Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive

December 14, 2010

www.klon-siberia.com The views of our host are not necessarily my own, although there’s no way I’d fork out the sort of money these rather beautiful but large overdrives are currently commanding. It is not true bypass but has a great buffer. You’ll need an old school 9V One Spot adapter to power it up. It does a fabulous clean boost and a good overdrive. I’ve demonstrated it here with a Tele running into the clean channel of my Laney to try and keep it unadulterated.


25 Responses to “Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive”

  1. lindsayell on December 14th, 2010 5:52 pm

    Hey guys, any idea where I could find a Klon???

  2. MrRcheek on December 14th, 2010 5:54 pm

    WOW !!!!!!

  3. MrBlink41SUM on December 14th, 2010 6:32 pm

    haha that cracked me up!

  4. thesoundpurist on December 14th, 2010 7:29 pm

    I just bought that pedal, actually no I traded something with this. Your daughter is funny and very cute.

  5. mistersnaredrum on December 14th, 2010 7:59 pm

    @Burgerman666 indeed… learned a lot about burgerman today!

    love your vids, man. tell sadie i agree with her about the klon

  6. Burgerman666 on December 14th, 2010 8:40 pm

    @mistersnaredrum Heheh. Sorry!! Same applies though! Haha. Man, my guilty past..

  7. mistersnaredrum on December 14th, 2010 9:28 pm

    @Burgerman666 i meant coca cola!

  8. Burgerman666 on December 14th, 2010 10:02 pm

    @mistersnaredrum Haha. While I don’t condone its procurement for a second, I think you’ll find that coke is actually cheaper and far easier to get than a Klon. They’ll both give you a boost, though: one for about 20 minutes, the other forever. I’ll take the latter, thanks. 🙂

  9. mistersnaredrum on December 14th, 2010 10:47 pm

    man, this pedal is the new ‘new coke’. causing all sorts of bother at the moment, which is odd as it’s been out for a while, hasn’t it?

    sounds nice, but i’m still unsure if it’s worth ALL the hype.

    the clean boost is lovely though.

  10. Burgerman666 on December 14th, 2010 11:31 pm

    @lookingatcrap Nah. Just borrowed that one. Could never afford it. Wouldn’t mind though!

  11. lookingatcrap on December 15th, 2010 12:28 am

    you always have the coolest stuuf

  12. S4rockz on December 15th, 2010 12:59 am

    i have a 1spot 9v adapter and how come it only works with one pedal…i thought its supposed to connect pedals together because when i try and connect my OD pedal and my Wah, which ever one its not connected to doesnt work

  13. trebleboostboy on December 15th, 2010 1:41 am

    who really “needs” pedals when you got chops like this.
    Your playing outweighs any pedal’s tone full value.
    Your demos are awesome, and i get a sense of what they can do…….and i’m a pedal noob, so i usually don’t know tit from tat.
    i will be getting one pedal in part to your demo of it when i can afford to do so, and am looking forward to it.
    keep up the stellar work !!!

  14. Burgerman666 on December 15th, 2010 2:08 am

    I doubt it would even fit into those pedal brands unless we’re talking about very old examples. It’s an old-school plug. 🙂

  15. whalewatcher987 on December 15th, 2010 2:46 am

    is the 1 spot 9v adapter reliable? it wont ruin a boss stombox or dunlop pedal will it?

  16. Burgerman666 on December 15th, 2010 3:28 am

    What is it that is ‘really funny’ to you? And it’s not ‘the ONLY overdrive made the DOESN’T color or compress your sound at ANY volume.’ Ever heard of a Tim?

  17. Echoplex1 on December 15th, 2010 3:55 am

    This is really funny. When you consider what a just the “run-of-the-mill” guitar costs, and then complain about the cost of a Klon. It’s the ONLY overdrive made that DOESN’T color or compress your sound at ANY volume. (which, if you read the directions, tells you that it’s at it’s best
    when your TUBE amp is turned up to the
    “just breaking up” level.
    I’ve had them all, and this pedal has NO competition. Period!

  18. danhc000 on December 15th, 2010 4:23 am

    o well its ok thx for answering back

  19. Burgerman666 on December 15th, 2010 4:48 am

    Nope, I’ve never been able to afford a Klon OR a Landgraff. This stuff just shows up on my doorstep with a ‘please help’ not attached and then they come and take it away again! Heheh.That’s a bit rough, isn’t it? I wouldn’t mind checking out a Landy though. I believe they’re pretty good.

  20. danhc000 on December 15th, 2010 5:03 am

    sounds pretty good!!! and reminds a bit to a TS-9 but i dont know…have u ever tried a Landgraff dynamic overdrive??? is it better than a KLON? whats your opinion? thx

  21. roccotanto on December 15th, 2010 5:14 am

    the Klon is a GREAT pedal, but it really does shine at GIGS more than in demos. it’s usually a pretty subtle pedal at low volume, but when you are at the gig cranked up, it really sounds great. sure is expensive though, and MANY other pedals that are much cheaper will get you very close…..

  22. dmill2010 on December 15th, 2010 5:40 am

    This is the only pedal that I don’t mind it not being true bypass. The buffer makes your tone amazing. It’s hard do describe but I can’t live without it in my chain anymore.

  23. meateaterer on December 15th, 2010 6:02 am

    it does look like a toaster
    but a very beautiful toaster
    and one that sounds pretty good
    seen them for $1000AU
    dont think my gear – or my bank account – can justify this
    i bet it makes some lovely raisin toast though
    thanks for the vid Brett

  24. Burgerman666 on December 15th, 2010 6:55 am

    Nah, it’s not mine unfortunately. A dealer friend loaned it to me for the shoot. The Klon is THE Great pedal. I’d purchase one if I could afford it, but, like you, I’ve had an injury and it has cost me dearly. Maybe next year. Especially as it doubles as a toaster! Heheh. Congrats on your new acquisition and I hope, sincerely, that you recover from your injury fully and quickly. Cheers, BK.

  25. ahhcrickets on December 15th, 2010 7:06 am

    Did you just get that? Mine should be arriving any day now. Too bad I won’t be able to play it due to my recent injury. About 12-14 weeks to get one, but it will be worth it.
    Great demos as always!

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