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« on: July 02, 2013, 06:57:16 PM »

Leafed through the forum and couldn't find any thread on the subject. Title of thread is self-explaniatory. I would add that also older analogue equip/portable stations that process sound can be included here.

Personal agenda: I am looking into to purchase a chorus pedal and wonder if any of you fanatics have suggestions. Off late I have been drooling on the first one made by BOSS - the CE-1, but it is a very pricy piece of equip. Any suggestions on other brands that can hold this quality - as well as an expression pedal that can be hooked up to it? New - and old are welcome.

CE-1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU6mzcCKR1k
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 08:20:17 PM »

BINSON ECHOREC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du4xm2IG53I
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 08:46:18 PM »


I found one at a thrift store a few years ago. It seems that it worked but i had never seen any jacks/inputs that was on it, and no one could help me either so i sold it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 11:54:45 PM »

I found one at a thrift store a few years ago. It seems that it worked but i had never seen any jacks/inputs that was on it, and no one could help me either so i sold it.


Aaaa, that's too bad. Might have had to go to UK for the plugs/converters. Not sure, but there is a bigger probability to get ahold of it there since its English - if it exist. Found this now:http://www.effectrode.com/magnetic-delay/binson-echorec-servicing/  
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 06:56:24 PM »

Wow that looks/sounds pretty amazing!

I got this recently, one of my rare 'good' pedal purchases (most of my stuff is behringer or second hand DOD/Ibanez/danelectro etc)

I felt like i needed some tube drive rather than just the classic behringer mixer channel clipping sound haha. I've been so far using it as a final extra overdrive on the whole mix when playing live, sounds good I think! But will use it for other stuff too no doubt.

CHEAP pedal recommendations:
Behringer Super Fuzz (two nice fuzz settings or a really loud boost. Guitar nerd comparison reviews indicate it sounds better than the pedal it's a clone of in that it's identical but with lower noise floor)
Ibanez FZ7 (who in noise can't find a good use for a fuzz with a 'DAMAGE' switch on it? Fairly easy to find on ebay.)
Danelectro Black Paisly (actually I think it's super rare in the USA but very easy to find here in the UK for reasonable prices. Fancier bigger version of the Black Licorice: metal distortion with octave down switch)

uhh i don't really use chorus much so I don't have any advice for that.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 10:38:23 AM »

thanks for tip! Ordered. I haven't bought any new gear for years, but using some rack mounted tube pre-amp gives good final mastering for stuff, but in live situation would be impossible to carry such thing... Have tried to live with "simulating pre-amp" with mono line only, but now all the problems appear to be solved! Lets hope it will be worth the Finnish import price...
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 12:15:43 PM »

No problem, hope it works out for you! The reason I chose this over other tube preamp/drive pedals is it has two completely separate channels and no guitar-centric tone control stuff, just clean tube preamplification. Also it actually really uses the tubes at high voltage wheras in most similarly-priced mic/di preamp boxes the tube is pretty much a sales gimmick running at a low voltage and not really doing much good.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 02:36:33 PM »

it looks very very interesting for me as well.

I really like all electro harmonix gear I own, something I got into in the past two years.
apart from the classic big muff, I really like the cathedral reverb that is definitely what I have been looking for for many years. and the little mole bass booster.

my current favourite pedal is the http://www.zoom.co.jp/products/ms-100bt/ , a very practical and small multi effect unit that allows you putting 6 different pedals in chain and actually give a physical feel, especially in heavily distorted situation.

for the rest I use some boss pedals, I am getiting rid after some years of the digital reverb and delay since they do not fit on my current sounds, yet I am in love with the overdrive.
then I am quite fixated with some dod boxes (corrosion, meat-box, trash master, buzz box, death metal, grunge, ecc)

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 10:01:10 PM »

That zoom thing looks very interesting! tho as with other of these latest digital pedals where you can load different effects onto it etc I half feel like maybe I'd sooner cut out the middleman and just use a laptop or a tablet computer, since I'm not playing guitar and don't really need things to be in pedal format per se. It does looks really cool tho.

I've used various old zoom multi-fx (B1, G1 etc) quite a lot, they can be found very cheap these days and some of them (especially the bass ones) have some pretty weird/noise-friendly/interestingly bad effects. :)
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 10:31:54 PM »

well. good thing about this is that, although digital, the sound becomes very harsh and physical and, more than anything, you can fiddle with each pedal while playing :))) and it is very small to carry around.

I never used laptop live,  a bit concerned about breaking it while moving around like a retard, and I think that mini disk/ipod was enough for backing tracks

 not my thing although If I will ever get back playing live I may use it to work with videos in real-time with Isadora, maybe with the help of somebody else...

I have another zoom multi effect (cannot recall name now), and it can be REALLY nasty, especially live... I saw cain arbour live using that at full potential some years ago.

I paid it appriox 40 euros
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 06:30:18 PM »

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The E.H. LBP 2 is an interesting piece of equipment. Will check it out. Very good brand in my experience. Have a couple of pedals from them - an old flanger and the Holliest grail reverb pedal. In my opinion this is one of the best reverb pedals that have been made in small scale format. Out of production now, though it is possible to come by now and then online. Note, there is a flaw w the chip. It seems to burn out/melt quite fast on some items. Seems there might be a el-circuit/power issue w the pedal. Might be one of the reasons it is not in circulation, not sure. Not all pedal are inflicted, though it is a recurring issue in forums. Nevertheless, the sound the pedal emits is unique.

Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB8kvSlcBIs

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2013, 10:10:57 AM »

I need phaser and flanger. I'm usually not looking further than DOD. any other recommendations? I was using Boss phaser for quite some time. Not bad.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2013, 01:38:03 PM »

I need phaser and flanger. I'm usually not looking further than DOD. any other recommendations? I was using Boss phaser for quite some time. Not bad.

Very happy w my EH Electric Mistress. Quite cold sounding.

Youtube test, not the best, but an impression: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV2nPvnUVZQ

DOD have any good chorus pedals? 
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2013, 11:30:21 PM »

Hey Folks!

I am researching after a cold sounding Tremolo pedal. Anyone got any recommendations? New - or old models - all are welcome.
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2013, 09:20:24 AM »

How do you mean "cold sounding"? A tremolo just makes the volume go up and down.
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