klon Centaur w/ a Les Paul

Jack S.

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Have any of you guys tried a Klon Centaur with a Les Paul? I know a lot of single-coil players us these pedals but I wasn't sure how these sound with Gibsons. I'm considering getting a Klon clone to use with my R9 and blackface Deluxe. Any info would be appreciated,
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The Klon works very well with blackface amps, although you would probably notice it more in a gig or full band situation as it will bring you right up in the mix.

Anyway here is a you tube video of someone with a similar setup


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrz9mvHiG-Y]YouTube - Klon Centaur Demo; 1952 Les Paul 1965 Deluxe Reverb[/ame]
 

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Hi Jack,

The Klon Centaur (or a clone of it) can sound either great or awful. It has little to do with the guitar and amp you're using, but it's all about where you play and how you want to use it.
It's useless as a dirt pedal going into a clean amp and it's hardly of any use if you don't play live.

There's a lot of hype surrounding these, but you'll find some good down to earth posts about it by Eda and yours truly in the thread below. Also, some nice suggestions for pedals that use a similar approach but use a more sophisticated bit of circuitry.

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/pedals/88019-klon-centaur-lovepedal-comparison.html
 

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I was looking to use it either as a semi-clean solo boost with a little hair on it or as a mild overdrive. I gather that it isn't the greatest overdrive then. I really only play through pedals when playing in a band so it would be in the mix with other instruments. Thanks for the info for sure though; it's tough buying stuff that you haven't tried out in person. I might call around to the mom n'pop music stores in my area and see if I can try out a Maxon 820 through my rig. I am, however, looking to buy a Klon clone rather than wait until they are in production again so I'm not going to pay for a real unit. Thanks again for the info guys.



Hi Jack,

The Klon Centaur (or a clone of it) can sound either great or awful. It has little to do with the guitar and amp you're using, but it's all about where you play and how you want to use it.
It's useless as a dirt pedal going into a clean amp and it's hardly of any use if you don't play live.

There's a lot of hype surrounding these, but you'll find some good down to earth posts about it by Eda and yours truly in the thread below. Also, some nice suggestions for pedals that use a similar approach but use a more sophisticated bit of circuitry.

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/pedals/88019-klon-centaur-lovepedal-comparison.html
 

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