Ceriatone King Kong?

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I know this is a long shot but does anyone here have a King Kong? I’m thinking about trying one. They are supposed to be like a Yeti but Nik says he can make it a Chupacabra on the dirt side, Plexi on the clean side. I’m going to order a 100w Chupa with a buffered loop and sell my 50w one. But because Nik is to busy to build a custom amp, I think the KK is the next best thing. From what I have seen so far it is close to what I want anyway, however time will tell. One of my fears is Nik may not be able to get the original components that make the Chupa what it is. They are up to 10 months wait time! @#*% #&! Oh well, it will be a good day when it comes. If you don’t know what a KK is, this is it.
http://www.ceriatone.com/hot-rodded-plexi-king-kong-100/
 

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A Chupa based KK would be indeed interesting. Dont be concerned with components and stuff like that, parts shipping is slow due to covid, but I'd not worry too much about getting a subpar amp in the end.
 

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I know this is a long shot but does anyone here have a King Kong? I’m thinking about trying one. They are supposed to be like a Yeti but Nik says he can make it a Chupacabra on the dirt side, Plexi on the clean side. I’m going to order a 100w Chupa with a buffered loop and sell my 50w one. But because Nik is to busy to build a custom amp, I think the KK is the next best thing. From what I have seen so far it is close to what I want anyway, however time will tell. One of my fears is Nik may not be able to get the original components that make the Chupa what it is. They are up to 10 months wait time! @#*% #&! Oh well, it will be a good day when it comes. If you don’t know what a KK is, this is it.
http://www.ceriatone.com/hot-rodded-plexi-king-kong-100/
Look up @johnfv he has one.
 

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Howdy guys! I don't pay much attention here these days but Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all!

The KK is awesome. My impression is CH2 of the KK is pretty close to Chupa/Yeti but Nik will make them however you want it. Cheers!
 

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Howdy guys! I don't pay much attention here these days but Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all!

The KK is awesome. My impression is CH2 of the KK is pretty close to Chupa/Yeti but Nik will make them however you want it. Cheers!
Thank you very much. I have a 50w Chupacabra which is the best amp I have ever played, by far. I also have a 2202 combo that I love, great grab and go and like the Chupa it can sound good at any volume. I am going to replace my Chupacabra with the 100w one and also a buffered loop. However I want a channel switcher as well. I wanted Nik to custom build me a 2 channel Chupa but he is way to busy. Then I learned about the King Kong which already has a lot of the stuff I want in it. Nik told me it’s basically a Yeti so it will be easy to turn into a Chupacabra on the dirt side. I’m going to give it a shot and order both. If the KK is just like my Chupa I will be very happy to say the least.
 

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Beyond being a channel switcher, the KK has the solo master which is like a 3rd channel. For guys like me that like classic rock (lower) gain, CH1 is awesome because it can run nicely clean in plexi ERA mode, but is also super flexible for higher gain ERA modes. And of course you get Nik's outstanding turret board construction. It's difficult to find better amps than Nik's at ANY price IMO.
 

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Beyond being a channel switcher, the KK has the solo master which is like a 3rd channel. For guys like me that like classic rock (lower) gain, CH1 is awesome because it can run nicely clean in plexi ERA mode, but is also super flexible for higher gain ERA modes. And of course you get Nik's outstanding turret board construction. It's difficult to find better amps than Nik's at ANY price IMO.
I’m with you, I don’t really even look at other amps anymore. Once you own one of Nik’s amps it’s hard to pay more for less. The solo knob is one of the options I was going to have Nik add to the custom amp I wanted him to make. I think the KK is going to do it for me it seems to already have everything I want. I will have a buffered loop installed though. The main thing I want is the Chupacabra sound, it’s the best Marshall type amp I have ever played. I wish I knew about Jose modded Marshall amps a long time ago, it would have saved me a fortune. It’s also the most versatile amp I’ve owned, it’s crazy how much you can do with these amps. The KK should be even more versatile.
 

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I’m with you, I don’t really even look at other amps anymore. Once you own one of Nik’s amps it’s hard to pay more for less. The solo knob is one of the options I was going to have Nik add to the custom amp I wanted him to make. I think the KK is going to do it for me it seems to already have everything I want. I will have a buffered loop installed though. The main thing I want is the Chupacabra sound, it’s the best Marshall type amp I have ever played. I wish I knew about Jose modded Marshall amps a long time ago, it would have saved me a fortune. It’s also the most versatile amp I’ve owned, it’s crazy how much you can do with these amps. The KK should be even more versatile.
Same here. I own 3 Ceriatones. I don’t look at Marshall’s anymore. I’d have more but covid has everything backed up. Awesome amps.
 

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Same here. I own 3 Ceriatones. I don’t look at Marshall’s anymore. I’d have more but covid has everything backed up. Awesome amps.
Awesome, which ones do you have? I have a Chupa in 50w and a 2202 combo I really like as well. I’m going to replace the Chupa with a 100w head with a buffered loop. Plus get a 100w KK for a channel switcher. These are easy amps to sell also and bring everything you paid for them and more. I sure ain’t used to that.
 

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Awesome, which ones do you have? I have a Chupa in 50w and a 2202 combo I really like as well. I’m going to replace the Chupa with a 100w head with a buffered loop. Plus get a 100w KK for a channel switcher. These are easy amps to sell also and bring everything you paid for them and more. I sure ain’t used to that.
I’m the guy that has a 2202, 1987 and 2204. All heads. I want a chupa with 6550s. Nik said he’ll do it. But 6 to 8 month wait. Not sure if I’ll be living where I’m living by then. That’s the only reason. Used to be 6 to 8 week build time. And whatever date Nik said it would arrive, it was always early then the date specified. Don’t know how they do it. But they do it. I don’t see myself dealing with anyone else honestly
 

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I’m the guy that has a 2202, 1987 and 2204. All heads. I want a chupa with 6550s. Nik said he’ll do it. But 6 to 8 month wait. Not sure if I’ll be living where I’m living by then. That’s the only reason. Used to be 6 to 8 week build time. And whatever date Nik said it would arrive, it was always early then the date specified. Don’t know how they do it. But they do it. I don’t see myself dealing with anyone else honestly
Thats right, you told me about the 2202 and I love the thing. I find it really shines with a WGS Retro 30 and even better with the Retro30 & ET65 together. Fantastic little amp, in mine I had Nik add a choke, buffered loop and NFB switch. Still about $1000 for the combo, talk about a deal! (No speaker) I think I'll just get heads for the Chupa and KK so I can stack them on the same cab. Although it would be nice to have them in a 2-12" combo package with wheels.
 

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