Well, well, well…it’s about time. The Klon KTR is now shipping.
UPDATE: My review of the Klon KTR is now available!
Here’s the invoice notice I received early this morning. I have deleted the name of the company to save them a deluge of email…
Note from ______________
Dear customer, You are receiving this email because you are on our list to receive Bill Finnegan’s original and brand-new Klon KTR. As you may know, _____________ is one of the few authorized Klon dealer’s worldwide. We received a confirmation from Bill Finnegan himself our production is ready to ship and we are reaching out to all customers in order to process the orders. Please note the following: * All U.S orders will be shipped via USPS Priority, Signature Confirmation. We have hundreds of Klon orders to process in a short period of time and we are going to avoid confusion regarding what carrier to use. We’re charging a flat fee of $14.00. A tracking number will be sent automatically right after the shipment takes place. * All international orders will be shipped via USPS Priority International, Signature Confirmation. We’re charging a flat fee of $47.00. A tracking number will be sent automatically right after the shipment takes place. * All payments will be handled via PayPal. Paypal is the fastest, easiest, and most secured payment method available today and it will allow us to process your order and shipment very quickly. If you don’t have a PayPal account, please create one. It fast and easy. www.paypal.com You will receive a PayPal invoice from us shortly. Payment is due in 72h. Orders will not be canceled but delaying payment will certainly risk your position on the list. Please note orders placed via credit card did not have any funds debited from your bank. Only an authorization took place at the time and they are all expired or already canceled on our side. Your Klon will be shipped to the address listed on your PayPal payment. Please ensure you have the correct address shown on your payment. * Some customers placed orders for more than one pedal. However, only one unit will be charged and shipped to each customer at this time. No exceptions. * Our supply has been allocated and ready to ship from the factory. That means you made to our list and are going to receive a Klon KTR. We can’t guarantee the exact day the pedal will be shipped to you but it should not take more than two weeks. * If you have any questions, please do not call us but send us an email at info@————–.com I hope you enjoy your Klon. We are excited you are getting one. Congratulations and have lots of fun with it! Best, ________
Is it worth it? That’s the million dollar question that most have forgotten about…And it really doesn’t matter much. The Klones that are out on the market are every bit as good as the KTR, and the Centaur for that matter. The Mythical Overdrive, the EHX Soul Food, or the MBP Kingslayer that my friend has built for me will probably hand the original it’s lunch. Yet, the original has simply lacked a presence on the market for the masses to vote a resounding yea or nay.
For those of you who have signed up on a waiting list, and waited for the two years it has taken for Bill to get his act together, I hope that it suits you well. All the best in your pursuit of tone, soul and mojo.
Here’s to Batch #3 in 2016!