How does one buy a Klon KTR?

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slowpilgrimslowpilgrim Frets: 96
edited August 31 in FX
I'm after a klon of some description, and before building one or buying a klone I was wondering - how does one get a KTR? There doesn't seem to be a manufacturer waiting list like with the KoT. Is it a first come first served situation when new stock comes in to online stores, or are there dealers doing their own waiting lists?

I'm mostly interested from an investment perspective - it's not much more than a Ceriatone or RYRA, and maybe will appreciate over the next decade whilst enjoying the pedal.

Cheers!
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  • DoveholesDoveholes Frets: 21
    Check the @klonllc instagram account - apparently an announcement is coming via YouTube on Friday.
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 15499
    IIRC he now only makes a few and sells them on ebay to raise money for a friend who needs medical treatment in the USA.

    So keep an ebay search handy and a couple of thousand quid if you really want one.
    Humans will swim in the sea even though there are many corpses in it.  They will not swim in a pool with a corpse in it. 
    Therefore all humans have a water / corpse ratio that is acceptable to them.
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  • RaymondLinRaymondLin Frets: 7984
    The Klon he makes randomly out of nowhere.
    The KTR meant to have an external company making these but not seen a drop in absolutely ages.

    So neither really has predictable avenue to get a new one.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 30332
    Jesus, I just saw how much they've gone up.
    Crazy.

    I think I will hold onto mine.
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  • NorthernStompsNorthernStomps Frets: 280
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    Joe’s Pedals sells the ktr 

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  • WhitecatWhitecat Frets: 4116
    Joe’s Pedals sells the ktr 
    ^^

    I'd contact Joe and ask if he's expecting more. Internet rumours suggest it may be out of production now indefinitely - but with Bill, who knows.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 30332
    edited August 31
    Yeah I don't think Joe has had stock for a while.
    The easiest way to buy one is just bite the bullet on a used one, and watch it go up in value.
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  • WhitecatWhitecat Frets: 4116
    octatonic said:
    Yeah I don't think Joe has had stock for a while.
    The easiest way to buy one is just bit the bullet on a used one, and watch it go up in value.
    December last year was the last time I think he had any.
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  • RaymondLinRaymondLin Frets: 7984
    Put £500 into Apple stock.
    Put £50 in a Klone from eBay.

    It will probably outperform the KTR in terms of investment aspect
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  • dickieguitardickieguitar Frets: 324
    But as @Doveholes says, there is news coming on Friday - specifically about KTR production, apparently. 

    guitar.com/news/gear-news/klon-centaur-live-stream-bill-finnegan/

    Dickie's 90-Second Pedal Demos: youtube.com/c/Dickies90SecondPedalDemos /// guitar.com reviews: guitar.com/author/richard-purvis/
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  • Assuming above news can only be good news regarding availability, I'm wondering whether it's worth throwing down a pre-order at ccgx now before more flood in.
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  • jdgmjdgm Frets: 571
    Assuming above news can only be good news regarding availability, I'm wondering whether it's worth throwing down a pre-order at ccgx now before more flood in.

    Definitely.  He says the news about it 'may be of some interest'.....

    His last hand-built run?  Or perhaps he's licensed another builder?
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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    Genuinely don’t get this whole unobtanium chasing, £700 for an overdrive? £2-3k? I mean, the original I sort of understand the collectors appeal, much like an old fuzz. 
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 23856
    I think Boss will soon be introducing a Klon Waza.
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  • Nice raw polished boss enclosure would look great  
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  • ClassicClassic Frets: 32
    I get the whole ‘own an original and support the inventor’ but the Klones are so good that are the originals really with the extra cost?
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  • SeziertischSeziertisch Frets: 662
    edited September 1
    Although not completely of his making, he definitely played some part in creating the “ridiculous hype”.

    Whatever about the originals going for big money, the stop/start nature of the supply of KTRs has definitely contributed to them increasing in value above their list price.
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  • Classic said:
    I get the whole ‘own an original and support the inventor’ but the Klones are so good that are the originals really with the extra cost?
    Yeah, this is a thing I've wondered too.

    Normally I much prefer to support the designer/original manufacturer - so I buy EHX Muffs rather than boutique clones, for example - but when the price for a "proper one" is insanely marked up compared to a well built, good quality, electrically identical one from any of a million different companies its almost impossible to justify. Especially when you add in the annoying form factor of the KTR. 
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  • I'm more than happy with my Archer (ahem, YouTube demo link below!), but would still be tempted to 'support the inventor' if he started banging out KTRs at £200 a pop. Especially if they came without the "Kindly remember" nonsense. 
    Dickie's 90-Second Pedal Demos: youtube.com/c/Dickies90SecondPedalDemos /// guitar.com reviews: guitar.com/author/richard-purvis/
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  • I'm more than happy with my Archer (ahem, YouTube demo link below!), but would still be tempted to 'support the inventor' if he started banging out KTRs at £200 a pop. Especially if they came without the "Kindly remember" nonsense. 
    I’m sure it’s not a lack of demand that has hampered production of the KTR. 

    There are companies out there, such as Decibelics, for which klone production is the most significant part of their business. 
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