"So bad it's good" pedals/gear

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  1. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    For me it's the Metalzone and the Fabmetal, people complain, and rightfully so, about how thin, fizzy and lacking in definition these are, and they are right.

    But they rock for dark atmospheric stuff:


    Or could be used for some eerie backing to put 'better' sounding guitar tracks over.

    Anyone else have an interesting take on a "bad" piece of gear?
     
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    op1e Spirit Taker

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    I had one of those Behringer multi effects pedals with tremelo/flanger/chorus/pitch. None of those fx would work as labelled, lol. But I made some cool noises with it.
     
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    Skitzoification SS.org Regular

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    *sigh* Fabmetal pedal :wub: that pedal fed my distorting needs back when I first started playing, pulled the treble a bit and cranked the mids and bass, with the tone knob a quarter and a tenth from maximum, got me My killswitch and black dahlia murder covers along nicely. :shred:
     
  4. VBCheeseGrater

    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    i have the Fab chorus. It's a kick ass little pedal. no tone sucking, good chorus sound w/ mix knob, and the plastic casing is actually pretty damn sturdy - not like the behringer stuff that threatens to crack when you step on it.

    Still, i just put it up for sale, i got a Boss Super Chorus - stereo chorus kicks ass
     
  5. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    I run the tone and gain on that thing wide open, but I run the treble on my amp very low.
     
  6. nostealbucket

    nostealbucket aint no gahdam woman

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    Behringer Ultra Metal (UM300).
    Worst fucking distortion tone ever. No matter what you do it sounds extremely thin and gainy. However, its great for feedback effects.
     
  7. Triple-J

    Triple-J the Experimetalist

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    The DOD Buzz Box is a big favourite of mine as you can get a usuable metal tone from it but if you experiment with the controls you'll discover some really crazy tones that sound like Pac-man having a nervous breakdown.

     
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    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    ^Well at least the name is accurate.
     
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    Sephael Divine Paradøx Contributor

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    I used a Fab distortion for my bass to add a bit of thickness to the tone and absolutely loved it.
     
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    Darkstar124 Strongman

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    This is all that needs to be said as far as I'm concerned
     
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    Luke Acacia STRAYA

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    Those grey Ibanez distortion pedals! Sound exactly like a Burzum album.
     
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    mongey SS.org Regular

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    not for me perosnally but I know the old boss OC2 octave pedal is going through a popular phase the moment. people used to hate its bad monophonic tracking, but now apparantaly that is glitchy goodness
     
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    3074326 Local Astronaut

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    I have a Danelectro chorus pedal that is actually pretty solid. Got it really cheap. It's one of the bigger, metal ones. I don't use it anymore because I'm not a chorus fan, but it was good.
     
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    ArtDecade John Bohlinger's Dank Stash

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    DOD Punkifier - Blur in a box!
     
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    naavanka_ SS.org Regular

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    The legendary Boss HM-2 (and Behringer HM300 too), so bad that it´s superb :lol:
    HM-2 can do some really nice swed metal tones and fuzzes but not the "-80s Marshall tone" as it was supposed to do :D
     
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    steve1 SS.org Regular

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    Once every few years I find a great use for it. The rest of the time you may as well remove the F from the name.
     
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    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    The Boss DS-1. Everyone says it's a piece of garbage, but if you have a single-coil equipped guitar and want to get some great blues and hard rock tones, that's a great place to start. I don't use mine much. but more because I don't have a rig to hook it up to than anything else.
     
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    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    ^I agree they sound nice for some more 'rock' oriented things, but I don't play any of that style really, so I've never actually wanted one.
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Hm2 bitches
     
  20. ESPImperium

    ESPImperium @ESPImperium

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    Boss DS-2 for me. Its the most unuseable pedal in out there for me.

    But i have an affliction with dist boxes where i like em one minuite and hate it the next. The only dist boxes ill touch are the Shur one and the the MXR Distortion III.

    I also have a love/hate relationship with Flangers and 6 band EQs of any sort.

    Give me a good OD and a KFK 10 Band and im fine, with a little chorus and delay as well and i am happy. I know what annoys me better than what i like, so i tend to avoid what i dont like.

    Oh and one last effect i love is a gnarly and noizy fuzz, nothing screws up what you like better than a germanium fuzz, even a silicon one will do.
     

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