Challenge: Build your best pedalboard for under $500

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by MrMoose, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. MrMoose

    MrMoose Member

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    RULES:

    1) $500 just for pedals, not including power, the actual board, cables, tuner etc.
    2) BRAND NEW PRICES ONLY

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    I'll start:

    MXR Dynacomp $80
    EXH Soul Foods $80
    Keeley Red Dirt Mini $100
    MXR Phase 90 $80
    MXR Carbon Copy $150

    Total = $490
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
  2. asatbender

    asatbender Supporting Member

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    Boss BD-2 $60
    Tech21 Liverpool $80
    EBVPJR $50
    VFE old School $65
    Flashback X$ $160
    EQD Dispatch Master $130

    Total= $545 ....close
     
  3. Enusire

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    so I guess I have just 1#.
     
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  4. chrisross

    chrisross Supporting Member

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    Fulldrive 2 - 120
    Memory Lane Jr - 250
    Hall of Fame Mini - 100
    Pizza and Beer - 30

    500 even.
     
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  5. donhearl

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    I would play this board all day!
     
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  6. rummy

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  7. dpgreek

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    Mooer Yellow Comp - $70
    Ibanez TS Mini - $80
    ProCo Rat $70
    EHX Soul Food - $80
    Mooer Ensemble King $60
    Mooer Echolizer - $60
    Mooer Skyverb - $80
     
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  8. Hot In The Shade

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  9. sketches

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    Behringer Super Fuzz - $30
    Boss OD3 - $50
    Strymon El Capistan - $300
    Behringer Reverb Machine - $50
    Ernie Ball Volume Jr - $70

    Total - $500

    :)
     
  10. WillLane

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    And some $ to spare.
    Where are you finding that for $80 new? :p
     
  11. mysticaxe

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    1. Polytune mini $80
    2. TS mini $80
    3. Phase 90 $75
    4. Crybaby mini $90
    5. Memory Lane Jr $225

    $550 total (I'm actually pretty much running this rig now). To get it under $500, I'd cut back from the MLjr. I could also swap the TS mini out for a homemade TS-type or SHO (about $40 in parts) and shop the discounts heavily.
     
  12. FenderBigot

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    OP... said brand new prices only.
     
  13. msnes335

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    Assuming you can get everything 20% off retail, which you know you can, or the known sale price (DOD 250, Behringer).

    Keeley Monterey - $ 240
    DOD 250 - $ 40
    EHX Soul Food - $ 60
    Behringer UV300 - $ 25
    Boss DM-2w - $ 120

    Total $ 485

    I think this covers all of the food groups, except the only effect I'd personally miss here is envelope filter.

    Oh, and I'd use the $ 15 left over for a Snark.
     
  14. Kylote

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    Hmm... probably just
    • Rimrock Mythical Overdrive - $160
    • Analog.Man Prince of Tone - $135
    • EQD Dispatch Master - $185
    Total - $480

    A couple overdrive flavors with delay and reverb.
     
  15. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    EHX Bass Muff- $80
    EHX Graphic Fuzz- $150
    MXR Microflanger or DOD Phasor-201- $90
    Dwarfcraft Mini-Van- $175
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    40s of the 800 @2/$5

    = $500 on the nose.
     
  16. MattLeFevers

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    Ibanez Tube Screamer mini - $80
    ProCo Rat - $70
    TC Flashback - $170
    TC Hall of Fame mini - $100
    = $420

    A PolyTune mini would put me nine dollars over so I guess I'd tune with a Snark.

    Interesting how the essential pedals vary from person to person (I'm assuming partly based on genre) - on no level would a phaser or any kind of modulation even crack top six or seven needed pedals for me but OP includes a Phase 90.

    If I have one or two gain stages and some delay I'm pretty much set, everything else on my board is for flavor...
     
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  17. MattLeFevers

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    I could get behind this.
     
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  18. onwingsoflead

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    $50 leftover for dinner out with my wife
     
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  20. asatbender

    asatbender Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I listed used prices. I was excited that someone commented on post post till I realized I screwed up;
     
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