Rare/Discontinued/Holy Grail (not the reverb)/sought after pedals...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Insouciance, Jun 25, 2013.


  1. Insouciance

    Insouciance

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    Hey TB!

    I wanted to ask what some of the coolest/rarest/discontinued/sought after pedals are. Like the Boss VB-2, the original ADA Flanger, the Roland Jet Phaser, the Able Electronics Bassmaker, the DOD Meatbox...all those out there, insanely cool sounding odd ball pedals.

    My question was sparked recently when I read Acid Age/Earthbound Audio was doing a Pale Mare fuzz based off of a Roland Bee Baa fuzz. Hadn't even heard of a Bee Baa fuzz...looked up some clips...was totally blown away. I am PUMPED for the Pale Mare now.

    So now I gotta ask...what else am I missing out on!?!?

    Thanks everyone!
  2. clintotron

    clintotron

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    Could this include rack effects?
  3. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    Original Maestro Brassmasters are cool, rare, and STUPID expensive!!!
  4. Insouciance

    Insouciance

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    Rack effects? Sure.

    AND my goodness was I pumped to find out about the Brassmaster. I had to redefine my cognitive definition of "heavy". The Assmaster does more than a fine job to my ears too!
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  6. MrPierre

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    Klon centaur






    :bag:
  7. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

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    BJFE Blueberry Bass Overdrive
    Akai Deep impact synth

    = two of the rarest but popular bass pedals.
  8. Insouciance

    Insouciance

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    I will have to look up the Klon...interesting. I forgot to add in the Bass Whammy, too. That thing is beautifully silly.
  9. DeltaPhoenix

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    Klon is a glorified Tube Screamer. Way overpriced IMO.
  10. Tim_Mofunk

    Tim_Mofunk

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    Shin Ei FY2 companion fuzz

    More importantly, what in your opinion, are the best clones of these ultra rare pedals?

    For my money the Loud Button Morphine Dream pretty much nails the Roland AP7 Jet Phaser
  11. GuzBaas

    GuzBaas

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    Retrospec SqueezeBox for sure! :)
    EHX Civil War Russian Muff
  12. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    I wish I had an original. :(
  13. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    IMO, a Klon doesn't sound anything like a tube screamer. I think they are overpriced too, but they are an awesome sounding pedal.
  14. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    Schumann Lion.
  15. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    Lovetone Flange with No Name...and I do happen to know where there is one for sale.

    You don't even WANT to know how much. :sly:
  16. SG-Jazz

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    Schumann PLL, please pm me if you have one to trade, ill trade you my whole pedal board, haha
  17. Feral Feline

    Feral Feline Supporting Member

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    No need to wait, Black Cat has been making a Bee Baa clone for a few years now, the Bee Buzz.

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    After seeing/hearing the Roland AG-5 Funny Cat, I'd love to get an original, although there are clones about.

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  18. DiscoFreq

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    There are 2 on eBay right now :)


    On Effects Database I only have an incomplete list of "classics":
    http://www.effectsdatabase.com/special/classics


    But if you go to the eBay listings you can see the most interesting (often rare) pedals on top (based on my own calculations using a lot of parameters, not just the sorting provided by eBay).

    On any page you can go to related listings using the "related" or "more related" headers/footers in the right column.
    for all pedals: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/find/related/all
    for fuzz: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/find/related/type/fuzz
    (there's a Roland Bee Gee Fuzz for sale right now ;))

    I think FXDB is one of the only sites that receives "thank you" messages from visitors for the ads ;-)
  19. Noirbass

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    Had to get in on this one. Here is a list I compiled on another forum:

    Human Gear Animato
    Lovetone Meatball
    Owens Electronics Bass Bomb Driver
    Akai Unibass
    Akai Deep Impact
    Boss Slow Gear
    Dod Meat Box
    Wampler Paisley Drive
    Moog Bass Murf
    Moog MF-101 Low pass filter
    Univox U-1095 Super-Fuzz
    Boss Wave processor
    Boss Poly Octave
    Strymon El Capistan
    Eventide Space
    BJFE Blueberry Bass Overdrive
    D*A*M* Ezekiel 25:17 Bass OD / Distortion
    Musitronics Mu-Tron III
    Mu-Tron Phasor II
    Mu-Tron Octave Divider
    Original Ampeg Scramber
    Original A/DA Flanger
    Roland CE-1 Chorus
    Maestro Brassmaster
    Original Digitech Whammy
    Digitech Bass Whammy
    Lovetone Ring Stinger
  20. GuzBaas

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    El Capistan??? I'd put the Deluxe Memory Man (w/MN3005)
    I don't think the Moogs, Eventide and the Wampler have achieved "Holy Grail" status yet... :meh:

    in another topic... why is the klon so expensive??
  21. GuzBaas

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    El Capistan??? I'd put the Deluxe Memory Man (w/MN3005)
    I don't think the Moogs, Eventide and the Wampler have achieved "Holy Grail" status yet... :meh:

    in another topic... why is the klon so expensive??

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