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#1
How many of you would say the look of a pedal influences your choice on a buy?
If you do put (yes) at the top of your post.

Ok. So this thread is dedicated to the best and worse looking pedals. I dont know what it is but i hear about a good pedal, MXR for example, go look it up and what do i see? and ugly pedal. One solid color, no cool designs, no cool knobs, nothing. Im making a list of good looking pedals not because they influence sound but because they influence my choice. I Dont want some nasty looking thing i paid 100+ dollars for on my pedal board. Anyways I wanted to see what you guys thought were the best...and worst.

Please write the following (in the same way) in your post:

Best
Brand - Name of pedal
Worst
Brand - Name of pedal

Best looking pedal makers - Brand
Worst looking pedal makers - Brand

Ill start it off

Best
EHX - Nano metal Muff
Worst
Danelectro - FAB metal

Best looking pedal makers - Electro Harmonix
Worst looking pedal makers - Danelectro , MXR
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Last edited by dzaerpoor at Apr 8, 2008,
#2
Best: Anything by EHX
Worst: That scrotum smasher by metasonix.
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Last edited by darkarbiter7 at Apr 7, 2008,
#4
Best
Zvex Octane 3 Fuzz

Worst
Ibanez TS-7
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#5
Best Brand
Zvex

Worst Brand
Moog
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#6
theres something sexy about a regular dunlop crybaby.

Of course, i cream myself everytime i look at my boss gt8
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worst would be those ugly plastic behringer stompboxes
'08 Gretsch White Falcon
'98 Fender USA Deluxe Tele
'79 Greco Les Paul Standard
Airline Stratotone Crafter GAE8

A bunch of funky pedals

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#7
Best
Maxon 808

Worst
Jekyll and Hyde
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#10
by the way i wanted to put up some pics. how do i just take one off the internet?
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#11
Quote by darkarbiter7
Best: Anything by EHX
Worst: That scrotum smasher by metasonix.


I was actually gonna vote that for best looking. Fine.

Best: Fulltone OCD. Always looks sexy.
Worst: That coffin distortion pedal. The knobs are for like "Bleed", "Inject", etc.
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#12
I like the way MXR pedals look, they are simple and solid, if youre whole pedalboard was an explosion of colors, it would just completely overwhelm me.
#13
This one's going to be real sexy when I find the time to get the guts together:
#15
Lol butt probe. I also dislike the Line6 tonecore pedals. The part where the pedal connects to the body is nasty. What do you think is the best looking wah pedal? I'd say the vox wah or the older fulltone.

P.S. How do you put pictures from the web?
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#17
Maybe not the worst, but I find Arion pedals to be hideous. They're even worse in person... Small flimsy boxes of plastic.



Not all Danelectro pedals look bad, the Free Speech talk box has a cool finish. Then again, it's not one of those cheap $15 plastic pedals Dano. makes.

#21
Maybe a couple drinks would make it look nicer Each to their own though

I personally find this gorgeous...
#24
I dont like the guard like thing on the TS-9 stomp part. I like the electro harmonix Q-tron and those swirls are nice
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#25
Quote by Guitarmiester
Maybe not the worst, but I find Arion pedals to be hideous. They're even worse in person... Small flimsy boxes of plastic.



Not all Danelectro pedals look bad, the Free Speech talk box has a cool finish. Then again, it's not one of those cheap $15 plastic pedals Dano. makes.



wats the free speech like have you used it? I really want one
'08 Gretsch White Falcon
'98 Fender USA Deluxe Tele
'79 Greco Les Paul Standard
Airline Stratotone Crafter GAE8

A bunch of funky pedals

Handwired 50 Watt Plexi Lead Clone w/ Orange 4x12
#26
I used to have it. It's alright, for about $30 more you can get the Rocktron Banshee which is a lot better. The Dano. starts to sound like a weak wah past the 12th fret and the mini mics are crap, you'd want to mic it with a decent mic.
#27
the absolute best looking pedal would be the death metal pedal by digitech
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#28
Quote by Guitarmiester
I used to have it. It's alright, for about $30 more you can get the Rocktron Banshee which is a lot better. The Dano. starts to sound like a weak wah past the 12th fret and the mini mics are crap, you'd want to mic it with a decent mic.


dont you need a whole extra mic and pa setup for those though? It always sounded pretty complex the setup for those ones
'08 Gretsch White Falcon
'98 Fender USA Deluxe Tele
'79 Greco Les Paul Standard
Airline Stratotone Crafter GAE8

A bunch of funky pedals

Handwired 50 Watt Plexi Lead Clone w/ Orange 4x12
#29
that's what PM'S are for. anyways I also like the visual sounds pedals. I think a pedalboard full of them would look awesome.
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#30
i think moollon pedals are sexy as
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#32
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Best
Zvex Octane 3 Fuzz

Worst
Ibanez TS-7

yeah the ibanez tonelok pedals look nasty. Actually i don't like the look of any Ibanez pedals.

I think the best looking pedal is the Dano Free Speech as well. I like the retro look of the big chunky danelectro pedals, but that has the best paint job i've ever seen on a pedal.

Then again, its not how it looks that counts. not many people watching a live band pay any attention to the pedals, and if they do, you're doing it wrong.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

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#33
Quote by dzaerpoor
that's what PM'S are for. anyways I also like the visual sounds pedals. I think a pedalboard full of them would look awesome.


You do, but start another thread and I'll help you out rather than hijack this one.
#34
Best:

Dunlop Slash wah - shiny chrome red with silver knobs and a blud LED... its sexy
EHX Metal Muff with Top Boost - looks like a really mean pedal

Worst:
Those digitech stompboxes.. they're way ugly
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#35
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#36
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Best, the Zvex hand painted series

hehe... Super Hard-on. The only reason i noticed it is because i've just been playing around with a Big Muff that cost £69 in a shop and my dad was saying "wow, that's been around for a long time, me and my friends were laughing and joking about it when we were at school".
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#38
best: bass crybaby

worst: those hideous early ibanez ones
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#39
How many of you would say the look of a pedal influences your choice on a buy?
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#40
Quote by dzaerpoor
How many of you would say the look of a pedal influences your choice on a buy?


not even a little bit

in fact, i'd rather have a boring looking pedal than a jazzy hand painted one which will just get scratched to hell anyway
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
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