KSR Ceres - 3 Channel Preamp Pedal

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  1. bubbastain

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    One more. This time using it like a straight up distortion pedal in True Bypass mode. Going into the front end of my 60's Teisco checkmate 50 tube head.

     
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    Damn!! That sounded way better than I expected it to
     
  3. MrWulf

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    Can someone enlighten me on this particularly "interesting" response?
     

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  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Dude is playing semantics to sound woke AF.
    Also what the fuck are you doing reading YT comments? They're always a trash fire. :lol:
     
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  5. johnnydeformed

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    Some people just don't understand the concept of amplifier architecture and gain staging. Sure, you can throw any pedal at a power amp but that doesn't mean it's going to have enough drive to push the power section. It's amazing that the preamp pedal topic causes so much debate. It does not help that some manufactures use the label 'preamp' as a marketing tool rather than to describe true functionality. Obviously, KSR does not fall into that camp and the Ceres is a true preamp in every sense of the word.
     
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    Can a 9 volt battery provide the necessary drive?
     
  7. cwhitey2

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    From the site: "The 9V DC input requires at most 200 mA to function. This is accessible via the high-current output of a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power, or similar. Please do not exceed 9V as the pedal will shutdown to protect the internal electronics. We generate optimal voltages internally, so providing more than 9V is simply not necessary, or possible."


    Also, is does not look like it holds a battery, but someone who owns one should chime in.
     
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    Honestly the guy just sounds like an idiot.
     
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    Doubt it has a battery tab, that kind of current draw would probably drain the battery in no time. Technically, yes you could do it (if you attached a bettery tab to one of those barrel jacks) but I wouldn’t recommend it, waste of batteries.

    I bet the current draw is a combo of that giant LED logo on the front, and an internal charge pump to get higher voltage swing within the pedal.
     
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    I'm 90% sure it can't take an internal battery. There's definitely not one of those quick access 9v ports anywhere.

    So if it could, you'd have to unscrew the pedal baseplate, which I'm not brave enough to do lol
     
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    The dude isn't wrong; even a Phase 90 is technically got a preamp in it. However, any guitarist that's been playing a little while has the brain power to know what "preamp pedal" means to us. In short, he's just being a pedantic cunt on the Internet, like most YouTube/Facebook/etc. commenters :lol:.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  13. kingpinMS3

    kingpinMS3 dumb, but harmless

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    i really would like mine.

    i'm still waiting :(
     
  14. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    That's just what I was going to say.

    Look, some people just thrive on human interaction of any sort and have worked out the best way to get it is to say something slightly-very stupid in a slightly-very obnoxious manner.
     
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    I'm in the same boat. Kyle's said twice it was going ship that week and so far I'm still waiting.
     
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    just got my invoice today.
     
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    I'm really pissed I watched this comparison video...
    or any comparison vid for that matter.

    If I just heard the KSR by itself, I'd be blown away.
    Ignorance is bliss.

    But with hearing all these pedals back to back like this,
    it went to the bottom of the list.



     
  18. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I have to say the KSR actually sounds the worst there? Like jesus it sounds WAY too fizzy.
     
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    Can’t watch the video now but, was he going into a poweramp? Or into the head of an amp?
     
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    Same here. They must have just finished another batch.
     
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