Cheap pedal setup challenge

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Beakertwang, May 3, 2015.

  1. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    Here's the idea: put together a budget pedalboard with the following criteria (what I would use):

    1-Volume pedal
    2-Transparent or low-gain OD (such as a Timmy)
    3-Mid-high gain OD (like a Charlie Brown or Vox-in-a-box)
    4-Tremolo
    5-Delay with tap tempo--subdivisions would be great, but not necessary
    6-Two reverbs--1 spring or room and 1 lush, ambient reverb. 1 switchable pedal is good, but not necessary.


    We'll assume an inexpensive pedalboard, tuner, 1Spot, and patch cables are included.

    Small footprint is a plus!

    No multi-FX (G3, M9, etc.) but individual digital pedals such as Tonecore, M5 or Zoom MS are fine, but can only be used for one type of effect.

    Used is fine, but at reasonable market value. No amazing deals, i.e., "I once found a Klon at a garage sale for $50!"

    Let's see your ideas!
     
  2. Fitzer

    Fitzer Member

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    Used: Boss Boss Boss Boss Boss Boss
     
  3. Beakertwang

    Beakertwang Supporting Member

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    Here's mine:

    Dunlop High Gain Volume $60 used
    Caline Pure Sky $40 used
    Joyo AC Tone $30 used
    VHT Melo-Verb (Trem and verb) $90 used
    Biyang Tri-Reverb $50
    Nux Time Core delay $75

    Total $345
     
  4. sanfi4u

    sanfi4u Silver Supporting Member

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    Get yourself Chellee Odie as a low gainer. It's just $100 new although it's a top notch pedal.
     
  5. ummohyeah

    ummohyeah Member

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    Volume: Morley Mini Wah/Volume
    Low Gain OD: DOD 250
    Midgain OD: Ibanez TS9
    Tremolo: EHX Stereo Pulsar
    Delay: Boss DD-7
    Reverb 1: Boss RV-3
    Reverb 2: Boss RV-5
     
  6. tedm

    tedm Gold Supporting Member

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    couple of suggestions:

    OD low and high: Digitech Screamin' Blues

    Tremolo: Danelectro Chicken Salad

    Delay (bit on the wild side, not a clean dig. delay) Ibanez DE7

    Others are gonna cost...
     
  7. johann

    johann Member

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    1-Used ernie ball, or modtone pedal.
    2-Danelectro overdrive, or EHX Soul food.
    3-Marshall Jackhammer
    4-Danelectro Tuna Melt
    5-Marshall Echohead
    6-EHX Holy grail
     
  8. MIM#1

    MIM#1 Member

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    1]crybaby [no volume pedal here!]
    2]chinese klon centaur clone
    3] Joyo high gain distortion [Marshall Shredmaster]
    4]ibanez soundtank tremolo [my favorite tremolo at any price]
    5] Boss DD-5
    6] 2 rub-a-dub reverbs [DIY Belton Brick verbs]

    This actually is part of my live pedalboard
     
  9. Gonkboy

    Gonkboy Member

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    1) Hotone Volume/Wah pedal
    2) Tone City Bad Horse (Klon clone)
    3) Hardwire SC2 Distortion
    4) Danelectro Cool Cat Tremolo
    5) Behringer Echo Machine (Echo Park clone)
    6) Hotone Verb
    7) Behringer Reverb Machine (Verbzilla clone)

    I would rock that board any day of the week. And don't let the snobs here lecture you about how unreliable Behringer pedals are. I've been using Behringer pedals (trem/pan, chorus, and delay) for years with no problems.
     
  10. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Ernie ball volume used - 60 ish
    Digitech bad monkey for low gain...30 used
    Xotic bb preamp 100 used
    Boss dd7 delay 100 used
    Boss trem 50
    art mr1 reverb...35 used.

    375
     
  11. TheoDog

    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    Forego the volume pedal. Use the guitar knob. This will cut cost and save footprint space.
    Splurge on a Strymon Flint for multi reverb and tremolo in a small package.
    No reason not to love a DD-5 with tap, but Memory lane Jr is a great choice.

    If budget weren't a factor, a PT nano could accommodate an Analogman King of Tone, memory Lane Jr and Flint. And you would win TGP for at least a day.
     
  12. jordane93

    jordane93 Member

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    CMATmods Butah
    DS-1
    TR-2
    Nova Repeater
    RV-7
    RV-5
     
  13. thecornman

    thecornman Member

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    Not much of a challenge for me! I would just go with all boss used like I do anyways.
     
  14. gearscrubs

    gearscrubs Supporting Member

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    1 - Ernie Ball (or go without) $90
    2 - Joyo Sweet Baby $30
    3 - Joyo Ultimate Drive (or MXR SBAD) $30
    4 - Joyo Tremolo $30
    5 - Nux Time Force (or used TC Flashback) $70
    6 - TC HOF mini (build your own Toneprint that is small room at lower levels and ambient wash at higer levels) $100
     
  15. OotMagroot

    OotMagroot Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't use the volume pedal or the tremolo. And I probably wouldn't need the reverb either.

    1. Chelle Odie
    2. V2 Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde
    3. mini Flashback
    4. mini HOF

    I'm sure you could get all four of these for $300 - $330, used.
     
  16. DeadCell

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    First, you're gonna need a Stry........ oh
     
  17. BetterMeThanYou

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    Ditto on overdrive! No need for that, just cut your speakers!!

    Ditto on tremolo! You don't need tremolo...use the guitar's tremolo.

    Ditto on reverb and delay! You don't need either...just a few nice big echo-y rooms of various dimensions, layouts, and surfaces!

    Wow! I got you down to FREE! Whoopeee!!
     
  18. chrisjnyc

    chrisjnyc Member

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    1-Morley mini - $50-60
    2-Dano TOD - $30-40
    3-Soul Food - $50
    4-Dano Tuna melt -$25
    5-Supa Puss - $170
    6- Holy Grail and Istomp $110 for both
     

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