What do you think is the BEST pedal of this decade?

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  1. dargiles

    dargiles Member

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    As much as we'd all love to say our favourite OD or fuzz, when you look at the pedals that got consistently great reviews and ended up at the feet of an insane amount of players from the bedroom to the stadium and everywhere in between, I think it's hard to argue against either the Big Sky or Timeline.
     
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  3. Flatscan

    Flatscan Supporting Member

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    Strymon Flint

    [some of these are older than a decade?]
     
  4. RhytmEarl

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    Biggest game changers have been

    Tube Screamer and Klon. Both have sparked mini industries cloning them.

    Ya, I know both are older than this decade.
     
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  5. niassist

    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    As many have said....Strymon Timeline. Absolutely amazing pedal.
     
  6. R Weaver FX

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    El Capistan. It was a game changer.
     
  7. Help!I'maRock!

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    From my board, the ZOOM MS70CDR. It's a swiss army knife for effects I don't want to dedicate a space on my board to, and the layering only increases its flexibility and usefulness.

    Not from my board, it's a MIDI switcher. I'm not sure which one came first. Smart switchers have changed every facet of the industry, from significantly increasing the size and range of available pedalboards, to increasing the power supply race, and getting and increasing number pedals to incorporate MIDI.
     
  8. dantahoua

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    The only pedal that is still on my board after all these years...
    Strymon Timeline!
    And special mention for the Cali Compressor Deluxe...
     
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  9. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Kingsley is Wonderful, he makes some very nice stuff.
     
  10. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep nice one.
     
  11. beastly

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    For me — Empress Reverb.

    Underrated delay modes, beautiful reverb, plenty of clean gain and a looper. Changed my whole board.
     
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    For absolute character, the Boonar, that thing is amazing. My new TES ended up replacing it, but I’d never dream of selling it.

    No drive pedals have really been revolutionary. I do like most of the JHS and Walrus offerings though.
     
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  13. dirtytony

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    Buffer Tone Transform... great pedal
    I would have voted for the AD999pro but Im not sure of the year it came out..
     
  14. SirGilmour

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    Strymon Timeline was really a delay game changer IMO.
     
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  15. joebloggs13

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    Of the pedals that I own. The El Cap. As someone else on this thread posted, it's a game changer. Of the pedals that I don't own/but want, the Kingsley Constable. The sounds Simon Jarrett coaxes out of his 335 and the Constable into one of his amps is absolutely mouth watering. What a pedal.
    Oh, and his playing isn't too bad either..... :beer.... Ok, who am I kidding ...his playing is sublime. :)
     
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  16. FbIsNotE

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    Source Audio Kingmaker gets my vote.

    I had never seen anything remotely like it when I started researching to build a new school rig from the ground up 3 years ago.

    That much power at that price in that footprint? Killer.

    Its design team pedigree explains a lot.
     
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  17. Blue-moon

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    I would vote for the recreation of historic fuzz circuits by DAM and Pigdog as well as their creative interpretation of some of those circuits (that are resulting in some modern classics)
     
  18. slide13

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    Never played through one and don't really desire to ever have one....but put me in the Timeline camp. I see so many out there as mainstays on peoples boards I think it had a really far reaching impact. And I feel like it helped set Strymon up to deliver a range of big-impact pedals, Flint and El Cap topping the list after Timeline I think. Those two I've had but they didn't stick for me but I recently got a Volante and I'm loving that so far.
     
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  20. motokev

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    "I think its the only time I said 'wow' to a pedal"

    I remember when I first tried the MXR Carbon Copy, I said WOW !
     
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