The Bad Monkey

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by Warren Pederson, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Warren Pederson

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    It wasn't that many years ago that they were a real popular pedal. I still have mine and still favor it. Just wondering why we don't hear ANY talk of them these days.
     
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    I guess theres still alot of them out there. And they fetch a decent return if sold. I have one, its good, but I didn't quite love it. It was slightly muffled in my rig, both on and also off. I prefer a Boss OD3, and also the BM's sucessor which was a Hardwire CM2.
     
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    it remains a very underrated pedal...that's why you get it cheap...
    the same applies to the Ibanez TS-7 tonelock which is a killer pedal..
     
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    I've got one sitting in the box here. I didn't know they were sought after or worth much. It was a cheap pedal to buy back in 2010?
    I think they were just one of the first pedals to be made popular via the internet.
    Internet pedal trends move quickly and people soon move on to the next best thing.
     
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    Because Phil X doesn't play on Fretted Americana YouTube channel anymore.

    Man I miss those crazy Phil X videos. I'm pleased for him getting the Bon Jovi gig but feel like he has to hold back on the real Phil X. Shame.

    Sent from my CLT-L29 using Tapatalk
     
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    This thread makes me want to dig mine out and take it for a spin.
     
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    A bit too much middle for me. I use my Donner Blues Drive more at the moment.
     
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    I have the CM2 and it really is a Bad Monkey with more everything; wider sweep on the bass & treble and extra gain, if desired. A great OD pedal.
     
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    Still have a Bad Monkey and love it. I treat it like a high end boutique pedal now that it's discontinued.
     
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    I've had two TSs fail, gotta dig out the Money and try it again.
     
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    I have one on my "B" pedal board.
    At the moment its a love - hate relationship.

    By itself its probably worst pedal I currently own, but it does 2 things I like, and reason I still have it - gives my strat / Tele a great blues drive tone especially in the neck pickup.
    Secondly it stacks really well with other dirt pedals and use as a solo boost if im running other dirt pedals.

    Though Im keen to try and do some DIY mods - like someone else mentioned on its own it sounds overly middy. Id like to increase its transparency a bit if I can.
     
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    if you take a look at FB marketplace and Gumtree in Oz, there's lots of it mint-as new-riding on the hype.. still not fetching mythical od prices yet.. hehehehe... I really want to try it out because its a nice TS variant with usable EQ.. but I wont pay for the prices they are posting now.. I saw one in a pawnshop for 50 for almost a year now.. Im thinking I should go there one weekend and snap it up before it reaches 500. LOL
     
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    I bought mine on gumtree a few years ago for $50. I wouldn't sweat too much, doubt these would ever be worth more.
     
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    it would be fun to think about it though.. Hahaha.. right now, Im trying to save all my money from buying boooteek and find tone where no one looks at, like Boss, etc etc.. The only booteek pedal I want is a Tim/Timmy and the new Timmy V3.. nothing besides that.. LOL
     
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    Digitech discontinued it, even though they sold a ton of them, 'cause they wanted to sell $200 overdrive pedals based on a $.25 op-amp like Wampler, Keeley, JHS and others, not $50 ones. One of the coolest things about the BM was the second output with a cab sim, so you could go directly into a mixer either live or recording, and it sounded pretty good.
     
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    I still have mine and it still works fine. The dual outputs (mixer) work well in some of my applications.
     
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    I bought one new for around 40 dollars. I used it once and decided that it was just so so. It now sits in my box of unwanted stepchildren pedals that in 50 years will be worth thousands of dollars.
     
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    Also, a CM-2 guy. That said, I’ve enjoyed owning two of the excellent Bad Monkey pedals at the same time!
     
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    Its simple, it works, and you can plug it directly to a board and play a gig through it..!
     
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    People are funny things. I play my Keystone pickups through my Bad Monkey almost every day. Apparently, neither one is all that and a bag of chips anymore. So who is guilty of following internet trends; me for buying these back when, or everybody today for not caring about them? :D

    (For the record, my BM is now a boost pedal. Gain right the way down, set the level, tone knobs to taste. Always in the chain.)
     
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