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2006 Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive Silver Non-Horsie, One-Owner w/ Box, Paperwork


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Up for sale, a 2006 Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A one-owner example, this Klon is complete with its original box, plastic baggie, and all factory paperwork. This pedal has been well cared for, and the silver enclosure is the "Non-Horsie" variety.

Little new can be said about the tone and responsiveness of the famed Klon Centaur, and this iteration of the now legendary overdrive and boost pedal is a testament to the enduring popularity and influence this pedal has had on popular music. Designed and hand-built by Bill Finnegan and possessing truly legendary tone, the Centaur is a modern masterpiece that has completely transformed what guitarists all over the world have come to expect from an overdrive pedal. Left-to-Right, the controls are Gain, Treble, and Output. The Gain setting determines how much or how little distortion the unit is generating on its own, while the Treble and Output are fairly self-explanatory. Here's what Finnegan has to say about the controls on the Centaur:

"Treble Setting: Don't reflexively leave your Treble setting at noon, as a lot of players seem to do with tone controls on their pedals. The Treble control is capable of providing subtle gradations in high-frequency response and is usable and natural-sounding throughout its entire range; trust your ears, and use the control.

Output Setting: To use the unit as a true overdrive - hitting whatever follows it in your signal path harder than your straight-through signal would - your Output setting will almost certainly need to be above 10:00. Different amps and pedals have different input-stage headroom characteristics, so take some time to experiment with the Output to find whatever setting gives you the best results with your particular setup; often settings in the 11:00 - 1:00 range work well.

Clean-boost Mode: With the Gain control at its minimum setting, the unit is in clean-boost mode. In this mode the circuit has enormous headroom and will not generate any distortion of its own. Clean-boost enables you to hit the front end of your amp harder, or the next pedal in your signal path harder, without changing any of the essential characteristics of the signal the unit received - instant same-pickups-but-hotter capability."

The circuit is untouched and the black "goop" is undisturbed, with CTS pots that date to the 30th and 31st weeks of 2006. The silver inked serial number is present in the lower left corner of the circuit board.

Cosmetically, this Klon shows some expected minor oxidation and light scuffing, and the back of the pedal shows sparingly little wear with the gold foil Klon decal intact. The graphics are pristine, and the stock knobs are present.

The original plain white box is included, along with the original plastic sleeve, all factory paperwork, and two power adaptor options to convert from 1/8" to a traditional 9V receptacles (a power supply is not included).