“One of the most affordable Klon clones out there, and easily the most entertaining”: JHS Pedals Notaklön review

Every pedal brand under the sun seems to have its own take on the Klon Centaur, but JHS Pedals has put a unique twist on the drive. This one you, the player, build yourself

JHS Pedals Notaklön
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

Not only is it one of the most affordable Klon clones out there, but easily the most entertaining. We’d say go buy one right away, but you can’t. Owing to its immense popularity, the Notaklön is backordered – no surprises there.


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    No soldering required.


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    Demand means you might have to wait for yours.

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It’s not an over-exaggeration to say that no other effects pedal in recent memory has managed to stir up quite as much hype as JHS Pedals’ Notaklön overdrive did when it was first unveiled last year

Overnight, the internet was flooded with news of the Notaklön – a brand new, £79 Klon clone that you assemble yourself. Every influencer under the sun marched on YouTube, documenting the foolproof building process and demonstrating the JHS-certified Klon tones, which – as expected – looked to be top‑notch.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.