Ceriatone joins Game of Klones (Now it's called Centura)

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  1. nycLPplayer

    nycLPplayer Member

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    Anyone true bypass theirs? Love this pedal but there are certain other pedals that its buffer does not mesh well with. Think I have it essentially figured out but if anyone has already done it let me know.

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  2. Primus DuPont

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    You've got the right idea but it should look more like this:

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  3. nycLPplayer

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    ok I think I got it

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  4. JackInR

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    I'm thinking of buying one of these, though I'm wondering how long I'd have to wait for it? Is there a waiting list, or?
     
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    Oh yes there is. I got on the list 4/18/17 and I am currently 2-3 weeks away according to Nik. so be prepared to wait :)
     
  6. rusty

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    Looks like my hammond box fulldrives...no lie!
     
  7. Sectado

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    hi!! hear this quick test with centura on an fender and a marshall!!

     
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  8. NoiseNinja

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    Have no idea what Centura, Game of Klones or even the original this supposedly is a clone of is, but commenting on the enclosure, like everybody else seem to do, true to the original or not, based on the size of electronics actually inside it, it seems to me like waste of space, that, had it been in a smaller and more fitting chassis, could have been used better on a pedal board.

    Sounds pretty good though judging from the, in my opinion rather short and, in terms of showing different settings and the pedals tone on it's own, lacking demo.
     
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    i feel that ceriatone are trying to recreate the actual aesthetics of the centaur, as well as the sound. there are already tiny pedal klones around, like the wampler tumnus, for those who want the klon sound without the klon size. this pedal is for those who want something that looks like the centaur, pedalboard space be damned.
     
  11. nycLPplayer

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    Really enjoying the Centura with the tone a decent nudge below unity brightness into a already light crunchy Marshall. Normally I use the Centura to bring out more sparkle and a touch of grit in cleaner tones. That said since turning down the tone doesn't throw a blanket over the highs in a hamfisted way you get a cool saggy-esq/compressed driven tone. I am wired as the early version.

    I am returning my 2nd broken Bogner La Grange which did this better than ANYTHING I have ever played but these things keep dying on me.
     
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  12. Neon Soul

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    Then you've already completely missed the point of what Ceriatone are doing.

    Your opinions about space saving are moot, as you've not even taken the time to learn about the product you're commenting on.
     
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  13. NoiseNinja

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    No I don't get it at all.

    But at least you get something for your money.

    Why spend money on several pedals when a single pedal can fill your pedal board in one go.

    I wonder why Coca Cola hasn't adopted that sales strategy yet and started selling ½ liter soft drinks in 2 liter bottles.

    I'm sure their sales figures would sky rocket if they did so.
     
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  14. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson The girls can't stand it when you're doin'it right Silver Supporting Member

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    I think that there was a reason why those OG Tone Benders, etc. (inclusing teh Klon) were in larger enclosures. Pack too many temperature sensitive components too close together in a heat producing circuit in an enclosed space and you are going to get unwanted heat effects and other artifacts. Anyone who has ever played a small footprint Ge fuzz for any amount of time will attest to that.

    I can give progress too much credit sometimes. Like Leo Fender, sometimes the thing is right the first time, and changes would require subtle increments to match design with the original magic. Case in point, there is still a (warranted!) huge market for the 5E3 circuit in a period correct enclosure.
     
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  15. GuitarNorton

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    Face it, its the enclosure that's selling this pedal
     
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  16. ItJustRocks

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    Enclosure is nice and I like it. However people are hearing that the tone. As someone who knows the original klon well and has played many klones this one does it better than most and that's why I have been keeping this pedal.
     
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  17. GuitarNorton

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    I'll stick with my MO
     
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    Yes. It is. But that isn't a bad thing. Bill put so much effort into both the circuit and the enclosure and to have one without the other is against the Klon "way."

    What honestly kept me away from the Klone game (after selling my original Klons for $400 each to pay bills... one month before he stopped production) was that the sound of each was *slightly* off, but more so, the enclosures just didn't look very good. I'm glad Nik understands that what made the Klon great was more than a slew of electrical components in a particular order. Until I can afford an original again, the Centura will stay.
     
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  20. JK1965

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    I couldn't care less about the enclosure. What I do care about is tone. I do not and never have had a Klon. I do have a Centura and it is a killer pedal. It sounds great with all my amps. Those who have both say its right there with the real deal. I don't have one to compare it to. But to simply dismiss it without having one is shortsighted.
     
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