The most exepnsive pedals you've bought.....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Bentayuk, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. AwakentheDawn

    AwakentheDawn Member

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    Damage Control Timeline, EHX Pog when it first came out
     
  2. sanfi4u

    sanfi4u Silver Supporting Member

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    :dunno. Trio price was $295.95 upon its release in Jan 2015. Price dropped down to $179.95 by the end of the year when Trio+ was announced.
     
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    The only two pedals I've bought new:

    Caroline Météore
    DOD Rubberneck

    230€ each
     
  5. V-man

    V-man Member

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    That would be the SunLion with the bells/whistles @ $385 or so. I had a handful of $300 boxes, but I rarely go outside of the $100-$200 mark.
     
  6. stargazer747

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    I've paid for some pricey ones myself, I feel its not an expense if it really provides the tone you're after and you take good care of it:

    Analog Alien Fuzzbubble 45 = $250 (sold for $200 approx 1 year later)
    Spaceman Effects Atlas III Booster = $300 (sold for $200 approx 1 year later)
    JJ Rockett Design Alien Echo = $200 (sold for $150 approx 1 year later)
    Shift-Line Astronaut Reverb = $225 (sold for $175 approx 1 year later)

    The above "boutique brands" were bought from 2015 thru 2016 when I had moved from a 30+ year love affair of full rack mounted FX and solid state amps to pedalboards filled with analog FX and all tube amps. I will never return to rack & ss and don't care much for modeling amps and multi-fx, however I do have 1 modeling amp the Fender Mustang III 112 combo ($325) and 1 multi-fx Zoom G1on ($50) which I consider the best of them for their price range.

    After that short year in which I too fell victim to the marketed hype of "Boutique brands" I decided they were good quality and tone but definitely not worth their hype and price tag, I returned to those classic old school vintage FX companies that did it best back in the day; excellent tone, quality built, reasonably priced- MXR/Dunlop, Ibanez, DOD, Boss, etc...they worked for me back then as they are doing for me right now. They were widely used by all the famous guitarist during the 70's & 80's on countless iconic and epic recordings that fueled my musical interests & influenced my playing.

    MXR EVH 5150 Overdrive = $200 (on my present day all MXR/Dunlop pedalboard)
    MXR Reverb M300 = $200 (on my present day all MXR/Dunlop pedalboard)
    Dunlop Echoplex = $200 (on my present day all MXR/Dunlop pedalboard)

    NOTE: I consider pricey to be $200 or more for a single effect pedal.
     
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  7. Mr2D

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    Strymon BigSky £450
    Boss SY-300 £399
    Eventide H9 Max £349 (I bought a S/H Harmoniser for £199 and upgraded it to max during the 'Max it for 10 algos' promotion last January).

    I've bought plenty of £200-£300. My favourite pedal still remains my £45 DOD 250 RI, although my DIG is a close second.

    SY-300 is the only one that remains and has become more of a desktop/DAW unit.
     
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    KoT $325 (from Analogman)

    Wampler Dual Fusion $250

    Don’t have either one anymore.
     
  9. stucker

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    Landgraff Mo'D - $300

    Most of the music I play calls for clean or low-mid gain overdrive tones. The Mo'D is the only overdrive I have owned that can get convincing higher-gain overdrive sounds with single coil or humbucking pickups. Works great for slide guitar too. It has been well worth the price.
     
  10. exodus

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    Unique Vibe. Think I paid about $850 for it used. I think it's about $1,200 new.
     
  11. Balls

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    Empress Superdelay ($450 +/-).
     
  12. TRGuy

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    Klon Centaur.

    £1450 was the gross spend, but it cost me less in real terms.

    Bought a Gold Horsie for £650 in around 2010/2011ish. Sold that for £1850 in 2017 and bought a silver for £1450.

    So overall, that pedal cost me £250. Not bad.
     
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    Way Huge Camel Toe SN#001
    Way Huge Screaming Beaver
    Tycobrahe Pedalflanger
    Toneczar Echoczar and Angelbaby
    Diezel Zerrer
    Van Weelden Royal Overdrive
     
  15. Tom Von Kramm

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    It still wasn't STREET price, STREET price was $179.95. This is getting weird, I'm out.
     
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  16. ChicagoJoe

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    Map + street= automatically gets lost ;)
     
  17. sanfi4u

    sanfi4u Silver Supporting Member

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    I think I saw Trio offered for $295 right after the release early 2015. But I might be wrong. You know it better. Trio is a great device anyway and can be found for $99 and even less these days which is a steal. I have both Trio and Trio+ and like these devices a lot.
     
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    Skreddy Mayo - $300 USD
     
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    Pigdog Electric Eyes MKI clone.
    Strymon Timeline.
     
  20. temple12

    temple12 Noodler Extraordinaire Silver Supporting Member

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    Toneczar Powerglide mono at $345 + shipping... and waited from 2008 - 2011 to get it :)
    Freethetone Flight Time at $345 (used)/
    Just can't get myself to break that barrier for a pedal unless it's a multieffector (which I don't count for these purposes).
     

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