Pedals You Thought Were On Another Level

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by SweetClyde99, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Member

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    Drybell Unit 67
    Ethos TWE-1
    Bearfoot Pale Green
    Hermida Mosferatu
    Neunaber Immerse
    Neunaber Inspire
    plus a number of Lovepedals:
    Amp 11, Box Of Awesome, 4-Knob Deluxe, Fuzz 50, and Hi Volt
     
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  2. Sloppyslim

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    some 'sport fx' i haven't seen mentioned yet

    digitech spacestation
    dr. scientist bitquest
    red panda particle
    hexe revolver
    death by audio robot
    4ms atoner w/tonesweep
     
  3. Vox66

    Vox66 Supporting Member

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    SDD-3000 rack
    Echoplex EP-2
    ‘77 Electric Mistress
    Boss CE-1
    KOT
    ‘70 Big Muff
    Hotcake
    90’s Deluxe Memoryman
     
  4. TravisE

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    I’ve got an old Washburn Aad-9 Analog Delay that I’ve had for a few years now. It’s been rehoused and true-bypassed. I’ve found different but never better. It sits perfectly for a “make bigger/give a little love”. It does a very good slap-back as well but I generally just leave the delay time (around 300ms) maxed and volume and feedback at about 10:00.
     
  5. GTone80

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    - Some years ago, going Strymon was a pretty huge step step for me in tone range :
    Timeline, BigSky, and recently Volante

    - For the OD : Centura and Jan Ray. I was not overwhelmed by the King of Tone, but it is maybe the one that is the more « right » and consistant depending the guitar\amp duo.

    - Free the Tone Tri-Avatar, mind blowed by it. Really magical.

    - Last entry is the Mercury 7. I really need to check the Polymoon, but it’s to weird for my style.
     
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  6. fiveightandten

    fiveightandten Member

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    Cali76 CD
    Drybell Vibe Machine V2
     
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  7. semi-hollowbody

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    I love a lot of pedals and their manufacturers
    But over the past 16 years NO pedal has impressed me as much as

    Barber

    I have a lot of it and somehow with very limited tone control, the get the exact drive tone I want

    wamplers and rats and bogners are very close, with much more tonal control

    but the day my ltd sr dies is the day I die...unless they reissue that
     
  8. Eveningtheme

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    It'll also be the RAT 2 for me as a core distortion sound.

    I bought a DS1 as a kid of course, then went to digital multi effects (funnily enough, using the 'RT DISTORTION' constantly with no idea what it did.)

    Then skipped to boutique options, and 2 channel amps. Finally, I bought a RAT because it was so cheap to mess around with, and it ends up that was the sound I've always been looking for, from the first time I stepped on it.
     
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  9. Spellbound

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    Wampler Tumnus Deluxe. I have had two silver klons and a ktr i loved what the klon did. I didnt like that I would play nothing else but the klon because I felt there was just something missing.
    The tumnus deluxe solves this with 3 band eq and hot switch helps give me that extra spice I was missing.
     
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  11. Squatch57

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    My Carl Martin Compressor/Limiter is on another level, it's like at least 2 inches too high.
    I dunno what they were thinking...cool pedal though. I think the newer ones are normal sized...not shaped like an apartment block

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. mrpinter

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    Some standout pedals for me:

    These are on my boards now:
    EQD Gray Channel
    Dr Scientist Reverberator
    Digitech Nautila
    EQD Disaster Transport and Disaster Transport SR
    CMATMODS Analog Chorus
    Keeley Compressor +
    Barber Tone Press
    Barber Direct Drive v3

    Ones that I used to own (but were just too big to fit on pedalboards, and needed their own separate power supplies:
    Matchless Hot Box
    Hughes & Kettner Tube Rotosphere
     
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  13. Buzzard Luck

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  14. Wolfboy1

    Wolfboy1 Grandpa but...Not Yet Old! Silver Supporting Member

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    For me a couple of Lovepedals have been true standouts the Purple Plexi and 5E3 deluxe. Also 200lbs of tone is something special.

    MXR EVH Phaser. To me this is the perfect pedal. The exact phaser tone I wanted, simple controls, great looks and affordable.

    Fuzz, nothing has kicked off my Arc Effects green Russian Pi. Wonderful sustain and muff sounds.

    Empress Compressor.....hands down the best pedal compressor on the market.

    Source Audio True Spring, just an impressive piece of gear best spring reverb I've found plus the Tremelo options.

    Digitech Freqout, Ricochet and Drop. A trio of unique awesomeness.

    Delay....just a lot of next level stuff on the market. We are living in pedal nirvana. Here are the delays I love and have kept.
    SA Nemesis
    Pigtronix Echolocution Pro
    JHS Pink Panther
    Lovepedal Stir of Echoes
     
  15. McGTR

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    Standouts for me:

    Xotic RC (everyone has one, but it's my first "wow" pedal)
    Earthquaker Dirt Transmitter (great dirt when rolling down the gtr volume)
    Giggity (excellent master tone shaper)
    Boss NS2 (yer, but lifesaver for recordings at home)
     
  16. Yooper

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    The star:
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    With the supporting cast:
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  17. SweetClyde99

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    The Purple Plexi has been on my list for a long time. I need to bite the bullet and pick one up.
     
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  18. Wolfboy1

    Wolfboy1 Grandpa but...Not Yet Old! Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes you do!
    To me it is the best MIAB on the market and I've tried a few. I had one then got the billet version (solid aluminum housing) and sold the original (they sounded identical for the most part).

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  19. Defendant

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    Origin revival drive
    Bogner Blue
    Drybell vibe unit
    Catalinbread Echorec
    EP Boost
    Alexander jubilee
    Neunaber WET
    Basic Audio Scarab
     
  20. BerkeleyJones

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    Kingsley Jester ain’t even fair. Uses 1.5 of its double 12ax7 design to deliver the chewiest, most dynamic drive tone ever.
     
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