Greenchild is founded by Mason Austin Green and is based out of Santa Fe, NM. A few months ago, I had a chance to check out the G777 which I gave a big thumbs up on (you can read about it here). Just recently though, I had the pleasure to check out the Greenchild K818 Dual Overdrive.. and again, I’m stoked!
The Greenchild K818 Dual Overdrive is about combining some classic overdrives. As the official description specifies – “The K818 is a dual overdrive preamp bred through and through with Klon and OD-820 inspired DNA.” Awesome!
Let’s talk about the features real quick..
- Boosted PSU with 30 volts of dynamic headroom (+/- 15V)
- Two independent channels
- Transparent buffered input/output
- Soft clipping overdrive
- Lowered noise floor
- Series channel stacking with smooth overdrive and sustain
- Accepts standard 9VDC power supply (not included)
The K818 has 2 channels. Channel #1 is the Klon Centaur and Channel #2 is the OD-820. The Klon side has Gain, Treble and Output. The OD-820 has Gain, Tone and Level. The stacked direction is Klon into OD-820 or both can be run isolated.
The Klon is a great choice. Everyone knows it. Everyone wants it. I thought the OD-820 was a super great choice.. and especially with the idea of the Klon feeding into it. I’ve played many stacked pedals in the past, but this one is particularly great. I would dial one side and be super stoked about. Then I would dial in the other side and be loving it. I couldn’t really decide what I preferred better, but it’s not really about that. It’s about application. But then when I stacked them I couldn’t stop smiling. This is a great combination of drives, that work exceptionally well solo or together.
Again, Mason has really knocked it out of the park on this one. On top of that, the price point is great. We’re looking at $225 and can be purchased directly on their website.
Now, something I wanted to also bring up – Greenchild and Rattlesnake Cable Company are doing a combo give away where you can win the Greenchild K818 and a pair of 15′ Custom Cables. To get in on the action, go here.