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Forbidden
12-28-2004, 10:13 PM
I think i am in love with handmade pedals. ZVEX, Effector 13, Crowther, Red witch, etc are AWESOME!!

I have the Zvex machine, the crowther hotcake and i will get a Redwitch medusa.

I like how these types of pedals give you an organic, uniqeue, undoctored, pure analog sound.

Insomnidizzle
12-28-2004, 10:14 PM
yay?

King Kuppa
12-28-2004, 10:14 PM
There wasn't a questio in there, was there?

selkin
12-28-2004, 10:15 PM
The zvex pedals look cool.

fred_ed_ted
12-28-2004, 10:16 PM
I love analog pedals as well.. I'd take a Small Clone over any Boss Chorus.. They have a lot more character in their sound.

Forbidden
12-28-2004, 10:18 PM
nope just a sudden outburst because everyone is obsessed with Boss digital pedals.. nothongs wrong with them, i have a couple, just peopel shouhld realize the beauty of these hand crafted unique pedals

DavidGilmourIsntMe
12-28-2004, 10:18 PM
I made a analog paddle by hand, for Atari.

King Kuppa
12-28-2004, 10:19 PM
nope just a sudden outburst because everyone is obsessed with Boss digital pedals.. nothongs wrong with them, i have a couple, just peopel shouhld realize the beauty of these hand crafted unique pedals
People are BOSS whores because they are easily accessable at any store and because, for the money, they sound good. Any analog pedal that's made well will sound better than a BOSS digital pedal, but it will most likely be a bit pricier.

Shadowcaster IV
12-28-2004, 10:26 PM
i have a handwired echo pedal. ****ing yay.

Forbidden
12-28-2004, 10:27 PM
yea i suppose for those people who want a full floor without putting time and effort into it it would be a good option, but you can obviously see what direction i take on this

Shadowcaster IV
12-28-2004, 10:35 PM
yea i suppose for those people who want a full floor without putting time and effort into it it would be a good option, but you can obviously see what direction i take on this
yeah, duh. Fulltone and GIB are my favorite analog pedal companies. *is saving $250 for Fulltone Full Drive 2 overdrive pedal*

Floydfanatic
12-28-2004, 10:37 PM
i want a truely beutiful disaster. i've had my eye on it for a few months now.

Forbidden
12-28-2004, 10:41 PM
those are sick man i have emailed lots with Ever Was about random pedal stuff and also my bandmate uses one to record

Forbidden
12-30-2004, 03:58 PM
were you looking mainly at the fuzz or the feedback loop?

Forbidden
04-19-2005, 09:36 AM
anyone used EFFECTOR 13 pedals?

Veil Of Maya
04-19-2005, 10:16 AM
Boutique pedals > Mass produced stomp boxes

xhaereticusx
04-19-2005, 10:18 AM
I love analog pedals as well.. I'd take a Small Clone over any Boss Chorus.. They have a lot more character in their sound.
Aren't you supposed to be dead?

Phototropic
04-19-2005, 10:20 AM
Where do you get these handmade pedals then?!

megaforce
04-19-2005, 10:25 AM
Aren't you supposed to be dead?

Dude, take a look at when his post was. :rolleyes:

xhaereticusx
04-19-2005, 10:27 AM
Ah rediculous bump, this is the 45th time I've failed to realize I was in a really old thread. Maybe it's cause we have so many threads that repeat themselves...

screamingdaisy
04-19-2005, 04:55 PM
yea i suppose for those people who want a full floor without putting time and effort into it it would be a good option, but you can obviously see what direction i take on this

Personally, I like to use a mixture....choose the right tools for the right job, and don't ignore a good tool just because of the technology that makes it work.

Most analog pedals aren't capable of stuff like tap tempo, live start/stop looping, large delay times, hall/room reverb, ect.

Also, with the amount of time, cost, maininance, and poor reliability of tape delay units, tape sims are probably a better option for most gigging musicians.


Right now, I can look at my board and see that it's a mixture of analog and digital, boutique and mass-produced.....and I can honestly say that I'm happy with all of them.

screamingdaisy
04-19-2005, 04:59 PM
anyone used EFFECTOR 13 pedals?

Blue Button
No-Fi
Sacred Fuzz
Truly Beautiful Disaster
Truly Beautiful Super Tri Fuzz

Yeah, I'ved owned a few..... :lol:

I was thinking of buying an Improbability Drive, but he seems to have discontinued them..... :upset:

Forbidden
04-19-2005, 04:59 PM
well yea, i mean fuzzes and stuff are obviously way nicer as analogue, but i mean i havent seen too many analogue phasers, and in fact I am looking at the boss BF3 flanger

I get boutique if i can, as theres something about having a unique setup that i absolutely love

Forbidden
04-19-2005, 05:00 PM
man I am looking at the NoFI chaos edition, is that the one you had?

AG
04-19-2005, 05:01 PM
How much does ZVex charge for the Machine?

It looked really, really good. Do you like it?

Forbidden
04-19-2005, 05:14 PM
yea its sooo cool man, so unique and when you use it with other effects on, you get stuff you never would ever hear.... sick though

umm I got mine from http://www.stevesmusiccenter.com
it was 240 USD and as a canadian, that comes to be alot with shipping and customs charge and of course the exchange rate.

AG
04-19-2005, 05:17 PM
I loved the way it cut through the distortion on that clip. Like a really well played Wah.

You put anything else through it? It said it did cool stuff to drums and the like...

screamingdaisy
04-19-2005, 05:19 PM
man I am looking at the NoFI chaos edition, is that the one you had?

Mines a little bit older than those....the new ones sound more like fuzzes, mine sounds like a like your guitar's going through a cheap AM radio's 2 inch speaker. Upping the intensity takes it from mildly overdriven speaker, to about-to-rip-to-shreds speaker without fuzzing up too much.....think those old, really trebly Beatles songs.

It doesn't really sound like either of those clips, but it's probably closest to the Yellow Static model on the clips lower gain settings.

Forbidden
04-19-2005, 05:20 PM
no just guitar for me sorry, I can try it out on my bassists bass sometime and post here if you like

yea its cool too because it is affected greatly with how hard you pick, the sound really varies - in a good way it also generates the coolest random-seeming harmonics

AG
04-19-2005, 05:21 PM
Yeh, you running it through a valve amp? I suppose it is really, really dynamic.

Forbidden
04-19-2005, 05:26 PM
well i have run it through my small peavey transtube envoy, my spider 2, and my buddys mesa mark III

it is dynamic, in a good way of course

and as like other pedals changes your sound so much if you move it around in your pedal chain

if you have seen the clip and looked into it then you know that this isnt just a distortion pedal, its a noise pedal that is best used with others

Forbidden
04-08-2006, 10:57 PM
siiick i just bumped this thread sooo hard

DrunkenMimes22
04-08-2006, 11:15 PM
What exactly does the zvex machine do? please explain if you can in halfway lamens terms lol

MikeyB11
04-08-2006, 11:34 PM
Zvex Hand Painted Fuzz Factory FTW! I love that pedal!

Screaming Solo
04-08-2006, 11:38 PM
i havn't any played boutique pedals, but i mod mine by hand, so yay for me

Aus_rock_god
04-08-2006, 11:52 PM
Can anyone offer a link to a site where I can get my hands on how I can make my own pedals???? (is inspired now)

Screaming Solo
04-09-2006, 12:03 AM
http://www.elixant.com/~stompbox/smfforum/

Aes820
04-09-2006, 01:15 AM
siiick i just bumped this thread sooo hard
Bye.