What are some pedals you think are under-rated / sleepers?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Magnets And Melodies, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Hofnarr

    Hofnarr Member

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    I see... then it was I who missed the point, I guess. Joke's on me.
     
  2. tonedover

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    nah, i wouldnt worry about the “web hijinx”

    you typically have some good idea - ill have to look for a demo for your recommendation
     
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  3. Machew

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    VFE Dragon? I'm just guessing. Just never heard about VFE until he decided to close. So I bought one. I'm such a sucker for new pedals.
     
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    I’ll add the Vick Tree of Life. Smooth smooth smooth, but can get gnarly especially when pushed with quality low gain. Great build. Underrated builder.
     
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  5. DavidTCIC

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    It's my favorite clean boost/low gain drive ever. It packs a ton of volume and makes everything sound insanely good.
    How long until a boutique company clones this pedal and people discovers how good it is?
     
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    Idiotbox Blowerbox
    Mountainking Megalith
     
  7. Blues Wail

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    Love the Deadbeat Visible Overdrive. High-quality TS clone with a really sweet tone sweep, not to mention the coolest aesthetics I've ever born witness to on a sub-$100 pedal. It also comes with a power supply and two patch cables, which is more a compliment to Deadbeat Sound than the pedal itself.
     
  9. notenoughfootswitches

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    Does that really count as a sleeper? It's practically got a cult following from here to HarmonyCentral. I'd say the EM5 is more worthy.
     
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  10. P8t8r

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    Way Huge Pork Loin
     
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  11. nsnate02

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    IMO i think everyone's first pedal should be a Zoom MS-50g. It would save a ton of money down the road.
    Source Audio LA Lady is definitely underappreciated/sleeper.
    The Diamond Counterpoint is still overshadowed by the MLJR. Even though it is everything the MLJR is, plus so much more.
     
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  12. Deadicated

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    The Knockout which I saw mentioned once and I really like the Q Balls Riddle by the same company.
     
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  13. Tim Bowen

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    · Prescription Electronics Germ remains my favorite boost for Vox AC30.

    · Menatone J.A.C. is to my ear the best sounding optical compressor in a pedal that I've found.

    · Diamond Quantum Leap has been on my main working board for about the last three years.

    · Also, BOSS NS-2.
     
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  14. sonofspy

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    MI Audio Tube Zone

    Just so versatile and every control (6!) is useful
     
  15. jm9239

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    Absolutely the Foxrox Aquavibe. It's one of the best sounding vibes, the controls are excellent, the size is great and the color rocks. I have a Unique Vibe that I love but I WILL NOT be parting with my Aquavibe. Just a great, great pedal.
     
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  16. Narwhal0514

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    Joyo’s phaser, chorus, and tremolo all sound very solid to my ears.
     
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  17. Glitch Magnet

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    Flower Pedals Dandelion - Super versatile tremolo with all the features. Optical amplitude and harmonic, continuously variable waveforms, tap tempo, expression control...

    One Control Anodized Brown - It's all I need for Marshall tones through my Vox.

    JHS Emperor v2 - It gets left out of most rec threads, but I don't think you could ask for a better, more versatile chorus or vibrato.
     
  18. TrueFifth

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    Yamaha Magicstomp.

    Oh, that's right, should have been stated twenty years ago... But you guys still don't know how great a pedal that was! ;-)
     
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  19. Larry Esposito

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    Haven't seen much discussion about the Keeley 30ms pedal. I think it is unique and sounds massive.
     
  20. WillP31

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    MXR Double-Double Overdrive (Tubescreamer and OCD in one) Great for medium gain sounds.
     

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