Which Klon?

Some like 'em and some don't, but I bet everyone has at least a couple — Analog Delay, Digital Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tube Overdrive, Transistor Overdrive, Fuzz, Octave Fuzz, Tremolo, Vibrato, Compressor and the list goes on!

Which Klon?

Postby jalevinemd on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:11 pm

Which Klon is the most sought after...the silver or gold case? Are there certain years that are considered more desirable?
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Re: Which Klon?

Postby dee-luxe on Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:42 pm

Silver with the horsie are the earilest and rarest, then probably the gold with the horse and lastly the plain silver.

The JHS klones sound dead on to my ears, after that your dollars are just going in as an investment
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Re: Which Klon?

Postby exgenerator on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:55 am

As far as Klon clones go, the few in the running all seem to do the clean boost thing great, but the overdrive function isn't the greatest, including the original Klon. The Monsterpiece Stud, however, gives you a more usable overdrive function in addition to the clean boost magic the Klon is known for, and at a lower price than most of the other clones.

The new Klon, the KTR, has just been released by the original builder as a spot on re-creation in a smaller enclosure and the ability to turn the buffer on or off if you want true bypass when the unit is off. Unlike his previous ones that have blown up to around $1500 plus on the internet, the new ones are under $300.

Now that Bill is making them again, JHS said they will no longer make them so if you really want the JHS, I would get it now before it goes way up in price :roll:
AFAIK, Monsterpiece, ARC, Aluminum Falcon, and the others will still be available, but will probably be discontinued as a regular item as the new KTRs aren't that much more expensive, and they aren't "Klones."

If you have to have the original big box one, please do yourself a favor and try one out with your rig live before plopping down all that money for something that was designed to do a specific task more than a general one, and may not work well with your setup. Bill used to ask people on the phone what there rig was and what they were looking for, and would actually turn business away if he beleived you would be unhappy with the pedal.
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