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Stompboxtober 2023 Day #13 - Stew Mac Ghost Drive

Stompboxtober 2023 Day #13 - Stew Mac Ghost Drive

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StewMac Ghost Drive

More than a "klone"—it's the closest we've ever seen to the real thing! Few pedals reach mythical status like the Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive. StewMac scoured the world for the EXACT right components to recreate this "holy grail" circuit as a kit. No you can build your own version of this incredibly hard to find pedal.

Considered the finest transparent overdrive ever, the original Klon is shrouded in mystery, epoxy, and hype—but amazingly, it delivers. It's a guitar player's dream come true: saturated tube tone from your amp at a reasonable volume. It doesn't change the character of your amp, you get just the right amount of overdrive without losing your unique tone. It's relied on by countless players like Joe Perry, Mike McCready, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Nels Cline and more.

StewMac dug deep to find the identical pair of 1N34A germanium diodes just like the original. Many claim these diodes were the heart of the original Klon and why so many of the imitators fall short. This pedal is extremely easy to use: just gain, treble, and output. The gain is where the magic is by adding sweet saturation and harmonics while retaining the character of your amp. The treble acts as a boost or cut, allowing you to dial in the perfect mid-range for your tone.

Nobody does instructions like StewMac—they wrote a 40 page step-by-step instructions made for the first time builder. They left no stone unturned, you'll see every solder joint and resistor value to make sure your build is perfect from start to finish. And if you get stuck, StewMac's team of techs and players is here to help! This is a fun weekend project where you'll learn a lot and get a legendary pedal.