Klon KTR... So are the days of

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  1. Rango

    Rango Supporting Member

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    FLIPPING them over! :anon

    Got mine today and noticed prices are already falling in the emporium :eeks


    ya I'm feeling feisty since I got mine!

    let the :fisticuffs begin! LOL!!! :munch
     
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    This is an...odd post. With one too many smilies.
     
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    (to actually respond...KTRs seem to be much more widely available...supply and demand would dictate that as demand decreases, prices will fall)
     
  4. King Rat

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    They are in stock in half a dozen places.

    Let's all enjoy the time of plenty (for now)
     
  5. macmax77

    macmax77 Supporting Member

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    but you don't have to sell it.
    It has so many different uses!

    Do you have an office or lots of paper?
     
  6. OilsFan

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    I was just wondering the same thing earlier. If he keeps putting out batches on his current time frame or faster, I'd say yes, KTR prices will fall. Original Klons never. They will hold steady or go up even more.
     
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    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Now that the KTR is being mass-produced, it's just not special. I don't want mine anymore.. :facepalm
     
  8. Rango

    Rango Supporting Member

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    Isn't funny how that works! LOL!! :D

    Remember people flipping Timmy's a while back for more than "retail"! Now they sell at "normal" used prices in the emporium....


    Just the "circle of life" here on The Gear Page! :D
     
  9. Mars Hall

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    Considering all the bad press Bill receives about "creating high demand by limiting production", perhaps he doesn't have schemes to rule the pedal world after all. Just perhaps, it's like he said all along...
     
  10. delay dude

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    But isn´t the first KTR better than the recent? ;)
     
  11. jsytsma

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    My Arc Klone V2 was still cheaper than the KTR and I have no reason to believe the "real thing" is better.
     
  12. Snufkinoob

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    But that's been one of the most notable defining features. :huh
     
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    they seem to be shipping new KTRs every 3 months or so now. I can't see people flipping them anymore. You might be able to make a nice profit selling overseas, they are much harder to get there.
     
  14. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Not to start a storm, but I a/b'd my buddy's first-run KTR with one I bought from the second batch and there was an audible difference. It was minor, but the second batch seemed a little "stiffer" for lack of a better term. His was a little sweeter sounding. We both heard it immediately and tweaked the knobs to match them exactly, but there was always a slight difference. I know, crazy, but true. Also, the magic diodes were not the same when we opened them up.

    I sold my old one and have one coming in this batch to try again. Klons for me are like car-accidents - I can't turn away. I have owned 3 original silvers, two KTR's and a few Klones. I always flip them (not for crazy profit - sold my last silver for $450, last KTR for $300) and buy another one later. It's a virus I can't shake.
     
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    I just received mine, and my initial impression is extremely positive.
     
  16. gibs5000

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    Thats because the components in any pedal aren't going to be 100% exact, there is always a little bit of difference to be expected from 1 pedal to the next, pots, resistors, caps, are all built within a tolerance, to make them all identical is costly, so if one sounds "stiffer" than the other it is to be expected to be honest.
     
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    I ordered two and will be selling the second one, if not both for what I bought them for.

    Why did I get two? Poor internet skills. :facepalm

    I'm going to compare it to my Silver Klon.
     
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    I don't think sales of these will be as hot as they were now that there are so many proven Klones. The Archer I believe has put a stop to the KTR flipping craziness.
     
  19. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    The flipping KTRs was due to make a profit in many cases. Those who really want them, put them on their board. Those who flip them in most cases where there to make a profit. It's quite obvious as you still see people posting them on the Emporium and Ebay for $360 plus and are still for sale.
     
  20. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I understand all of that, I do. But, it was mainly interesting that so much is made of the magic diodes that Bill uses and keeps a secret, and the two versions did not have the same diodes in them.
     

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