Cheap Mini Board

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  1. mrodrigues

    mrodrigues Member

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    Hi

    I'm a music student and looking to put the *cheapest* while still half decent sounding mini board together.

    Just to take to classes etc. I just need a compressor and a delay, and then hoping to put it in a lunchbox or something (anything else portable??)

    I saw the Guyatone mini series, that looks cool - the

    ST2 compressor (other option is mxr dyna...)
    md3 delay


    Anyone know of similar pedals? Small... cheap... relatively decent sounding that would fit the job?
     
  2. VictoriluxEL84

    VictoriluxEL84 Supporting Member

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    I used to have the Guyatone delay which was excellent. My good friend is now enjoying it because I use tap tempo. The delay is warm, for digital) and the pedal does not seem to diminish tone. It had highly favorable reviews in the past.
     
  3. ungarn

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    Boss make a little 3 pedal board/case...TU-2 tuner, CS-3 compress, DD-7 delay...done...

    Cheaper than than...just get the Danelectro versions...totally usable!
     
  4. DiscoFreq

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    +1

    They're not as small as the Guyatones (which are very nice too, I have several of those), but if the price is very important the new Danelectro Cool Cat series is very cheap and very good!
     
  5. jnco

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    first rule is to buy used:

    if you want a tubescreamer, get a bad monkey

    if you want a different flavor of overdrive, the boss od-3 is good

    if you need delay get an ibanez de7 best delay for the buck

    if you need a compressor look into the dod milk box

    if you need trem, the danelectro tuna melt is great

    if you need fuzz, the dod classic fuzz is nice

    if you need phaser, the electro harmonix small stone is ace

    if you need chorus the electro harmonix small clone is a standard

    if you need boost, the dod bifet or seymour duncan pickup booster would be good
     
  6. Craise

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    Guyatone are about the smallest you can go. They sound great too!
     
  7. JaxMusicSupply

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    nibus Supporting Member

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    My 2nd small gig setup is pretty cheap but still sounds great:

    Fasel Crybaby Wah
    Badmonkey OD
    BYOC Shredder
    Boss DD-7
    Cheap DOD EQ for boosts

    There are great pedals out there than don't cost a ton.
     
  9. dancehall

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    Here's mine, it works really well for me

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    on an NYC Pedalboards Lunchbox
     
  10. jhumber

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    Awesome mini-board ^
    Damn - you've just tempted me to GAS on a Lunchbox (I use the Gigman for my regular board and love the NYC products).
     
  11. mrodrigues

    mrodrigues Member

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    haha thanks!

    this is crazy - I never realised -> go check out musiciansfriend or something, and when you're browsing you can see items below $50!

    yeah, 2nd hand looks the way to go for this. There are a lot of mxr super comps, boss cs3s, and some guyatones on the bay that go for low prices quite regularly.

    for delay, that de7 looks decent
     

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