Used pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by asbjornhjerrild, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. I just bought a used MXR Bass Ocatver for 100€. It 1,5 years old, and hasn’t really been used that much. On the pictures it looked almost new. Is it a good deal? And is a good idea to buy used pedals, or should I look for new ones in the future?
    I’d love hear you guys opinions on the pedal and the “used market”. Thanks in advance!
  2. NerdyOcean

    NerdyOcean Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2020
    North Carolina
    I only buy used. I find most folks keep decent care of pedals, and I can get em at a huge discount used.
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  3. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Pedals I almost always buy used. If you don’t like it then you can flip it and almost always cut even.
  4. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I rarely ever buy anything music related new. In fact, my entire pedalboard is filled with second hand pedals except my tuner.
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  5. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I only buy new pedals when I can’t find one used, or I find an incredible deal on a new one.
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  6. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    For something that is barely used, that is a decent deal. If you like it, then it's even better! Nothing wrong with buying used especially if it was taken care of. All of my pedals are brand new, but I took advantage of a few sales and scratch & dent items when I could.
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  7. I try to buy used when I can, it is a way to save money and spread my meager funds further.
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  8. i2k


    Oct 31, 2000
    I strongly believe that buying new pedal is bad
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  9. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    I'm in the used camp unless it's something new and special you must have, or you just prefer to support the smaller builder.

    I haven't gotten a lemon yet after picking up dozens of used ones mostly right here on TB. They are made to be stomped on, so as long as they weren't purposely run over by a car they generally should be just fine.
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  10. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    745kr for a used MXR BOD is a pretty good deal.