Pedals that need to come back

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Magic Russ
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77 posts since 2 Mar, 2017

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:55 pm

After not seeing anything from them in ages, DOD seems to be back from the dead? That made me wonder, what pedals (lines or individual) would you like to see come back?

For me, I'd like to see the Ibanez line come back. I have had a few 9 and 10 that I liked, and I still use my TS-7 from time to time. (I know, Maxon still produces 9 series...). I also rather liked the FC-10 Fat Cat distortion.

I was also surprised that after the success of "Get Lucky" that Digitech didn't re-release their talkbox/vocoder effect whose name I can't remember.

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KVRAF
11460 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:42 pm

I’d like to see some of the noisy analog modulation pedals from the 70s return. Clean, digital flangers just don’t sound right...

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Magic Russ
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77 posts since 2 Mar, 2017

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:24 pm

Not too much though. I used to have a Small Stone from 1982 where you could still hear the whoosh with the pedal disengaged.

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Magic Russ
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77 posts since 2 Mar, 2017

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:31 pm

Here's the one I was talking about:
https://youtu.be/9NVrzg-8QBE

Goes for quite a bit, though:
https://reverb.com/p/digitech-talker

kvotchin
KVRian
515 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:06 pm

FWIW, I so far prefer DOD originals to reissues. Hopefully some of the reissues, or indeed new pedals(?) are decent though. Legendary company ... or used to be. Either way.

lfm
KVRAF
5433 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:34 pm

For me it's wah-pedals that doesn't sound right these days. No noise, everything under control.

Last one EHX Cockfight - clinical, not dirty at all. And the fuzz on, sounds all diode clipping not useful for anything. I thought I'd use to emulate wind for a video - but silent.

Had a Boss PW-10 - wah stuff boring, even having multiple emulations, best is probably some stomp box dist emulations.

I saved Digitech RP100 just for the boutique wah - pretty good still being digital and all. With a tube amp I like it.

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cptgone
KVRAF
6877 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:41 am

Isn't DOD part of Digitech, whose whole staff was sacked by Samsung when they acquired Harman?
New product development seems unlikely.

Regarding Ibanez: do you know Maxon? IIRC they were the ones who designed the old Ibanez range.

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Magic Russ
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77 posts since 2 Mar, 2017

Post Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:03 pm

Yes, but Maxon does much smaller runs which means that they tend to be a lot more expensive than the equivalent Ibanez branded pedals. Furthermore, they are often out of or not producing many individual pedals.

CapnLockheed
KVRAF
2412 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:47 pm

I so far prefer DOD originals to reissues.


I agree. They look right cosmetically, but I've A/B'd several reissues against the
originals and, IMHO, they didn't stack up. Having an LED is nice but if the the tone's
not there who give's a rat's patoot?

Samsung bought Harman and shut down DOD/Digi?? Oh that f#cking blows. There's a lot of other great brands/products that were already sucked up by Harmon that will likely suffer or cease to exist under Samsung. SH#T.

By the way.....the Talker wasn't really a wholly Digi product. Like all of their pitch shifting products the tech was mainly developed by Canada's IVL.
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CapnLockheed
KVRAF
2412 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Post Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:56 pm

Now I'd gladly buy proper re-issues of the original Roland stomp's. Especially this bad boy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HygFy1A_hWc
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cptgone
KVRAF
6877 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:58 am

Chase Bliss & Cooper FX's Generation Loss.

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transmisser
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45 posts since 5 Dec, 2019

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:23 pm

cptgone wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:58 am
Chase Bliss & Cooper FX's Generation Loss.

+1

Still kicking myself for not jumping on that when it was available.

resynthesis
KVRist
477 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:19 pm

lfm wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:34 pm
For me it's wah-pedals that doesn't sound right these days. No noise, everything under control.

Last one EHX Cockfight - clinical, not dirty at all. And the fuzz on, sounds all diode clipping not useful for anything. I thought I'd use to emulate wind for a video - but silent.

Had a Boss PW-10 - wah stuff boring, even having multiple emulations, best is probably some stomp box dist emulations.

I saved Digitech RP100 just for the boutique wah - pretty good still being digital and all. With a tube amp I like it.
You need Stu Castledine or Joe Gagen :)

I do like my Voodoo Wahzoo though it's fun!

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Magic Russ
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77 posts since 2 Mar, 2017

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:31 pm

Ibanez WH-10 is coming back.

FL-9, sort of...
https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-20 ... cts-pedals

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KVRAF
6877 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:03 am

Danelectro brings back the Ibanez MT10 mosfet distortion:
https://youtu.be/m4eNODiora8?t=818
...and other pedals like the Backtrack Reverse Delay Scott says he likes so much.

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