On a Cheap Pedal Binge! What's Your Favorite Cheap Pedal?

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  1. Longer

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    Yes, I got some nice corky stuff that I plan to never part with, but recently I've been on a cheap pedal binge.

    It all started with a used MXR Custom Badass 78 Distortion I found at GC for $39.99.
    Took it home and freaking love it.

    Then on CL I find an amazing Fuzz Face for $65 that is just blowing my mind.

    And last night I pulled the trigger on an Akai Headrush for $59 with free shipping.

    Now I want to put together a great cheap pedal board, made from plywood & duct tape, a One Spot to power it, and no effect over $65!

    So... I need ideas. What's your favorite cheap pedal, and what should I add to my "pedals under $65" board?
    Thanks!
     
  2. jacksonmillr

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    Def Joyo Sweet baby on low gain into a clean amp... It just breaks up so well
     
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    mxr phase 90, got mine for 45 bucks shipped.
     
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  7. chrisjnyc

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    Lots of good pedals under $100

    Pretty much every Dano pedal
    EHX SF, small clone, big muff
    DE7 (used)
    Istomp (used)
    Boss SD1, DS1
     
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    Was like $43 shipped from Japan, amazing.
     
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  9. jacksonmillr

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    Ooh i have another! Zoom Ms-70/50. Crazy value for things you dont use often (like trem for me)
     
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    Danelectro Cool Cat Vibe, you can still find em brand new on ebay for $45.

    Its a real photocell vibe, may not be a true univibe clone, but it has lots of character. It has a few bugs like the couple of seconnds of delay between the time you step on the switch and the time the effect kicks in, and the volume boost, but I can work around those. It cuts through fantastically in a band mix too.
     
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    Behringer Vintage Tube Monster and Time Machine are my two most recent additions. Tube Monster needed a better tube but other than that I've enjoyed using them.

    I've been looking at some Joyo, Biyang and Nux pedals but I haven't bought any yet.

    I was disappointed with a couple of Behringer plastic body pedals since they were defective right out of the box and had to be returned.
     
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    The Behringer DMM is awesome. As far as tone, just as good as the EHX as evidence in the blind test thread.
     
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    Johnnny Moondog has picked a great one - that biyang fuzz star can hang with any boutique muff I've tried. I might even prefer it - it's not quite as scooped. Built solid, and under $50, hard to beat. Their reverb is pretty nice too, really, if you need a something decent and inexpensive.

    Monoprice comp (rebadged mooer yellow) is great for less than $40. The monoprice delay (pretty sure it's a rebadged mooer echolizer) is a pretty good sounding analog-voiced digital delay that will oscillate. Again, under $40.

    I picked up an e-wave "nineth sky" which is a mad prof LGW clone for $30, I didn't fall in love with it, but still think it still money well spent if for nothing else than an option on a shelf. Seems solid, though I hate where the power jack is located.

    Tone City Fuxx Fuzz/Movall Octapuzz is, I strongly suspect, a foxx tone machine in a 1590a. Solid build quality, heavier than a mooer (closer to an Xotic mini, they weight a lot for a tiny pedal), for whatever that's worth. Got mine for around $60. Sounds terrific, I think.
     
  17. Longer

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    Thanks guys!
    You've given me much to research.
     
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    I feel like I'm one of maybe two people on here that talk about Otto, but the Line 6 Otto Filter is one of my FAVORITES for cheap pedals!
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    by far and away the Digitech iStomp at $40. Lexicon reverb algos, Hardwire series Delay and reverb algos and so much more.
     
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    I had NO clue the iStomp was so cheap... I figured it was like 140... I want one now haha
     

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