KHDK have unveiled Halloween-themed Annihilator II octaver that glows in the dark

This won’t be a hard pedal to miss.


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KHDH Electronics has unveiled the Annihilator II Octaver with a glow-in-the-dark Halloween design.

The three-in-one octave down and boost pedal is the signature stomp box for horror punk guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein of the Misfits.

Pedal manufacturer KHDH released the second iteration of the Annihilator yesterday (31 October) – the spookiest day of the year; it seems fitting that the pedal design is just as scary as Halloween itself.

While the original design that was unveiled over two years ago donned a red and black design, the new design features a haunting portrait of von Frankenstein and has been sprayed with a glow-in-the-dark powder.

The new version of the pedal has the same layout as its predecessor, but the controls serve completely different functions. The Bypass and Pre-Boost footswitches have been exchanged for Octave and Boost alternatives, which engage each effect.

Regarding controls, there are three small knobs which control Direct, Octave and Octatone parameters, which are accompanies by a larger Boost control knob. These all replace the existing functions of the previous model.

Another extra addition to the revamped pedal is the inclusion of an “all-new precision Octatone control” and fully independent boost circuit, which should improve its tonal performance.

Von Frankenstein has expressed excitement over the Annihilator II octaver pedal with a few choice words. “Quality. Top fucking quality,” the guitarist said in a statement on the pedal’s product page.

The Annihilator II is retailing for $249.99 with each pedal coming with a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by von Frankenstein himself. Unfortunately, due to the limited launch of 250 units, the pedal is now sold out. There has not been any news of whether KHDK are planning to restock.

For more information about The Annihilator II, you can visit KHDK.com.

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