Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by LowWatt, Mar 13, 2008.
Who is the best builder making pedals for under $150 without a waiting list that is out of hand.?
Hands down David Barber. Silver LTD, $99.95. Best deal on the planet!
Assuming you are looking for OD pedals, I have or have owned the following:
Barber LTD (Black) - $120 new. Great build quality and great tone. Dave makes a few pedals under $150.
Lovekraft Mojodrive - $139 new for the stealth version. This is my #1 OD. I love this pedal (I have the earlier big-box version).
CMATMODS Signa Drive - $135 new. Similar to the Mojo Drive. Excellent pedal.
As far as I know, these are all readily available or have very short wait times. Customer service is excellent from all 3 as well.
It's barber then....
Actually, anything but. I'm great on ODs but i have $166 in my paypal and I'm trying to think of builders I may have missed. Maybe a monsterpiece silicon fuzz or something
fulltone ocd comes in at under $150, which, IMO, is a great deal
for delays, cmatmods deelay is at $150 exactly
MI Audio is usually under $150
Like others, Barber stuff
Pre-built BYOC stuff should work, as well.
Wren and Cuff
Good stuff ... keep it coming . Maybe best builder isn't what I should have asked for, but "great" builders who charge less than $150
Gotcha. Still might want to check out the Barber Trifecta fuzz - 3 classic fuzz circuits in one box for $149.95. I haven't played one but the clips sound really good.
Nod to CMATMODS, the Deeelay is sweeeet!
biglloyde is good
Tonefactor/MojoHand/Sinister Analog have many pedals around the 150$ price point and they are high quality gear. And yeah, Barber too, including the Clark Gainster built by Barber Electronics.
If the builder isn't charging a lot for it it probably isn't any good
Another nod to Barber Electronics. I love his Direct Drive.
Hands down Monsterpiece. You wont get better wiring in a +$200 pedal. They aren't just pretty either, they are GREAT sounding.
Home Brew Electronics (HBE) has great pedals in that price range.
I have two Voodoo Lab pedal I got for under $150.
+1 for sure
Paul Crowther deserves to be mentioned as well. Both the Hot Cake and the Prunes & Custard are <150$ (shipped & paypalled) if bought directly from him.