When the opportunity to work with StuG came about (legendary guitarist, writer, producer, and founding member of UK band Delirious) we couldn’t pass it up. Right out of the gate Stu G wanted a dirt box that could essentially cover any-and-all ground he needed for his studio work and extensive touring gigs. From that request the Kilt was born, and for the V2 we have refined it to be a compact and versatile tone-machine.
The Kilt V2 still has the fantastic circuit at the heart of the version one: a heavily tweaked Expandora style dirt box that gives you more tonal options than you might ever be able to use. We use a specifically chosen op-amplifier that offers super low noise, improved slew rate for a smoother structure, and a character that just feels better than the original Expandora. Then there are three toggles that enhance the tweak-ability even further. The cut/flat toggle gives you the option to cut the low end frequencies to better sit in the mix. When in the “flat” position, the bass response is much beefier than the original Expandora for those heavy guitar riffs or bass grit. The G1 and G2 toggles let you select various forms of distortion via select resistance values that switch in and out in the clipping section of the circuit. This method is very different than your normal diode clipping selectors that you commonly see on drive pedals. This gives you multiple configurations and tonal options, helping the Kilt V2 cover light transparent drive all the way to a wall of fat fuzz/distortion and everything found in-between.
– When both toggles are down, you are in the lightest gain setting. Amp-like chimey breakup.
– G1 flipped up adds a touch of drive for more riffy grit.
– G2 flipped up puts you almost into distortion land, with more saturation and sustain for lead tones.
– Both toggles flipped up sends the Kilt V2 into almost uncontrollable gated fuzz/distortion that will cut through anything.
For the V2 we have added the ability to switch the G2 toggle with a Red Remote! This gives you the ability to flip into heavy overdrive or fuzz with a footswitch on the fly, making the V2 just as versatile as the V1 but more compact.
So put on your Kilt and raise a pint to rock and roll!
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The Kilt is that type of pedal that cannot be left out of the pedalboard because it is extremely versatile serving various musical styles.
I’ve always loved the old expandora and the tones of Stu G. I had a Version1 Kilt and loved it, but I always said I wished they had just made it smaller and ditched the boost (even though the boost on it was great). Along comes this Version2 Kilt that they seemed to have made from my dreams and I was instantly sold, especially with the “red remote” to control the G2 switch. JHS have recently moved from less boutique products and into the world of tiny machine mounted components. So that was my only hesitation, would the Version2 sound as good as the Version1. Well, it does, it really does. And because of the red remote G2 control, I’m using this Kilt even more for a wider range of tones when playing live. I’m primarily a guitar player but occasionally play bass, the Kilt is a great pedal for bass as well.
After owning the Kilt V1, I had to own the V2. I personally didn't use the boost option, so having the same pedal in a smaller enclosure was a no brainer.
I love having the ability to use anything from light overdrive to heavy gated fuzz. The red remote controlling the G2 mini toggle is also brilliant. I wish you could choose whether to control G1 OR G2, but that wasn't a big deal breaker for me.
This pedal truly sounds phenomenal, even at low volumes. At low gain settings I can make it sound more transparent, but my favorite setting is probably the distortion mode. It sounds huge!
It will be on my board as a do-it-all kind of dirt box which is awesome for recordings as well as live use.
I definitely recommend The Kilt!
Previous to the Kilt V2, I owned the V1 and loved it! I didn't use the boost so the V2 made more sense.
This pedal is amazing! It does light overdrive, heaven gated Fuzz, and everything in between very very well! I think of it as a kind of do-it-all drive that is essential to any pedalboard, wethere you use it live or in the studio setting.
I also love the remote controlling one of the toggles. Brilliant!