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best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by reaper2502 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:48 pm

i just tried out the danelectro cool cat tremolo, and for £30 its the best investment ive ever made, it seems you can get great pedals for next to nothing these days, even my danelectro bad monkey aint a bad boost for £25, so, what other cheap and nasty pedals have you found work great?
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by Icarus » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:27 pm

Instead of trying out a loads of cheaper pedals to hopefully stumble upon a good one, I'd rather go and get what I know is great and if that means spending more then so be it. That's not to say all the expensive pedals are good, but I'm not one for spending hours trying different ones out. Not really a pedal kind of dude.
The danelecto pedals I've seen seem to be saving costs on build quality, I'd be nervous to continue stomping on those night after night.

Do they seem tough enough to you and can they take a bit of a beating?
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by savage8190 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:43 pm

Id be interested to hear some suggestions. Im just in the process of building a board right now after dumping my M13. I think Im pretty set on what Im getting but Id be willing to try some more stuff out.

That said, cheap pedals are cheap for a reason....they break. I think the cheapest one I have now is a Big Muff and its built like a tank.
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by baytamusic » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:03 pm

Danelectro pedals sound good, but they are POS when it comes to quality. I have a CTO-1: broken after about ten uses. Danecho: also broken.

I don't buy junk anymore. I'd rather spend a little more on stuff that holds up.

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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by jason41224 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:33 pm

EHX pedals can be fairly cheap. and they have great quality, and i think for any pedal brand as a whole, they respond best to oranges over any brand.
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by Barters81 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:31 am

Come on guys.....the thread title is asking for any ideas on good cheap pedals. Not your opinion on whether you should pay more for quality etc (which I generally agree with).

That said, the Bad Monkey is a great little pedal. And the Danelectro stuff is interesting.

I found a good Rotovibe pedal on ebay cheap recently which I thought was good too.

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Post by jason41224 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:23 am

also, if you don't wanna pay full price for a pedal, look if Guitar Center has one used. you can usually score some really good deals for pedals. i got my Boss EQ (normally $100) for $40. it had one scratch on the side. you do have to pay sales tax (whatever your town has), and i think shipping, but it's better than paying full price for something just as good.
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by chinese fork tie » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:17 am

ehx stuff always goes for super cheap secondhand, and i LOVE their effects. my current board is running a late-70's/early-80's big muff that i got for $20, small clone and a stereo pulsar trem. all together, i spent maybe $150 for the three, and they sound amazing. ehx stuff is built like a tank, not too pricey and miles better than any boss stuff in the same range. that's about the cheapest i'll go on my board.
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Post by Bensen » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:10 pm

baytamusic wrote:Danelectro pedals sound good, but they are POS when it comes to quality. I have a CTO-1: broken after about ten uses. Danecho: also broken.

I don't buy junk anymore. I'd rather spend a little more on stuff that holds up.
Have min for 20+ gigs, still works/sounds great.

Cheap pedals I like/use are the mentioned CTO1, the yello Dano tremolo, Ibanez TU20 tuner, Nobels pedals and those ugly 80s Ibanez Pedals.

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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by bavaro » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:13 pm

i like my ehx holy grail with my thunder 30, if you consider that a cheap-ish pedal!
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by Deacon Blues » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:22 pm

if your local craigslist is active, then everything becomes 60% off.

behringer makes affordable pedals...but i usually just find what i need used
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by kmlabs » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:34 pm

I had a Danelectro Cool Cat Vibe, which sounded great in the loop of my Rockerverb... didn't last long before it broke though :(

And back in my Tiny Terror days I used to use a Boss DS-1 to hit the front end a little bit harder for solos, that worked well - as long as you turned it off the second you stopped playing :D

I've also got a T-Rex Tonebug Chorus/Flanger which I'm really liking at the moment - it's not cheap, but it's T-Rex's budget range!
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by Gtr_Pkr » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:06 pm

Guys,

I never did like putting pedals in front of my TT, but one of the best budget pedal brands is DOD. These are american made pedals which can go from $20 - $80. They are worth every penny. I started out with the FX52, fuzz pedal. Then I bought, and still have, FX96, echo pedal. I also have the envelope filter, FX 25. The sound quality is pretty good for the price, and they are built like tanks. You will usually find that the battery door is missing, but using a one spot or something similar will take care of that issue. Great pedals. Check 'em out!! :D
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by Icarus » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:45 pm

Gtr_Pkr wrote:You will usually find that the battery door is missing, but using a one spot or something similar will take care of that issue. Great pedals. Check 'em out!! :D
I really hope your day job is not in sales! :D
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Re: best budget pedals that work great with your orange

Post by Gtr_Pkr » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:56 pm

Icarus wrote:
Gtr_Pkr wrote:You will usually find that the battery door is missing, but using a one spot or something similar will take care of that issue. Great pedals. Check 'em out!! :D
I really hope your day job is not in sales! :D
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