Members dixxon Posted July 7, 2006 Members Share Posted July 7, 2006 I've been at this for 30 years and I now can say, w/ some amount of experience that there are TOO MANY over-hyped, over-priced, over-drive pedals available. There just is ! I am/was a pedal-junky like a lot of you and have owned more than 100 OD pedals since 1976...and yes, there are 1 or 2 that are stand-outs and may be worth $300-$400.... Here's the thing: I recently bought a Digitech Bad Monkey...I was "lowering" myself to do this because I'm a pedal snob...but it was cheap and I was bored with what I had so..what the Hell ! This pedal is as good or better than any other OD pedal...I don't care who makes it. This isn't meant as a pat on the back to Digitech...it's meant as a reprimand to the boutique pedal makers. If you can play and you have a quality TUBE AMP in working order..any one of the many OD pedals out there will sound good. I'm also finished reading reviews on these things on HC..they're becoming like parodies anyway. Obviously, if you just paid $400 for basically a unit that does no more/less than a $40 pedal...of course you have to convince yourself that it's the HOLY GRAIL or else you'd have to kill yourself. I actually know a seemingly sane player who believes that the paintjob on his $450 OD pedal contributes to his "stellar tone"...the PAINT JOB ??? It was probably the KLON CENTAUR that started this whole thing 12 years ago...and, despite what I have said..I do believe the KLON is the best of what is out there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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