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Discussion in 'The Buzz Box' started by Ken Rose, Aug 23, 2020.
I can’t stop buying mini pedals. Damn, it’s addicting. There are some gems in there.
Here are some I really like:
Donner Dynamic Wah-Totally pulls off that Q Tron Grateful Dead/Marley/311 tone. I can’t believe it.
Stax Dumbler- Has that Blues Breaker OD
Kokko OD - Nice and transparent Tube Screamer
Donner Echo Square- Lots of delays
Lekato Looper: Outstanding looper. Makes you feel ultra creative.
That's a bunch of pedals. I bet you have a good tme trying out them all and finding the 'sweet spot' setting. Call me green, but I wish you well and have tons of fun.
Reviews of them, pointing out the gems and the not so good ones would be a ton of great information for us trying to fill in pedals we think we need.
It’s amazing what $17.99 can get you.
So very true!
Great idea. I’ll work on that. Many of these pedals are the same with different lipstick.
I remember back in the day (mid 80's) when all we had was Bo$$ or plastic Arian. It's so great being a player now. So many options.
I don't have that many pedals at the moment. One crazy distortion and an A/B switch. I use a light configuration of effects off the Boss Katana.
But write us up some reviews.
You don’t need help you need more space.
I really liked the Arion Octave. It tracked about as good as the Boss Octave with no latency. The Dano Fab Chorus for $13 is an amazing pedal.
Ok, take a deep breath............now exhale, all better! LOL! What will help you most is to organize those little gems where you can see them...get em up off the floor, categorized, and ready to go! My favorite solution:
The clear plastic door mounted "shoe rack". It is cheap, uses otherwise wasted space, and holds a load of pedals - especially mini pedals. Can't claim to have come up with this one - got it from a buddy who stores his microphones this way in his home studio. Now go buy more pedals!
My personal fave from a boutique company (Metal Pedals) that may not be around anymore. All metal case and great for everything from clean overdrive to searing distortion and all points in between! There is one on Reverb for $40 right now! A total steal!
Ah, looks like Metal Pedals is still out there:
They have done great stompboxes for some of the great players of all time! Even made a pedal for Lindy Fralin!
Great idea/hack for storing pedals, out of the way and easily accessible.
Some of the Dano's are good pedals to me. I have the FAB Echo, which I like a lot.
My life long search for good reverb pedals started it a while back, but this guy pushed me over the edge.
Followed the link. Lots of endorsements.
I've tried nearly all the mini overdrive pedals from the major players- Rowin, Tomsline, Eno, Kokko, Azor (Caline's mini line), Donner, Mosky, and some from the more expensive lines from Outlaw Effects, Tone City, and Mooer. The Tone City Bad Horse is one of the best affordable Klon clones, and their Durple, which is Danish Pete's exclusive Tone City pedal, only available from Anderton's, sounds kind of Dumbley to me. The Ammoon pedals appear to be just rebranded Rowins, as do Staxx. But, now we have some new players than I can't identify, such as Kmise.
The Rowin Nano line (even smaller than minis) are cool too. I had their Gumble and still have their Nano looper, but the newest looper software from Rowin won't work with it, and I can't find a copy of the older one that did work.
We also had Dod, Ibanez, MXR, and EHX back then, as well as the Rat.
I love Ryan’s stuff. Between him and the flippin flippers, I got back into guitar after a 20 year hiatus.
Links to cheap mini pedals please
I have the Hoerev looper ( purchased on Amazon) which appears to be a copy of the Rowin with less total record time. It didn't come with software, just a USB cable.