#1
I'm browsing the web looking at stompboxes (exams in 2 weeks, procrastination at max at the moment =/)

Just wondering in terms of mass produced (non-boutique basically) pedals, which brands are good?

Personally haven't had the time to go to a shop and try out pedals. They've been in practice rooms but I've never picked them out myself. I went to try out an EC-1000 a few days back and there was a pedalboard full of Digitech Hardwire pedals. Personally, I thought they sounded alright (I'm no audiophile, and again, nothing to compare them to except a cheap Korg multi-FX and my mates Boss multi-FX over very short periods of time). The guy in the shop said he thought they were crap and was working on getting them taken out of the practice room, but he also seemed like a bit of an equipment snob so I wanted a second opinion.

When you're shopping for FX pedals which brands do you/dont you look at?
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#3
Old MXRs are probably the best stomps I've used for the money. Boss stuff is second to that. Digitech is pretty good for modulation and delays/reverbs. I never really liked any of their distortion pedals, though. If you can afford them, Eventide's pedals are light years beyond everything else.
#4
The Hardwire series is pretty damn good for the price. Even a bunch of cork sniffers like the reverb. Way Huge makes some awesome pedals for reasonable prices, as do MXR. For some reason all of the Dunlop branded stuff tends to be overpriced crap even though they're the same company.

Boss's delays aren't bad at all. Neither is the SD-1. Ibanez makes a bunch of cool pedals for a good price. Electro-Harmonix is kind of hit and miss.
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#6
Oh ya, I forgot about the new TC line. The delay and reverb especially have been getting killer reviews.
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THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

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#7
Pretty much what everyone said; Boss, MXR, TC Electronic, Electro Harmonix, Digitech, Ibanez, Maxon

Not every model from these companies is going to be interesting though.
#8
Sounds fair enough. Thanks
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ESP LTD EC-1000 Vintage Black - Orange Tiny Terror Combo

Tama Superstar Custom Hyperdrive w/ Sabian Cymbals
#9
Ibanez, Digitech Hardwire, Boss (except for some of the recent pedals -_-), MXR.

In particular, the Ibanez "7" line is discontinued now, but they were absolutely killer pedals for the price. I have a TS7 that I got for $25 on ebay that I would take over a TS9 any day of the week (given it's price).
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#11
tonerider is pretty good for pretty cheap...
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#14
I have yet to be disappointed by anything I've tried by TC. Pretty great sounding effects, and pretty reasonable prices.

I had an MXR carbon copy for a while, pretty solid delay box. Only got rid of it because I bought a rack FX unit (TC).

I've only used boss pedals briefly (aside from their tuner and noise gate, which are both quite solid), so I can't really comment on them much. Boss gets a fairly bad rap around here though.

I've never been a huge stompbox guy, I jumped on the rack train pretty early on, so the g major 2 pretty much covers all my needs effect wise.

I would avoid zoom... They may have improved them in recent years, but I had an old zoom MFX pedal several years ago that was absolute junk. Sounded very fizzy and digital, and it was made from cheap ass plastic. The solder joints on the PCB would constantly break loose, and had to be redone every month or so. Very annoying, and pretty poor design.
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