What is the Pedal of the year for 2017?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by earwax, Nov 22, 2017.

pedal of the year

  1. Polymoon

    32 vote(s)
    10.4%
  2. Ottobit jr

    13 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. ehx green russian muff

    42 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. empress echosystem

    60 vote(s)
    19.4%
  5. digitech freqout

    54 vote(s)
    17.5%
  6. Boss MD500

    19 vote(s)
    6.1%
  7. Boss RV500

    23 vote(s)
    7.4%
  8. SA Ventris

    66 vote(s)
    21.4%
  9. EQD Data Corrupter

    16 vote(s)
    5.2%
  10. DOD Rubberneck

    60 vote(s)
    19.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ToneIsKing55

    ToneIsKing55 Supporting Member

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    Ummmm Kinda lookin like that may not qualify for this year.....
     
  2. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    JRAD Rockaway for me. It is the most useable Klone I have played with its 6 band eq.
     
  3. earwax

    earwax Supporting Member

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    Was this pedal released in 2017?

    Most GAS inducing demo yet I have seen for this.

     
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  4. ToneIsKing55

    ToneIsKing55 Supporting Member

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    I seriously cannot understand why the Belle Epoch Deluxe is not in the list.
     
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  5. cbm

    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    My vote would go to the combination of the Kingsley Maiden D and second generation Page DS. I think that these were both 2017 pedals, although a few might have shipped late 2016. At any rate Kingsley cured my OD gas.
     
  6. stratamania

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    Suhr Eclipse and Alexa both came out this year.
     
  7. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    Plus Pedal gets my vote.
     
  8. fendervato

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    I’d have to call that formula scientific fact. LOL
     
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  9. cbm

    cbm Silver Supporting Member

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    As long as multiple votes are allowed, the Digitech Freqout has been a lot of fun this year.
     
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  10. Dr Git

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    i was hoping to hear people diggin the Belle Epoch Deluxe....i haven't heard anything and it looks and sounds awesome
     
  11. Hofnarr

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    I've bought and kept 2 pedals that were released in 2017 (plenty of others that were released in other years, to be sure!). Neither are on the list: Chase Bliss Brothers, Alexander Syntax Error. Like 'em both, but I'd have to give the award to the Brothers - for sheer usefulness.

    The one pedal of 2017 that I would like to try, but haven't yet, is the Ottobit Jr. (The other Meris offerings don't interest me.)

    Here's hoping that something really great comes out of left field before the year ends...
     
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  12. HiddenAgenda

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    From that list Green Russian, but really Belle Epoch Deluxe.
     
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  13. High Pedality

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    I made a post about these a few pages back but here's pretty much the same thing but in video form.
     
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  14. ebenezer

    ebenezer Silver Supporting Member

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    Chase Bliss Brothers
     
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  15. Jazzmaster60

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    I agree with you the VCR is a brilliant idea . Just fell a little short in execution. Although I’ve decided to keep mine but I just don’t have it on my boards .

    If we were back in the 80’s and we didn’t have the incredible sounding and versatile boxes of 2017 to compare the VCR with then it would rule . I think it’s very comprimised that you cannot have 2 sounds available with foot switches . Bending down and flicking the mini switches is not an option and Ryan Adams definitely does not do that in concert .
    However IMHO Ryan Adams is still the best songwriter and singer in the World . He is also a very good guitar player .
     
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  16. Jazzmaster60

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    You inspired me to I buy a Roger Mayer RM 58 because I love my Big box Cali 76 TX compressor and needed a second compressor for my other board . The RM 58 was the only compressor I could think of that may even be better than the Call 76
     
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    I'm glad you like it, because that's an expensive piece of equipment,:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: but it works like no other Limiter.

    Heres a little info Mayer sent me about both the RM58, and the 615.

    James,

    Both the 615 and the RM58 use our proprietary dynamic feed forward gain reduction
    technology which is program dependent and very transparent in operation.
    They are not like any other type of compressors or limiters that actually integrate the value of
    the waveform over a time period and then apply this to obtain the gain reduction.
    This actually means in action that we can use a very wide range of dynamic time constants to
    obtain a wide range of types of limiting effect with continuously changing ratios as the unit
    responds to the program material.
    The RM 58 Attack time can be set over a range of 666:1 in 6 steps that are spaced
    logarithmically. For say 10dB gain reduction to be obtained this would be approximate
    to time constants of 250us to 150ms.
    The RM Release time or recovery time is similar in action and has time constants of 150ms to
    3secs.
    These two time contants of course work together to produce a very usable range for all types of
    program material.
    The 615 use the same type of our gain reduction technology and has 2 fixed values chosen for
    a wide range of program material and instruments. These would equate to position 3 for both
    Attack and Release on the RM58. 4.5ms Attack and 675ms Release.
    Please remember that these time constants really cannot be compared to say a LA3A or any
    other compressor as they are dynamically set and change continuously in operation. I have
    tried to give you a guide to the wide range available.
    Kindest Regards,
    Roger Mayer
    www.roger-mayer.co.uk
     
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  18. earwax

    earwax Supporting Member

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    More top pedal lists of 2017



     
  19. Boltagon

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    Even though I got it the day it came out by coincidence/implulse, the Carcosa was a real MVP this year.

    There are so many cool nasty vintage style fuzzes out there but this evil yellow stomp kept my eye from wandering and kept my wallet shut.
     
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    Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive pedal.

    Update: I sold the Wampler Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive pedal. I withdraw my nomination. Brian Wampler hooked me up with the Paisley overdrive and Sovereign distortion pedal in an email conversation we had. I also purchased a Timmy pedal. I’m very happy with my setup now.
     
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