Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by earwax, Nov 22, 2017.
Ummmm Kinda lookin like that may not qualify for this year.....
JRAD Rockaway for me. It is the most useable Klone I have played with its 6 band eq.
Was this pedal released in 2017?
Most GAS inducing demo yet I have seen for this.
I seriously cannot understand why the Belle Epoch Deluxe is not in the list.
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.
Suhr Eclipse and Alexa both came out this year.
Plus Pedal gets my vote.
I’d have to call that formula scientific fact. LOL
As long as multiple votes are allowed, the Digitech Freqout has been a lot of fun this year.
i was hoping to hear people diggin the Belle Epoch Deluxe....i haven't heard anything and it looks and sounds awesome
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...
From that list Green Russian, but really Belle Epoch Deluxe.
I made a post about these a few pages back but here's pretty much the same thing but in video form.
Chase Bliss Brothers
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 .
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
I'm glad you like it, because that's an expensive piece of equipment, but it works like no other Limiter.
Heres a little info Mayer sent me about both the RM58, and the 615.
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
These two time contants of course work together to produce a very usable range for all types of
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.
More top pedal lists of 2017
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.
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.