What are your top 3 pedal companies?

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  1. hippieboy

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    Just curious to know what TGP think are the top 3 pedal companies.

    You can use whatever parameters you want to make the list.

    My list is based on personal preference, quality, innovation and history in that order.
    #1. Chase Bliss Audio.
    #2. Boss.
    #3. Analogman.
     
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    I'm going to echo two of your choices. In no particular order;

    Chase Bliss Audio: innovative products, amazing, friendly customer service, great instructional videos, amazing sounding pedals. Doing something unique with analogue/ digital hybrid technology. Wouldn't swap my RKM Tonal Recall for anything.

    Boss: just do what they're supposed to do. Last forever, sound great. Have had a (admittedly Keeley modded) BD-2 on my board for years. Tried a whole bunch of fancy-pants overdrives; nothing to my ears sounds better. Would only ever replace it if it broke, and, being a Boss, I'd probably already have fallen victim to the nuclear apocalypse when that happens.

    Teese: my RMC10 is getting buried with me (just kidding; that would be a waste of an excellent pedal. I can decompose on my own time). Amazing sounding wah pedals, built like tanks, and Geoffrey really is one of the good guys of the industry. Only ever dealt with him once via Facebook, but he was so responsive, polite and informative.
     
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    Well that isn't very punk, is it?
    Surely discussing one's favorite companies, rather than pedals themselves, goes too far into caring more about the gear than making music?
     
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    Maybe, but this website's called 'The Gear Page', so I think we're all good.
     
  10. hippieboy

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    I believe it's useful to know which are the "best" companies out there to check what they have to offer, maybe you'll find something new and interesting :)
     
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    In no particular order. I just love the quality and sounds these companies produce.
     
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    Does anything discussed in the effects and pedal forum of the TGP, have any other purpose than self congratulatory, self appreciating, and self fulfilling rhetorical nonsense? I mean, come on, I could be playing/practicing, and learning to optimize the gear I have, but I choose to spend my time on the TGP ;)
     
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    electro harmonix - i could easily live the rest of my life using exclusively EHX pedals.
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    boss

    my rig is basically a constant rotation fitting this description: really small shop guitar > a couple standard pedals > really small shop boutique amps

    and by really small shop I usually mean 1 person and maybe an apprentice or two. don't know why pedals are different than guitars and amps, but for me a pedal is a pedal. sold all my expensive pedals a long time ago and don't miss any of them. I'll take a tc hall of fame and an extra $300 in my pocket to spend on guitars and amps over a strymon reverb any day of the week.
     
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    While not necessarily reflected in my live board, if you count what I've regularly recorded with:
    Boss --- Agree with others re solid and practical, but with the SY300, they do stuff few else can do.
    Subdecay --- the modulations of all time.
    Blackstone or VFE not sure about #3.
     
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    It is very difficult to just choose 3. But if I had to -

    1. Kingsley
    2. Chase Bliss
    3. Boss
     
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    Way Huge (by-far best build quality at affordable prices)
    BOSS (classic, solid)
    Empress (but they're still a bit too pricey)

    other good companies but far too expensive for what they are: Chase Bliss, Subdecay, Earthquaker, Wampler, T-Rex, Origin Effects, Blackout Effectors, Xotic.

    Companies I'll never like, probably: JHS, Strymon, Eventide, AND EHX as of today - I've been in denial for too long, their build quality really is subpar and now at a lower standard than most china pedals by today's market, done, so done.
     
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