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post Mar 13 2012, 02:21 AM
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This list is fairly exhaustive and does contain some of my favs. But all time? Anything you can think of they left out?

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the...all-time-398998



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post Mar 13 2012, 05:17 AM
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post Mar 13 2012, 06:31 AM
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They were pretty big in the '60s. They still have a following.
I have one and it works pretty good. I like it better then my Vox Tone Bender.
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post Mar 13 2012, 12:11 PM
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I might be an idiot, but there were only three pedals in that list I really, really would like to have laugh.gif
But it's a great list for reference though.

I've tried about 20 in that list, and not all of them were great..
Some of them were fantastic though smile.gif

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post Mar 13 2012, 01:59 PM
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I got a Zvex Fuzz Factory and a TRex Alberta which are both on the list. So I agree with the list smile.gif


but there is great budget stuff that no one really talks about.


I had a modded Ts 808 for a while which I had to sell for some financial reasons. It was just my thing. So I wanted one again. Some years ago I saw a guy play one of these: and got one right away http://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/Fame-Sw...-GIT0015022-000

THis budget thing sounded nearly as good as my old Ts808

super cheap (39 Euros) but great. Comes with 3 ICs ( one is similar to the IC used in the Ts808) that you can easily exchange !!!! You get 3 pedals like that.

In this vid I used it with an IC (forgot to mention that in the vid) that gives you less and smooth OD. I use it here more like a booster in front of a clean amp.



It sounds super sweet.

Or here I engage it at about 2 mins with a different IC installed.



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post Mar 14 2012, 12:36 AM
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My personal favourite at the moment is the Zoom PD 01 (the silver one) I like it so much I have two of them!!
I also have the rest of the set in this pic!
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post Mar 14 2012, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Mar 13 2012, 12:17 AM) *
biggrin.gif I think they pretty well covered it!


They certainly hit every pedal I could think of smile.gif But surely they left a few out?

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My personal favourite at the moment is the Zoom PD 01 (the silver one) I like it so much I have two of them!!
I also have the rest of the set in this pice!
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NIce! I have not tried these. Are they expensive, and how do they sound?

QUOTE (ItSME3 @ Mar 13 2012, 08:59 AM) *
I got a Zvex Fuzz Factory and a TRex Alberta which are both on the list. So I agree with the list smile.gif


but there is great budget stuff that no one really talks about.


I had a modded Ts 808 for a while which I had to sell for some financial reasons. It was just my thing. So I wanted one again. Some years ago I saw a guy play one of these: and got one right away http://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/Fame-Sw...-GIT0015022-000

THis budget thing sounded nearly as good as my old Ts808

super cheap (39 Euros) but great. Comes with 3 ICs ( one is similar to the IC used in the Ts808) that you can easily exchange !!!! You get 3 pedals like that.

In this vid I used it with an IC (forgot to mention that in the vid) that gives you less and smooth OD. I use it here more like a booster in front of a clean amp.



It sounds super sweet.

Or here I engage it at about 2 mins with a different IC installed.



Cool! I"m diggin it!



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post Mar 14 2012, 12:56 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 13 2012, 11:39 PM) *
NIce! I have not tried these. Are they expensive, and how do they sound?

They vary in price, due to the fact that they are now discontinued, I picked one of my PD 01's up for £25 plus shipping and paid over £60 for the other one! The other three (HL 01, TM 01 and UF 01) all cost between £25 and £70. I have seen them on eBay with BIN prices from £100!!

Soundwise the PD is very similar to an Ibanez TS 09, except that the Zoom is a bit more transparent, the UF 01 (Ultra Fuzz) is a kind of Fuzz Face /Big Muff clone, the HL (Hyper Lead) is very similar to my old Boss OD 2r (Turbo Overdrive) when used in conjunction with a CS 3 and the TM (Tri Metal) is akin to a Metal Muff but not quite as harsh!
Hope that makes some kind of sense!!
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Perhaps I should do some sound samples!

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post Mar 14 2012, 02:14 AM
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Yeah,

these are 42 nice pedals! But what about the legendary BK Butler Tube Driver? ohmy.gif

BK Butler Tube Driver

I have recently bought one of those and I must say : Its AWSOME! Although its not a set and forget pedal. You need to discover it, especially if you have the bias version. But it has such a nice sweet spot... biggrin.gif

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post Mar 14 2012, 04:25 AM
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Just dug this out of the back of my closet.. I remember buying this is the early 80's so this is not a reissue but the original Rat. Seems these older Rat's have a big following which is pretty cool.

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post Mar 14 2012, 08:52 AM
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QUOTE (Gary @ Mar 14 2012, 04:25 AM) *
Just dug this out of the back of my closet.. I remember buying this is the early 80's so this is not a reissue but the original Rat. Seems these older Rat's have a big following which is pretty cool.

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That's a nice pedal mate!
You're lucky to have items like that lying around your closet tongue.gif
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post Mar 15 2012, 05:56 AM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Mar 14 2012, 08:52 AM) *
That's a nice pedal mate!
You're lucky to have items like that lying around your closet tongue.gif



haha...The other thing I have in there is an original late 60's Fender Super Reverb amp that I bought in like 1979 when I was teen. I think I paid like 225 bucks for it which was prolly all the money I had... turned out to be a decent investment biggrin.gif

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post Mar 16 2012, 09:41 AM
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I really like Zvex effects they are making great pedals at affordable prices!
Also Joyo are good and cheap clones! I like them too!


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