Daredevil’s control-less Hype boost pedal is “big and nasty in the best possible way”

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Daredevil Pedals has announced the Hype, a knob-less FET boost pedal that promises a sound that is "big and nasty in the best possible way.”

As Daredevil says about the drive pedal, “less knobs equals more tone.” 

Given that the Hype boasts nothing more than in/out jacks, an on/off LED and a true bypass footswitch, there’s not much to say about operation here.

But we can tell you is that the pedal features a small interior trim pot for output level, which Daredevil says is set at a “decent” boost volume and can be adjusted to taste.

The Hype is handmade in Chicago, runs on 9V DC power and is available for just $89.

For more information, head to Daredevil Pedals.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.