So, I can't afford a Klon
. Well, who can? While searching the net, I found an alternative: the Meta Driver by Often FX. It is a pedal based off of a Klon Centaur
, but with some very cool tweaks. The most obvious being the tiny enclosure and the true bypass/ buffer toggle switch.
Perched on my pedal board in the only spot I could find
I have never played a Klon before, but this pedal is sick! Before I knew better, I thought this was your basic OD pedal, but it's so much more. You can actually leave it on all the time like an Echoplex Preamp and it just makes everything sound fatter! Just turn down the gain to 0 and set volume and tone to your liking. It does tend to boost the amp a little, but in a very pleasant way.
You can also use it as a standard OD, and it kills at that as well.
Enough in writing, here is my video review of the Meta Driver by Often FX!