What Was I Thinking When I Traded Cash for This!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by gitpicker, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    Here is another thread similar to the one I just put up concerning "The One That Got Away"...

    Name a pedal that you bought with high hopes and bummed out when you plugged into it and heard it. I am talking about a pedal that may or may not have been purchased as a result of hype. A pedal that just plain SUCKED when stuck between your guitar and your amp. A pedal that made you ask yourself "How can anyone say that this pedal is great, it sounds like absolute CRAP! A lemon, a turd, a POS, something you would not throw out the window of your car because it would deface the highway- a pedal that (for you) had no redeeming value.

    Or maybe just a pedal that didn't work for you no matter how hard you tried to work with it...

    I am aware that one players Holy Grail is the next players POS, so this should be fun!

    My Hall of Shame:

    Crowther HotCake
    Xotic AC Boost
    Pigtronix EP-1
    Fulltone Fat Boost
    Toadworks Meat
     
  2. BmoreTele

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    Two very recent ones - EHX Flanger Hoax and the Red Witch Pentavocal Trem. The EHX FH was just a very noisy and totally un-musical headache inducing machine. The Pentavocal actually sounds very nice, but $230 for a regular tremolo with built in EQ is a bit much.

    Old ones -

    J Everman Low Fi Filter - I'm sure there were all sorts of sounds in there, but internal dip switches are not a good idea for a pedal that's designed to be a tweaker.

    Z Vex Ooh Wah, Z Vex Tremolo Probe. Although I liked the Seek Trem that I got to try out.

    Moog Ring Mod - I never thought I was a ring mod kinda guy and this proved it.

    Dano Rocky Road (modded) - POS.
     
  3. amstaf

    amstaf Guest

    I heard a T-rex mudhoney. Man, it sounded like Eric Johnson in a box. When I got one it sounded like crapola through my gear. I'm going to have to get rid of it here pretty soon, it's collecting all of my dust...
     
  4. 58lespaulman

    58lespaulman Member

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    Twise now I have bought a pedal and thought it was total crap when I first pluged it in, the first day, and went to bed telling myself that I was going to sell it.. Then I wake the next day and totally fall in love with it, and they are both total keepers.. Then I've had pedals that sounded good the first day, and I end up getting rid of them.. You cant judge a pedal with a first impression.. IMO.

    Shane
     
  5. onemind

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    Fulltone Distortion Pro

    and maybe soon....

    ZVex Fuzz Factory

    (s)
     
  6. baguiocity

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    Man, I just don't understand how anyone could hate an Ac Booster. I just love mine. Maybe it is just different amp setups.
     
  8. erksin

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    Stamps Drive-O-Matic

    Pharoah Amplifiers Magnolia Overdrive

    Stock Ibanez Turbo Tube screamer

    Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz/Wah

    All of 'em were real barkers...
     
  9. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    Toadworks Death Rattle-yuck, especially the "tweed" side...
     
  10. mustangman

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    zvex fuzz factory, and teese RMC-2
     
  11. trucks

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    Songworks Little Lanilei Reverb pedal - It was so subtle I thought it was broken. I understand it works great for some people, but it just did not fit in with my setup.
     
  12. Big Bob

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    +1 on the Distortion Pro.

    the fact that it was hyped to death made it that much worse.

    :mad:
     
  13. SteveVHT

    SteveVHT Member

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    Tim
    AC Booster
    RC Booster
    BB Preamp
    Red Snapper
    Klon
    Barber DDSS
    Analogman KOT
    Mosferatu 1 and 2

    I used all of the above with many amps. Some of them like the Tim had potential, but just didn't do it for me. But I can see why people love it.
    The Klon, I just don't get. I've owned 2(silver and gold) and I personally though it made all my amps sound worse...LOL
    The AC booster was cool, but I found a few pedals the did that job better.
    Different strokes.....
    Steve
     
  14. Moe45673

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    Lovepedal Eternity




    Kidding! I currently use a TCJ DGTM, which I love to death, but GAS is a killer and I still want one of those.

    Ummm, I'd have to say a boss metal zone. I know, big surprise there. However, when i tried it, I was still in high school and I still thought boss was the be all and end all of effects. It was hyped by tons of people. Even back then, with my inexperienced ear, I'd never heard anything so bad and wondered what anyone could possibly like about it.

    Since then, I have yet to try anything that doesn't do it for me. Frankly, everything I've bought has been awesome thanks to this forum and a few others. [/cheesyTribute]
     
  15. 1964

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    > "Crowther HotCake"

    :eek:
     
  16. Wheels

    Wheels Gold Supporting Member

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    Cowther HotCake...too noisy/tone-sucking.
    Xotic Robotalk.....didn't like the "Ship of Fools" side.

    It's all personal.

    Wheels
     
  17. drummondrs

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    OCD - Sounded like ass through my gear. So shrill
     
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    Big Muff any version
     
  19. The Gainster

    The Gainster Member

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    Rust Driver...worst pedal I have ever played!!!

    MJM Vibe...

    Korg Echo...
     
  20. Rollo Timbre

    Rollo Timbre Member

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    Ones I had high hopes but just didn't work for me:

    Zinky True Grit
    Lovepedal Toxic
    HBE Big D
    MI Audio Tube Zone
    Fulltone OCD & 70
     

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