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Leftee
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Sep 16th, 2018 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

For several years (2010 - 2017) I stayed off eBay and out of the gear marketplace in general. If anything, a few purchases from MF or Sweetwater and some CL dealing. I didn't start on Reverb until this year.

There are an INSANE amount of pedals/pedal makers out there! Lots and lots of pedals and makers I've never heard of.

Amma-rite?

Mick Reid
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Sep 16th, 2018 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

You are cohhh-rect Leftee.

And I blame them for my pedal affliction.

They're enablers, the lot of them!

"Lots and lots of pedals and makers I've never heard of."

I took a punt and bought a Zen Drive clone off of Reverb from a group of hobby builders in Hong Kong. I was about 80 bucks AU and sounds great.

I may have to pop that back on the board today!


Leftee
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Sep 16th, 2018 05:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

I joined Reverb a few months ago. Every day I still see pedals I’ve never heard of.

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Sep 16th, 2018 06:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Also seems there is a competition to give 'em the freakiest, most suggestive name possible: Way Huge Swollen Pickle, Skreddy Pink Flesh, etc...

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Sep 16th, 2018 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think the last pedal I bought was a cheapy Chinese multi-effect pedal. Before that (if memory is correct) was a Baggs Venue for ACOUSTIC...4-5 years ago.

I haven't bought an overdrive pedal for over 5 years - maybe 7-8 years. But I'm playing a lot more acoustic these days (although play electric every Sunday in worship).

TheProfessor
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Sep 16th, 2018 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Klon has inspired a healthy subgenre in and of itself.

Leftee
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Sep 16th, 2018 07:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Re: Klon

I noticed that. EH even does a Centaur knock-off.

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Sep 16th, 2018 08:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

And the vast majority of pedals out there now are all clones or modified takes on perhaps 20 well-known circuits.

Even the cheepies sound really good these days. The trick is to find the pedal that sounds great to you and has a build quality that makes it rugged.

There's a reason why reliable work boots are not made of plastic: you stomp around in them.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 10:05 PM, Sep 16th, 2018)

Leftee
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Sep 16th, 2018 08:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've got no interest in buying any of them. I'm just amazed at how many there are.

Mick Reid
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Sep 16th, 2018 09:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I've got no interest in buying any of them."

Yeah... you say that *now*...


"And the vast majority of pedals out there now are all clones or modified takes on perhaps 20 well-known circuits."

I'm betting it's been a long time since a genuinely "new" pedal came out.

I've got a clone of a clone of a clone of a... Klon ;^)


reverendrob
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Sep 16th, 2018 11:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Genuinely new pedals make genuinely new sounds that the geezer brigade doesn't want nor buy.

I have an EE friend who makes things for me - because, well, he doesn't get to go hog wild for anyone else.

Leftee
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Sep 17th, 2018 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

True! I am pretty set in my pedal ways.

Te 52

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Sep 17th, 2018 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's an area with what business people call "low barriers to entry." But a characteristic of such businesses is short life span.

Leftee
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Sep 17th, 2018 06:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

I kinda figured the short life span thing.

Every day I find at least one new builder in my feed. Well, new to me.

reverend mikey
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Sep 18th, 2018 03:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I joined Reverb a few months ago. Every day I still see pedals I’ve never heard of."

Interesting. Since joining Reverb (around 3 years ago) I have not once searched for pedals. Guess that shows why I haven't bought any lately...

Leftee
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Sep 18th, 2018 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah... stay away from that!

LOL

walshb
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Sep 24th, 2018 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I have not once searched for pedals."

I did all the work for ya Mikey!

for Mikey

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Sep 24th, 2018 05:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Also seems there is a competition to give 'em the freakiest, most suggestive name possible: Way Huge Swollen Pickle, Skreddy Pink Flesh, etc..."

Yep! It's so silly that often one cannot even tell what the pedal does.

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