Here is a pedal that is hilarious.. and awesome. Usually you don’t get that combination, but with the Pelican NoiseWorks Pelitaur we get it. Let’s talk about the hilarious. We all are familiar and know about the fabled Klon Centaur. The great sounding overdrive that are no longer in production (excluding the KTR – which.. is that in production any more?) and are valued so high, they have become mystic. We’re talking prices hovering around the $1500 mark. The ‘pros’ have ’em, maybe even two.. or three on their board. You know, so they don’t have to change settings (sorry for the sarcasm). The Klon has become a status symbol like Apple Watches and their solid gold bands. You get it to say – hey, look how rich I am. I know, I know, it also means, hey, look how awesome my tone is. Wow, I’m getting to snarky. You can tell I don’t own a Klon.
Because of this high price tags, there are Klon clones all over the place. I’ve played a few and even A/B’d Klon with their clones, and the differences are minimal. Well, maybe $1300 different.
When Leon sent me info about his Pelican NoiseWorks Pelitaur, first looking at the photos, I immediately said.. well, this is an exact Klon clone. But then I started to reading. Hey, this isn’t a clone at all.. and I smiled. It’s a FUZZ! Hilarious.
Check out the description:
The Pelitaur may seem simple and transparent at first glance. Possibly even a few glances later; but simple and transparent are two things the Pelitaur is not. Or is it?
This mythological golden box is made up of two distinct fuzz circuits running in parallel. One side snarls as it spits and sputters out vintage sounding, Velcro-ripping fuzz goodness. The other side, like an old friend, screams with a classic mid-scooped character not unlike a Russian green box. What would happen if you blended these two sounds together? Something very magical! Let’s dive into that.
The three controls across the top are labeled: GAIN, TREBLE, OUTPUT. These are very interactive controls.
The gain control could be thought of as a “gain texture” control. Or simply a blend knob between the two fuzz circuits. All the way CCW is the vintage styled sputtery sounding fuzz. All the way CW is the classic scooped-mid fuzz sound we all crave.
Here is where things get even more interesting. Since we have two complete fuzz circuits in here why not give each of them their own tone stack? Done.
Dial in a good blended fuzz tone, and get a very interesting tone sweep through the treble control. When boosting highs in one circuit, it boosts the lows in the other.
Simply an overall output level of the effect.
Internal trim pots to adjust gain level of each fuzz if need be.
Standard 2.1mm 9V negative center power.
3mA current draw
100% hand built, true bypass, quality tested
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