I once thought...what if there was a Federal law that stated every pedal ever made from every manufacturer had to look something like this:
Bingo. It's good to see the new versions are pedal board friendly and look much nicer.Visual Sound's V2 pedal line up are by far some of the cheesiest graphics I've seen. They sound great and I still have several of them to take out and jam on once in awhile, but aesthetically they are an eye sore on a pedalboard.
Also their shape was impractical...
Those look really nice! Makes me want to do this to my whole board one day. Are the letters painted on as well?If you don't like the way a pedal looks then make it look how you want to! It is really not rocket science to repaint it. Takes less then 5 min. to gut it. Grab yourself some sand paper, can of spray paint, can of clear coat, cheap stickers or decals and some cheap bulk knobs from china.
Here is a few I have done.
Garagetone Chainsaw Distortion and Biyang Baby Boom Max Distortion.
Biyang Baby Boom Phaser and Eno OCD Clone.
Yea I was never a fan of the way these looked. But as far as TS clones go..their 808 is great. I tried out a Jekyll and Hyde once. I didn't like the Hyde side so much..but the 808 side is great. I'm a fan of a bass boost on TS. Since I didn't like the Hyde side...I thought about the Route 66. But even graphics aside, I never liked the enclosure shape. It doesn't look like it would be pedalboard friendly at all. And I have some pretty big pedals on my board.
Visual Sound's V2 pedal line up are by far some of the cheesiest graphics I've seen. They sound great and I still have several of them to take out and jam on once in awhile, but aesthetically they are an eye sore on a pedalboard.
Also their shape was impractical to keep them of use on my pedaltrain board. If I use them on the bottom row, the elevated back makes it difficult to press pedals that would be placed on the back row. But then if you place them on the back row, the pointed part of the pedal would interfere with certain pedals I would then place on the bottom row.
Sounds like a disrespectful jerk. Does he relic a painting in front of the artist from whom he bought it??In the early days i delivered a custom pedal to a local player. The pedal had a fancy crackle/metalic paint. Really good looking pedal. The player stopped for a moment to admire to paint then dropped it on the floor and ground his boot into it, scraping off a big chunk of paint. He turned to me and said, "Now its ready to gig...".
Very impressive work on your website.I'm guilty of not buying anything that doesn't look pleasing... blame it on my education as an architect or just inherent love of cool-looking things.
I'd happily design a pedal for you, whoever you are, as long as it sounds decent and you send me a sample. You can track down my contact information at www.mtparchitecture.com if you're not just being a smartass. I love graphic design, and often enter competitions that offer no compensation unless you win. Working for free is just part of the game when you're trying to make a name for yourself as a designer.
Thanks I really like how they turned out! The letters are just stickers I got at a craft store. Easy to take off and change if I ever feel the need to down the line.Those look really nice! Makes me want to do this to my whole board one day. Are the letters painted on as well?
Couldn't say betterI feel like with the number of options and builders big and small out there now you can get a fine sounding pedal for just about any sound you like at a range of prices from 'reasonable,' to pricey, to very pricey.
I totally consider looks. I want my pedals to look as good as they sound, if they don't there is another pedal out there that will.
This kind of sums it up for me, too.Its never stopped me from buying a pedal BUT, I do appreciate when the manufacturer spends time on the visual design. It shows they really about their product.