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Most disappointing pedal purchase?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Driveout02, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. damaged

    damaged Tele-Meister

    I'm curious to what od you went with to fill the void of the ocd?
     

  2. damaged

    damaged Tele-Meister

    I had that pedal and tried it all different ways with 2 dif amps and guitars and had no joy until I used it with single coils in a strat! That's the sound that other people were talking about! No luck with humbuckers.
     

  3. damaged

    damaged Tele-Meister

    Mi audio crunch box, could not get along with my setup which was a shame. Worth mentioning that it still sounded great when played at band volume with drums etc. I have the mi tube zone also pretty much the same deal, great for intended band use, not so good for at home quiet rig.
     

  4. Anchoret

    Anchoret Friend of Leo's

    Sep 18, 2004
    California
    Against tough competition (I hate most pedals), maybe this.
     

  5. GuitarHack

    GuitarHack Tele-Holic

    638
    Dec 30, 2010
    Oroville, Ca
    Which fat boost did you use. I think I've got the III. At first I didn't like it because I tried to make an overdrive pedal, but then I learned how to use it properly. That pedal is on all the time when I play.
     

  6. Saljam

    Saljam Tele-Meister

    113
    Jan 12, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Boss Powerstack....... Way too much hiss and hum for me.
     

  7. WrapAround

    WrapAround Tele-Holic

    989
    May 17, 2003
    Mine was Lovepedal COT. :p
     

  8. Tonemaster

    Tonemaster Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 6, 2008
    Ontario
    TS9 was also a disapointment. Had it modded and everything. The mid hump is a real pain. my The Zendrive is twice the OD.

    T.
     

  9. sgoodacre

    sgoodacre Tele-Meister

    159
    May 19, 2011
    North Carolina
    I have to disagree with you on this one I'm afraid. I love my fat boost - have it on almost all the time. Have you tried it with a fulldrive 2? One of my favorite setups is the have the distortion and the fatboost one and then use the boost on the FD-2 to really get an absurd amount of mid-boost. If mine broke, I would get another one on the same day - love it, love it, love it!
     

  10. GuitarHack

    GuitarHack Tele-Holic

    638
    Dec 30, 2010
    Oroville, Ca
    Fatboost is my favorite pedal
     

  11. BGLeduc

    BGLeduc TDPRI Member

    29
    Sep 9, 2011
    New Mexico
    +1, although not for hiss or hum, but I just could not get a good sound out of it through my Blues Jr. or my Orange DT.

    The tones that Andy gets on the ProGuitarShop demo are amazing, and totally sold me, but I could not find anything in the same zip code as that demo, and flipped it on eBay.

    I went with an OCD, and it sounds amazing through the Blues Jr. with a humbucker or P90 LP, as well as a CV50. A lot of folks sure don't care for the OCD, but it works for me, and is even better stacked with a Green Rhino.

    Brian
     

  12. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2009
    Wales, UK
    OCD never really created a void as such, I did not have it very long (3 weeks?), and I think it, and me were simply not compatible.
    I cannot explain really.
    It did not make me feel like I sounded better. It made me feel like I sounded worse. It was a me and an OCD thing. Not an OCD thing.
    A bit too grainy in a harsh way - to my ear - and well... kind of splatty. Too much bass. Whoa .. I'll stop right there as there are many far greater players than me who love their OCD and use it to ice their cake.

    What replaced it?

    Well .. initially a Maxon OD-820 which I had an option to keep, but chose not to.
    (nice - though, it is what it is - a high end, and pricey TS)

    I have since settled on a Boss (yup ..) OD-3
    I really like it. It definitely has its own thing going on. And I like that thing going on.
    And I still like my trusty ol' TS-808 clone too.
     

  13. jmcfender1

    jmcfender1 Tele-Holic

    869
    May 6, 2011
    Appalachian Mtns
    EVH Script Phase...he used it well but it never really came to good use with my sound. Anyone interested in it can pm me. It's a good pedal, does it's job well, just not my style.
     

  14. pat10295

    pat10295 Tele-Meister

    108
    Jun 3, 2011
    Sicklerville, NJ
    Don't get me wrong. I LOOOOOVVVVEEEE MXR PEDALS. They are actually my favorite effects company but the Classic Overdrive (M-66) was a dissapointment. I was just about to pull the trigger on a GT-OD when I read that the M-66 was a GTOD AND a ZW44 in a box, so I bought it. When I received it I flipped the internal switch to the ZW44 setting. Too much fizzy highs. Flipped it back, was a little better, bit more miss. BOTH the settings had no clarity at all. Ended up trading it for a Distortion+ (WHICH I LOVE and is forever on my board)
     

  15. g'ter guy

    g'ter guy Tele-Meister

    Age:
    31
    312
    Sep 11, 2010
    Socal
    Every boss Pedal I ever tried. lol, no not really, though i tend to not like anything they have put out. It would have to be a combintation of two pedals actually. I had a Rocktron Hush that I replaced a Behringer NR300 with and the hush didn't reduce, gate or anything unless I turned it all the way up and it sucked a ton of tone and volume. Then I replaced that with a circa 1984 Boss NF-1 Noise Gate and it blew chunks in quite the same way but only did half the "gating" that the hush did. neither one killed off single coil hum or anything. Now I got an MXR Smart Gate, and I'm not going to say that My noise problems are gone, but it works a ton better than the last two I had. The only thing the MXR is better than the Behringer for is that the Behringer takes tiny bit longer to start gating. I may try and NS-2 next, if not then I'll try out a decimator, but the MXR will work for now.
     

  16. lareplus

    lareplus Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 9, 2010
    tucson, az
    Too many to list, however, the biggest disappointment was the Ottava Magus. .
     

  17. smoss469

    smoss469 Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2007
    West Virginia
    Devi Ever Aenima Fuzz. Not bad sounding, however the volume is soooo insane it's too loud to play at home.

    Assume that 7 o'clock is 0 output. Unity output is about 7:03.

    I'm debating cracking it open and adding a resistor across the volume pots so I can get a smaller output with a better sweep. But for now, it's sits in the pedal tote, unloved and unused.
     

  18. g'ter guy

    g'ter guy Tele-Meister

    Age:
    31
    312
    Sep 11, 2010
    Socal
    :eek: did you put them int he microwave? I have had six find their way on and off my board, but not for any reason other than I replaced it with a better pedal or decided not to use it anymore.
     

  19. redstringuitar

    redstringuitar Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 6, 2009
    Wales

  20. Teleworshipkid

    Teleworshipkid Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    21
    Mar 20, 2011
    Newport Beach, CA
    Yeah I've had problems with mine too but I've heard there were some easy mods??? Something about duct tape...
     

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