Pedals I'm supposed to like.... but don't

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Jbnaxx, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. ambar_de_kotu

    ambar_de_kotu Tele-Meister

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    I have always disliked any tube screamer pedals and boss blues driver. It just didn't work for me. Oh and also the EHX East River Drive.

    I have also tried a lot of delay pedals and I can't bring myself to like any of them on a clean signal (distorted fine but not clean).
     
  2. Snowwizard

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    The ERD is a TS ;)
     
  3. ambar_de_kotu

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    Is it? I had no idea. I traded it on gumtree against a boss blues driver to no significant improvement. I now understand why :)
     
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    ZVex Super Hard On.
    Hated it. Stiff, to bright and upper mods were horrible.
     
  5. bricksnbeatles

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    I like my blues driver
     
  6. ambar_de_kotu

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    I liked my mine with humbuckers but with single coils which I play almost 100% of the time, I find it lacks thickness somehow...

    I currently have a nano big muff which suits me although I am thinking of changing it to a fulltone plimsoul....
     
  7. bricksnbeatles

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    I suppose I understand that, I mainly use my strat on neck+middle though...
     
  8. sclitheroe

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    The Boss OD-3 is good. But not TDPRI good.
     
  9. rudyy_

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    Budda Wah
    Touted somewhat of a Holy Grail among wah-wah pedals, yet I couldn't bond with it no matter how hard I tried.
    Found it lacking bass, sounding nasally and narrow for my liking.

    Fulltone OCD
    Solid, but expensive for what you get. Ice-picky at times.
    Basically a TS variant with more gain.
    I just can't see what all the fuss is about.

    Xotic BB Preamp
    I like Tube Screamers for their mid hump, but I've never got a usable tone when playing live with the BB, despite the praise it gets.
    Another expensive TS derivative that does very little for me.
     
  10. tube.tone

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    Les Lius
    Too loud, very narrow usable settings with my gear, maybe because I have a Tweed?!

    Catalinbread Formula#5
    Same thing as above. Could be good for someone looking for Neil Young's tone.

    Zendrive
    Conflicting feelings about this one, sounds great at low overdrive settings, but its difficult to dial in, too loud, too much gain.
    Can dial the sounds I like close enough with a Barber Direct Drive.

    TC Electronics Hall of Fame
    Too many settings and options.

    Shim verb
    Too much digital noise an hiss in the background.
     
  11. Jimmy Dean

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    Carbon Copy
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    Dirt pedals in general
     
  12. MilwMark

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    Man. On a few settings that thing is heavenly. I've now bought and sold/returned it 3x over the years. I keep forgetting (1) for me, it is too dark for live use (but sounds great at home) but (2) more importantly, at shortish delay times (say 200 ms or less), it just runs away from you and goes into wild oscillation way too easily. I can dial in my DMM or my Ibanez ADL to do almost infinite, distinct repeats that don't oscillate but not so the CC. Not sure if that's just my technique or part of the package. Too bad because the tone is SO good and the modulation is the closest I've found to my DMM, but in a small, power-friendly package.
     
  13. Chrismo

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    ZVEX Box of Rock is one I could never get to mesh well with my amps. The Distortron, for whatever reason, is far superior. I know that it's supposed to be a cousin of the BOR, but it just sounds better.

    Boss Blues Driver and Digitech Bad Monkey are two pedals that get a lot of love, but I'm just not a fan of them. Always sound rather "screechy" to my ears.
     
  14. Clybourn

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    What a brutal name for a pedal. I wouldn't like it for that reason alone.
     
  15. BigDaddyLH

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    +1. Stick to classy fuzz pedals like the Swollen Pickle ... um ... or the Big Muff.
     
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