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Cool places to buy effects

Postby tallowwaters » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:03 pm

simply that

first, i have to say sweetwater. i love those people. i would say they treat you like family, but hell, they treat me better than most of my family.
www.sweetwater.com

i have ordered here before, the keep some older stock stuff (alesis akira, anybody?) and have some b stock prices.
www.audiolines.com

all good places with some more boutique stuff for us pedal snobs
http://www.pedalspluseffectswarehouse.com
http://www.musictoyz.com
http://www.analogman.com

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Postby Zonkout » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:06 pm

Analogue Haven carries lots of pedals now:
http://www.analoguehaven.com/what/
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Re: Cool places to by effects

Postby killedaway » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:57 am

tallowwaters wrote:first, i have to say sweetwater. i love those people. i would say they treat you like family, but hell, they treat me better than most of my family.
www.sweetwater.com


i have to agree. i placed my first order with them a couple weeks ago for some guitar stuff and Gator case for my microKORG. they were polite, fast, friendly and that free shipping & no tax thing was nice. i haven't bought any effects from them yet, but when i need one, i'll be checking them out first.
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Postby minime123 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:11 am

i have to put in a good word for sweetwater as well. very professional. could this be the only big dealer who actually pays employees well enough to be able to hold onto the competant ones?
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Postby Huppo » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:20 pm

I've never bought anything from Sweetwater but I have heard nothing but good about them.

I'll offer an alternative based on my personal experience:

American Musical Supply

I go to this place first when I need something. I kind of stumbled upon them and have had absolutely top notch and fast service on everything I have gotten through them including my Fusion 6HD, Handsonic, a Les Paul and lots of other stuff like stands and outboard gear. The only time I buy anything somewhere else is if they don't carry it.
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Postby CloudOnAFly » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:57 pm

http://noisefx.com

They have a lot of bizarre effects from both small and large effects makers.

They also tend to have a nice supply of used boss effects.

they also have their own brand, Audible Disease, which i fully support.
(Audible Disease makes a nice feedback pedal the rupture)
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Postby nuketifromorbit » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:16 am

Seconding the recommendation of Audiolines.

I just recently attempted to buy an open box mini Kaoss pad off them. Sadly the unit had a missing knob so they offered to sale me a new non-open box version. I managed to talk them down to 160 out the door and in addition to this they gave me a 15% discount on my next purchase. While the processing time isn't as fast as American Musical Supply, I still got the mini KP in a very reasonable amount of time.
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How about for the DIY'ers

Postby johans121 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:23 am

First we have BYOC - Build Your Own Clone - if you're into classic pedals
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/shredder.html

Next we have 4ms if you're into crazy pedals
http://www.4mspedals.com/index.php

Want to build your own pre's, try Seventh Circle Audio - full kits
http://www.seventhcircleaudio.com/

Here is another resource for a full preamp kit, rack and all
http://fivefishstudios.com/

More pre's and stuff - pc boards only
http://sound.westhost.com/projects.htm

How about a little music from outerspace?? (Literally) They have some effects/noise unit offerings some may be interested in...
http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/


EDIT: Added two more resources
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Postby johans121 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:25 pm

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Re: Cool places to buy effects

Postby TrondC » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:56 pm

well, audiolines seems to be ignoring non-US customers, I've emailed three times now regarding a Mini-KP, but I've gotten no reply. a shame, as they seem to have nice prices and lots of interesting stuff
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Postby Reverend Sunrise » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:51 pm

I would say definitely check out Musictoyz.com for fx, as well. Great selection of boutique and otherwise. Good service too.
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Re: Cool places to buy effects

Postby hyphen nation » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:42 am

the guys at www.PedalGeek.com have always been super responsive, and +1 for musictoyz
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Re: Cool places to buy effects

Postby gtivr6fan » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:44 pm

i've used http://www.themadape.com before. good prices and +1 on service.
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Re: How about for the DIY'ers

Postby Torstein » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:33 am

johans121 wrote:First we have BYOC - Build Your Own Clone - if you're into classic pedals
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/shredder.html


I second BYOC. I have a half-dozen of their pedals, and they have incredibly good component quality. Teflon wire, top-notch switches and jacks. My favorite pedal of theirs is their 5 knob compressor. It has built-in parallel compression, as was discussed in another thread on here. Their wah replacement kit is fab as well.

Highly recommended.
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Re: Cool places to buy effects

Postby braincandy » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:48 pm

gtivr6fan wrote:i've used http://www.themadape.com before. good prices and +1 on service.



More accolades for The Mad Ape here. I usually buy new stuff from Sweetwater, but they don't carry Godlyke. I actually found out about The Mad Ape from your post, gtivr6fan.

I bought a Godlyke Power-All basic kit from them. I didn't see any tracking info for 2-3 days, so I e-mailed them to follow up on the status of the order. They responded right away that they were backordered on it, so they had sent out a Deluxe Power-All via priority mail for the same price as the Basic kit and with no extra charge for the priority mail. That's incredible service.
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