What are your top 3 pedal companies?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by hippieboy, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. pete12string

    pete12string Supporting Member

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    Stev0Griffin Trendsetter

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    Earthquaker Devices

    Electro-Harmonix

    Boss
     
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  3. TCrooker

    TCrooker Member

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    Boss
    Fulltone
    Keeley
     
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  4. Bentayuk

    Bentayuk Supporting Member

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    1. Amptweaker
    2. MXR
    3. Boss (aka The Staple)
     
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  5. juri

    juri Member

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    Currently my 3 favorite pedals are from:
    Bearfoot/BJFE/One-Control
    Skreddy
    Barber
     
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  6. lp_bruce

    lp_bruce Member

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    I think a lot of companies make great pedals. If I went by what I own/use most,

    EHX
    Boss
    TC Electronics
     
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  7. bigfoamfinger

    bigfoamfinger Supporting Member

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    Strymon
    Analogman
    JHS (please calm down, I don't care if you don't like them)
     
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  8. EmandoDave

    EmandoDave Member

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    1. DigiTech (6/11)
    2. DOD (4/11)
    3. Fishman AFX (2/3 on my acoustic board)
     
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  9. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Member

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    Boss
    EHX
    EQD

    Listed in order of how many I have actually owned.

    75 percent of my pedals are Boss, and I have the Tupperware pedalboard.

    I own one EHX, and lust for some EQD products but don’t own any.

    There are lots of interesting pedal manufacturers out there these days. As has been mentioned already, Boss makes affordable, dependable, easily obtainable pedals that are a well known quantity.

    Most importantly, they do the job, and they do it quite well. I could put together an all Boss board and be quite content. One of mine has even become collectable!

    What’s the score!?
     
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    techjsteele Member

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    Boss
    Chase Bliss Audio
    Two Notes
     
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  11. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    no question here.
    #! Barber- great drive pedals, built to the highest standard, and with great customer service from a great guy.
    #2 Fulltone- drive and mod pedals that sound great and cover a broad range of needs.
    #3 Tie... Paul C because the Timmy is a great pedal that is impossible to remove from the board, no matter how many amps I try it with. And Keeley, because back when I was having Boss pedals modded, their service is a level beyond all others except Barber.
     
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  12. fenderjapan

    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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  13. XeMeme

    XeMeme Member

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    Favorites:
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    Skreddy
    Meris

    Amazing companies too:
    Analog Man
    Empress
    Origin Effects
    Basic Audio
    Henretta Engineering
    Rimrock
     
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    losrogers Member

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    Fulltone
    Maxon
    Strymon
     
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    Lamby Member

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  16. drifterphase

    drifterphase Member

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    Pearl
    Yamaha
    Boss
     
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  17. gmann

    gmann Member

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    Lovepedal
    Boss
    Catalinbread
     
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  18. Kevy_Metal

    Kevy_Metal Member

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    Personally, I like knowing that the gear I use was made by people who love what they do and have worked hard to create and share the sounds they've always wanted to hear. In the end, it's just a pedal or an amp or a guitar, but the people who put thought into its design have given me and others an opportunity to then create our own sounds.
     
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  19. TeleTubby

    TeleTubby Supporting Member

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    Teese
    Fulltone
    Hermida/Lovepedal

    Because they make wonderful pedals/tones and have been even better guys to know.
     
  20. drawingofsound

    drawingofsound Member

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    Dinosaural/Lovetone
    Diamond
    GFI System

    Honorable Mentions:
    - Neunaber
    - Boss (1980s)
    - Free The Tone
    - Ibanez (L/10 series)
     
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