KHDK Electronics and Trivium have collaborated on the new Ascendency overdrive pedal. The new drive effect was designed with Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu on board.
KHDK Electronics Ascendency
Designed by engineer Antonin Salva, each KHDK Electronics Ascendency overdrive pedal is hand-built and then individually tested at KHDK’s EU workshop. The Ascendency recreates both Heafy and Beaulieu’s overdrive/dirt tones, with controls for Drive, Volume and Tone, along with Tight, Headroom and Mid Range mini-toggle switches.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, there are no audio demos of this new pedal. If any video demos do pop up online, I will be sure to add them, as it would be good to hear the pedal before you drop your hard-earned cash on ordering one blind.
UPDATE 4 June
I found a tiny snippet of video via Heafy on Facebook and so have added it for you to hear at the bottom of this article.
With only 333 Ascendency overdrive pedals being made, I’m sure it will sell out pretty quickly. Each pedal will come with a fancy cyber punk-style Japanese mask-inspired artwork by Dan Kurz. A lot nicer than Matt Heafy’s plain black original prototype of the pedal, which you can see above.
RRP – USD 249