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post Apr 21 2013, 08:51 AM
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Has anyone used Akai pedals before. I seen a review in a magazine a while back with a Akai distortion pedal that got a really good review. There selling online from £40 to £60. I f you have used them whats you're thoughts.

Pedals are pretty expensive it would be nice know if anyone has tried out cheaper range pedals and was really surprised how good they were.

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post Apr 21 2013, 11:22 PM
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I've used their Delay/looper 'Headrush' pedal for years and it's always worked and sounded fantastic. The only drawback is it's really big (takes up a lot of pdlbrd space).
Which one are you talking about? The 'Deluxe' Distortion? It sounds good in this vid ... http://www.akaipro.com/deluxedistortion


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post Apr 22 2013, 02:28 AM
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I haven't tried Akai pedals but I have two Joyo (vintage overdrive & vintage phaser)and I really recommend these ones:

http://www.joyoaudio.com/en/home/index.php


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post Apr 22 2013, 07:13 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Apr 21 2013, 11:22 PM) *
I've used their Delay/looper 'Headrush' pedal for years and it's always worked and sounded fantastic. The only drawback is it's really big (takes up a lot of pdlbrd space).
Which one are you talking about? The 'Deluxe' Distortion? It sounds good in this vid ... http://www.akaipro.com/deluxedistortion


Hi mate

Yeah the deluxe distortion pedal. It does sound pretty good especially for the price smile.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 22 2013, 02:28 AM) *
I haven't tried Akai pedals but I have two Joyo (vintage overdrive & vintage phaser)and I really recommend these ones:

http://www.joyoaudio.com/en/home/index.php


PS: That akai distortion pedal looks really cool.


Hi Gabriel

I have heard of Joyo pedals. Again really good prices I think I will buy the vintage distortion.

Thanks mate
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post Apr 23 2013, 02:56 PM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Apr 22 2013, 03:13 AM) *
Hi Gabriel

I have heard of Joyo pedals. Again really good prices I think I will buy the vintage distortion.

Thanks mate


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post Apr 25 2013, 01:13 AM
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You may not have heard this yet, but many of the AKAI Pedals are actually "Rebranded" JOYO or BIYANG pedals. It seems that it's cheaper to simply repaint/redesign etc. The good news is, in many cases they are the same exact pedal but for a lot less becuase it says JOYO instead of AKAI.

Here is a link to a thread with some pix and info.

http://ilovefuzz.com/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=17985


Here is a pic of one of the AKAI distortions that is the same pedal as one of the chinese versions but more expensive. Bottom line, by a Joyo or such and save some cash smile.gif


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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Apr 21 2013, 03:51 AM) *
Has anyone used Akai pedals before. I seen a review in a magazine a while back with a Akai distortion pedal that got a really good review. There selling online from £40 to £60. I f you have used them whats you're thoughts.

Pedals are pretty expensive it would be nice know if anyone has tried out cheaper range pedals and was really surprised how good they were.

Thanks Sean



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post Apr 25 2013, 06:58 AM
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Ha this is a sneaky move. Thanks for sharing the info Todd
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post Apr 25 2013, 07:02 AM
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Those Akai Dist boxes - the actual box - look exactly (other than the paint job) like my Biyang 'Mouse' ... which was $39.00.


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post Apr 26 2013, 04:52 AM
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I'd wager they sound the same also. The Chinese manufacturers are starting to clone existing designs and in some cases, they are the actual manufacturer for a given brand that is later sold at double the price as a "boutique" pedal. The good news is, the Joyo and Biyang pedals sound the same and in many cases are the same as the pricier branded pedals. I just ordered a couple of tube screamer type pedals by joyo and Biyang to try them out for myself smile.gif Together they cost way less than a single tube screamer unit and the Biyang actually uses the same chip for sound that I was looking for in a tube screamer. I love the tube screamer tone, just not interested in paying extra for the spiff paint and logo smile.gif


QUOTE (klasaine @ Apr 25 2013, 02:02 AM) *
Those Akai Dist boxes - the actual box - look exactly (other than the paint job) like my Biyang 'Mouse' ... which was $39.00.



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