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Nux Horseman Mini Core 2 in 1 Guitar Overdrive Effects Pedal

The Klon Centaur Overdrive pedal was one of the most sought after Overdrive Pedals in the '90s. It was a transparent overdrive know for its transparent tone, adding gain to the signal without altering the tone output.

With the Horseman 2 in 1 Overdrive, there would no longer be the need to spend a lot nor to have to search for the limited Klon Centaur. It features 2 modes: Gold and Silver. The Gold Mode mimics the transparent tone which is predecessor is known for and the Silver Mode for the powered version with an extended gain range.

The circuitry of the Horseman will allow you to get more harmonics in your tone and acting either as a boost to your clean tone or to give you that natural distorted tone. The Gain Knob also acts as a double potentiometer which controls the bass and middle frequencies

The Horseman also has an optional bypass mode. You can choose between True Bypass to keep your signal untouched when the pedal is off or Buffer Bypass to have no signal loss especially if you are using more than 4 pedals.

The Tech Features

Brand: Nux

Model: Horseman

Modes: Gold and Silver

Knobs: Gain, Output, and Treble

Bypass: True/Buffer

Power Requirements: 9v DC Centre Negative (Not Included)


Reviews (16)

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By: on 12 March 2024
I don't have the real version of the pedal that this snazzy little unit is kloned from, but gee whiz it is a versatile gain pedal in a compact little enclosure. I would absolutely put one of these on every pedalboard I build from now until I'm too old to play guitar. Colour your 'clean' sound just a touch, crunch up your powerchords to the point that would make your favourite punk band envious, or use it to fatten up your other gain pedals when you shred, this little thing can do it all. If you're only looking to purchase one gain pedal (for now), this one is a very good option.

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Nux Horseman Mini Core Review

By: on 14 February 2024
This pedal is amazing. It delivers above expectations. Highly recommend both pedal and Artist guitars with there professional efficient service.

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Fantastic overdrive pedal

By: on 15 August 2023
After 20 years in the trade this is with out a doubt the best value for money on the market.

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What a ripper

By: on 1 July 2023
Well, believe the reviews.. this little beast is a ripper. Sadly I only had mine for a short time before it was stolen!

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An Affordable Clone of the Classic KC

By: on 22 May 2023
This pedal does what expensive Klon Centaur clones do but at a very nice price, and you get the gold and silver options at the press of a button. I have bought eight of these for different pedal boards - so cheap! The pedal is well built. Highly recommended! Get a few!

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Infamous Over Drive

By: on 22 May 2023
Don’t spend $1,000’s on a Myth. Nux serves up 2 of these Mythical beasts in 1 tiny pedal. At a price anyone can afford. Gold mode is smooth with a light over drive. Silver mode kicks it up a gear giving you more gain & a touch more highs to stick out in the mix. Changing modes is via the foot switch. The LED at the top of the pedal lights up green when in Silver mode. 2 classic over drive versions in the one pedal. & at a great price. Sounds just like the originals. Best service from Artist Guitars.

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One of my favourite pedals

By: on 18 May 2023
I bought one of these I bought about 2 years ago, sadly it just stopped. But at this price it was a no brainer to get a replacement. I have way too many overdrive and boost pedals, so I could easily have replaced it with an excellent pedal. But this is one of my favourites. I love to use it in a stack - it just adds a creamy tonal thickness but also has a distinct and pungent spice that it adds to the tone.I have heard it in play outs with the original Klon and I can’t see the difference- especially if tweaked a bit. Value for money, but also simply judged as a pedal on its own it is fantastic,

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NUX Horseman rides again

By: on 17 December 2022
Bloody brilliant pedal for the money. Bought it to use with guitar but sounds good with the bass too. May buy another. Using it to drive the front end of Boss Katana 100 Mkii and was easy to dial in a tone I was happy with. Haven't had a chance to try through a tube amp yet. Artist Guitars have a great ordering system and free delivery is hard to beat, especially being on the other side of the country. I've ordered a few things now from here and have been happy with the purchases. CHeers!

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A great pedal

By: on 12 November 2022
I've been fighting with my TS-808/RAT combination since I bought them nearly 40 years ago. I get it right then it goes again. They were Ok when I was young and everything was loud and way overdriven but as I get older I'm searching for more nuance. The Horseman may just be the base for the sound I've been searching for.

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What a Rippa!

By: on 10 November 2022
Such delicious tones from this little unit. Gold or Silver modes, dials that actually change the feel and tone as you'd expect. Very tasty when combined with the Caline Queen Bee and any Tube Screamer clone. Change the order and work out which combo works best for you!

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We are glad to hear that the pedal works out for you. We appreciate the great review you have left for it.

Gloriouse Horseman

By: on 20 January 2022
As usual been looking for that special "tone". I picked up the Horsman knowing NUX have not let me down with there mini pedals yet. It now has place on my main board and has shifted a couple more expensive pedals out because it just does what it does in Gold and Silver (yes gold and silver) modes. Run this into an amp at the point of break up, add a tad of your favourite sauce (delay and reverb in my case) and away you go. Value for money is second to none for the build quality and toneal options. Service from Artist as always is untouchable. This is my 7the NUx mini and no doubt will be getting more from Artist. Cheers

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We really appreciate it for taking the time to leave feedback and glad to know that you are satisfied with our products and services.

My favourite pedal

By: on 7 January 2022
Makes everything sound better as an 'always on' pedal. Also great at pushing other overdrive pedals. Have been playing around with the settings and currently like it best in gold mode with the gain turned off.

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Dig it

By: on 8 November 2021
Love this pedal. I’ve been looking for a certain OD tone and this pedal delivered.

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It's very small, and VERY bright

By: on 21 December 2020
I've found this pedal is REALLY bright, not something I noticed in all the review & demo videos I've watched. I've used it with a peavey classic 30 and a joyo sweet baby 5 watt amp; with a les paul and a strat. The joyo amp is a warm & dark sounding beastie, especially with the les paul (in a good way, it's a great little amp), and only has a volume control and this pedal really brightens it up. I have the tone on pedal set very low (at about 8 o'clock) and it's still quite bright. But with the gain set around 3 o'clock it drives both my valve amps into a nice breakup. I don't care for the "shine" sound of this thing, just a little too bright with my gear. I've also run it before a few other pedals (big muff, tone bender, tone machine, fuzz face) and it worked will with most to push them a little further. It's only slightly bigger than a little ditto looper (it's tiny) which is cool. I'm happy with it so far, and it's earned itself a place on my pedalboard (bumped a tubescreamer off, which it too mid-heavy for me). If it lives past the warranty period I'll be happy.

On leather steeds we ride!

By: on 8 September 2020
You cannot make this pedal sound bad. I absolutely, positively love it. I plugged into my Artist cremetone amp, pressed the pedal and was instantly smiling from ear to ear...then I turned on the Silverado mode and was nearly thrown from my saddle. In all seriousness this pedal is punching miles ahead with its quality, sound, playability and price. This is definitely another outstanding pedal from Nux.

Great bang for buck

By: on 14 July 2020
I have a few Klon clones, and this one is as good or better than the more expensive pedals. You can use it to boost your signal or increase the gain for some serious overdriven rock tones. It does not take up much space on a pedalboard, and the option of silver/gold modes makes it even better than other similar pedals. I liked it so much, I bought another...and likely a few more for my other pedalboards. The build quality is great too.

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