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>$100 Pedals

Post by iPerson » Sat May 12, 2018 8:25 pm

Not able to spend too much cash on pedals. So I was just wondering what you guys have to say about your experiences with specific pedals that are under $100, good ones, bad ones. Be as detailed as you want.

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by WhiteWarlock » Sat May 12, 2018 8:46 pm

do some searches on ebay for used pedals
not sure what you have now and/or what you are seeking
so be more specific regarding what you "need"
personally have habit of buying DOA pedals for parts then reanimate them
if not possible then have extra parts for "CANIBALIZING"
without heavy $ investments
learn some soldering skillz
plus reading schematics
study some basic DIY electronics & troubleshooting
that's the best initial advice eye can give if you want building noise rig
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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by Laura91 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:50 pm

The best cheap pedal that I ever bought was a Danelectro Chili Dog. It has worked well with pretty much any sound source that I have used with it. (The one exception being a radio). It works great in a pedal chain or in a feedback loop. Sure, the construction isn't the best, with the knobs being a bit flimsy. But, it's fine as long as you don't pack it in with a ton of heavier pedals. (Made that mistake once. :lol: )
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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by WhiteWarlock » Sat May 12, 2018 8:52 pm

have danelectro french toast
never recorded with it
it sounds like a broken am radio that can't tune in any stations
may as well use the old lunchbox shortwave :P
all high end
yet it's what it is... a free pedal.... that keeps coffee can of parts/tools from tipping over
tried it with guitar...
said
ummmm
NO
maybe it will work better on the tape deck for the blind
anyone sunk to buying the new behringer ripoff cheap ass pedal series?
they are like $25 each new
BOSS clones mostly

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by WhiteWarlock » Sat May 12, 2018 8:59 pm


maybe it's not so bad
it was free

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by Laura91 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:07 pm

WhiteWarlock wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 8:52 pm
anyone sunk to buying the new behringer ripoff cheap ass pedal series?
they are like $25 each new
BOSS clones mostly
I had an Auto Wah, Chorus, Delay and I currently have a Multi-Effect from Behringer. The power pin in the delay broke within a few days of buying it. I said "fuck it" and threw it in the trash. I traded the auto wah and chorus because they were boring. The Multi-Effect has a pretty usable pitch shifter on it. That's mainly what I use it for. It still works. So, that says....something.

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by WhiteWarlock » Sat May 12, 2018 9:17 pm

sort of want the pitchshifter PCB for making module
contemplated buying some of that behringer "junk"
then replacing switches/componets
slapping faceplate on then throwing rack for powering off 9v supply rails
oh yeah look for Arion plastic pedals from the 80s
cases built like shit yet good circuits
especially that delay
Nipponese

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by Bipolar Fucking Joe » Sun May 13, 2018 4:33 am

I have two Caline snake bite reverbs which I love. If their other stuff is just as good, you can't go too wrong on the price.

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by WhiteWarlock » Sun May 13, 2018 5:26 am

possibly we should start thread for DIY effect pedal designs

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by s.p.i.n. » Sun May 13, 2018 5:59 am

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DANELECTRO FRENCH TOAST

Behringer pedals for the most part get the job done.
Craigslist, but that's if your entertained by the run around involved with getting a deal.
I have a few behringer pedals and I'm even happy with the crappy ones.

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by melkobukva » Sun May 13, 2018 12:43 pm

Behringer VD400 - cheapest BBD ever, sounds pretty good, also has a separate clean output
Ashdown Chorus Plus - super fat and mean chorus/flanger, can go from subtle to insane
Zoom GFX-707 II - distortion, delay, reverb, modulation, pitch shifter, whammy, a rudimentary sampler/looper and more for under $50 (got mine for $30), sounds like ass of course, but still a great bang for the buck

For about $150 you can also get a Boss GT-6 or GT-8. Those things are very flexible and jam packed with features - an external fx loop, a harmonizer, an arpeggiator, internal LFOs that can be assigned to control almost anything, a pitch tracking synth, MIDI. You can probably play a whole live set using this thing alone.

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by JoeTheStache » Sun May 13, 2018 1:01 pm

there are a few micro-pedal brands that have new stock for less than $100 (usually $50 or less). Brands include Tomsline, Donner, Mooer, etc.

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by Fletcher » Mon May 14, 2018 2:49 am

I got a Biyang "Time machine" for around £40, really solid build and surprisingly good range on it.

https://www.cheaperpedals.com/products/ ... me-machine

The entire BABYBOOM range seems to get positive reviews, especially for the price bracket they are aiming for.

(also, cheaperpedals.com might generally help you out here)
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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by timdrage » Mon May 14, 2018 5:27 am

I have almost never bought a pedal for above 100 :D

Behringer Super Fuzz is great

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Re: >$100 Pedals

Post by ¼ dead » Tue May 15, 2018 12:30 pm

timdrage wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 5:27 am
I have almost never bought a pedal for above 100 :D
I was going to say the same. :lol:

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