The Top Hat
The Top Hat is the Hat kits big brother, a 5 knobbed distortion with a post boost in one box.
The distortion is based on Andy Timmons signature tones. I love this distortion, its amazing! It is a bit noisy though although on the flip side it is a high gain distortion, so I guess that is to be expected!
The boost channel does not disappoint either, Im even weighing up releasing it as a one knobber! it really made my guitar sing. It can be used in isolation as well so this is a true two in one.
As well as the four distortion control pots there is a 3 way toggle switch, which gives you excellent versatility - appropriately named 100w, 50w and 25w modes. The boost has a single level control.
This kit is a two footswitched beast, so there is some offboard wiring to be done.
The PCB will hang from the toggle and pots safely. Theres not too much to build here, 6/10 difficulty. The two footswitches are the challenge.
The kit comes with a JP125B enclosure.
A good kit :)
This kit compares to the AT + by JHS Pedals.
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