KSR Ceres - 3 Channel Preamp Pedal

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    read the last 3 pages or so
     
  2. gunch

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    Any newer demos or clips now that people have had time to lab with it
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    yeah, just search youtube, there's like 10+ newer demos
     
  4. Spinedriver

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    Aside from the 'mainstream' youtubers, I haven't seen very many. About a month ago I was half thinking about getting one but at that price, I'd need either a) to try one out in person or b) have a really decent variety of demos/reviews (which as you mentioned, there really aren't very many).
     
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    Really? I haven't looked in awhile but assumed the YouTube's would be saturated with demos

    I finally got mine wired up into my main pedalboard. What are you guys looking for in a demo?

    Just playthough? Features/channels? Boost pedals and fuzz?

    Can't promise my lazy dying ass will do it, but I DID dig out and charge my old Zoom q8
     
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    Has anyone tried the Ceres into a fryette PowerStation? I have a PowerStation, and a Ceres on the way.

    I’m Hoping that the Ceres/L6 Stomp/ PowerStation combo works out to be a good lightweight alternative to carrying around huge heavy tube amp heads.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I checked youtube and they were maybe like... 10 new reviews/demos. Half of them from the same dude using a cellphone cam and super scooped settings.

    Some people here have tried it, I believe?
     
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    Yeah I would love to hear a few more demos through some better equipment!

    I had back surgery a while ago, so carrying my Rockerverb is getting old haha.

    I’ve been using the PowerStation with an HX stomp at band practice lately and it sounds pretty good! It kills the iSP stealth that I have. The PowerStation doesn’t sound as thick as my Orange but it’s plenty loud and will cut through the mix quite easily.
    I’m still not the best at tweaking all the amp parameters on the HX so I’m sure it could sound better. I’m more of an analog guy I guess...

    I’m hoping The Ceres will be exactly what I’m looking for. I can still use the hxstomp for effects and clean tones.
     
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    Man if my Ceres sounds good with an AMT pedal solid state power amp, it will sound good with anything lmao
     
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    You talking about the tubecake?
    How do you like it?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    AMT makes good shit though. :lol:
     
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    Amen to that
     
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    Need to hear the Ceres compared to AMT's newer tube preamps, and probably their SS series. Would be an interesting comparison because I feel like the SS30 and Ceres would share some common ground.
     
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    I was actually looking into their new “bricks” pedals on reverb today. They’re ugly as hell, but they might be on to something. Looks like their legend series but with a tube shoved in it haha!

    I’m still tempted to try the B1 and P1 through the fryette while I wait for my Ceres
     
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    It serves me well enough. Decent volume for practice and the addition of presence/depth allowed more tone sculpting possibility. The only bad thing is that it has wonky power requirement so it took me a while to find a power source that can power it properly. 12V 350Am iirc.
     
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    I’ll definitley check out the Tube Cake sometime!

    I’ve was using an Amptweaker Depthfinder to beef up some of my hx stomp patches before I got the PowerStation. It has a nice power amp style depth and presence boost. I bet it will work killer with the KSR
     
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    I have the AMT tube cake and had the ss30. It sounded pretty good through my 1x12" lynchback. I ended up trading the ss30 away and got an amptweaker tight metal Jr which I like just a bit more. The tube cake sounds and feels pretty good, even with my mooer 005.
     
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    @Ola Englund testing out the Ceres.
     
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    I hope someone can do a Kraken vs. Ceres pedal comparison. The only video on YouTube is a dude A/B’ing them with crappy camera mic audio. :lame:
     
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    Or maybe with a small tube power amp like a Mooer Tube Engine?
     
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