your best hidden secret pedal?

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  1. dyna

    dyna Member

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    What´s your best find amongst neglected / forgotten pedals of yesteryear?
    This is my favourite:

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    Very vocal-like, throaty but mild OD. Makes a very musical sustain, if that makes any sense.
    Actually sounds a lot like a tube.
    Puts my Fender amps into AC 30-territory.
    I know nothing about In-line effects.
    Apparently made in Japan in the late 70´s.
    Anyones insight in this company appreciated.
    What´s your neglected favourite?
     
  2. FloridaSam

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    I don't even like chorus but I have a Coron just like this one and love it. Its more subtle than most but very sweet sounding. This thing won't pass the cork sniffer test for a few reasons: not true bypass and, the big one, the tone control is active if the pedal is on or off.

    The active tone control is what I like most. Its basically like a one band parametric eq. It can darken up a bright amp or brighten up a dark amp, or crank it to the left or right and truly screw up your tone (but in a good way).

    I got this off of Craigslist for pennies but find myself using it more and more. The chorus is analog and I tested it last night in a looper. Other than the tone control there is no tone suckage, and you can always dial the tone control "out" if you wish.

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  3. HurricaneJesus

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    I'm afraid I can't tell you.
     
  4. dyna

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    Hmm,
    Coron = In-Line Effects?
     
  5. Dave B

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    Ibanez Sound Tank Classic Metal CM-5. Very tube-ish feel. Healthy amount of distortion available. A/B-ed with my Tube Screamer, say the gain on the TS-5 goes from 1 - 10, then the CM-5 picks up where the TS-5 leaves off, and goes from 11 to 20.

    Tone knob is actually a bass boost, not a treble cut, so it can 1) give some low end thump to open back combos, 2) make low volume playing sound and feel like you've opened up your amp a bit, 3) get a fat bluesy sound in a clean amp by setting the gain low and the tone high (boosted bass), and 4) make small practice amps with 6" or 8" speakers sound fairly normal, and not like small practice amps with tiny speakers.

    If it ever came down to keeping either this or my Keeley DS-1, the CM-5 stays due to its versatility.
     
  6. dyna

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    he he...
     
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    mxr 6-band eq from the '80's. I hide it by my head. Everyone says wow! Really add life to Epi VJ, Super Champ XD and (we all know this one needs it, but I'm stuck with it; JCM900)
     
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    DOD Milkbox compressor. The Hi-expander and attack knobs make it something that can do alot more than compression.
     
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    Mid 80s DOD FX-60, powder blue, two knobs. Trower in a box after the wah and in front of the ODs...
     
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    That's the first pedal I ever bought! Wish I still had it.
     
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    Foxrox hot silicon. Does it all from boost to jimi, cleans up amazingly when you back off the vol control.
     
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    Soooooooooooo many. They all have something going on.

    The old liue Ibanez phasers are nice.
     
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    Thanks!!!

    I have a lot of unknown (but often cheap) pedals, no real secrets...

    Here's an old picture of my Coron (Frontline, Sanox,...) pedals (there are much more of them now):
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    ..pssst...

    ...Studio Electronics Wolftone Chaos...
     
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    Rocktron Austin Gold....Best less compression Tubescreamer on the planet and can be used as a kick butt clean boost...
     
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    Original TS-10 with JRC 4558D chip! Smooth baby!!

    Mike
     
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    Ibanez Super Tube from the Master series which was produced between the 9 and 10 series.
     

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