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13 Best Klon Clones: Alternatives to the Klon Centaur

13 Best Klon Clones: Alternatives to the Klon Centaur
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Updated March 2021
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J. Rockett Archer IkonJ. Rockett Archer Ikon

A golden Klon clone, this pedal is smooth. It nails reproducing a legendary pedal at a cost that is very fair for this quality of tones.

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Electro-Harmonix Soul FoodElectro-Harmonix Soul Food

An affordable approximation that gets you a very impressive Klon sound for the relatively small investment.

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Ceriatone Centura Professional OverdriveCeriatone Centura Professional Overdrive

A convincing clone that could be the closest on this list to a reproduction. The Centura emulates the tones and vibe of a Klone, even down to the enclosure. Built with premium components, it is available as a manufacturered pedal or a DIY kit.

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RYRA The KloneRYRA The Klone

Extremely high quality replica with an emphasis on craftsmanship, this build is based on "a ridiculous attention to detail" and it shows.

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Wampler Tumnus V2Wampler Tumnus V2

Easily one of the most referenced Klon inspired drives, the Wampler Tumnus is always recommended for those seeking the Centaur tone.

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Keeley Oxblood Overdrive V2Keeley Oxblood Overdrive V2

The Oxblood has a fantastic broad EQ from incorporating switches for bass response and clipping options that seperate it from the rest of the Klon clones.

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MXR M294 Sugar Drive Mini Effects PedalMXR M294 Sugar Drive Mini Effects Pedal

Although it has a bit more mids than a Klon, the Sugar Drive from MXR is versatile and comes with a very friendly pedalboard footprint.

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Way Huge Electronics Conspiracy Theory Professional OverdriveWay Huge Electronics Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive

The Conspiracy Theory from Way Huge is a very convincing way to capture the Klon's tone.

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Mythos Pedals Mjolnir MK IVMythos Pedals Mjolnir MK IV

The Mjolnir from Nashville's Mythos Pedals, is a solid option for anyone looking for a Klon clone in a standard pedal enclosure with top mounted jacks. The updated version also has slightly less treble and mids.

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Decibelics Golden HorseDecibelics Golden Horse

A reproduction of a 2001 Golden Klon, the Decibelics Golden Horse differentiates itself by its expert craftsmanship and small enclosure.

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RimRock Mythical OverdriveRimRock Mythical Overdrive

The Mythical Overdrive from Rimrock offers the option to upgrade to OA126 or OA128 NOS Telefunken germanium or silicon diodes for those interested in having multiple clipping options in their Klon clone.

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Tone City Bad HorseTone City Bad Horse

The Bad Horse from Tone City is one of the cheapest ways to get Klon tones.

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AMAZON

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J. Rockett Archer CleanJ. Rockett Archer Clean

A highly touted silver Klon clone, the Archer is a fantastic boost and overdrive in a pedalboard friendly format.

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AMAZON

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The best 13 Klon Centaur clones available today. From accessible ways to access the legendary Klon tone to faithful boutique reproductions, these are the pedals to consider when searching for Klon alternatives.

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