Good pedal, bad enclosure

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JamieIsOnline, Mar 18, 2014.


  1. JamieIsOnline

    JamieIsOnline

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    Hey all,

    I've just got my Danelectro Hash Brown Flanger re-housed as frankly the danelectro pedal houses are terrible in my opinion.

    Just wondering if you guys have had any good sounding pedals which were spoiled by bad housing enclosures ?

    Jamie
  2. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    i agree that the Dano pedal enclosures are a bit funky. i dig the pedal, but I didn't care for my DanElectro (uni-vibe clone) Chicken Salad's enclosure, jacks, pots and switches so i rehoused mine and added a chorus/vibrato switch. i also added a clean fet boost with a volume control so i could set it below, at, or above unity gain.

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  3. mattbass6945

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    you the man, john k. i'm jealous of those electrical skills......
  4. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

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    Yep. I love EarthQuaker Devices but they have a bad habit of sticking the footswitches way too close to the knobs on their smaller pedals, making them unusable to me in live situations. I dug the Dispatch Master so much that I did this to make it functional (it's the pedal beside the Sonic Research tuner on the top row):

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    Ditto for my Blackeye Effects Palmetto Boost, which is the pedal on the bottom left. Etching artwork on both is by Handsome Beard Etching, with rehousing done by Top Dog Effects (i.e. my father and I).
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  6. mattbass6945

    mattbass6945

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    the only issue i ever had was with a proco rat 2, i believe it was. if i took the feet off, the bottom of the enclosure came off with it.

    if an enclosure looks cheap to me, i tend to stay clear. i'm stepping on it and i'm clumsy.....
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    No bypass stomp switch
    Battery only unless modded
    Weird in and out configuration


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    It's still one of my all time favorite pedals
  8. mattbass6945

    mattbass6945

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    man, it looks like the enclosure was a complete afterthought. :eek:

    always wondered how these sounded.
  9. Feral Feline

    Feral Feline Supporting Member

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    Cool board. Where's the "Air"; I suppose your bass is the fifth element?
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    Another one to potentially add to the list is the early Aphex pedals, supposedly more to do with the jacks than the housing itself though. I've got the Bass Xciter, but it's an "at home" only pedal so no gigs and no problems yet.
  10. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

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    You could replace that with an SFX AY2 :)
  11. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

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    I have the box but haven't put anything in it yet. I have a one-footswitch Grey Stache on the way, so I'll probably stick that in there.

    P.S. The Tardis is the fifth element. My bass is another good choice though.
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I bought the second one Max made :)
  13. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

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    Touché
  14. fitz420

    fitz420 Knows Lows Supporting Member

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    I personally HATE the layout of my Fairfield Barbershop. Seems like the layout goes against typical pedalboard logic.

    Having said that, the weird layout is easily forgiven as the build quality and sound are among the best.

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