A couple of days ago I posted the following Community Question on Facebook and Twitter – “What pedal do you have on your board that you’re wanting to replace? What would you like to replace it with and why?” I wanted to ask this question, because a pedal line seems to always be in motion. Sometimes slowly in motion, sometimes the pedals come on and off on a weekly basis. In my personal experience pedals come and go based on the need at that particular time. The need is usually associated with tone or actual effect for the song/band. This is then followed up, in my case, with finding something that performs or sounds better than what I have initially until I’m satisfied. That satisfaction point can last for years or until next band practice! I was curious what pedals people had out there that were on the “bubble” so to speak, and what they were hoping to get one day. These community questions are great to get some new ideas or to put some pieces on the radar for down the road. Thanks everyone for your responses!
Tom Striker My Line 6 DL4, because it is a monster and engulfs my entire board. I want something smaller and less complex for delay. Delay pedals are mad expensive though :/
Dan Cross I have a cheapo Beta Aivin Digi Delay that I want to replace with a BOSS RE20. For obvious reasons.
Michael Chaucer Stettes Was using my Barber Dirty Bomb to add sme distortion to my bass, but now I think I’d rather have a Tech 21 Red Ripper. I think it’s more attuned to what I’m looking for bass-wsie.
Sam Binder have a DOD DFX9 for some delay on my synth that I want to replace with an El Capistan for greater BoC sounds
Bernie Mulleda My line 6 MM4 is pretty worn out after 12 years of hard use, I wouldn’t mind getting another one, it covers a lot of territory!
Kneale Brown EHX holy grail > Strymon blue sky
Abi Robins I converted an old volume pedal into an expression pedal for a project I was working on. It was a crappy volume pedal to begin with, so the conversion didn’t do much to help it. I’d love to get a new, more reliable expression pedal.
Jeffrey Howard On your tip to the sale on Amazon I replaced my Fender tuner with the TC Electronics. Thanks for the tip!
Matt McQueen eventide timefactor with Strymon Timeline
Andrew J. Masterson Boss RV-5 with an Electro-Harmonix Holiest Grail. The RV-5 is decent, but the amount of features and tone of the Holiest Grail is amazing. I just wish they still made it.
Will Peck My BBE Free Fuzz, but with what I’m not yet sure. The BBE pedal is perfectly fine-sounding, but I think a different style (heavier?) fuzz might be more suited to my tonal tastes.
Michael Chaucer Stettes @Will Peck. Wampler Leviathan. I have one. It’s awesome. Get it.
Matt Miller I don’t put things on my board that I want to replace.
Robert Berges FuzzHuggerFX Absynth 4-knob > would like the newer 5 knob, I hesitated on buying it for two months because I thought it need the 5th. One year later… blammo. I would also trade for the FH Algal Bloom and possibly Electro Harmonix Bass Synth. (Not that I’m in any hurry to do so!)
Ivan Lopez Garrido I got a LPB-1 and i just want another better sounding boost.
Eric Oskanian Due to the financial mortgage crisis and having a vacant house on the market for 4.5 yrs, I had to sell off everything.I would love to have a board again and would very much like a Fulltone Trower wah pedal.
Peter Brennan Danelectro Fabtone. Great pedal, but not really usable in my current band. I really need a good reverb to replace it, cos I got fuzz up the wazoo (pardon?) elsewhere on my board.
Antonio Cristiano my boss hf-2 and mxr micro chorus are about to leave my pedalboard for a hbe frost bite flanger – just waiting some money to do it! my big muff has already left my board, in the next future I’ll purchase a new fuzz – most probably a fuzzhugg…er ab-synth. maybe I would replace my vox v845 wah too, with a real mccoy or something like that – that vox is great for the price but a bit noisy. in the end, I’d like to replace the GAS from my guitarist soul! xD
Tim Warner My DoD chorus that I am forced to use since my MXR one died! It is an overwarbly P.O.S. that has no good qualities whatsoever but when your in a working cover band and the song calls for a chorus you don’t have much of a choice! I tried to sell it once on ebay and couldn’t even get a lousy $10.00 for it(that’s a pack of cigarettes here in New York)!
Andrew J. Masterson I also want to replace my Boss PH-2 and CH-1 with a Red Witch Deluxe Moon phaser, and a Red Witch Empress chorus.
Jack Broughan A vox A/B switch that half works. I think I’m too emotionally attached to take it off my board.
Milerky2 @effectsbay boss CE-5 with a TC Electronics nova modulator.
TheeHolliday @effectsbay boss cs-3 for a keeley or strymon.
calebdenman @effectsbay i have a Ibanez TS9 i want to replace with a Timmy or similar OD because i moved to a tube amp, dont need a tube screamer
Gilligan204 @effectsbay Not a pedal, but I need a stompbox tuner eventually.
thelorddread @effectsbay a danelectro flanger id like to replace with an electric mistress. someone just threw it in on a trade and i can see why.
tiogitar @effectsbay digitech digidelay, the reason I want it replace coz its seams that I need to change delay type (cont) http://tl.gd/b8pe4l
MRMONITO @effectsbay Cry baby from hell,want to replace it with a Vox V847.I think the CBFM doesn´t worth the money,don´t like it at all. 🙁
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