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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
(Image credit: Korg)

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 has more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

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, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half 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.