Super cheap pedals advice

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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by shadowplay » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:16 pm

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Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:41 pm
At the risk of belaboring a point, I think the Zoom would really fit the bill here.
I’m looking at it and it certainly seems ideal and you can get one for £65 or so but I’ve already blown my budget on an Ibanez Admini Delay and Csmini Chorus. Like many posters I thought it best to just buy quality and I think these are great for guitar, bass and her Microbrute. Should be fine, I did think of just mirroring me and going all BOSS but I want it to be Backpackable.

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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by cestlamort » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:22 pm

Great tools. She’ll be excited and they’ll serve her well for a long time.

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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:29 am

Agreed, well done.

And their mini size might lead someone to assume they’re even less expensive than they are, if the optics of the situation matter

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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by X-Ray Spex » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:45 am

Can't go wrong with any of the older Zoom G1/G1X stuff, masses of effects for beginners to mess around with, decent internal and modifiable drum machines, solid tuner functions and can be picked up for less than £40 on any second hand sites etc.

I swear by my old Zoom G1 pedals and use them at every gig I've ever played.
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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by shadowplay » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:50 am

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So...just a reverb to find and a couple of weeks to find it, despite me already blowing the budget and saying I was just going with the two pedals. I’m on the cusp of rejecting another mini pedal and just going for a BOSS RV5 or maybe. I’ve also got a BOSS DD5 for her that a mate sold me for the princely sum of his basket in a record shop...or £33 in old money. Add that to the BOSS SD1 or DF1 I’ve got for her to choose between (I’m encouraging the SD1) and I think it’s a good setup that she can expand on or stick with as the years go by and I think I’ll buy her the Ibanez mini flanger for Christmas and keep a relaxed eye out for a compact fuzz.

Big thanks for all the advice.

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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by øøøøøøø » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:10 am

Would that I had someone like you in my life when I was starting out!

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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by X-Ray Spex » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:29 am

shadowplay wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:50 am
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So...just a reverb to find and a couple of weeks to find it, despite me already blowing the budget and saying I was just going with the two pedals. I’m on the cusp of rejecting another mini pedal and just going for a BOSS RV5 or maybe. I’ve also got a BOSS DD5 for her that a mate sold me for the princely sum of his basket in a record shop...or £33 in old money. Add that to the BOSS SD1 or DF1 I’ve got for her to choose between (I’m encouraging the SD1) and I think it’s a good setup that she can expand on or stick with as the years go by and I think I’ll buy her the Ibanez mini flanger for Christmas and keep a relaxed eye out for a compact fuzz.

Big thanks for all the advice.

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SD1's all the way, I'd love to see a pic of the full pedalboard before you give it to her.
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Re: Super cheap pedals advice

Post by Maggieo » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:06 pm

øøøøøøø wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:10 am
Would that I had someone like you in my life when I was starting out!
Seconded!
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