KSR Ceres - 3 Channel Preamp Pedal

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by protest, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

    Messages:
    24,048
    Likes Received:
    5,852
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Kyle runs both the building and social media sides of KSR, so I imagine the dude's pretty busy.
     
  2. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    From their website....

    “We had a delay getting PCBs in, but they are due here the beginning of next week. We already have some chassis fabricated and ready, as well as sub-assemblies. The PCB assembly begins as soon as they arrive. Pick & Place is programmed and setup, and we have another tech hired to help with the hand assembly. We’ll therefore start shipping by mid/end next week (3.15.19). They will be going out the door daily, as they are assembled and tested.”
     
    HeHasTheJazzHands and 0rimus like this.
  3. MrWulf

    MrWulf SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Aw, ok. My pedalboard-only rig is almost done, got the Tube Cake pedal after some hassling, now it only need the Ceres to make it here. Ah well, more waiting!
     
  4. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Mine too though I’m using the Powerstage 170. Can’t wait to try the Ceres!
     
    Korneo and Gmork like this.
  5. MrWulf

    MrWulf SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I'd have gotten that if it wasn't for the fact that i dont play live and also it doesnt allow universal wattage. Cant be a flexible pedal power amp if i cant use it outside of US lol
     
    I play music likes this.
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

    Messages:
    24,048
    Likes Received:
    5,852
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I gotta say them being douchy with the PCBs made me feel a bit less bad canceling my preorder. :lol: I'm still considering it but at the same time I wanna wait and see how the Revv model is going to be in the new Helix update
     
    Dineley likes this.
  7. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    I don’t think they were douchy about it. Probably a manufacturing or layout error they found early. They let everyone know not too soon after the ETA to ship passed too. It does suck waiting though but I suppose it could be far worse. Some people are on build wait lists for years which is just crazy.

    I will let you know what I think of the Ceres after I’ve had it for a little.
     
  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

    Messages:
    24,048
    Likes Received:
    5,852
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I mean the manufacturer, not Kyle. Kyle's been cool throughout all this and I give him props for being transparent about it. He was really understanding when asked to cancel my preorder too.
     
  9. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Oh yeah, gotcha! Hopefully it was just a screw up and not them being dicked over by the board manufacturer. I’ve had that happen in my job and it’s not pleasant.
     
  10. Spinedriver

    Spinedriver SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,271
    Likes Received:
    218
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Moncton,Canuckistan
    Working in manufacturing, it's entirely possible that the pcb guys weren't so much being 'douchy' but one of the machines could have broken down or even one of their suppliers were late shipping things to them, etc...

    Yeah it sucks when something gets delayed but all things considered, I'd say a week is pretty good. Sometimes those delays can be several months, so at least KSR is getting everything prepped so that when they DO arrive, the pedals will be able to be assembled in in good time.
     
    cwhitey2 likes this.
  11. dewberry

    dewberry SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Location:
    South East Asia
    For me this is kinda Normal and one or two week delay is acceptable. I pre-ordered three pedals last year and all encountered delay issues. lol.
     
    0rimus likes this.
  12. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Off the top of my head I can't think of a pre-order that wasn't delayed. A delay is well worth it if an issue is being addressed. I think we're all just excited to try the Ceres out. It ticks many boxes for me. Preamp pedal of decent size, 3 channels, dedicated EQ for each channel, dedicated volume for each channel, soft touch foot switches. I've been searching for the right preamp pedal since I switched to a pedal board amp setup. I've played some great ones but I think (hope) that this is going to be the right preamp for me.
     
  13. bracky

    bracky Contributor

    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2005
    Location:
    Summit Point
    Pussymelter arrived on time! Man I love that pedal.
     
  14. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Can anyone share experience with KSR cleans? I'm wondering how the Ceres clean channel is tuned in relation to the amps. I know it's stripped down with only a volume and tone control but I would imagine Kyle tried to capture the essence of his amp's clean tone. I need a passable decent headroom clean but nothing like a big round high headroom Fender clean sound so I am mostly just curious as to what the KSR clean sound is.
     
  15. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,562
    Likes Received:
    886
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Depends on the amp because the Gemini and I believe the Artemis have voicing switches on the clean, but the core tone is essentially a Mesa Recto Fat clean or a Mark V Fat and Bold clean if you've ever played either. The KSR has less highend though.
     
    johnnydeformed likes this.
  16. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Thanks for the info! I've used a lot of Rectos over the years so I am familiar with that clean sound and it works for me.

    I am so anxious for this pedal I feel like I'm constantly checking the website and instagram to see if they've started shipping yet. Hopefully, soon!
     
  17. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,562
    Likes Received:
    886
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Np dude. Just to be clear I mean Road King, Roadster, MW Lonestar based cleans, not the older models.
     
  18. johnnydeformed

    johnnydeformed SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Anyone receive any shipping info or anything yet? I think I'm around #47 but haven't been asked to pay the balance yet.
     
  19. 0rimus

    0rimus SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    89
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ USA
    Naw not a word yet, but I'll be sure to post in when I do!
     
  20. Korneo

    Korneo SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Location:
    France
    I can't wait for you reviews/videos !
    I just love the sound of the Gemini but can't afford it and assume the taxes to ship in France, so I want this pedal so bad !
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.