A blog article explains how Wayne Sermon uses a custom built Centaur pedal: "It’s a long story as to how I got hooked up with Imagine Dragons, but last year I got the opportunity to build a custom Centaur clone for their guitarist, Wayne Sermon. He was putting together a new live rig from the ground up and wanted to include a Centaur, but didn’t want to give up the pedalboard real estate for his original unit. I designed a PCB that would fit into a 1590B-sized enclosure and then built the pedal with an almost antique-looking distressed finish. " "After I built the first one, he tested it against his real Centaur. He couldn’t hear any difference between them, and this one is about 1/3 the size, so the real Centaur got the boot. He then asked for another one for his secondary rig. So he actually has two of these now." The original blog article can be found [here](http://aionelectronics.com/blog/custom-centaur-pedal-for-imagine-dragons/).more
"Everybody needs a Klon - if you can find and afford one! I wish I had the money and the knowledge when those things came out and bought all of them I could find. We've got three of those. I took them out of the pedalboard for about a week, and every day he kept saying 'something's wrong, somethings wrong!" Then once we went back to the Klon he goes 'there you go, that's what I was missing!' It's true, this is really a part of his sound. The Klon has been in his rig for probably at least ten years. It's been a while. When they found them they bought three, him and Brad each bought three. And so he's got all three of them. He's got his Klons. They're all the gold ones, all the exact same color. Brad, I think, has one without the horse. It's just maybe a little bit different color," says Joe Perry's guitar tech.more
Noel Gallagher shows his pedalboard (new as of Oct 2016) on his Instagram. In the top row, fourth from the right, is his Klon Centaur overdrive pedal. His Centaur appears to lack the centaur decal, and the labels for the knobs. The signal coming out of the pedalboard looks to be going into the first Vintage channel of his [Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb Amp](http://equipboard.com/pros/noel-gallagher/fender-68-custom-twin-reverb).more
"It's been on his pedalboard for the whole time. I know he loves the Klon and it's a really, really great sounding pedal. A little bit on the noisy side for me - just a little hissy - but in between the hiss there are some really nice notes that come out of it. Sometimes it will be tune specific. Some songs will require a little bit more drive than others. It's kind of because he rides the volume part quite a bit that whatever is closest to max, he's going to want to have that setting to a certain point. So then he can gauge the sensitivity on the guitar," says Jeff Beck's guitar tech.more
In this [artical](http://proguitarshop.com/andyscorner/the-guitar-gear-of-pearl-jam), Stone Gossard of [Pearl Jam](http://equipboard.com/band/pearl-jam), [Temple of the Dog](http://equipboard.com/band/temple-of-the-dog), [Gossman Project](http://equipboard.com/band/gossman-project), [Mother Love Bone](http://equipboard.com/band/mother-love-bone), has been seen rocking his Klaun Centaur overdrive pedal.more
"The lynchpin of my sound tends to be the Klon Centaur Overdrive," Cline says at (29:15). "It has a kind of legendary status, almost infamous at this point because they're almost impossible to get and cost a ton of money...It's like having an amp in a pedal, it has a very transparent quality," he said. “The Ugly Face. It’s made by an art professor in San Francisco. It’s one of the most extreme, bizarre, wonderful fuzz boxes ever. Henry’s turned me on to some good pedals in his day; he’s the guy who first showed me the [Klon] Centaur Overdrive, which is one of my main things, and he was the first guy to show me the [Z.Vex] Fuzz Factory, which is another one that I use.” - [Fretboard Journal interview.](https://www.fretboardjournal.com/features/inside-wilcos-loft/)more
"Dude knows his stuff. And his tone? Fantastic. Utilizing a host of pedals–including a silver box Klon Centaur and an Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine–and an older Tone King Meteor powered by a quartet of 6V6s, Benji culled some breath taking sounds out of his choice vintage guitars. He employed a 1951 two-pickup Fender Esquire, a quirky-cool late 50’s Guyatone LG-60 and a vintage Epiphone 12-string."more
"A pair of pedalboards with a few essential stomps helps Carrabba balance his acoustic and electric duties. His electric board holds a TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Noir, MXR Micro Amp, and a coveted sliver Klon Centaur. A Whirlwind Selector A/B box splits the signals and a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ provides the juice," reads [this](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22686-rig-rundown-dashboard-confessionals-chris-carrabba) Premier Guitar rig rundown.more
In this Music Radar [article](http://www.musicradar.com/guitarist/guitarist-photo-diaries-the-butterfly-effect-@-bristol-academy-2-11-5-2009-244314/) about The Butterfly Effect's live performance at the Bristol Academy in 2009, a photo of Kurt Goedhart's pedal board shows his Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive Guitar Pedal.more
Pedalboard used in conjunction with Marshall: "My live ‘board is pretty simple - essentially just a tuner, an octave pedal, and a couple of subtle boost pedals. 90% of the core sound is from the guitar and amp, then a clean boost is used just to push the amp a bit harder into overdrive. I use the guitar volume for most of the tonal variations. Main pedals used are as follows: Free The Tone FINAL BOOSTER - Fantastic clean boost… the great thing is when set at zero and kicking it in there no tonal/level change whatsoever - it only adds to what’s already there. Has a nice natural sounding buffer in it too. Sonic Research ST-200 Tuner - Accurate and reliable strobe tuner that works great especially for the ‘half a step down’ tuning I use. Easy to see on dark stages too! T-Rex ALBERTA - Nice subtle tubescreamer type pedal, smoother and warmer sounding than the classic TS pedals. Normally just kicked in now and then with the Strat. T-Rex OCTAVIUS Octave pedal with switchable clean boost - This is great and is used mostly with the old cello slide guitar. The guitar has a really low output so the extra boost on here works perfectly to beef things back up. Voodoo Lab PEDAL POWER 2 PLUS - Silent, super reliable and efficient power supply! Brightonion Pedals TRUE BYPASS LOOPER - Any pedals that aren’t true bypass run through this, plus it keeps things nice and easy to switch on and off during a gig as every thing is at the front! Other pedals I use now and then: Klon Centaur, JHS Charlie Brown, Free The Tone Red Jasper, ZVEX Box Of Rock" -Aynsley Listermore
At 18.35 in this video Mike talks about his "secret" pedal. It is either a Klon that has been disguised or it's a copy of a Klon or perhaps even a custom pedal modelled on a Klon Centaur. Whatever it is, it's like a Klon. http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23095-rig-rundown-social-distortion-2015 This article describes it as a "Klopy".more
There are myths and arguments that have made there way to all corners of the gear nerds universe about this pedal. You know what it does. My personal view: It adds a certain 3 dimensional quality to your tone that other pedals just don't have. It really makes notes jump out of your amplifier. And it has a very specific midrange EQ to it that really makes the notes sing. That's why I like it.
This thing sounds amazing. If "Transparent" OD is your thing, this is king, but the price is insane. There are less than $100 in parts in here so build your own. $1800 avg used price is BS. This pedal is a tone legend though.