Favorite lightweight pedals

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  1. thepilgrimsdream

    thepilgrimsdream Member

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    Now days, builders are packing more tone in smaller and lighter encloses. I use other pedals than these(for now), but here's a little contrast....

    My rig today:
    TC Polytune 0.37lbs
    Wampler Tumnus 0.43lbs
    Strymon Timeline 1.45lbs

    My rig in 2008
    Boss TU-2 0.94lbs
    Ibanez TS9 1.3lbs
    Line 6 DL4 3.1lbs

    Each of those replacements are at least half the weight, and I enjoy more

    What are your favorite lightweight champions?
     
  2. ES330

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    Haven't weighed my pedals, but the heavy ones don't make my board(s)
     
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    Heavy is good. Heavy is reliable. If it doesn't work, you can always hit them with it.
     
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    exactly
     
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    I just weighed my board the other day and it came in at 25 lbs.

    Maybe I'm taking "heavy metal" too literally...
     
  8. gearscrubs

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    The Neunaber stuff is pretty lightweight and sounds killer.
     
  9. GeorgeNada

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    Why do you want a light pedal board?
     
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  10. Bogner

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    Pedal enclosures don't need to be made of steel to be considered high quality. I don't see anything wrong with the enclosures from Walrus / Strymon / Empress / Neunaber / Meris / Earthquaker Devices, etc.

    On the flip side, I buy pedals that sound good and work for me.
     
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    Echoplex EP-2 filled with helium.

    I win. :)
     
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    Well... I do need to get the shocks in the van redone..hmmm.
     
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  13. mannequin

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    this is some woke af pedal discussion
     
  14. slowburn

    slowburn Supporting Member

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    I believe we are in the precipice of a “tone per lb” discussion.
     
  15. Flouncingfleasbag

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    Yup... pretty heavy topic.
     
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    Tone is in the eV/c2
     
  17. Fatherflot

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    I'd kill for an 18-pound Binson Echorec on my board
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    But my 9.6 ounce Catalinbread Echorec will have to do for now.
     
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    As someone who rides a bicycle (the non-motorized kind) to rehearsals, I get where you're coming from. I can also imagine people in metropolitan areas (NYC anyone?) taking public transport to their gig or rehearsal.

    I've found the Mooer mini pedals to be incredibly lightweight (not sure how much, never weighed). There are some gems in their lineup. I've tried a number of their drives. The Black Secret, Hustle Drive, Pure Boost, and Yellow comp are all great sounding.

    As for those who think heavy=durable, I think that's nonsense. I don't think I've ever seen a pedal where the enclosure itself collapsed. Usually it's the switch that gives out under repeated heavy pressure. A well-designed lightweight aluminium enclosure should be able to hold your body weight easily.

    A downside of light pedals is that they tend to get dragged around the stage by your cable, if they're not fixed to a pedal board.
     
  20. vintage66

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    My lightest pedal has to be the foldy box CoT and it’s great. I don’t buy based on weight though. I do worry a little about the Hardwire pedals because they are so heavy that they might come un-velcroed and bash my other pedals to death. :eek:
     

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