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Any dealers have a Kalamazoo?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by BradB41, May 19, 2011.

  1. BradB41

    BradB41 Member

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    My usual prospects are all out...Tone Factor, PGS, and Music Toyz. Anyone know a dealer that might have these in stock?
     
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    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    Love pedal site has the gold one, I got mine a couple weeks back,
    Really great pedal
    Chris
     
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    I exhausted all avenues as well and finally just picked a used one up off ebay. got it yesterday. Very cool pedal. Very klon like. I wanna try it with the 18volt power supply like in the PGS videos. Makes me wanna hear the gold one as well.
     
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    for future reference if you just sign up for the mailing list you can be notified by PGS when theyre in stock. im in the same boat right now. i want one so bad.
     
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    There's a demo comparing the two on youtube somewhere. I own a chrome version but haven't gotten my hands on the spanish gold version yet...so take this with a grain of salt. But from the demos...the gold version sounds almost like it has too much headroom. Part of the reason why I like the chrome version is the fact that it has more gain on tap...and if you wanted more headroom/clarity, you could just bump up the voltage. The gain knob on the gold set to noon sounds like the gain knob on the chrome set to 9 o'clock...and this is at a standard 9v I believe. If that's what you are looking for then kudos - it's not much more expensive than the stock chrome version so I suppose it's worth the extra coin if you want it now.

    Tonally speaking, they are pretty much the same, in spite of the higher headroom. I will say though with the chrome version, bumping up the voltage makes a real big difference. In addition to the standard higher fidelity, headroom, and clarity that you would get increasing the voltage on other overdrives, the Kalamazoo actually gets smoother. At 16v-18v, it's the perfect rhythm overdrive tone for me. Smoother sounding overdrive with just a bit of bite to give it some growl on lead work.
     

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