NUX | Horseman Overdrive Pedal, Full Size
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Now comes the NUX Horseman- a none too subtle reference to the original unit if ever there was one. The Klon Centaur boasts a massive footprint by today’s standards, and NUX have managed to make its take on it even more viable by producing it in the increasingly popular mini pedal format – it literally fits in the palm of your hand. Without even plugging it in it can easily raise a certain amount of suspicion. A Klon-inspired drive by a reputable UK builder that places an active treble and bass EQ after the overdrive and a Mids/presence control before the overdrive. While the latter can change the overall character of the saturation from smooth to crunchy, the former controls allow “around the edges” sculpting of the driven tone without affecting the crucial character of the mids.
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So if you want beautiful blues tones, a very well built pedal and you either don’t want to replicate the design of the original Klon, or would prefer a slightly smaller pedal, this could make a great addition to your pedalboard. Wampler Tumnus Deluxe
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All in all I'm delighted with this pedal and it has become my favourite go-to effect in the few weeks that I've had it. II think it's a bit of a hidden gem, perhaps dismissed by many because its not from one of the big name brands but it's definitely staying on my pedalboard for sure.
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The next Klon clone pedal on the list is The Zeus Drive from TC Electronic. The Zeus Drive is the company’s take on the iconic Klon Centaur-style circuit. The Zeus Drive features a unique “Fat” switch to help beef up your low end – a nice addition to a great circuit.
A good cheap guitar pedal should of course, sound great which because of all the above, is now easier to find than ever. You want it to last more than a few rehearsals too! It might not last a lifetime, but you should be able to get a few years out of it. Ideally, you want it to have an easy to use interface too - this boils down to how it’s been designed. What are the benefits of buying cheap guitar pedals? Used – Not liking to be considered just a “Klone,” the Illuminated Overdrive includes a nice added features: a 3 way toggle switch lets you select the type of clipping. Somewhere between the faithful Klon replicas and the tone tweaking options of the Tumnus Deluxe lies the Keeley Electronic Oxblood.