Effects with misleading names

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by LowWatt, Feb 8, 2008.


  1. LowWatt

    LowWatt Member

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    I've got a Catalinbread SuperCharged Overdrive and I love it, but there is nothing overdrive about it. It is a distortion pedal. The Tube Screamer sounds like a name for a distortion pedal, but it is clearly an overdrive.

    I didn't try a SCOD for the longest time because my Hot Cake and OD808 had me covered for overdrive. I stumbled across it when I was looking for distortion and saw some of the other pedals it was being compared with.

    What other pedals might people be missing out on because their name sounds different from what they do?
     
  2. jhumber

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    Crybaby's do not, in fact, make small children cry.
    Way Huge pedals aren't actually that big.
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    Big Muffs are not, as it turns out......</snip>

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  3. Lestercollector

    Lestercollector Supporting Member

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    yeah, and KLON Centaur? Words escape me....
     
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    the box of rock is actually a pedal and not a box of rocks
     
  5. erksin

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    Well it does clearly state that it is 'Super Charged' right there on the box...

    :p
     
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    the boss ps-5 super shifter is not a phase shifter, but a harmonizer/pitch shifter.
     
  7. FloridaSam

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    The RAT is a distortion pedal, not a furry disease ridden mamal.
     
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  9. Chuck Snider

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    All my fuzz pedals are bald.. no fuzz at all..:eek:
     
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  11. Laxrappa11

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    im not clever enough to contribute anything to this thread, but well done so far. brilliant work
     
  12. jlummaa

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    Yeah and a bit similar error: EH Small Stone... goodness what EH is thinking :confused:
     
  13. mike@nortoncable.com

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    The DOD Supra Distortion isnt nearly as quick as a toyota supra
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  14. drbob1

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    You just don't get out enough: the Fox pedals were ALL fuzzes (fuzzy?)... There's no flanges on my HF2, high or low. My Playboy HFO doesn't make bunny girls appear. I got my Diamond delay immediately after I sent my money. My MXR Pitch Shifter not only doesn't pitch, it stays resolutely in one place!
     
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    My Cherry Red OD doesn't taste like red cherries :(
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    These are all really bad, so just ignore them, please.
     
  16. StompBoxBlues

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    You obviously have never hear ME play one!

    Not only can I make small children cry, but at the same time curdle milk, call moose, wilt flowers, and make grown men tear out their hair.
     
  17. scot88

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    you can't smoke the budda wah.
     
  18. geetarman

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    The Vibutron is misleading just read the last Harmony Central review but if you're literate you're okay. :)
     
  19. cameron

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    The Decimator, while not exactly an "effect" does not decimate, according to any of the senses of the word.
     
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