How much is an HBOD worth to you?

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  1. porsch8

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    I've seen some people paying $400 - $500 for an HBOD. I had a BBOD that I sold for $250 and wish i had it back, but don't think i'd pay $500 for one back. People seem to be just as crazy for HBODs too!!
     
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    probably in the $250 range. without the suckage of the american dollar that might be within the realm of possibility. luckily there are many great builders right here in the states.
     
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    yep tree to tree fiddy is about it
     
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    $350, aye. I'd love to have one but not for amp prices.
     
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    hmmm. i bought mine for 300 happily. i wouldn't pay more than 500-600 new now. but honestly, the only offer i would sell mine for would be well over a grand. its the core of my tones. plus, in traying to replace it i'd lose atleast as much cash anyways.
     
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    Been there, done that, the bee is back!
     
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    you can still get one new for about $315-$340 new w/ shipping (depending on exchange rate) so unless you absolutely have to have it tomorrow why pay more?
     
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    The HBOD actually replaced a couple of amps for me, so I technically made money buying one.
     
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    I'd pay up to 4 billz. I wuv dat pedul, yo.
     
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    The HBOD is the only high priced OD that is at all tempting to me. Still, I'm not going to buy one at that price. I'd sooner put that money toward amps and guitars.
     
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    Just get one aleady.:D
     
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    $235

    What I paid for my KoT.

    Psycho-lodge-ick-lee, I just can't justify anything above that.
     
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    The "I'd rather buy an amp for that price" argument is just so played out.
    I'll say it again...I'd much rather run my HBOD or EGDM into my vintage fenders (that's $700 for 2 BJFs)...than buy a Korg Vox or any of the Reissue fenders or crappy circuit board Marshall combos ANYDAY...why? Because if you run those pedals into a killer (vintage or boutique over $1000) amp THE BJF PEDALS SOUND BETTER!
    Has anyone played a China made Vox?? They sound like ****. So does the DRRI...
    So what amp would you buy insead of a $350 pedal... a Peavey Classic 30?
    If you have a crappy amp like a china Vox or DRRI then by all means!
    Spend your money on a amp upgrade!
    If you already have a great amp and want to add more color to your rig while keeping the tone and feel of real amps without having to lug around another whole set up..then BJF pedals might be for you.
    :BEER
     
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    bjf into my super reverb = heaven
     
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    I've played plenty of DRRI that sound just fine and heard plenty more sounding great on stages across NYC, I don't see the argument that its a crappy amp, you certainly have to get it above bedroom volume and potentially replace the speaker but crappy? No.

    I could see your argument for pedals as amp replacement but the EGDM I had for a lil while didn't get anything like the Vox chime I expected into a SF Princeton, a good distortion sound, yes, but very little Voxiness. The Maddog DD30 or Tech 21 Liverpool are much better at doing that sound IMO.
     
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    HBOD worth to me? Nothing, I have no need, want, or desire for one.:D
     
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    And here's the crazy thing.. As good as my modest collection of BJFe sounds thru' my ole point-to-point single channel prehistoric amps, they also sound killer thru' a Roland MicroCube!! Don't know how Bjorn does it, but I can't say the same of some other favorites of mine. Not naming names, but many of my best booteek ODs don't do it for me unless they're workin an amp at stage volumes.

    To get back OT, I paid $260 to have an HB drop-shipped from Helsinki back in '05. Took less than two weeks. Since then, I've paid more, and waited A LOT longer for my BJFs.

    How long are people waiting these days? Are some pedals available faster than others?

    I don't have much patience, but even less money, so I guess I'll wait as long as I have to for my next BJF. Nothing else out there that's remotely like them.

    Unless we're talkin Mad Professor amps. Had the pleasure of playing one a while back.. just mindblowing
     

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