KHDK and Trivium join forces once again for the In Waves clean boost pedal

KHDK Electronics's new In Waves pedal
(Image credit: KHDK Electronics)

Last June, KHDK Electronics and Trivium teamed up to create the Ascendency overdrive pedal.

Now, less than a year later, the company has unveiled the In Waves clean boost pedal, a colorful stompbox that KHDK created with the help of Trivium's Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu.

Similar in looks to the Ascendency, and named in honor of Trivium's 2011 album, In Waves, the pedal is advertised by KHDK as its "most insane clean boost" ever. Its control layout is fairly simple, with knobs for boost, treble and bass, and a Tight switch right in the middle of the three knobs.

Boost controls the output volume, with the max setting giving volume that KHDK warns is "Seriously. Loud." The bass and treble knobs, meanwhile, are fairly self-explanatory, with a clockwise twist boosting them, counter-clockwise cutting them, and noon leaving them neutral.

KHDK Electronics's new In Waves pedal

(Image credit: KHDK Electronics)

The Tight switch controls the amount of low end in the preamp section, with the up position boosting the bass response. The Tight switch, KHDK says, is especially useful for those who've tuned their guitars down, but want to preserve clarity and string definition. 

The KHDK Electronics In Waves pedal is true bypass, runs on 9-18V power, and is available starting tomorrow (March 11) – in a limited run of 333 pieces worldwide – for $249. Each pedal comes with a certificate signed by Heafy and Beaulieu.

For more info on the pedal, visit KHDK Electronics.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.