josh is due out on 14 October and comes with the following statement from Poison Noises, who are the makers of the pedal.
This is the right pedal for everyone besides Josh. For a limited time, anyone in the world can own a piece of pedal history, as long as their name isn’t Joshua Heath Scott.
Described as a wild op-amp fuzz and creamy overdrive it features a Blend knob and controls for Drive, Volume, and Fuzz.
I’m guessing that Josh will get his hands on one anyway, but the marketing for this is kind of funny, that is if you are a pedal geek.
MSRP – $179.99
- Mad Monarch: KHDK
- AB6H SVART : Solar Guitars
- Not For Josh: Poison Noises