“A dirt device that covers all the gain bases”: Catalinbread sees the JHS Pedals Notaklön and raises the Knight School Overdrive – an $85 DIY pedal kit based on a timeless circuit favored by Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and Paul Gilbert

Catalinbread Knight School Overdrive
(Image credit: Catalinbread)

Catalinbead has hopped on the DIY pedal hype trend with the Knight School Overdrive – a build-it-yourself stompbox that takes inspiration from a timeless drive circuit used in pedals championed by some of the biggest names in electric guitar.

The brand’s foray into self-assembly stompboxes comes only a few weeks after JHS Pedals struck gold with arguably the most desirable Klon clone in recent memory: the Notaklön.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.