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Effect pedals made in Japan...are there any...GOOD ones?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cnltb, Mar 9, 2014.


  1. cnltb

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    Does anyone here know of any companies in Japan that design and manufacture good and interesting effect pedals ?
    I am looking for Japanese companies, not those from other countries having their production outsourced to Japan.
    Thanks! :)
     
  2. jking138

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    Ibanez are Japanese I think, I have the PhatHed overdrive and phaser from the tonelok series. Very good, solid pedals, the PhatHed gets some love around here.
    Yamaha had some pedals in the 80's that are quite sought after, their flanger comes to mind.
    Akai (how did I nearly forget that one) the famous and much sought after Deep Impact.
     
  3. bassie12

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  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Guyatone comes to mind. Also Human Gear, Zoom and Boss of course, Hao.
     
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  6. Jean Baudin

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    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser Supporting Member

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  9. cnltb

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    I know effectsdatabase and should probably added...'you know and have tried', although the 'good' might have suggested my interest in comments from those that knew the companies they name.
     
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Maxon should be at the top of the list. They actually made all the good Ibanez pedals.
     
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    Came here to say that. :)

    Maxon has been one of the best pedal companies in the world ever since there were pedals.
     
  12. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    Crews Maniac makes a killer quality preamp pedal, I had one for a while.
     
  13. grunge_freak

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    The old Boss pedals that were manufactured in Japan are awesome. I have an old MIJ BF-2 and it's a great flanger. Other than that I haven't played any.
     
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