The King Drive is a distortion pedal with 6 gain stages, which is the same thing as having 6 12ax7 tubes in series adding gain. This is why it has more punch and saturation than other similar pedals and less compression than all of them. One of the things that makes this pedal special is that despite having a lot of punch its clipping doesn’t have too much compression and consequently it won’t flatten your chords and notes. It presents a lot of dynamic and sustain, making it perfect for Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. It emulates high gain amps with unique authenticity.
It also features a switch to alternate among the 3 different diode clipping types.