GALLERY: 2011 L.A. Amp Show
Kasha introduced three new stompboxes to the show with the Tone Americana Reverb, Chime Chorus, and Overdrive. The Reverb is a vintage-style reverb pedal that provides a simple solution to amps and audio systems without spring reverb. “The one-knob reverb pedal goes from a light-spring blues sound to more saturated echo for surf music with a quick turn of the dial,” says Kasha’s John Kasha. The Chime Chorus provides a lush effect that “takes any guitar from a double-coil to a single-coil with a flip of a switch,” also says Kasha. “And 6-string acoustics can turn into the tone of 12-strings, like pianos turning into harpsichords.” The pedal’s controls include Mix, Rate, and a Clear/Chime switch. The Kasha Overdrive is a 4-channel stompbox with separate voicing and gain structure, an analog design, and true-bypass switching. Instead of having a standard Tone control, the pedal uses a 4-position switch with Smooth, Classic, Hot, and Melt options. Smooth starts with a +3 dB boost that can be used for a little extra hair, while Classic adds +11 dB and bumps up the bass and highs to your overall tone. The Hot voicing hits your signal with a +15 dB and “turns your amp into a sustaining chainsaw,” says Kasha. And Melt provides a +18 boost with a tight, bottom end. Additional controls on the Overdrive include a Gain knob and a Normal/Turbo switch for a +10 dB clear boost.