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Effects Anarchy Audio Checkmate Overdrive Pedal

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Meticulously handmade here in WA - The King is Dead, Long Live the King…of Overdrive. Claim the Tone and get your blues breaking, and amplifiers rocking (and or rolling) with the Anarchy Audio Checkmate.

The next chapter begins, with a repackaging of our popular “Gain of Tones”, rebranded as, the Checkmate Overdrive.  Staying true to the tried and tested Bluesbreaker/KoT architecture, Checkmate offers further tonal sculpting with the shift control, plus 3 compression (clipping) modes to help further refine and shape your sound.

Whether its clean boost, crisp crunch or filthy, (yet clear) distorted tones, Checkmate offers the ultimate versatility in pre or post placement of other gain stages, all in a pedalboard friendly package.


  • Vol. – Output Level
  • Gain – Amount of Overdrive
  • Tone – EQ adjust
  • Shift – Mid/High frequency adjust
  • 3 way toggle – adjusts amount of compression 

UP – soft clipping diodes (OD mode)

MIDDLE – no clipping diodes (Boost mode)

DOWN – hard clipping diodes (Distortion Mode)


  • Enclosure: 122 x 66 x 39.5mm
  • Power: 9V DC power supply via 2.1mm centre negative jack
  • Current draw: ~10mA
  • True Bypass
  • No battery option
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