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markyboy2106

Ordering pedals from the US

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Hello all

I have quite a basic set-up (EBMM 3eq, Markbass 1x15 (jeff berlin) combo + 2x10 transporter cab) and want to invest in some interesting effects. I've played for over 14 years so know my way around my instrument, I just want to widen my array of sounds. I notice a lot of pedals are available via American sources only or if not they are considerably cheaper.

My questions are these:

Have you had success ordering pedals from the US? If so, who did you consider most reliable and provided the best service?

What pedals would you recommend for a relative effects novice for a good array of sounds and fun? I've tried multi-effects but want to avoid that horrible digital sound from some and the fact that c.1 in 1000 sounds are useable.

I would be grateful for your feedback.

MB

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Thanks for your response tayste. I've had a look at their web-site and this seems to be what i'm after. it's the kind of boutique-y feel i want i think. Are there any pedals you were particularly enamoured with?

MB

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[quote name='Toasted' post='126172' date='Jan 23 2008, 03:20 PM']www.pedalgeek.com
www.axeandyoushallrecieve.com[/quote]

i before e except when your [url="http://www.axeandyoushallreceive.com"][u]linky doesn't work[/u][/url]

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[quote name='tayste_2000' post='126223' date='Jan 23 2008, 04:01 PM']What sort of sounds are you after and I'll recommend pedals from that.

Only thing I will say is beware Musictoyz they suck ass :)[/quote]

I would definitely be interested in an octaver (foxrox-ish perhaps), overdrive (tubey, something like the homebrew hematoma maybe), compressor and something fun and a bit unusual - bass synth-like but not digi.

I hope that is vague enough to get the thought juices flowing, but not so vague as to deter all future posters

MB

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[quote name='tayste_2000' post='126089' date='Jan 23 2008, 01:56 PM']www.tonefactor.com best in the business I've bought over 40 pedals from them awesome service[/quote]
i hate that website it's given me such gas i want a hoof fuzz so bad

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[quote name='markyboy2106' post='126407' date='Jan 23 2008, 07:57 PM']I would definitely be interested in an octaver (foxrox-ish perhaps), overdrive (tubey, something like the homebrew hematoma maybe), compressor and something fun and a bit unusual - bass synth-like but not digi.

I hope that is vague enough to get the thought juices flowing, but not so vague as to deter all future posters

MB[/quote]

Octaver - Foxrox Octron from www.analogman.com
Synth - Subdecay Noise Box from www.tonefactor.com
Synth - Sinister Analog Soul Provider from www.tonefactor.com
Overdrive - MojoHand Cream Pie from www.tonefactor.com if you get on the already full waiting list :)
Compressor - Demeter or EBS are probably the best bets

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[quote name='tayste_2000' post='126670' date='Jan 24 2008, 09:16 AM']Octaver - Foxrox Octron from www.analogman.com
Synth - Subdecay Noise Box from www.tonefactor.com
Synth - Sinister Analog Soul Provider from www.tonefactor.com
Overdrive - MojoHand Cream Pie from www.tonefactor.com if you get on the already full waiting list :)
Compressor - Demeter or EBS are probably the best bets[/quote]

Tayste

Your pedal knowledge is unbelievable. This looks to be trove of pedalic treasures. I'll let you know how I get on.

If anyone has any other particular recommendations they would be welcome.

MB

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I get most (if not all) of my pedals from America. I've also had nothing but positive experiences from Tonefactor. Ebay is another good source!

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Hi Tayste ... what does the Sinister Analog Soul Provider sound like? I'm intrigued ...

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Cream Pie - [url="http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Mojo%20Hand/Mojo%20Hand%20Cream%20Pie%20-%20Overdrive.mp3"]http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Mojo...20Overdrive.mp3[/url]
Soul Provider - [url="http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Sinister%20Analog/Sinister%20Analog%20Soul%20Provider.mp3"]http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Sini...%20Provider.mp3[/url]
Noise Box - [url="http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Subdecay/Noise%20Box/Subdecay%20Noise%20Box%20Diff.mp3"]http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Subd...0Box%20Diff.mp3[/url]
[url="http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Subdecay/Noise%20Box/Subdecay%20Noise%20Box%20New.mp3"]http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Subd...20Box%20New.mp3[/url]
[url="http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Subdecay/Noise%20Box/Subdecay%20Noise%20Box.mp3"]http://www.grygrx.net/Pedal%20Reviews/Subd...Noise%20Box.mp3[/url]

All clips played by me :)

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do you actually use the sub decay noise box? it sounds a bit hard to actually fit into owt ;p

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hmm i need some more really synthy sounding pedals recomend me some? also are they any other random arpegiators other than the xotic robotalk?

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the Subdecay Prometheus when released in a month or 2.

In theory it should be a better filter than most out now and fixes the flaws that the FM4 and Robotalk have

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It's the features mainly I've spoken to Subdecay a lot about this pedal and we've talked about what is good and bad with every filter pedal I've tried.

So this on features up and down, Bandpass, lowpass, highpass, sine and saw wave and sample and hold

There is no other filter that has all these features the basic circuit is what is in my Gurgle and Moan and it's a really nice filter and the only other filter I've used that can get that dubby fx25 sound but without blowing up your speakers

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I ordered an Analogman Bi-Comprossor on July 21 2008. It turned up yesterday! 18 months on the waiting list, about a week for delivery once it'd been built.

Very prompt and friendly email contact - Mike didn't mind the occasional gentle reminder and helped out with techie advice too. And he ahem underestimated the parcel's value for VAT purposes :)

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I've got a number of myguitar effects from Musictoyz:

[url="http://www.musictoyz.com/blog/"]http://www.musictoyz.com/blog/[/url]

Great service every time.

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