Kingtone

JESSE DAVEY formed KingTone in 1999 after the break-up of his now legendary band, The Hoax – the award-winning British Blues band he and his mates formed in 1991. 

At 8 years old Jesse became fascinated with electronics and began learning how to build circuits in his Dad’s workshop. After getting the music bug and starting to learn guitar a few years later, he applied his electronics knowledge to creating and modifying pedals, amps, and guitars for his young band mates. If they couldn’t get the sound they wanted from what was commercially available, Jesse would modify their gear, or create entirely new gear to meet their needs.  At 16 Jesse met legendary British amplifier builder Brian Jefferys who became a mentor, and would let Jesse hang out and watch him build amps all day, occasionally giving the soldering iron to Jesse, saying, “You fix that one.” During his tours with The Hoax, Jesse would often be making tweaks and upgrades to the band’s gear minutes before a show – pictures of the band on stage often show amps out of their boxes because there wasn’t enough time to put them back together again.

Being a very talented musician himself lent him a deep insight into what others were looking for in their gear, and he’s carried that forward with the work he now does with KingTone products.

It’s this unique duality of Jesse’s personality – both clever electronics designer and intensely passionate musician – that gives his gear a symbiotic connection with the players who choose it. And those players are some of the most respected in the world.

KingTone is a family business, run by Jesse and his wife Krystal. Everything is hand built with love and tone

JESSE DAVEY formed KingTone in 1999 after the break-up of his now legendary band, The Hoax – the award-winning British Blues band he and his mates formed in 1991.  At 8 years old Jesse... read more »
Close window
Kingtone

JESSE DAVEY formed KingTone in 1999 after the break-up of his now legendary band, The Hoax – the award-winning British Blues band he and his mates formed in 1991. 

At 8 years old Jesse became fascinated with electronics and began learning how to build circuits in his Dad’s workshop. After getting the music bug and starting to learn guitar a few years later, he applied his electronics knowledge to creating and modifying pedals, amps, and guitars for his young band mates. If they couldn’t get the sound they wanted from what was commercially available, Jesse would modify their gear, or create entirely new gear to meet their needs.  At 16 Jesse met legendary British amplifier builder Brian Jefferys who became a mentor, and would let Jesse hang out and watch him build amps all day, occasionally giving the soldering iron to Jesse, saying, “You fix that one.” During his tours with The Hoax, Jesse would often be making tweaks and upgrades to the band’s gear minutes before a show – pictures of the band on stage often show amps out of their boxes because there wasn’t enough time to put them back together again.

Being a very talented musician himself lent him a deep insight into what others were looking for in their gear, and he’s carried that forward with the work he now does with KingTone products.

It’s this unique duality of Jesse’s personality – both clever electronics designer and intensely passionate musician – that gives his gear a symbiotic connection with the players who choose it. And those players are some of the most respected in the world.

KingTone is a family business, run by Jesse and his wife Krystal. Everything is hand built with love and tone

Close filters
 
  •  
from to
1 From 2
No results were found for the filter!
KingTone Switch Duet
KingTone Switch Duet
Opens The Door To Tone. This version of the Kingtone Switch is especially designed for two pickup, two volume control guitars. The DUET features a dual KingTone Switch circuit, one for each pickup. This brings the power of the KingTone...
€139.00 *
KingTone - Battery Box 2X
KingTone - Battery Box 2X
Running your pedals from batteries improves tone and reduces noise. The Kingtone Battery Box connects your batteries to your pedals with no components in-between, just battery directly connected to the pedal. Most other battery boxes use...
€189.00 *
KingTone Bluebird J1 Pickups
KingTone Bluebird J1 Pickups
These BlueBird pickups were designed in 2006 and have maintained the precise, exacting specifications and tone throughout production. The acclaimed BlueBird J1s are a meticulously crafted set of single coil electric guitar pickups,...
€379.00 *
KingTone Duellist Green 2022
KingTone Duellist Green 2022
This dual overdrive Pedal from King Tone guitar opens a massive realm of different overdrive tones for your to explore. Specifications: A reinvention of two classic and distinct overdrive pedals in one unit Separate and independent...
€479.00 *
KingTone Duellist Silver 2022
KingTone Duellist Silver 2022
This dual overdrive Pedal from King Tone guitar opens a massive realm of different overdrive tones for your to explore. Specifications: A reinvention of two classic and distinct overdrive pedals in one unit Separate and independent...
€479.00 *
KingTone Switch Classic
KingTone Switch Classic
The KingTone Switch opens the door to tone. This switch is fully encapsulated to protect against moisture. The design is 100% passive meaning you don’t need a battery. Its super easy to install, just two wires, one connects to the earth,...
€139.00 *
KingTone - Heavy Hand
KingTone - Heavy Hand
The HeavyHand is side B of the Duellist pedal. It features thee same components high end and tone. The HeavyHand also has additional features including a dedicated control for the fat setting named “Body”. This allows the user to dial in...
€369.00 *
KingTone - Battery Box 4X
KingTone - Battery Box 4X
Running your pedals from batteries improves tone and reduces noise. The Kingtone Battery Box connects your batteries to your pedals with no components in-between, just battery directly connected to the pedal. Most other battery boxes use...
€219.00 *
KingTone Rise - Treble Booster
KingTone Rise - Treble Booster
The RISE is a reimagining of the classic germanium treble boosters of yesteryear. The RISE is a Boost, a Drive and a Fuzz all in one. Use the RISE to overdrive a tube amp or push an overdrive pedal into smooth/creamy saturation. The...
€369.00 *
KingTone Duellist
KingTone Duellist - Black 2022
This dual overdrive Pedal from King Tone guitar opens a massive realm of different overdrive tones for your to explore. Specifications: A reinvention of two classic and distinct overdrive pedals in one unit Separate and independent...
€479.00 *
KingTone Blues Power
KingTone Blues Power
The Blues Power is a truly transparent overdrive, renowned for its versatility and for producing ‘always-on’ amp breakup tones. This pedal delivers a full-range, amp-like tone with responsive bass and treble controls. Its wide-range...
€429.00 *
KingTone Switch Blues
KingTone Switch Blues
The KingTone Switch opens the door to tone. This switch is fully encapsulated to protect against moisture. The design is 100% passive meaning you don’t need a battery. Its super easy to install, just two wires, one connects to the earth,...
€139.00 *
1 From 2
Viewed