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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Jack Clayton, Jan 19, 2019.
The Idiotbox Han Tan Klon Clone is very good and highly regarded.
Stop looking at klones, they all have diodes shunted to ground and that's not going to get a smooth sound. Take a look at the Maxon OD820, clean blend like a klon, but with smoother soft clipping like in a tube screamer.
Is TDPRI turning into TGP?
I hope not
I bounce between a SF and a Fulltone Fulldrive 3 for that gap on my covers band board.
The extra clean boost on the Fulltone 3 adds a lot of versatility and the OD side’s gain control does work well from 0 with ‘comp cut’ mode (of its 3 modes) being probably closest to what you describe you want. Good for open light dirt or a lot of dirty boost into a on the edge amp.
It was discussed so many times. You'll find my points in the following posts: post 1, post 2. Checking the rest of the threads might be also helpful.
Yeah, that's my plan. I like my Soul Food, and I don't like spending money.
But since Jack is looking for a change, why not go to the source?
Taste-testing pedals is expensive but fun.
Find a KTR -- that $300 one up there seems like a decent deal. I found one new, for list price, but that was a few months ago. KTR sounds enough like a Centaur that you can then figure out if the Klon thing is what you're after. My experience is that it does exactly what it's supposed to do: push a tube amp that's already working pretty hard into a nice smooth sustains overdrive. Works better onstage than in the living room. Works better with some guitar amp combos than others. 100% pure magic with a 335 and a Classic 30, for instance.
Is it "the best"? I could imagine having it as my one and only drive pedal for regular playing. (The Zendrive has kicked everything else off the board for slide.) For me, the Amp Eleven would beat it -- the boost side of this pedal really works with my playing, and you can set the drive side to emulate that same thing the Klon does. Or just turn everything up to 11 and rock out. But the KTR is a solid pedal.
Can you recommend some links, maybe a demo vid, to help me get my head around symetrical/assymetrical clipping?
Rimrock Mythical Overdrive.
If you want smooth, you should be looking at symmetrical in the negative feedback loop, AKA soft clipping.
...and the Maxon VOP9 is the same thing in a smaller package (with True Bypass).
Sorry, but I don’t have any links at hand.
I did a google search for asymmetrical vs symmetrical clipping. I found out somewhere that the TS-9 is symmetrical and the Boss SD-1 is asymmetrical giving me something to compare.
Then I think I watched a few Youtube videos comparing them. My takeaway was that asym clipping is little more amp-like, while sym clipping is smoother sounding.
perhaps a VFE Dragon
You could check out the Bad Cat Siamese Drive. It's two separate Klon circuits in a single pedal, and for whatever reason is being blown out on sale everywhere for like $95 right now. I have not used it myself, I'm not a Klon guy, but I own multiple Bad Cat amps and can attest to their quality as a company and as people.
BYOC has the "Silver Pony II".
A dual channel klone with a boost.
Only suggesting this if your into building a pedal or have someone that could do it for you.
Runs about $100. Give or take and some of your time.
They also offer a Maxon OD820 klone too. The "Green Pony".
I also recommend the oxblood, not exactly a Klon but it has some of the best qualities of a klon and has a good bit of drive it you want it.