Name a cheap, possibly maligned pedal, that you actually like.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by The Whiz, Feb 14, 2008.


  1. The Whiz

    The Whiz Member

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    With lower settings on the distortion and the eq knobs, and high on the volume, this thing turns my esquire-->vox top boost rig into a fuzzy distorted doom machine.

    I can't wipe the goofy smile off my face.
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  2. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    DOD FX10 Bi-Fet Preamp

    Possibly the nicest clean boost I've ever used.

    If you took the guts & put them in a swirly box you could sell 'em all day long for $150 a pop and have a line out the door.

    Genuine sleeper.
     
  3. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Boss SD-1. Can pretty much do anything. For $50!!!

    Another el cheapo gig viewed the other night. Guy should win the cheap pedalboard award: Digitech Bad Monkey, Boss SD-1, Behringer DD into some old crate amp. Got some very useable sounds.
     
  4. DrGonzo

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    Boss TU2 Tuner. I have mine split off of the main signal path with an A/B box. I've had both versions of the Strobostomp and wasn't thrilled. The jacks were flimsy and sometimes it was just too sensitive to use live. Maybe it's just me, but I can't beat the old TU2. It's rugged and easy to use. That's my pick :AOK
     
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    the old Dano Fab Tone is great to have around for a price of next to nothing. The Dano tuna-melt Tremolo is well worth the price to have around if you rarely use trem.... sound's great.
     
  6. The Whiz

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    That reminds me, the Daddy-O has some cool tones that are a strange combination of od/fuzz/distortion and a very tweakable set of eq's. Not very "amplike" or smooth, but a cool cheap pedal nonetheless.
     
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    Another +1 on the DOD FX 10 Bi-fet. Great pedal and it has many uses. I do alot of recording and I use one in the snare line for fattening it up. Works good on bass too.

    Another sleeper OD is the Zoom PD-01 power driver. Great clean boost and a great mild OD with a bass and treble knob.
     
  8. Hiwatt Bob

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    boss cs-3 compressor. this pedal gets all kinds of grief--but i seem to get some really good results from it. ?
     
  9. Sol

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    I'll nominate the Marshall Guv'nor Plus, while diffrent to the first edition Guv'nor it covers far more ground and nails all maner of master volume Marshalls from 800's to DSL2000's, I've even mistaken this pedal for a DSL head, which turned out to be a Twin with the Guv'nor Plus !

    None of the booteeks do Marshall like Marshall do, and Ive iether played or owned some of them, not all ,but have heard soundclips of just about all of them.

    Think about it, it's so affordable like most of the Marshall effects pedals that your really not out of pocket much by trying one, I did and couldent believe the tone comming through, however as with all these things YMMV,
    Cheers,
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    Boss CS2 Comp, Ive got a 'Barge Concepts' comp which is a super grade Ross type, and the old CS2 hangs right in there, I love both.
     
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    Dano Chicken Salad. Totally copped the same vibe as my other guitarists Uni Vibe.
     
  12. dancehall

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    AMEN
     
  13. popsongsmith

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    DOD 250 or Ibanez TS-7

    $20 used.
     
  14. Terry Hayes

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    Danelectro Grilled Cheese

    Terry
     
  15. jonlarsen002

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    Ibanez Tubescreamer... if you mess with it long enough, you can find some decent tones.
     
  16. samhambone

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    arion tubulator - plastic crap case, pots, jacks but for $9.99 (musicians friend had a sale a couple of years ago) couldn't go wrong.
    are they still made or carried by anyone (musicians friend doesn't have them anymore)?
     
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    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Speaking of, the Hash Browns flanger and that yellow plastic trem were GOOD pedals.
     
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    Dano Fab Distortion
    Dano Tuna Melt Tremolo
    Behringer UV300 Vibrato

    All of them sound awesome.
     
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    I really like the original AC Booster circuit. Before they made it more "open"......
     

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