That Pedal Show – Beyond The Klon Centaur: Tumnus Deluxe, Oxblood, Manticore and Sick As Overdrives

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In this episode we revisit that near-mythical beast of tone, the Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive. Beloved of many professional players and enthusiasts alike, there is no doubt that it is a unique design and inspired a whole generation of overdrive pedals, particularly after official production was ceased in the early/mid 2000s.
As 2017 draws to a close (when we filmed this video) it’s clear that you can achieve something all-but identical to the Centaur’s tone and feel via any number of clones, remakes and inspired-by pedals. We’ve made a video or two about that in the past. However…
This video is not primarily about which of these pedals sounds most like the Centaur. It’s about what comes next: what tweaks and features address some of the common criticisms levelled at the Centaur, while still maintaining that unmistakeable tone and feel. Thus we have a smattering of recent offerings, notably the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe released very recently. The small-box Tumnus has been phenomenally popular for Brian Wampler’s company, so they’ve added features and evolved it into a Deluxe model. And of course, there are a handful of others to consider too.
Let’s get all post-Klon then shall we? Enjoy the video…

Pedals in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• D’Addario Pedal Tuner
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2tIN4lD
USA: http://bit.ly/2x4Bm6m
Australia: http://bit.ly/2tfHqHN

• Klon Centaur
No longer available new

• ProAnalog Devices Manticore
http://www.proanalogdevices.com/

• Keeley Oxblood
UK & Europe:http://bit.ly/2CnTzPT
USA: http://bit.ly/2AK1A4n
Australia: http://bit.ly/2jWnve1

• Wampler Tumnus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2gclnLh
USA: http://bit.ly/2gKGx73
Australia: http://bit.ly/2jWWsPO

• Wampler Tumnus Deluxe
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2AKx1eG
USA: http://bit.ly/2Bt5qyc
Australia: http://bit.ly/2zwyfFn

• Bondi Effects Sick As Overdrive
Australia: http://bit.ly/2pgZFhA

• Crazy Tube Circuits White Whale
https://crazytubecircuits.com/white-whale

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
– Intro playing: 00:00
– What are we doing today? 1:55
– Today’s amps… and why we like the Klon Centaur: 2:54
– But what doesn’t it do? 5:35
– Today’s pedals: 5:35
– Yes, of course the Centaur’s resale prices are ridiculous: 7:50
– Pro Analog Devices Manticore…: 8:25
– …into Fender and Victory separately: 14:20
– Keeley Oxblood: 17:59
– Klon and Oxblood at higher gain: 27:30
– Tumnus & Tumnus Deluxe: 29:00
– Bondi Effects Sick As Overdrive: 36:08
– What do we think so far, and a lot more talking (yes, you can turn off now): 44:30

Amps in this episode
• Fender Super Reverb reissue with four Jensen P10R speakers
• Victory Sheriff 22 with Marshall 2061x 2×12 cabinet (Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers)

Guitars in this episode
• Fender 60s Reverse Headstock Stratocaster: watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2BuMqMZ
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster: watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dlZJ6K
• PRS DGT Model: Watch Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2d8Xo2I
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard: watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS

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