Klon Centaur ‘Gold Horsie’ Overdrive Pedal – Vintage and Mint!

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Klon Centaur ‘Gold Horsie’ Overdrive Pedal – Vintage and Mint!

$6,499.00

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Check out this Vintage Klon Centaur Overdrive Pedal in Mint Condition ! Original box and paperwork included ( See Photos )

About The Klon :

  "The Klon Centaur is a guitar overdrive pedal developed by Bill Finnegan between 1990 and 1994. The pedals were made manually by Finnegan. The Centaur is characterized as a "transparent" overdrive, meaning it adds gain to the signal without significantly altering the tone of the guitar. About 8,000 units were built between 1994 and 2009. Guitarists praised the clear, uncolored tone of the boosted signal. The circuit had unique characteristics, most noticeably the use of an IC MAX1044 voltage converter. The voltage converter drives 18 volts to the operational amplifier which is the core of the circuit; at this voltage the response of the amplifier is different from at 9 volt, since its slew rate depends on the voltage supply. The higher the voltage supply, the higher the order of harmonics the operational amplifier will generate, and the more "metallic" the sound. Among the guitarists who use the Klon Centaur are: Mark Tremonti, Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Britt Daniel (Spoon), Nick Valensi (The Strokes; CRX) John Mayer, David Grissom, and Adam Hann (The 1975). Nels Cline of Wilco once said, describing his Klon "...It's an amp in a box. No more worries in the world of 'amp du jour' about overdrive tone. It will be OK. The Centaur will take care of it..." Thaddeus Hogarth, a guitar professor at Berklee College of Music, describes the tone of the Klon as "dynamic...it works in combination with your guitar sound..."

 

 

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