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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Simplified Klon Centaur

Here is a great project taken from freestompboxes.org - a simplified Klon Centaur, essentially the same circuit as the original minus the charge pump. Each part of the circuit has been modified to ensure it has exactly the same response as an original unit. It was designed by mictester (if you pop over to the freestomp forums check out his other circuits, he's got some real gems!) and has been extensively tested against original units for authenticity of tone.

Here is the original thread (There is also some great work by earthtonesaudio): http://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7526

Here is the schematic for quick reference;

Here is a vero layout from DrTonyBalls (again over at freestomp!) ;


For a quick demo of how this circuit sounds check out this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMD2fyUKXPU

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