Underrated NON-Boutique Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by LouRossi, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. LouRossi

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    Nobels ODR-1

    Guyatone MD-3

    These are my favorite boxes on the pedal board. What are yours? ;)

    Cheers. Lou
     
  2. thebot

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    Danelectro Tuna Melt Tremelo. Excellent little vintage sounding tremelo and cheap as chips.
     
  3. smallbutmighty

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    Hey, I'll play..

    One from each of two companies mentioned;

    Guyatone WR-2- great little auto-wah/filter effect- very expressive and pick attack sensitive.

    Dano Chicken Salad- this one's got a nano sized bulb/photocell arrangement, just like a real Univibe.

    One caveat tho' - and it's a big one - These pedals have lousy buffers and are real tone-suckers when bypassed.
     
  5. playon

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    Boss DD3
    Ibanez Tremelo "Soundtank" series, can't remember the model number. But you could get them for $40 and they sounded great if you like the brown swampy tremelo sound.
     
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  7. ABKB

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    Good topic. +1 on the Dano tunamelt. Also add the Dano Wasabi Od to that as well.
    LOTS of boss stuff.
    Some of the Digitech samplings are pretty cool as well. Got the synth wah and it's a very cool noisemaker.
     
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    i like my bad monkey and my old 90's danelectro cool cat chorus ain't bad either!

    ww
     
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    I really like the out of production Boss HF-2 Hi Band Flanger.
     
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    Boss Ph1-r. Just a good sounding phaser.
     
  11. thebot

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    Yeah, I've got one of those and really like it as well. Very musical flange.
     
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    Ibanez EM-5, and DL-5
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  13. Moe45673

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    Marshall ED-1 compressor
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    I wouldn't say the bad monkey is exactly underrated ;)
     
  14. warren0728

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    you're probably right...not underated....but probably not on one's top choice for non-boutique pedals (digitech in general) but i could be wrong

    ww
     
  15. gtrguy17

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    MXR micro-amp. Love it. Unless, that is, someone wants to sell me a Twin 60!
     
  16. ABKB

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    Ooh, glad somebody mentioned Marshall. The chorus (think they discontinued it though) is amazing. And yeah, the bad monkey and micro-amp. Also love the Mxr super comp, but I can also see how that's not everybodys flavor.
     
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  19. StompBoxBlues

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    Excellent topic!

    And yeah...I have been incredibly pleased by Marshall pedals. Have the ED-1 and is is great, it actually kicked the Barber Tone Press off my board.

    The VT-1 is damned good too. Tremolo I liked better than Demeter Tremulator, Fulltone Supa-Trem, and sounded as good as my Nobels TR-X but the VT-1 has a much better buffer it seems like, and also the ability to switch over to vibrato which is a nice little extra.

    Ibanez DE-7 also gets honorable mention...
     
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    These are just the ones I own and really enjoy. If I was including all the randoms I've tried and loved, this list would be huge.

    Small Stone by EHX
    Graphic Fuzz by EHX
    Flanger Hoax by EHX
    P.O.G by EHX

    DD-6 by Boss
    DD-20 by Boss
     

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