Decibelics Golden Royale

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STARTING AUGUST 2023, I’M GIVING FULL PRIORITY TO THE GOLDEN ROYALE AND THE ORDERING PROCESS IS SHIFTING FROM WAITLIST→ORDER TO PREORDER→BUILD. IF IT SAYS ‘IN STOCK‘, YOU CAN PLACE YOUR PRE-ORDER.
CHECK THE BUILD TIME FOR EACH VERSION IN THE DESCRIPTION. YOUR GOLDEN ROYALE WILL BE METICUOUSLY CRAFTED AND SHIPPED TO YOU WITHIN THAT TIMEFRAME.

DECIBELICS GOLDEN ROYALE PROFESSIONAL DUAL OVERDRIVE

Handcrafted from carefully selected parts with extreme attention to detail, the Decibelics Golden Royale is a part-for-part replica of the legendary Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive in a dual format. It includes the same hard-to-find parts as the original and the acclaimed Decibelics Golden Horse, such as the New Old Stock Panasonic ECQ-Series capacitors and the 1N34A N.O.S. Germanium Diodes. It also uses the same combination of carbon and metal film resistors, the tantalum cap, and through-hole electrolytics. Circuit and component values are exact sonic reproduction of an original gold Klon Centaur, horsie close-tail, serial number #2505 from 2001 of my particular collection – a selected best tone unit.

It consists of two Decibelics Golden Horse circuits, A&B, with two separate channels that can be used either individually or stacked. It solves the eternal dilemma of using a single Klon/Golden Horse either as a Clean Boost or as an Overdrive, and opens a new world of exquisite tones and textures when combining both channels.

Each side of the Golden Royale includes the famous Bass Switch and Clipping Switch found in the Decibelics Big Vintage Klone Professional Overdrive. With all switches to the left (Default OR mode) the Golden Horse core tone remains unaltered – Original sound. With BASS switches to the right, both sides have the same Bass Boost, adding significant low-end content while still keeping everything tight and articulate, which will be appreciated by single coil players. With CLIP switches to the right, Channel A has a combination of Schottky Silicon Diodes, while the B-Channel has a combination of Schottky and Low Fv LED.

The Golden Royale is offered in either Standard Black and the Special Colors. Special Colors are Crystal White, Hammered Green, Hammered Blue, and Hammered Copper.

Specs:

+ Exact sonic reproduction of my original gold Klon Centaur, horsie close-tail, serial number 2505 from 2001 (See pictures above) Among my Silver and Gold originals, this particular unit was undoubtedly the one with the best tone.
+ 1590BB luxury format, vintage and thru-hole components, totally built one by one, with extreme dedication. Fruit of years of experience studying the circuit and building Klones for professional guitar players.
+ Same Panasonic ECQ-Series N.O.S. capacitors as the original
+ Same N.O.S. 1N34A Germanium diodes (Clear crystal and black band as the original, made in USA) – The commonly known as Magic Diodes (No russian blue and red stripped diodes as others mount– Same as the original!)
+ Same combination of carbon and metal film resistors
+ Same Tantalum capacitor in position C16
+ Same format on capacitors in values above 1uf -Electrolytics- adapted to the size of the pedal
+ Same Charge Pump that raises internal voltage from 9V to 18V for bigger headroom
+ Same values and highest quality in the other components: Opamps TL072 from Texas Instruments, noiseless Charge Pump from superior quality, Alpha potentiometers, Footswitch Alpha DPDT, Taiway SPDT mini switches, Amphenol jacks, Aluminium enclosure powder-coated and screen-printed by hand
+ Buffered bypass, same as the original, with correct values
+ PCB board of my own design, with parasitic noise level optimization

Accessories included: White Shipping Box deluxe (Foam inside), 4 Rubber Feet, English Manual, Certificate of Authenticity.

I can mod the standard pedal to reverse the clipping options or make it with TRS jacks to separate channels. More info about these mods below.

I ship from Barcelona, Spain (Europe) – I use UPS, FedEx, and Correos Express. Tracked and Insured. Transit time is usually less than a week, but may vary depending on the destination country.

Dimensions: 120mm x 98mm / 5.72″ x 3.85″

Current Draw: 45mA – Standard negative tip – 9V Only

ONLY MADE TO ORDER

Each pedal is hand-soldered and assembled by hand, one at a time, and then I test it against my original Klon Centaur Gold. As soon as you place your pre-order, I’ll start building your pedal. I’ll test it, pack it up, and ship it out within the timeframe you’ll see in the description for each version. In most cases I ship a bit ahead of schedule, so if you are in the process of moving by the time your pedal is being built, let me know beforehand.

I PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

I do not do temporary sales or discounts, so no single Golden Horse Overdrive will be sold cheaper than you paid for it, ever.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

+ Every pedal is custom signed with the name of the customer on the inner side of the rear plate. Please note that I will write the name that appears on billing address – If you want me to write another name, let me know in the order notes or drop me a message guillem @ decibelics.com

+ You can ask for a picture of your pedal next to the original gold Klon Centaur before it’s shipped to you.

SHIPPING AND RETURNS

+ Prices do not include shipping costs

+ I ship from Barcelona, Spain (Europe) – I use UPS, Fedex, and Correos. Tracked and Insured. I use Express shipping only – It costs just a tad more but it’s well worth it: much faster and trouble-free. You are buying a Premium pedal and you’ll get Premium customer service. Since I reached a fantastic agreement with my shipping manager, prices are similar or even below most non-express shipping costs. Transit time is usually less than a week, but may vary depending on the destination country. Although almost all recently shipped orders arrived on time, please take into account that during the outbreak some shipments may be delayed. 

Express Shipping costs for 1 pedal: USA/Canada 26EUR, Spain/Portugal 6EUR, Europe (EU) 14EUR, Europe (Non-EU) 19EUR, Asia/Oceania 35EUR

Combined orders will have the shipping costs reduced for the 2nd and/or successive pedals.

+ Any import duties, taxes, or customs fees are not included in the product price or shipping costs. As you know, these charges are the buyer’s responsibility. USA customers: FYI, Goods valued at US$800 or less can enter duty-free into the US.

+ Customers from the UK after Brexit: As of January 1st, you may noticed a drop in the price of my pedals, as the 21% EU VAT is no longer applied to UK orders. However, please note that with the new Brexit regulations, and based on what my recent UK customers reported, UK Customs may charge you 20% VAT and a £12 admin fee. Some reported receiving the pedal at no charge, but they seem to be the exception.

+ All Decibelics pedals are covered by our Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers any manufacturer’s defects and is only applicable to the original owner. It DOES NOT cover normal wear and tear or product failure, cracking, breaking, damage, or loss caused by misuse, dropping, abuse, lack of maintenance, improper assembly, or not meeting the criteria of a manufacturer’s defect.

+ Sales are final. This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described.

ABOUT THE ALTERNATIVE MODS
 
TRS MOD
The TRS mod changes and rewires the standard TS jacks for TRS jacks to separate the input and output of both sides and switch them on or off externally.
As standard, the right side jack is the input for both channels, and the left side jack is the output for both channels.
With the Mod, the right side jack is the input AND output of the right channel, and the left side jack is the input AND output of the left channel.
With this mod, special patch cables are required (not included):
– If you use a standard TS switcher like the Boss ES8, you need Y-type patch cables (TRS to 2xTS)
Examples: EBS ICY30, Sssnake YPP2010
– If you use a TRS switcher like the Gigrig, you need TRS to TRS patch cables
Just keep in mind that a TRS Golden Royale would not operate with standard jacks, and viceversa. The mod can be easily reversed but should be done by me as it involves removing and rewiring a few components.
TIP is the input of the channel
RING is the output of the channel
Due to the heterodyne effect of the Centaur’s charge pump, I don’t recommend this mod if you intend to use the Golden Royale on the highest gain settings (gain knob at 80% or higher on both channels)
DIODES IN ‘MOD’ SWITCH
The Golden Royale as standard has 3 levels of clipping, from less to more “heavier”:
– Pair of Germaniums (SOFT)
– Pair of asymmetrical Schottky (MID)
– Pair of Schottky/LED (HARD)
Germaniums is the original sound you already know: silky, creamy, significantly compressed. Schottky/LED is heavier, more aggressive and saturated, open and loud. The pair of Schottky in asymmetrical sits between the two.
By default, Right Channel has Germanium on the ‘Original’ side of the switch (SOFT) and the 2xSchottky on the ‘Mod’ side (MID), while Left Channel has Germanium on the ‘Original’ side (SOFT), the Schottky/LED combination on the ‘Mod’ side (HARD).
If you want, I can change the diodes in the ‘Mod’ side of any of the two channels of the Golden Royale, for example:
– Schottky/LED (HARD) on Right Channel
– 2xSchottky (MID) on Left Channel

PLEASE NOTE: These alternative mods are typically aimed at addressing very specific needs or preferences. If you find that the stock configuration is already meeting your requirements, I would generally recommend sticking with it. The standard setup is the result of an exhaustive process of testing and configuration adjustments, designed to achieve the best balance possible.
 
Weight 0.45 kg
Version

Standard Black, Crystal White, Hammered Blue, Hammered Green, Hammered Copper, Gold, Silver, Test

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suke
suke
5 months ago

Absolutely love this pedal! It is a main stay on my board, its so open and full, just wonderful. I love all of my Decibelics pedals, just pure tone and quality.

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