Kaffir Lime

A Mini Overdrive for Modern Guitarists

The Kaffir Lime from Tone City has a lot to offer the modern guitar player. Known for their affordable yet quality pedals, Tone City have once again proven themselves here as real players in the pedal market. Here, we’re taking a look at a beautiful mini overdrive with the power to seriously change your sound.

Terrific Sound From Tone City

Now, we all love mini pedals. They save on space and weight, and who could argue with that classically compact look. If they have a downside it’s that they often represent a simple, or generic take on a guitar effect.
Tone City understand this all too well, which is why they make sure that their effects are different from your standard Ibanez or Mooer affair. Sonically, the Kaffir Lime offers a tad more gain, and a 2-band EQ. That’s significant because most pedals of this type only have a single tone control. By splitting the tone into a Low and a High control respectively, the Kaffir Lime manages to provide more control without compromising on size.
Another nice touch is that the main volume knob doubles as an LED indicator. It’s a small thing, but it’s a great example of how their compact design philosophy worksΒ with the player to improve the experience. It just goes to show that bigger really isn’t always better.

Is The Kaffir Lime Good Value For Money?

There aren’t many pedal manufacturers that can compete with Behringer when it comes to value for money, but Tone City really are giving it their best shot. Retailing between $35 and $40, this little pedal is well worth the money.
At least, that’s what we think. At the end of the day though, the important decision is in your hands, so give it a listen and decide for yourself if you think the Kaffir Lime is worth your time.

Kaffir Lime technical specifications

Manufacturer Tone City
Series Mini Pedals
Made In China
FX Overdrive
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass True Bypass
Battery? No
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Analog
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.25
Width (in cm) 4.2
Height (in cm) 5.2
Depth (in cm) 9.3
GTIN 14 06970131360066

Kaffir Lime reviews & comparison videos

Kaffir Lime reviews & comparison

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