Joyo's R-20 King of Kings overdrive is an attempt to channel Analog Man’s King of Tone in a budget box

Joyo R-20 King Of Kings
(Image credit: Joyo)

Affordable effects builder Joyo has announced the arrival of its latest overdrive pedal, the R-20 King Of Kings, which it seems is inspired by Analog Man’s revered King of Tone.

Featuring a 1+1 dual channel design (with independent clipping diodes on each channel), each side has its own Volume, Gain and Tone controls. Either channel can be used independently for overdrive or crunch tones, or placed in a series circuit to push things into more distorted territory. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.