Look, I get it...we all want that beautiful saturated Centaur tone. It's iconic. BUT, this happens time and time again. Someone points out that one pedal or another can sounds pretty good despite it being looked over for, well, decades in this case.
Now, don't get me wrong, the Bad Monkey is a solid overdrive pedal that can definitely give you some killer tone. But let's be real, there are plenty of other options out there that can do the same thing without costing you an arm and a leg.
So, why are y'all acting like a bunch of crazed monkeys, snatching up any Bad Monkey you can find, and paying ridiculous prices in the process? It's all about the hype, baby! When a pedal becomes "collectible," people start losing their minds, thinking they've gotta have it, no matter the cost.
But let me tell you something, my friends: just because a pedal is rare or hard to find doesn't automatically make it the best thing since sliced bread. And just because Josh was able to make it sound like a Klon Centaur, doesn't mean it's the end-all-be-all of overdrive pedals. This is no shade to Josh, by the way. I think even he was pretty flabbergasted at the response to the video he made.
So, before you go throwing your hard-earned cash at the first Bad Monkey you see, do your research! There are plenty of other overdrive pedals out there that can give you that sweet tone you're after, without breaking the bank.
In the end, it's all about finding the pedal that works for you and your playing style. Whether that's a Bad Monkey, a Tube Screamer, or something else entirely, don't be a monkey see, monkey do kind of guitarist. Make an informed decision based on what sounds best to your ears.