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

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  1. Stressfest

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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.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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  7. GuitarNorton

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    Face it, its the enclosure that's selling this pedal
     
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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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    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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    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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    Received #0829 yesterday. Got on the list March 8, 2017. Nice pedal. Haven't compared to my Klons or other Klones yet, but I'm sure it's a fine pedal. I'm not sure about the switch, so i'm replacing with a Carling when I get a few minutes with the solder iron.
     
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    My Centura was packaged on 12/20 and I received it 12/22 at my front door in Tennessee. It looks and sounds great! I love the chromed enclosure and the tones are fantastic!
    A big thanks to Nik at Ceriatone! What a class act and a great bargain.
     
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    Exactly! I don't use a klon/klone often but the original silver one is my favorite and so far the Centura has come the closest to capturing that over all the ones I've tried. The Anasounds can get 98% and is something people should check out, and its nice because it can also do so much more, the Rock Your Repaired Amp nails the clean boost with the gain all the way down, and the KTR is certainly nice but it assimilates it, not spot on IMO and the enclosure sucks. the Centura has the mids perfect IMO.

    Anyways, yes I like the enclosure, but it also sounds good. Will I take a tube screamer over it? Yup. But I'm holding onto my Centura as that right now is the one others have to beat.
     
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    They're both the exact same circuit.
     
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    Why do any of you care what Klone someone has on their board?

    Why is the enclosure on the Centura any less of a selling point than, say, top mounted jacks?

    Who fu*king cares?

    TGP sometimes...
     
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    It's the exact same circuit.
     
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    I got on the list April 9th, am I getting close?
     
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    I have one incoming in a few days...think I went on the list in late February or early March...
     
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