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I want a pedal that makes noise, and is fun to tinker with

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jamestown94west, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. jamestown94west

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    I'm building a pedal board. I intend to use the board with my band. I have all the pedals I'm going to use, save for two. One of the last two is currently being built by a fellow tb'er, and the other I haven't purchased yet. The main purpose of the board is for me to use live.

    In a live setting, I only use my tuner, compressor, and in some cases, a preamp/di. I will soon have a fuzz to start using as well, but I currently don't have one to use. So my pedals are tuner, fuzz, preamp/di, and compressor.

    I want to add one more pedal, to make noise with. Just something fun, that has knobs I can fiddle with. It doesn't have to make any certain sounds, because I'm not looking for a certain sound out of this pedal. I'm looking for a pedal that can make several sounds. I really just like to make a bunch of racket sometimes, mostly for my own amusement.

    I don't want a multi effects unit.

    I was looking at ring modulators, they seem like a lot of fun, and I've never tried one. I kind of thought that a well built, feature laden octave pedal would be nice. I don't really know. I was looking at the Way Huge Ring Worm, it seemed like a cool pedal.

    I want to keep the cost at <$150

    It also can't be big, because I want to use a relatively small pedal board.

    Would a micro pog do what I'm asking?
  2. MSUsousaphone

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    Unpleasant Surprise.

    A fuzz that can do some fun stuttery stopping things. Can get really shrill and trebly. Really small enclosure. Cheap. Probably the most fun I've had with a pedal that I could still actually use in public (most fun pedals sound like ****).
  3. NKUSigEp

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    Two words: Montreal Assembly Probability of a Fax Machine.
  4. DethByDoom

    DethByDoom Supporting Member

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    Ehx bass micro synth or pog 2.
  5. G3Mitch

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    depends what noises you want to make.

    i have alot of fun with delays. the MXR carbon copy was really fun, i regret letting that one go.

    anything that can self oscillate and/or feedback is fun for days.
  6. Josh Pelican

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    Calling all behndy's! Calling all behndy's!
  7. Dwarfcraft Aen

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    I have some experience with pedals that make noise. You're probably going to need four or five, actually.
  8. DeltaPhoenix

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    :spit:
    That's 7
  9. jamestown94west

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    Holy smokes! Lol

    Is that really the name of a pedal?
  10. metalinthenight

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    Subdecay Noisebox is super fun.

    Also, you can't go wrong with a good delay like a DD-3 or an MXR Carbon Copy that you can use for oscillation.
  11. jamestown94west

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    I don't really want to buy a pedal to chase a certain sound. I'd rather buy a pedal, with a basic idea of what it can do, then I want to spend some time with it discovering everything that I can make it do. That's the best way I know how to describe what I'm after.
  12. jamestown94west

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    There's one of these on eBay right now, for $90 shipped. Is that good?
  13. Insouciance

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    Loud Button W/T/F pedal. That thing is only limited by the imagination.
  14. metaball

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  15. Josh Pelican

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    Infanem Second Voice.
    Death By Audio Apocalypse.
    SmallSound/BigSound Poly-Grace.
  16. NKUSigEp

    NKUSigEp Supporting Member

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    I dunno...butt hear ya go!

    http://youtu.be/uzDAR6TqZhQ
  17. jamestown94west

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    Is that you? I watched that video a little while ago. I like what that pedal can do!
  18. G3Mitch

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    the dude Dwarfcraft Aen who posted above makes some really awesome pedals that I'm pretty sure ALL have ways of making crazy noise. www.dwarfcraft.com/pedals

    funny, today i just recieved a Tonebutcher Pocketpus. and this thing makes some damn noise! damn. just been playing on it for about the last 2 hours. i don't even know how to describe what it can do. squealing farting feedbacky extreme fuzz. totally in love with it. and its freakin TINY.
  19. jamestown94west

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    YES. This right here is the kind of answer I was looking for. Those pedals are awesome. Thank you, kind sir.
  20. jamestown94west

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    crap those pedals are expensive. I gotta find something cheaper, but I hope I can afford something like a dwarfcraft someday! I loved a few of those!!!!!

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