I have an opportunity to buy a TM Phoenix. I don't see much discussion of this pedal. Any opinions?
It's a great sounding pedal, end of story! if you're looking for drama go watch a lifetime movie.
As long as it's used I would pick it up. The pedals themselves have a decent reputation it's just the builder with the mud on his name. The pedals are usually well built and look damn cool.
Ok I bought one 2 plus years ago and It broke the first day I had. Took about a week to make the exchange. Liked it first but then lost interest, tried it 6 months latter have been using it all the time. The construction seems shabby, loose pot and knobs always getting loose . my ts808 had one loose pot in 30 years. In hindsight when considering it was a kit and the price I feel a bit cheated. It sounds great but seem finicky, saturday night I had the volume cranked, 2 weeks before at 8 o'clock it was outta controll. The controll knob graphics are unreable so put a V T G on the knobs. I think it sounds great but not sure I say but. It is goped so if it ever breaks your screwed. That to me says avoid it. It sounds killer....so a delima
nothing tone monk builds is built well. I have heard countless people complain about the build quality. add in the "questionable ethics" mentioned above and the fact that he routinely makes new user names to try and promote his products on here and other forums and it's a no brainer to stay away from this guy. I still have a hard time buying from PGS when I see they continue to sell his products (i.e. cheaply made DIY kits that come with terrible TERRIBLE paint jobs). did I mention I encourage everyone to stay clear of tone monk? because I do.
PGS also has the OD11 front page and center right now with a new video. That might just he enough to keep you off their website for good ; ). I say that in jest because this thread is already similar to the current Love pedal thread floating around. But to the point, I would also say to the OP- look elsewhere. There are better options as far as tone goes in my opinion.
no dilemma for OP, just buy a klone from someone else. I vote for either monsterpiece or arc - oh and they're about HALF THE PRICE and not complete rip-offs
Also the my Phoenix has a gooped circuit board, is this standard or really necessary??????????? Any one else have a gooped one????
Phoenix? Had one, delivery took 4 times as long as he said it would. The pedal arrived with an intermittent volume issue, so I sent it back, and once again waited much longer than quoted for the "repair." Got it back, had the same issue. Could've sent it back again, but why bother at that point?