When the original Klon Centaur pedal was released in the mid-90's, few knew it would be a classic and the basis for which many overdrive pedals are compared. Its signature mid-hump became a staple as an always on boost, for punching through a mix, or pushing an amp into overdrive. Its three knobs were enough to create some tonal variation and above all it sounded great.
But what if you wanted just a little 'more'? More control over the EQ, more drive, and more compression when you need it? That's where the Bondi Sick As comes in. Now an established pedal in its own right, the Sick As is the modern answer to the classic Klon. There's plenty of volume on tap, a toggle which to add more or less headroom, and separate treble and bass controls unlike the original Klon.
If you love the classic you'll love the Sick As.
From Jon Ashley and Bondi Effects:
The Sick As Overdrive is a diversion from the well-worn path, taking its basic structure from the Klon Centaur® but with some major improvements for the modern player. The gain control serves a dual purpose— as the gain is increased, the ratio of gain-to-clean tone increases as well. This ensures that when the gain is rolled off, the tone never becomes muddy and unpleasant. You can control the amount of headroom and the character of the drive with the toggle switch. Choose from a more compressed, mid-range focused tone or an open, transparent, rhythm tone. The tone circuit is a powerful, two-band active EQ circuit capable of boosting or cutting the bass and treble frequencies up to 15dB for maximum versatility. The voltage is also boosted internally to 18V for increased clarity and headroom.