Our New CKK Pedals – A Quick Rundown
In May, we welcomed CKK pedals to the shelves of our pedal room – so we thought we would have a bit of a run through of some of the models we have in store. Click on the image of each pedal if you feel inspired enough to add it to your collection! CKK make fantastic pedals that may be the ideal JHS alternatives for those who can’t quite stretch to those prices.
- CKK Electronics Infinite Reverb -£109.00
Soundscapers, Post Rockers, and Prog Metallers rejoice – the Infinite reverb is a luscious ambient pedal, with the fantastic addition of an infinite switch for those long tails, drones and plenty of atmosphere. Disclaimer – we cannot be responsible for the loss of time, or spacial awareness you may experience in your noodling forays… You have been warned!
- Effect: Reverb
- Controls: Damping, Pre-Delay, Reverb, Decay, Infinite Switch
- Input Impedance: 1 M Ohms
- Output Impedance: 1 K Ohms
- Power Supply: Battery Option, DC 9V Adapter (Not Included)
- Current Draw: 80 mA
- Accessories: User Manual, Warranty Card
- Dimensions: 60mm (W) x 112mm (D) x 47.5mm (H)
- Weight: 220g
2. CKK Electronics Gears Compression £75.00
Gears is a fantastic compressor which can be used in many circumstances. With a Mix knob controlling the balance of normal and compressed signal, and a voice switch that gives the player the option of an open/closed voice, or a frequency-dependent voice, this is a lot of usability and tone at a great price point. An excellent compressor for funk and country of course, but also for solo play and heavy styles, retaining the dynamics of a non-compressed signal, but with the benefits of added sustain. Get that mix knob to use!
- Knobs: Mix, Sustain, Level, Attack
- Voice Switch: Close Off, Low Frequency, High Frequency
- Colour: Green
- Power Supply: 9v DC
- On Signal: LED Light
3. CKK Electronics Water Drop Chorus Pedal £75.00
The Water Drop Chorus Pedal utilises BBD chips for an all-analog circuit, giving you that erratic unpredictability in your modulation when turned all the way up. This pedal is no one-trick pony, however; the width mini-switch controls the pitch voicing – set it to narrow for precise, vivid chorus effects, or set it to wide for that wet, washy, warbly, wild, insert adjective beginning with W sound. The depth knob goes deep, and when combined with the Speed knob, you can replicate vibrato type effects too. Much fun ensues!
4. CKK Electronic Robot Phaser £85.00
Van Halen and the rest; The Electronic Robot Phaser adds cool features to a standard phaser, such as a resonance knob, which controls the depth of the phase filter, allowing for some seriously deep frequency modulation – This pedal works equally great on driven tones as it does clean, and even handles bass like a charm, for some seriously funky phasing options across the board. This is one phaser you can sink your teeth into and enjoy every sound it generates, no matter where the dials are pointing.
5. CKK Electronic Frogman Tremolo £85.00
Based on the tremolo unit in the Fender Deluxe Twin amplifier, the Frogman comes with two wave shapes – triangular and square, respectively – for a wide palette of tones from the classic tremolo swell, through to steep, choppier sounds in square wave mode. Again, the Depth and Speed knobs offer a wide range of values, for some dramatic tremolo effects. Another cool feature is the volume compensate knob, in which the tremolo signal and the bypass signals can be balanced to compensate each other on a range of 10 dB. Nifty!
6. CKK Electronic Q Cat Envelope Filter – £85.00