Klons?

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  1. andrewnielson

    andrewnielson Member

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    all of you that play thru these, what is your input?
    i'm possibly trading my landgraff, but is it worth the tone difference?
    any advice would be great!
     
  2. Sherman

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    I have both and in IMHO they are pretty different. The Klon is really just a boost (a great one at that). I love it's simplicity and the magic that it adds to certain rigs. The LDO is an OD that has a lot more versatility w/it's 3 way switch. I don't know if I would choose one over the other. If you can swing it get both and then let your ears tell you which one you can't live w/out. If you're like me, you can't live w/out either of them and you'll keep them both. LOL. Good luck.
     
  3. slopeshoulder

    slopeshoulder Senior Member

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    Correction: the Klon is an OD, but yes, a lot of people prefer to use it as a boost. Including me. But I also like to add in some OD gain and compression to taste when stacking. The gain knob, and the builders intent, make it more than and different from a boost. It's a magic color box!!
     
  4. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    I think the Klon is one of the few pedals out there that does something know other pedal does. It is magic.
     
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    IMHO the Klon is a one-trick-pony (but what a pony!)
    Klon is the King of Clean Boosts. It adds some grit if you want to but any more gain than 11-12 o'clock and the magic is gone. It's amazing at what it does and mine is nailed to my pedalboard but don't expect it to be half as versatile as a LDO (or MOD).
     
  7. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Maybe Im alone but the Klon is not much more than a paper weight to me...I was far less than impressed with them. I think there are far better OD's out there as well as far better boosts out there...
     
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    I tried removing my Klon from my board and I think that lasted all of about 30 minutes of rehearsal time. I keep it first in my chain (sometimes I put a fuzz in front of it) with the gain around 11 o'clock. I love it. I agree that it's one of the few pedals that does something no other pedal can do.
     
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    I agree.
    I didn't find anything so magically special or appealing about it.
    Now, looking at the prices they are demanding today, I just don't understand why the hoop-la.
     
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    I just can't seem to replace it, though I could use the room on my board, the money in the bank...its just a clear boost for me - but taking it away feels like taking away part of my amplifier circuit. With it I can carry my little Goodsell Super17 to any gig, and either mike it or not - and sound wide and spacious and dialed in at the edge of things - with a tele or 335...what's that worth?
     

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