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Best pedal for $50 or less?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Kazz3lrath, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Kazz3lrath


    Jan 5, 2012
  2. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    Check out the Joyo stuff. I have the Ultimate Drive and I like it a lot.

    They have what looks like a really awesome metal pedal, JF-17 Extreme Metal. There is a video somewhere for it and it seems pretty cool on guitar. Don't know how it would be on bass.
  3. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I haven't heard anything about the Joyo pedals, but I have a little experience with the behringer offerings as well as the Dano stuff and I would avoid both at all costs.
  4. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    The Ultimate Drive is a clone of the OCD. The controls don't seem as sensitive as the OCD's but it sounds just as good. So in other words, a pedal with the sound but slightly less flexibility for a third the price of the real deal.
  5. Kazz3lrath


    Jan 5, 2012

    Cool, I'll look into that, and avoid the Behringer pedal. Do you have any suggestions for a stoner/doom pedal?
  6. EHX Mole. It's awesome for putting before your disto pedal.
  7. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    The Ultimate Drive works for more sort of Black Sabbathy kind of tones but it won't work for super insane distortion. I would bet some of the other Joyo pedals could do that though.
  8. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'm going purely on sound quality here, not build quality, durability, etc., because I'm a home studio guy. I love my Behringer TM300 Tube Amp Modeler. I have no idea how well it models amps, but of all the dirt pedals I've tried, I like the TM300 the best. It's very warm, has plenty of low end, and really sounds like "traditional" overdrive/distortion as opposed to fuzz. I'm no dirt pedal expert, but I have a decent idea of what sounds good. And it goes for about $25 bucks or less new.
  9. Just buy some strings
  10. picerjamo


    Jan 27, 2013
    I have the Ultimate Drive and I like it a lot.[​IMG][​IMG]
  11. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Danelectro pedals. these pedals sounds awesome on bass. If you're interested in chorus pedals, check out the danelectro fab chorus pedal($15) or the danelectro cc-1 cool cat chorus($50). both great sounding chorus pedals for the price.
  12. I've got the fab overdrive, and fab echo. They never got a TON of use, but the best cheap pedals I've played by a long shot.
  13. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    That's cool. I've heard how the cool cat transparent overdrive sounded on bass. it sounded pretty cool. it's got an edgy sound to it. and I'll bet the fab overdrive has that same edge too.
  14. MilkyMcMilkMilk


    Dec 17, 2008
    I've got a Danelectro Fish and Chips 7band eq that's good.
    Love my $45 Nano Bass balls
  15. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    Digitech Bad Monkey Tube OD.
    IMO it's the best built, best sounding pedal under $50 out there.
  16. The behringer distortions are terrible. Get a Boss DS1 and mod the hell out of it/get someone to mod the hell out of it to you. Al Cisneros uses it too.