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post May 16 2013, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 16 2013, 06:24 AM) *
Hey man, welcome to GMC! This looks like an interesting pedal but, why this one and not the Ibanez TS 808 or something else? What makes this one stand out, in your opinion? I am asking because I've never tried them smile.gif


Thanks. I use the Klon on all the time when I'm playing live. I don't use it much at home unless I'm recording an aggressive solo or something. What it does better then anything else is to take your existing sound and make it sound much bigger and more powerful - not more distorted. It's not a very good overdrive, but as a non-transparent boost I have never heard anything better.

In the issue of full disclosure, when it came out it was stupid expensive for my budget ($230) but I heard it one time and I had to have one. I was working at a store in Boston at the time while I was in college right near the Berklee guitar dept building and we couldn't keep them in stock. You have to remember this was at a time when there were not many booteek pedals.

They have gotten stupid expensive, but there is a new one out called Klon KTR that sounds pretty much the same and is back to about the original price. I have one of those as well.

It gets a lot of hate because people will sell them for $2000 or something but honestly it's something you have to try to believe rather then rely on videos or forum hype.

I do use an 808 and combined with the Klon it sounds amazing. I like the Maxon 808 because to my ears it's a little cleaner and the low end is a little tighter. When I bought mine (about 2003/4) they were about the same price. Before that I used the old TS-10 for years.

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post May 16 2013, 09:16 PM
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I have not had a lot of experience with different pedals.

Although I do love my Ibanez ts9 tubescreamer smile.gif
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post May 17 2013, 07:03 AM
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How's this for HYPER RARE OverDrive Pedals? Featuring the JR 4558 chip, I give you one rare bird. The ELECTRIC TUBE OVERDRIVE. This pedal is actually "Vintage". So vintage in fact that working units are nearly mythic. It does a fine job for clean boost and such but I honestly expected MUCH more drive/gain. Similar to a tube screamer, but no luck. I've only ever seen one working unit but It seems like the chip is either old or defective perhaps. Thus it's going up for sale as well.

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post May 17 2013, 09:11 AM
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QUOTE (Amp360 @ May 16 2013, 10:57 AM) *
Thanks. I use the Klon on all the time when I'm playing live. I don't use it much at home unless I'm recording an aggressive solo or something. What it does better then anything else is to take your existing sound and make it sound much bigger and more powerful - not more distorted. It's not a very good overdrive, but as a non-transparent boost I have never heard anything better.

In the issue of full disclosure, when it came out it was stupid expensive for my budget ($230) but I heard it one time and I had to have one. I was working at a store in Boston at the time while I was in college right near the Berklee guitar dept building and we couldn't keep them in stock. You have to remember this was at a time when there were not many booteek pedals.

They have gotten stupid expensive, but there is a new one out called Klon KTR that sounds pretty much the same and is back to about the original price. I have one of those as well.

It gets a lot of hate because people will sell them for $2000 or something but honestly it's something you have to try to believe rather then rely on videos or forum hype.

I do use an 808 and combined with the Klon it sounds amazing. I like the Maxon 808 because to my ears it's a little cleaner and the low end is a little tighter. When I bought mine (about 2003/4) they were about the same price. Before that I used the old TS-10 for years.


Nice! Thanks for the explanation man! smile.gif


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post May 19 2013, 12:30 AM
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That's a tough question but If I had to pick a favorite though, as in would hate to be w/out it ... Maxon AD-80 delay and/or a Peterson 'strobo stomp'. Sorry, that's two.

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QUOTE (Amp360 @ May 16 2013, 03:57 AM) *
Thanks. I use the Klon on all the time when I'm playing live. I don't use it much at home unless I'm recording an aggressive solo or something. What it does better then anything else is to take your existing sound and make it sound much bigger and more powerful - not more distorted. It's not a very good overdrive, but as a non-transparent boost I have never heard anything better.

In the issue of full disclosure, when it came out it was stupid expensive for my budget ($230) but I heard it one time and I had to have one. I was working at a store in Boston at the time while I was in college right near the Berklee guitar dept building and we couldn't keep them in stock. You have to remember this was at a time when there were not many booteek pedals.

They have gotten stupid expensive, but there is a new one out called Klon KTR that sounds pretty much the same and is back to about the original price. I have one of those as well.

It gets a lot of hate because people will sell them for $2000 or something but honestly it's something you have to try to believe rather then rely on videos or forum hype.


I concur here. I used to use a 'gold horsie man' Klon in the 90's. I sold it when I saw I could get 400 % return on it.
I purchased a new KTR last december. My entire rig has changed since I had the original Klon so I can't really say if it's exactly the same or not. It basically does what I remember - ?

I too rarely ever mention it 'on the internet' because it's such a polemic topic on line.
It's one of those things that you have to use live, on a gig, with your rig for it to reveal what it can do for you. Which, for the most part, is just two things: 1) 'more' of whatever you got and 2) the ability to let you cut through a dense mix without necessarily getting louder.
At home, playing solo - you wouldn't think anything special about it.
I take it to almost every gig.
(i see even the KTR's are now going for double what they originally cost just 6 mos ago, lol!)

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post May 19 2013, 01:25 AM
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My favorite pedal is my custom audio electronic wah pedal. I love the way it sound playing solos it's got 2 voicings and a boost switch for more volume when you need it. You mentioned a boost pedal and I got my eye on the mesa boogie tone burst. Gonna get that soon. When I do I'm sure that will probably be my most used pedal. I also have a tc electronic reverb that is always on the reverb sounds very natural. My most used pedal is my boss rc-3 loops station, the loop station has allowed me to develope a good sence of time by making it convient to turn on a Metronome with a quik stomp and change tempo with press of a button. And the mxr carbon copy analog delay sound great but I don't use it much.

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