Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby Stab Frenzy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:26 am

mikewelch7 wrote:For keys, I find the DL4 is an amazing pedal. Th looper plus ease of preset delays that are varied and useful are all factors. In addition, they're available at a relatively low cost.

I'm a huge fan of the Roland RE-20 Space Echo simulator. It sounds are stunning and its tweakability lead to countless lost hours tooling around in the outer reaches.

I also love the analog Deluxe Memory Man. It has a beautiful organic sounding delay that is a slight notch above the RE-20.

You really should try the Timefactor, it'll change the way you look at delay pedals.
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Stab Frenzy wrote:If only the DL4 wasn't so badly made, it would be great.

Line 6 wrote:The DL4 packs models of those sounds and many more into a rugged, road-tested steel housing.

I wonder which road they're riding?

The housing is fine, it's the things sticking out of the housing that break. And the circuit boards inside.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby braincandy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:00 am

My favorite pedal has to be the Nova Repeater. I love modulated delays and it's Cocteaus in a box (just need some reverb) when used with my Tele.

I also have a Blue Monster Growler which is a fuzz pedal with a boost function. It's the balls of my pedal collection.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby Richard Gear » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:59 pm

Not a pedal, but...

Samson s-gate-4:
http://www.samsontech.com/products/prod ... &brandID=2

Not the coolest device, but with some imagination, it can be one of the most useful tool in a setup.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby nathanscribe » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:26 pm

Currently enjoying the Strymon El Capistan. Only does tape echo & spring reverb (virtually speaking), but it does it very nicely...
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby Richard Gear » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:56 pm

nathanscribe wrote:Currently enjoying the Strymon El Capistan. Only does tape echo & spring reverb (virtually speaking), but it does it very nicely...


Very interesting... but I've checked an image of the pedal and I haven't seen a spring reverb knob on it (??).
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby nathanscribe » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:26 pm

That's because the knobs have "hidden" second functions, accessible if you hold both switches down while twiddling. It would be nice if they'd marked these on in a differently coloured text maybe, but it's not hard to remember what they are in practise.

The Strymon site has all the details and some nice demos.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby Richard Gear » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:40 pm

nathanscribe wrote:That's because the knobs have "hidden" second functions, accessible if you hold both switches down while twiddling. It would be nice if they'd marked these on in a differently coloured text maybe, but it's not hard to remember what they are in practise.

The Strymon site has all the details and some nice demos.


If it had a stereo in, I'd take it right away.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby krushing » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:17 am

Current fave:
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No prizes for guessing what it does.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby Psy_Free » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:24 am

Recently acquired one of these :

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Totally amazing pedal, can make even the most basic single OSC monosynth sound like something else entirely.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby asohn » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:05 am

If you are looking to buy an analog delay pedal, look no further:

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The sound of this pedal with my Voyager is amazing. It has double the maximum delay time of other analog delay pedals, has adjustable modulation, self oscillates, and to my experience has the perfect tone. It's not too dark like some analog delays but also not too clean like a digital delay.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby tallowwaters » Mon May 02, 2011 8:49 pm

Carbon Copy < Malekko 616 :p
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby bhrama » Mon May 02, 2011 8:56 pm

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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby el pr0n » Thu May 05, 2011 12:44 am

My Boss DD-6 probably covers more ground than anything on the rest of my board. But then it was the first pedal I've ever had and it's never been off my board, so maybe it's just 'cause I've had more time to figure it out.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby cryabetes » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:49 am

My favorite pedal is the Boss PS-3. mode 3 for making a Souvlaki Space Station, mode 7 for faking a gigantic string section on guitar, mode 5 for faking organs on guitar, and mode 8 for making cheapo romplers sound like analog synths. The 'whammy'/exp pedal mode is the only one that sucks and I'm not sure why they made it so unintuitive.

Other than that, the only pedals I use for recording (aka not easily replacable by vsts) are the Boss RE-20 and the Biyang FZ-7 (which would be THE big muff/MT-2 killer if Akai or Alesis or whoever just licensed it knew how to advertise to the Zakk Wylde kids at all).

Fav rack is gonna be the Digitech IPS-33. shame mine took a dump.
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Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

Postby Harp3 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:24 pm

Well played Cryabetes, I love Slowdive. I'm branching out from guitar to synth, and have a few pedals i'm using with my Miniak- Z.Vex Fuzz Factory, Boss Dm-3 and DD-3, EHX Cathedral Reverb, Micropog, and the Small Stone. I know it sounds like heresy, but I actually prefer the digital delay for quality of repeats and longer delay time
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