Klon Centaur knock-off?..... $41!

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  1. Gutch220

    Gutch220 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody want to try a $41 knock-off Klon Centaur from WISH.com

    this site is ridiculous for cheap chinese stuff. They have mini pedals for like $7!

    This is why China is winning people
     
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    Buy an old Soul Food, likely sound better...
     
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    I have an Archer IKON on the way.. I tubed a sample of some $40 klon klone kit, sounded like a bad fuzz box, just awful.
     
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    They didn't win anything, it was handed to them by greedy corporate America. You can still vote with your wallet.
     
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    You send $41 to China, and here's what you get:
    a rubba biscuit bow bow bow.
     
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    Exactly...
    I get nauseous seeing all the fake Chibsons on eBay these days. eBay doesn’t care, some even show the headstock!
     
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    I didn't say I wanted to buy it, or that it was a good thing. I bet it sounds like trash.
    I bet those other cheap $30 don't sound good either, but if you're OK with getting a $30 sound, you get what you pay for, it doesn't seem like they're trying to "trick you". If I was a beginner, 10-15 years old without a lot of money, I'd be into making a mini pedalboard with these assortment of cheap pedals.

    As for the Chibsons, you've got to be crazy to think you're buying a real Les Paul for $500. The seller is deceitful and the buyer is dumb.
     
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    I have a couple of the small mini ones dont remember what i gave for em though. I tried a mini obsessive OD pedal and a couple of the mini archer clones. One was a silver archer and a golden archer i think.
     
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    Well, for now, the Archer IKON is remaining on the board. Gain about 9 - 9:30, V and Treble around noon. It's not completely different from my OCD boosted, it just has a different feel to it if that makes sense. Going to use it as a boosted clean with a tinge of dirt. It is touch sensitive as they say, a keeper for now.
     
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    They can all be made cheaper at 32 cents an hour. Ha, ha, ha.

    You choose what you want at what price. Ha, ha, ha.
     
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    If you think theft is winning, somethings wrong with the parents that raised your ignorance
     
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    what is China winning exactly?
     
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    Sanctions.
     
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    becoming the Walmart of planet Earth I suppose......economic growth? A GDP that will pass the USA in our lifetime?

    USA: arguing over who uses what bathroom
     
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    But... but... Big Orange Inc. is doing away with NAFTA. Didn't you get the memo? Winning... :coffee:
     
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    Most parts are made in China, so I don't know why it would sound any different from a real KLON? China made semiconductors can be swapped, as well as the germanium diodes. Then again, I've owned several Klones, none of which sounded like my KLON. The only one that does, is the Ceriatone Centura. It's the closest anyway. Could just be the cool looking housing, I don't know?

    I believe the early KLON's used USA made diodes that are no longer available. China made diodes will suffice, but you have to test each one for proper fv specs.
     
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    Are you an engineer?
     
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    Interesting but more on China making parts.. We have them making boards for the F-35, wtf.

    https://news.sky.com/story/f-35-jet...-parts-for-top-secret-uk-us-fighters-11741889

    Side note, wifey is a well known artist that provides line art to an industry that has been decimated by China pirating direct copies, descriptions, product titling and undercutting US based companies. It's wack a mole. Deal with one distributor, three more pop up.
     
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