Add Joe Duplantier’s city-leveling guitar tone to your pedalboard with KHDK’s limited edition Gojira Drive

KHDK Gojira Drive
(Image credit: Frank Hoensch/Redferns; KHDK Electronics)

KHDK Electronics has partnered with Joe Duplantier for a new overdrive pedal, the Gojira Drive.

The device – the third in a trio of KHDK artist signature pedals in 2022, after the In Waves clean boost pedal with Trivium’s Matt Heafy and the Scott Ian JSL with Anthrax’s shredder-in-chief – marks the Gojira frontman’s first-ever signature pedal.

Limited to only 333 units worldwide, the Gojira Drive is a harmonic overdrive that promises to “unlock” Duplantier’s trademark sound, and each purchase comes with a numbered certificate signed by Duplantier himself, as well as a “special surprise in the box”. Mysterious...

Each of the 333 pedals in the run were built and guitar-tested at KHDK’s custom shop in Prague, Czech Republic.

Visually, the Gojira Drive sports an eye-catching black-and-white enclosure, with Gojira’s logo atop an intricately designed tree, perhaps a nod to Amazonia, the bouncy second single from the band’s latest album, Fortitude.

Made in KHDK’s custom shop in Prague, Czech Republic, each of the 333 pedals has been guitar-tested and silk-screen printed by hand.

“With the all-new circuit, we went beyond the Gojira tone: this harmonic overdrive is versatile and inventive for a variety of tones,” KHDK says. “She will be your trusted companion from pure raging metal to AM radio sound.”

The Gojira Drive is available now for $249.99. For more info, head to KHDK Electronics.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.