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MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer 

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Use it with extreme caution!

The MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer was designed in conjunction with the legendary Slayer guitarist. This beastly, tattoo-covered pedal has all the functions of the M-108 times 2 with its dual outputs. The KFK-1 will help you shape thrash-approved, scooped-mid rhythm tones plus create raging sustain and feedback. It'll help you wring more thunderous low-end out of your rig than you ever thought possible. Use it with caution. And don't say we didn't warn you!

FEATURES
  • Dual outputs let you punish 2 amps at once
  • Boost for solos
  • Create thrash-approved, scooped-mid rhythm tones

Blow 'em away with this king-of-the-hill sound shaper. Order today!

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MXRKFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Excellent sound quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The EQ to end all EQs

Despite the ridiculous metal-centric hype surrounding this pedal (if you watch the official interview, Kerry King doesn't seem to know anything about his specific version of the pedal, other than the tattoo design)...Read complete review

Despite the ridiculous metal-centric hype surrounding this pedal (if you watch the official interview, Kerry King doesn't seem to know anything about his specific version of the pedal, other than the tattoo design) I have to say that from my experience this is the last EQ pedal I will ever have to buy.

For one, it's built like a tank. Even the sliders feel solid. The paint job looks sharp, and the tattoo is generic enough that you can pretend it's nice abstract art if you're not into that. It also looks cool in the dark.

For two, dual outputs. This rocks in a number of situations, whether you want to power two amps for a clean/dirty tone, set up a stereo effect, or do what I do and chop up your signal paths EVEN FURTHER.

Three, the required 18V power adapter is included. It's a bit bigger so it'll need to hang off the end of your power bar, but whatever works. This is a huge bonus.

Four, it's quiet. I've slowly stepped my way up from a Behringer 7-band to a Boss GE-7 - the only appreciable difference was the Boss's metal case - and found both added too much noise to my signal. Comparatively, this baby makes next to no noise, and you're not limited to cutting frequencies - you can also add them for a boost, and they come through clear as glass with very low hiss. It does span a much larger frequency spectrum than any guitar or bass will need, but this could come in handy if you ever plan to record keyboard or vocals, as I will be doing.

I'm also convinced that completely boosting the lowest 31.25hz channel really opens up the sound, but I could just be fooling myself!

There are both a Volume and a Gain slider. If you're boosted too high and the sound starts clipping too much, the pedal will let you know by flashing, so you can ensure you're getting the best of your sound.

Keep in mind too that this can not only be used to get the most out of your guitar, but it can also be used for a boost on solos, and can make some neat special effects and tones through clever manipulation!

Bottom line is, this pedal is well worth the price for both quality and flexibility of use. Everyone playing an amplified instrument can use an equalizer pedal, and I think it should be the first pedal anyone buys! (even if it's just a Behringer to start) The dual outputs are gravy on top.

Once you put this pedal on your board, you will not want to take it off, and you will not want to turn it off!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty Pointless...

This EQ is almost exactly the same as the M-108, the only difference is that it has dual outputs and a tribal design on it. If you really need dual outputs (most...Read complete review

This EQ is almost exactly the same as the M-108, the only difference is that it has dual outputs and a tribal design on it. If you really need dual outputs (most people don't) just buy a M-108 and get a spliter. You don't really get anything for the extra money you pay.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The EQ to end all EQs

By G. Everett

from Winnipeg

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Dual Outputs
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Included power supply
  • Quiet
  • Responsive
  • Tone monster
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All the time
    • Everywhere

    Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

    Despite the ridiculous metal-centric hype surrounding this pedal (if you watch the official interview, Kerry King doesn't seem to know anything about his specific version of the pedal, other than the tattoo design) I have to say that from my experience this is the last EQ pedal I will ever have to buy.

    For one, it's built like a tank. Even the sliders feel solid. The paint job looks sharp, and the tattoo is generic enough that you can pretend it's nice abstract art if you're not into that. It also looks cool in the dark.

    For two, dual outputs. This rocks in a number of situations, whether you want to power two amps for a clean/dirty tone, set up a stereo effect, or do what I do and chop up your signal paths EVEN FURTHER.

    Three, the required 18V power adapter is included. It's a bit bigger so it'll need to hang off the end of your power bar, but whatever works. This is a huge bonus.

    Four, it's quiet. I've slowly stepped my way up from a Behringer 7-band to a Boss GE-7 - the only appreciable difference was the Boss's metal case - and found both added too much noise to my signal. Comparatively, this baby makes next to no noise, and you're not limited to cutting frequencies - you can also add them for a boost, and they come through clear as glass with very low hiss. It does span a much larger frequency spectrum than any guitar or bass will need, but this could come in handy if you ever plan to record keyboard or vocals, as I will be doing.

    I'm also convinced that completely boosting the lowest 31.25hz channel really opens up the sound, but I could just be fooling myself!

    There are both a Volume and a Gain slider. If you're boosted too high and the sound starts clipping too much, the pedal will let you know by flashing, so you can ensure you're getting the best of your sound.

    Keep in mind too that this can not only be used to get the most out of your guitar, but it can also be used for a boost on solos, and can make some neat special effects and tones through clever manipulation!

    Bottom line is, this pedal is well worth the price for both quality and flexibility of use. Everyone playing an amplified instrument can use an equalizer pedal, and I think it should be the first pedal anyone buys! (even if it's just a Behringer to start) The dual outputs are gravy on top.

    Once you put this pedal on your board, you will not want to take it off, and you will not want to turn it off!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hang on there, not just metal!!!

    By Stratmaster724

    from Alexandria, LA

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    Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

    I bought mine from a friend desperate for cash, and can I say, This thing is a pure beast! In my situation I use it as Tom Morello puts it, a "goes to 11 box". I only barely tweak a few of the low-mid sliders to scoop out the sound a little bit. Works excellent as a boost for solos or when you just need a little more!! I only use one amp, so having the two outputs is kinda pointless for me, but hey, I get bored with the left, why not switch it to the right output!! Try it, you won't regret it!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    brutal tone

    By bleedinggecko

    from ponca city.okla

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    Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

    i play through a jsx 120 half stack with a b.c. rich avenge son of the beast which sounded good but when i bought the mxr krk this was the best sound i have had in years one word "brutal" i suggest if you have trouble finding the sound you are looking for buy this amazing eq pedal best thing i have bought

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    666 SKULLS

    By INVADER606

    from Las Vegas n.v.

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

      I really love this pedal it helps me so much when i perform live and record too

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      That extra kick

      By Peavey_Voltage

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

      I'm one of those people who virtually can't even begin to play my instrument until the tone is perfect to the last nuance. And I've gone to the trouble of getting a guitar with EMG's, outputting through two amps, and a high quality multi effects and distortion pedal and while that tone alone is very very good, I could tell that the tone was just on the edge of sexy goodness. All it needed was a little extra kick without ruining the tone already given from the distortion pedal. This EQ pedal was the answer. After putting it in my chain, the tone was immensely more chunky and the note clarity was three times better. And after dialing the perfect setting on all of my pedals and my two amps, my tone is finally perfect. This pedal is a necessity without question. I can't play without it now. It takes a while to figure out how to get the right sound out of it, but one you do, it's incredible.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!!

      By HaleyJ

      from Poolesville, MD

      Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

      This is one of the hottest equalizers I have ever used, you really should get this, it has a really rad sound! I don't have it but my cousin does and i love it!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

      Don't let the Kerry King image scare you. This thing works well for all types of music. It simply wakes up your amp. I couldn't imagine not using it- you can really dial in your sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      10 BAND EQ BY KK WOW!!!!!!

      By MegaDave

      from Houston, Tx

      Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

      If your EQ on your guitar, your pedals, or you amps aren't enough. It's essential to get one of these. I got this because it said Kerry King on it. But everyone knows you need alot of equipment to sound like him. But its a 10 BAND EQ. It doesn't get much more precise then that. All those slight missmatches in your sound will be gone. I don't recommend you get this first because you might not need it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A must have for all musicians

      Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

      I use it in my effects loops, it allows me to get my tone with about any amp I use. Before you go buying
      an amp or a cab looking for your tone, try this first. This EQ is very quiet. I have used the boss GEQ
      forever, it's agreat EQ. But I prefered the MXR this time. I also use it on my Acoustic amp, it's that quiet.
      Input & output level controls, good for clean boost in front of the amp. Each slider provides 12db cut/boost.. All the sliders are lit w/LED's when engaged. There are 2 outputs, perfect for dual amp (or a direct line out) set up.
      The sliders move with authority, not sloppy at all. The switches are heavy duty. The box is has a
      pretty good heft to it. No plastic here. Pretty tough construction.
      I think it's priced right. It's well made, well lit & quiet.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Pedal i ever had

      By Love This Pedal

      from Bethel, Alaska

      Comments about MXR KFK-1 Kerry King Ten Band Equalizer:

      this pedal will make your amp twice as loud and gives out a better distortion to it. quit lookin at it and buy one while you still can. this is the best pedal i ever had. if you're a heavy metal person, i recommend you buy one now.

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