Summer NAMM 2017: KHDK launches “game-changing” Abyss bass overdrive pedal

SUMMER NAMM 2017: Kirk Hammett’s KHDK Electronics has branched out into the low-end with its first bass stompbox, the Abyss bass overdrive.

Three years in the making, the Abyss offers dirty and clean channel volumes for precision blending akin to utilising two amps.

Other controls include gain and treble knobs, plus a lo/hi gain toggle switch.

The pedal has already won big-name fans in the form of Slipknot’s Alessandro Venturell, who demos the pedal above, as well as Tool’s Justin Chancellor, Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Gojira’s Jean-Michel Labadie.

The Abyss will be out later this year, with its price tag yet to be confirmed - see KHDK Electronics for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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