The Fredric Effects Golden Eagle is a single-pedal sized recreation of the Klon Centaur, with completely accurate electronics built to the highest specification.
Like the sought after original, the Golden Eagle includes an internal charge pump which converts 9V to 18V for maximum headroom from your standard power supply.
The Golden Eagle features the exact same internal buffer as the Klon, which can also be purchased separately as the K/C Buffer.
How To Use The Golden Eagle
Just like the Klon Centaur, the Golden Eagle is the perfect pedal for a variety of tasks on your pedalboard:
Buffer - Use the Golden Eagle's high quality buffer to maximise the signal capacitance and resistance of your signal path, getting the most from your other pedals (there's a great That Pedal Show videoon this topic, demonstrated using a Klon Centaur)
Clean Boost - Use the Golden Eagle to condition your tone, running it at low gain and unity volume. Subtle but effective tone improvements.
Overdrive - Turn the gain up to drive your amp into beautifully organic break up.
Just like Fredric Effects' other pedals, the build quality is exceptional, with a folded steel chassis featuring perfectly bevelled corners. It's the small touches that count!
Golden Eagle Demo
Golden Eagle Features
100% accurate recreation of the Klon Centaur
High quality internal buffer
Internal charge pump converts 9V to 18V for more headroom
Handmade in London, UK
Gain, Output & Treble controls
Power: 9V centre-negative or 9V battery (neither included)
I bought this primarily as an always-on tone conditioner - and it doesn't disappoint! I've built a direct-in rig around a Two Notes Cab M+ - the pre-amp emulation on this is a perfect pedal platform pre - and the Golden Eagle is THE PERFECT pedal, it really sings.
Sounds ace as a low gain drive too, but with the gain down at 9 o'clock and unity volume you'd be hard pushed to find a warmer, sweeter tone... Worth double the price IMHO!
Seriously, if you're umming and ahing stop and buy immediately!