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NAMM 2020: Korg just dropped a super-easy-to-build pedal kit - with no soldering required

Korg Nu:Tekt OD-S Nutube Overdrive kit
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NAMM 2020: Besides Vox’s four new Valvenergy pedals, parent brand Korg has also utilized Nutube technology for the Nu:Tekt OD-S Overdrive kit, which requires no soldering whatsoever.

That should make for an easy build with no risk of anything going wrong - provided you follow the instructions to a tee, of course.

Once assembled, the pedal features two gain knobs, one of which adjusts the input volume, the other the gain of the Nutube, offering amp-style flexibility.

There’s also a switch to choose between two overdrive types (low/high) and true bypass switching.

Most intriguingly, Korg notes that the circuitboard features a mod-friendly layout, allowing you to create your own design.

For anyone who has wanted to build their own pedals but isn’t too handy with a soldering iron, this could be a revelation.

There’s no price or availability just yet - for now, Korg (opens in new tab) has more info.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).