Over his 30+ years of building and playing guitars, Saul Koll has been a voracious user of overdrive and distortion pedals, starting with the Little Big Muff he bought when he was 13. You name it, he’s used it. In his current band The Lovesores, Saul uses only one pedal, an overdrive, to cut through the mix during solos and be heard above an extremely loud group. So we knew that the first Koll effects pedal had to satisfy Saul’s playing needs, but also be a vehicle to explore other sonic territory.

The High-Rise is a new premium overdrive with massive frequency range and incredible touch sensitivity. High-Rise responds dynamically to your guitar’s tone settings and enhances them; it doesn’t mask them. The “Steel” circuit acts as a clean boost, bringing clear, organic overdrive to any amp or pedal combination. The “Concrete” circuit delivers additional gain, grit, and saturation. Together, the two circuits offer a myriad of tonal possibilities for a wide range of playing styles. Explore and achieve new tones from each side individually, or use them together. Get higher.

The High-Rise was designed by Saul Koll and Portland effects maestro Jack Deville, with graphic design by Aaron Draplin. The knobs were custom designed by Saul and cast by Matt Haramis. It’s true-bypass and runs quietly on a 9VDC adapter or an optional internal 9V battery (run at 18VDC for added headroom and clarity). Every pedal is handmade one-by-one in Portland, Oregon.

  • Premium Overdrive Pedal
  • Designed by Saul Koll, Jack DeVille, Aaron Draplin
  • Handmade in Portland, OR
  • 9VDC, battery or adaptor (can run at 18V for added headroom and clarity)
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
9 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
11:13 AM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

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