Budget Pedals

Lee1976

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Hi, sorry if this has been covered a thousand times before, but it's my first post so bear with me.
I am in the early stage of learning and I'm happy with my guitar, (epiphone prophecy ex), and my amp, (bugera v55), but I'm feeling the need for a few pedals now. I have a boss me-25, but would rather have individual pedals tbh.
Can you recommend me the following pedals on a budget:
Chorus
Distortion
Delay

So far I have been looking at the following;
Tone city angel wing
Mxr custom badass 78
Tone city tape machine

Any advice is much appreciated.
 

Lee1976

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I don't mind buying used. Love eBay, got my bugera v55 for £185 from there.

The tone city pedals are getting some good reviews, just watched a video on YouTube for the 'Model M', sounds superb.
 

JJO

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Chicago Stompworks makes some affordable overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedals in a variety of classic styles. Definitely worth checking out.
 

PurpleJesus

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DOD 250 for distortion and overdrive
DOD FX84 for compression
Ibanez TS9 - booster

That'd be my budget dirt and boost section. You can get all three for $50 and under each.
 

MBT74

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I've been through a lot of pedals (and money) trying stuff out over the years and in the end, the Boss and MXR pedals are just as good as the expensive stuff. Especially in a band mix

OD/Dist: Boss BD-2, SD-1 (Or pay a little more and grab the newer Waza versions). MXR Distortion+ or DOD250. Proco Rat

Delay: MXR Carbon Copy, Boss DD-6 or DM-2w

Chorus: MXR or Boss CE-5

And then grab a Boss TR-2 tremolo while you're at it. Boss got that one right.
 

782369

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TC Electronic Dark Matter is a solid, affordable pedal. More of a overdrive than distortion though.

Hardwire SC-2 Valve Distortion is great at distortion sounds. Very focused and has a responsive EQ (also does good overdrive), build quality is solid and price is good.
 

oldhousescott

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The Belcat/Cruzer/Rogue/Modtone (and probably several other rebadges) Delay is a nice enough "analog"-ish sounding delay pedal. Same with their chorus pedal.

I agree with the DOD 250 or MXR Dist+ for distortion. You should be able to find these pretty cheap all day long.
 

tibone

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Depends on what you consider budget.

But as far as Chorus goes, i really like the Boss CH-1, it's a simple pedal, but it sounds good and it's a BOSS, so it's reliable as a tank.
 

S. F. Sorrow

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The Joyo AC Tone is a fantastic budget overdrive pedal that gets lots of great reviews here.
Behringer' Echo Machine is a very cool vintage delay modeler.
I throw both those pedals in a backpack when not using my regular pedals. Don't have to worry about them being stolen in my car. :D
BTW love the V55 amp. Great pedal platform. I have the head version and use a 4x12. A vintage tube in V1 really made the amp sweet.
 

BluesBUSTER

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Chorus:
you're probably best looking for a used Boss CH-1, great chorus, reliable, one of the reference chorus pedals and you can find it for $60-70 used ($99 new)

Distortion:
MXR Super Badass, goes from OD to full on distortion, sounds like a much more expensive boutique pedal but it's marked MXR on the face instead of something else. It's $99 new and you can find it for $65-75 used.
 

thecornman

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Agree on getting used Boss! You will not need to replace them down the line and they will work for as long as you choose to keep them.
 

bricel24

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Kidding aside (sorta), can't go wrong with a few basic Boss pedals. I like and still own a Boss OS-2. Can go from crunch to a bit more saturated dirt.
 




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