#1
Ive been on the hunt for unique effects pedals, for $300 or less. I havent found much, im looking for usable sounds, not really gimmicks, something ill come back to and be able to use. Something different, not your standard effects.

My budget may not be big enough for what im asking but im just trying to find some new effects. I play all kinds of music and like to experiment a lot.

If UG could show me some effects. Or somewhat affordable brands that make these pedals, or maybe websites with unique pedals that would be just swell.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#3
Well i'm not exactly sure what you mean by "unique" but i an MXR Phase 90 Pedal (NOT the Eddie Van Halen one) is pretty unique sounding, and if you go to guitarcenter.com you can browse their pedals and it actually offers samples of the sounds of the pedals at different settings, very useful for finding what you want, good luck :P
#4
when i say unique, im saying like not something everyone has on their pedalboards already. different sounding. getting away from the norm.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#6
The Germanium Overdrive pedal can produce some strange noises.
I have a Line6 delay pedal that is pretty unique.
#7
ZVEX makes some pretty unique pedals, like the wah, fuzz and tremolo probe pedals. Not exactly unique in sound, but unique in execution, you might say. They kinda work like theremins in a way. You can get some pretty interesting sounds from a Fuzz Factory, like in the beginning of Plug In Baby by Muse. Maybe a Boss phaser with the Step function would be cool. You might wanna find some sound clips of step phasing, its hard to explain accurately. Also, check out Moog pedals. They are pretty expensive, but they produce some crazy sounds.

EDIT: If you want really unique pedals, and wanna get your hands dirty, try some circuit-bending. Look up some demos of circuit-bent pedals on youtube, running a guitar thru one would probably produce some wild sounds.
Last edited by qotsa1998 at Jul 23, 2009,
#8
I listened to the death by audio soundwave breakdown and i love that. Pretty different to me. Also im in love with the fulltone deja-vibe 2. Maybe a POG even though those are pretty popular.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#9
I would definately try mid fi electronics, namely the glitch computer. It is amazing! And pretty cheap considering what it is!
#10
Mid fi electronics is amazing! the glitch computer, pitch pirate, random number generator and clari(not) are all really interesting and really cool.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#11
Look up the Geiger Counter pedal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=976ntZ7ZHnw

And Try out some Subdecay pedals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR62Jd45l8E&feature=related

The TC Electronics Nova Repeater has a Double timed delay functuion which is unique and fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV4bke7EimY&feature=channel

SEPPUKU effects are kinda original.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3yskkRxi8U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBAmYrEYgQI&feature=channel

EDIT: Also when It comes to ZVEX they have some kinda cool effects, but the Random function on the Ringtone is all I consider Original, Tis why I must buy it!

EDIT2: This is also something you would love, out of budget though...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0n0UTunK5Y&feature=fvw
Last edited by [[BurnTheDusk]] at Jul 23, 2009,
#12
I must say the Lovetone Ring Stinger Ring Modulator is probably one of the most insane pedals ive heard, one day.... one day..... but a lot of it is just noise, not too many usable sounds, but it could keep me busy forever.

The other pedals you mentioned were all cool too. lol. ill have some tough decisions to make
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#13
I am sitll trying to find a company to make a True bypass loop with a second switch that automaticly fades the loop in and out to a set speed and depth.
I will probably end up having to make one myself
#14
Thats a really good idea. I can never put my finger on what i want. Ill feel like i need something more in what im playing, but never can figure it out. Thus why i started this thread. The loop idea sounds pretty cool though, i could deffinately have some fun with that.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#15
Quote by khfan23
Thats a really good idea. I can never put my finger on what i want. Ill feel like i need something more in what im playing, but never can figure it out. Thus why i started this thread. The loop idea sounds pretty cool though, i could deffinately have some fun with that.

I have a youtube video I made not too long ago I could upload for you of a cool Idea I did with my Whammy 4 and Volume pedal.
I put the wet signal of the Whammy into the volume pedal and put the dry signal and rought the Dry and volume pedal to a ABY box backwards.
On the Y setting the volume pedal works as a fade-in for the Octave.
On the A the Whammy is used normaly and the volume pedal works as a volume pedal. On B neither pedal is affecting the signal.
This allows you to use the Whammy in interesting ways.

EDIT: I'm also looking to make a bypass loop that adds the loop into the mix in responce to your playing dynamics.
The harder you pick, the more of the loop is added to the mix, play soft and the effect is subtle.
By adding an overdrive you can make it more responcive.
If I added a reverse switch you could add say a chorus effect when you play soft and make it more subtle as you pick harder.

All of my ideas seem to stem off of bypass llops
Last edited by [[BurnTheDusk]] at Jul 23, 2009,
#16
[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']I have a youtube video I made not too long ago I could upload for you of a cool Idea I did with my Whammy 4 and Volume pedal.
I put the wet signal of the Whammy into the volume pedal and put the dry signal and rought the Dry and volume pedal to a ABY box backwards.
On the Y setting the volume pedal works as a fade-in for the Octave.
On the A the Whammy is used normaly and the volume pedal works as a volume pedal. On B neither pedal is affecting the signal.
This allows you to use the Whammy in interesting ways.

You sound like quite the experimentilist, i dont really have all the gear to do that kinda stuff yet, but im getting there. All my stuff comes from craigslist trades and gifts since i dont have steady income. But what your doing there sounds quite impressive, could you give me a link?
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#17
Quote by khfan23
You sound like quite the experimentilist, i dont really have all the gear to do that kinda stuff yet, but im getting there. All my stuff comes from craigslist trades and gifts since i dont have steady income. But what your doing there sounds quite impressive, could you give me a link?

I am uploading a video demonstration as I type this post.
#18
Now with all the experimenting you do, do you ever find uses for half the things you do? or is it just kinda 'sounds cool' type things? i understand how its fun to do all of the messing around though.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#19
Application is key, I am playing a song in the demonstration.
It's all about taking what you have learned and applying it musically into your instrumentation.

And by the way, one pedal will never be crazy enough by itself, as would several adverage pedals used together with proper knowledge on how to make them sound odd.
I use 2 flangers in Parralel, one coming from each output of my stereo chorus.
One is Very slow and Very Deep, as the other is moderately tempoed and rather subtle.
Add in the chorus for sparkle and a Reverse Delay along with say a few volume swells and a looper and You have yourself a unique sound.

EDIT: And by Volume swells I mean using the technique on your guitar.
Althought Boss Slowgear was a great pedal.
The lazy sprocket is a great copy and is in kit form for anyone willing to build it over at buildyourownclone.com Check out the sound clips, it's a good idea.
Essentially it is a fading pedal. Swells the guitar for you.
Last edited by [[BurnTheDusk]] at Jul 23, 2009,
#20
That sounds quite unique, and i always thought reverse delay and some fuzz and wah was enough, silly me haha.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#21
Well it's not what you use, it's how you apply it.
That is why pedals arent for everyone.

But I love experimenting with effect, Unlike say Casinoepihpone who prefers 100% Pure Tonezorz
#22
[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']

SEPPUKU effects are kinda original.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3yskkRxi8U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBAmYrEYgQI&feature=channel


thanks for plugging my GAS, darling.

(sorry for calling you darling, dude, lol)
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#23
Quote by lordofthefood1
thanks for plugging my GAS, darling.

(sorry for calling you darling, dude, lol)

#24
Hahahaha casinoepiphone.... i just get bored with my tone after awhile and need different things.
Fender Mexi Strat
FuzzFace/Rangemaster
Boss RC-2
Line 6 Flextone III XL
Ibanez aw20ce

FS/FT
Boss TU-2
Marhsall BB-2
Digitech Digiverb
Digitech PDS1700
535q wah
#25
Here it is.
Notice my hilarious lack of shoes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HyHuDBvPiM

But yeah i am tapping tempo on my DD6 and running it after the setup I explained previous to this post.
Works as a really cool fadable effect.
#26
Nice pants, broseph.

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[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Boss pedals may be built like tanks but I would rather buy a cardboard box that is on my side than pay for a tank that is working against me.
#27
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Nice pants, broseph.

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#28
Check out Moog. Its pretty expensive (starts around $300) but definitely top notch boutique effects!

I have a Moog MF101, so Im speaking with "some" background knowledge of the company. And they're built in my home state! NC FTW! They are a bit of a handful at first, in terms of figuring out how to work it. In layman's terms, they are complicated.
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