I’ve been thinking about various pedal lists in that “sweet” spot of your budget. Typically in the $100 – $200 range. Check out those posts – My Top 10 List of Working Man Delays and 15 of my favorite Reverbs in the $100 – $200 range. Today, I thought I would do something I’ve never done before, and go low… like real low. Even at $100, pedals can be hard to budget in – money can be tight, and trust me, I totally get it.
Today, I thought I would focus on pedals under $50! Most of these are micro pedals, but honestly, I’ve seen these on multiple boards (and on pro boards). Joyo is an example of an affordable company with pretty good stuff! To me, these cheaper priced pedals don’t quite mean what they use to. Smaller boards and manufacturing over seas drops the price, but the quality and signal tone, can be great. So don’t focus on price with quality. Sure, a more expensive pedal might have better knobs or jacks or components, but if you’re starting out with gear or if you need something to fill in on the board without committing to a high price tag, these can be the perfect pedals.
15 pedals under $50
Andoer Guitar Digital Delay
Donner Blues Drive Classical Electronic Vintage Overdrive
Donner Guitar Stylish Fuzz
Joyo Jf-10 Dynamic Compressor
Joyo True Bypass Design Vintage Phase
Joyo JF-03 Crunch Distortion
Joyo JF-34 US Dream Distortion
Joyo True Bypass Design AC Tone Vox Amp Simulator
Joyo True Bypass Design Voodoo Octave Fuzz
BBE G Screamer Gus G Signature Overdrive
NUX HG-6 Guitar Distortion
NUX OD-3 Vintage Overdrive
NUX CH-3 Chorus
ModTone MTM-OD Mini Overdrive Bass Distortion
Andoer SE-5O Vintage Overdrive
There are so many more pedals in this range, and I focused on the pedals that caught my eye or pedals I’ve personally played or seen on various boards submitted for Pedal Line Friday submissions.
What do you guys think of sub $50 pedals? Do you run any on your board? What’s your thoughts? Did I miss any that should be in this list? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below!!
Thanks for all the feedback. Because of the comments here and on Facebook, I thought I would add a few to the Honorable Mention list below! If I missed more.. let me know!
TC Electronic Spark Mini
TC Electronic MojoMojo
TC Electronic Dark Matter
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive
Joyo Pipe Bomb Compressor
Joyo Vintage Overdrive
Joyo Ultimate Drive
Joyo Sweet Baby
Behringer UV300 Classic Vibrato