Greg Koch joins forces with Tone City for the Lil Heat mini overdrive pedal

(Image credit: Future / Tone City)

Tone City has expanded its line of affordable mini pedals with the new Greg Koch Lil Heat overdrive pedal.

The low-to-medium gain pedal is based on Tone City's Sweet Cream stompbox, with circuitry tweaked for, as Koch puts it, “an ass hair more gain and an ass hair more low end.”

Feature includes a simple three-knob control set of Volume, Tone and Heat (gain). There’s also mono in and out jacks and true bypass switching.

The result is a pedal that, according to Tone City, is “able to pump out amp-like ‘edge-of-breakup’ tones, and reacts beautifully to your playing nuances”.

The Tone City Lil Heat is available for £44.99 (approx. $60) at Andertons Music (opens in new tab).

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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.