Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Compared 2 Klons and a Klone today.

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse









X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Compared 2 Klons and a Klone today.

    So, I've got a buddy who works at Motor City Guitar here in Detroit. He kept telling me he'd call when their shipment of KTRs came in, and it came in the other day. He owns a JHS Klone, and I owned a silver Klon, so it seemed like the perfect time to do a comparison.

    Our thoughts:
    We were the least impressed with the JHS. We kept having people turn their backs to the pedals and listen while my friend played, and when people were going in blind, the JHS always ranked as the least favorite of the 3. That said, the JHS doesn't sound bad by any means, there is just something special about the Klon. Flame away for that comment. Haha.

    IF there is any difference in sound between the original Centaur and the KTR, it was incredibly minimal. Definitely not something you would ever hear in the context of a band. The two pedals really do sound pretty much identical, as well as they should. Again though, in a band setting, you probably wouldn't notice the difference between any of these 3, but the JHS just seemed to lack something compared to the real deal.

    In any case, I walked out of there with a KTR today, and I'm extremely happy with my purchase. I had been nervous to gig with my Klon anymore, due to their ridiculously inflated prices, but thanks to the KTR, I can happily gig with that Klon tone again. Mmm.

    Here is a quick video of my friend playing around and switching between all three.

    Blakemore Effects (I now sell Dr. Scientist and DMB pedals in addition to my own.)
    My pedal company.
    Facebook page for Blakemore Effects

  • #2
    great review! cool video!

    Comment


    • #3
      I came to the same conclusion regarding Klones.
      Originally Posted by Rainer Maria Rilke


      Sound, no longer measurable
      with sense of hearing. As if that tone
      outstripping us on every side
      were space maturing.

      Comment


      • #4
        i used to love going into that place to mess around with ****************.

        jhs sounds a bit off eq wise
        {O,O}
        (__(\
        " "

        Comment


        • #5
          Klon ton
          Winner of nothing, BOTB Raffle 2011

          @Jenesis

          Comment


          • #6
            never like my JHS Klone much. but i had a friend build one that i tried out and i loved it. never would have thought the differences in different klones would be so large considering every one of them claim to be true to the original circuit
            .

            Comment


            • #7
              I tried a Silver Klon once,, and I remember liking it very much. I might try to put my hand on a KTR eventually! Thanks for the vid!
              ((( KoskineN )))

              Fender '52 Hotrod AVRI Telecaster
              Fender '62 AVRI Jazzmaster
              Fender Johnny Marr Sig Jaguar
              Fender EJ Stratocaster
              Fender CIJ '69 Competition Mustang
              Gibson Les Paul R7
              Gibson ES-339
              Gibson SG '67 Special RI GOTW
              PRS McCarty
              Larrivée LV-03RE

              Mesa Roadster 2x12 combo + Mesa 2x12 cab
              Dr.Z Maz 18 NR 2x10 combo
              Orange Rocker 30 head
              '79 Fender Champ

              Too many pedals...

              Comment


              • #8
                I tried a Silver Klon once,, and I remember liking it very much. I might try to put my hand on a KTR eventually! Thanks for the vid!


                on the KTR could get away with being constructed the way it is.

                good deals with: nearly everyone.
                Previous Moniker tiles: JoshuaTSP, Science! & GAS KING

                Comment


                • #9
                  Mr. Klon should send his circuit to Mooer, they know how to produce a lot of pedals!
                  ((( KoskineN )))

                  Fender '52 Hotrod AVRI Telecaster
                  Fender '62 AVRI Jazzmaster
                  Fender Johnny Marr Sig Jaguar
                  Fender EJ Stratocaster
                  Fender CIJ '69 Competition Mustang
                  Gibson Les Paul R7
                  Gibson ES-339
                  Gibson SG '67 Special RI GOTW
                  PRS McCarty
                  Larrivée LV-03RE

                  Mesa Roadster 2x12 combo + Mesa 2x12 cab
                  Dr.Z Maz 18 NR 2x10 combo
                  Orange Rocker 30 head
                  '79 Fender Champ

                  Too many pedals...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    GIMME SOME KLON KLON
                    O)))

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      i'm listening blind right now and the one sounds brighter, don't know which one. also, they all sound pretty awful.
                      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        never like my JHS Klone much. but i had a friend build one that i tried out and i loved it. never would have thought the differences in different klones would be so large considering every one of them claim to be true to the original circuit


                        It's magical unobtanium clipping diodes that make the Klon sound like the Klon. That's apparently one secret Bill Finnegan has managed to protect, because I haven't read anywhere what the original Klon diodes are. Supposedly that's why he quit building the original Klons, he ran out of his special NOS germanium diodes. Don't know what he's using for the new ones.
                        This space left intentionally blank.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          It's magical unobtanium clipping diodes that make the Klon sound like the Klon. That's apparently one secret Bill Finnegan has managed to protect, because I haven't read anywhere what the original Klon diodes are. Supposedly that's why he quit building the original Klons, he ran out of his special NOS germanium diodes. Don't know what he's using for the new ones.


                          He stopped making them because he was tired of doing it himself and couldn't see himself doing it the way he had been for the next 20 years or whatever...afaik there was no diode shortage - Bill just wanted to bring the Klon overdrive into the 21st Century.

                          It may be made with SMDs, but it sounds better than any klone and that's what really matters.
                          Originally Posted by Rainer Maria Rilke


                          Sound, no longer measurable
                          with sense of hearing. As if that tone
                          outstripping us on every side
                          were space maturing.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            It's magical unobtanium clipping diodes that make the Klon sound like the Klon. That's apparently one secret Bill Finnegan has managed to protect, because I haven't read anywhere what the original Klon diodes are. Supposedly that's why he quit building the original Klons, he ran out of his special NOS germanium diodes. Don't know what he's using for the new ones.


                            two iphones running in series
                            {O,O}
                            (__(\
                            " "

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              two iphones running in series


                              The future of pedals!
                              Blakemore Effects (I now sell Dr. Scientist and DMB pedals in addition to my own.)
                              My pedal company.
                              Facebook page for Blakemore Effects

                              Comment



                              Working...
                              X