John Mayer's Black "Klon" - Anyone know what it is?

PedalFreak

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I realize there will be a lot of sarcastic replies here, after all TGP never disappoints :D But does anyone happen to know what the black "klon" that John Mayer has been using on his board for awhile now is? It is not a Centura, that much I know. Or if it's a mod to another klone what the mod was?

@jhspedals.com I'm looking your way if you can spill anything ;)
 

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Pretty sure it is a Centura...
Josh from JHS has said it isnt
Josh, as well as a couple others that I know have confirmed that it is not a Centura. There are a couple photos around that show it does not say "Centura" on it. Now whether or not it's a centura case that has had "centura" removed is a different question. But several people that I feel are trustworthy have said it's not that. Although Josh is the only one that I haven't heard comment on what it is. The others didn't know other than it wasn't a Centura.

I think the reflections in photo make it look black but it's not really black.

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There have been some photos showing it's definitely black.

Rumor is that he asked Bill F to mod a Klon for him, not sure why though, and that Bill didn't want to do it.

I'm wondering if @jhspedals.com built one of their Klones with the tweaks that John wanted and housed it in a modified Centura casing. Or even better if it's a JHS Soul Food mod in a Black case. That would be awesome :rotflmao
 

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Honestly, if no one knows what it is, then the Centura can't be ruled out. But I think I read somewhere that it is a Klon Centaur.
Like I said, Josh from JHS has said that it's not a Centura. Someone that knows John mentioned that John reached out to Bill to mod his Klon and Bill refused, then John went to Josh.

Maybe they modified a real Klon and had the enclosure painted :dunno
 

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It's probably an $80 Klone but shhhh it'll be a $750 must have if you release the model info.
That would be awesome if it was! Sort of like when I was buying up TS10's for $25-50, no one wanted them. Then I had this guy start out bidding me on all the TS10's I was trying to buy, found out later it was John. Now everyone wants that pedal :rotflmao

I've been curious about the JHS Soul Food sound like a great mod. Maybe I should buy one in case it comes out that's what it is :D
 

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I think the reflections in photo make it look black but it's not really black.

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This actually seems like the most plausible answer. The only photos I've seen of a black one on his board aren't exactly clear and Ceriatone is the only ones who make a black one. I don't see why he would paint the enclosure just for a mod. He's not exactly known for painting his pedals.
 

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Pics or it didn’t happen!





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The John Mayer tapatalk forum has a lot of photos on it. If I get time later, and no one else has I'll try to bring some of the images over.

Here is a quick one that I found. Can see the white letters, and no "Centrua" written on it. In one of the threads at that forum I mentioned, there were some that got to do a stage walk through before a show, John insisted that no photos were allowed of his gear. They also confirmed that it was black and did not say Centura. John also wasn't answering gear questions haha

 
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That would be awesome if it was! Sort of like when I was buying up TS10's for $25-50, no one wanted them. Then I had this guy start out bidding me on all the TS10's I was trying to buy, found out later it was John. Now everyone wants that pedal :rotflmao

I've been curious about the JHS Soul Food sound like a great mod. Maybe I should buy one in case it comes out that's what it is :D
I owned the JHS modded version, good luck with your investment.
 




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