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Six_Acre_Lake's picture
Philadelphia
Mar 2006
8 years ago

i dont have 400 to spend on this overdrive pedal but i love the sound of this one. got any cheaper recommendations for a similar tone? How about the fulltone OCD?

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Fender Jazzmaster / Dipinto Philadelphian / Ibanez AS-80
Various pedals
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amoebas_2's picture
southern cal
Jul 2005
9 years ago

nobody knows what it's based on, so your question is a hard one.

psst. pssst.

I do pedal mods... I'll also build you a pedal of your choice and give you a quote on it.

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zacharybroyles's picture
Sparta, TN
Jan 2005
6 years ago

what kind of tone are you looking for, just a booster, or a really light overdrive pedal?

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acoustic_frippy's picture
Map Ref 41N 93W
Sep 2005
6 years ago

It's my understanding that the Klon may be used to boost an overdriven amp or act as a preamp. After Nels Cline raved about his Klon Centaur, which he uses as a preamp/overdrive, I started looking into them. The 400 USD price tag quickly turned me off of them, though. Nonetheless, I did do a good bit of research into the Klon and some of the alternatives.

On the preamp/overdrive side of things the Banzai Fireball II, Hermida Technology Zendrive, and Prescription Electronics The Dual Tone all seemed to fill a niche similar to that of the Klon Centaur.

On the boost/overdrive side of things the Catalinbread Super Chile Picoso, Super Charged Overdrive, and Sagrado Poblano Picoso all seemed to offer variations on the Klon theme, as did the Z-Vex Super Hard-On and Super-Duper 2-in-1.

Another pedal that seems to be very similar to the Klon Centaur is Subdecay Liquid Sunshine.

FWIW I gave up trying to find something similar to the Klon after I realized that I prefered the natural break-up of an overdriven tube amp to a pedal. One pedal I have found that looks very promising as a boost is the Barge Concepts DB-1 Dual Boost. According to Barge Concepts you can cascade the two boosts together to get 54db of gain. Another pedal that seems very promising is the Death By Audio Interstellar Overdrive, especially the master volume version.

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guitarose's picture
London
May 2005
4 years ago

Originally posted by acoustic_frippy
Another pedal that seems very promising is the Death By Audio Interstellar Overdrive, especially the master volume version.

I wanna know more on this one!!

I won't be buying more dirt for a while, but this looks very interesting!

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grover's picture
Feb 2005
4 years ago

Originally posted by guitarose
I wanna know more on this one!!

I won't be buying more dirt for a while, but this looks very interesting!

I had the non-master volume one for a while... it was a VERY aggressive pedal. Extremely gritty. I sold it because the boost in volume was so drastic even at the lowest setting. I guess a master volume control would have fixed that.

berarduur's picture
Losser, of all places........
Apr 2004
8 months ago

I love the Colorsound Overdriver; can give a great Klon impression, and much much more

Tijd zat..., toch?

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jhc's picture
Chicago
Jan 2005
4 years ago

Originally posted by berarduur
I love the Colorsound Overdriver; can give a great Klon impression, and much much more

Beraduur, do you know if there are any production pedals which are a clone (or close to one) of the Colorsound?

Les Pauls and Teles (some real, some fake) ->
Boss TU2
Ernie Ball VP Jr
Vox847 Wah (true-bypass)
Barber Tone Press
Barber Small Fry
Da MOAF
Lovepedal CoT50
Modded Vox Valvetone
Crowther Prunes & Custard
EHX Deluxe Memory Man
EHX Wiggler
Line 6 Verbzilla
(all used variously)
-> Traynor YCV40WR

acoustic_frippy's picture
Map Ref 41N 93W
Sep 2005
6 years ago

Originally posted by jhc
Beraduur, do you know if there are any production pedals which are a clone (or close to one) of the Colorsound?

I'm not Beraduur ;)

...but there are a few clones of the Colorsound on the market, as well as a current production Colorsound version.

Prescription Electronics RxOverdriver...
http://www.musictoyz.com/guitar/pedals/pres.php

Vintage FX Colordrive...
http://www.pedalgeek.com/cgi-bin/new_shop.cgi?config=&uid=Rq1QCwAA1147548252&command=link--vfxcd

Throbak Overdrive/Boost...
http://cgi.ebay.com/2006-Throbak-Overdrive-Boost-Pedal-w-Master-volume_W0QQitemZ7414005038QQcategoryZ41416QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Colorsound The Overdriver...
http://www.macaris.co.uk/product_full.asp?productID=560&typeID=27&catID=5

Double Helix

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jhc's picture
Chicago
Jan 2005
4 years ago

Thank you good sir. I have forgotten about a couple of those. I wonder if the Vintage FX pedal at $100 sounds as good as the other, more expensive versions.

Les Pauls and Teles (some real, some fake) ->
Boss TU2
Ernie Ball VP Jr
Vox847 Wah (true-bypass)
Barber Tone Press
Barber Small Fry
Da MOAF
Lovepedal CoT50
Modded Vox Valvetone
Crowther Prunes & Custard
EHX Deluxe Memory Man
EHX Wiggler
Line 6 Verbzilla
(all used variously)
-> Traynor YCV40WR

guitarose's picture
London
May 2005
4 years ago

Originally posted by grover
I had the non-master volume one for a while... it was a VERY aggressive pedal. Extremely gritty. I sold it because the boost in volume was so drastic even at the lowest setting. I guess a master volume control would have fixed that.

Was the aggression purely volume based, or was it something else?

Ibanez SA160QM (w/ Lindy Fralin's)
Boss TU-2 > Boss DS-2 > EHX Big Muff Pi > Arion SAD-1 > Boss PH3 >Boss RV-3 >Visual sound Jekyll & Hyde> Akai Headrush > tech 21 triac> "borrowed" Roland JC-50

For Sale/trade, PM for info:

Quote:

Originally posted by DAVIDCOUPE
Guitarose has had one for sale in his sig since i joined this ****ing site. Somebody just buy it!

...
Epiphone Alleykat (w/hard case)
DOD fx25B Diago gigman pedalboard (virtually as new) Boss OC-2 MXR Dynacomp