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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby garrettendi » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:22 pm

I had a badge for sending in a drawing of the Blue Peter gardener with a big marrow.

I have no idea what happened to the badge which is annoying as it'd go great as an ironic punk badge to join the others on my coat

EDIT: This post contributes nothing to the OP's topic... Ermmm.... Joyo pedals are great. Oh, I already said that
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:44 pm

Digitech RP pedals are a secret weapon of mine too, but the reverbs are not as good as the Zoom MS pedals.
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby garrettendi » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:47 pm

Actually that's a good point, maybe a fully featured multi-effects pedal will be good for the OP that has not only reverb and overdrive, but all manner of other effects.

I used to have a Zoom G2.1u that was ideal for this. I believe it can be bought used on eBay for a reasonable sum.

EDIT: On re-reading the thread I see multi-effects have already been mentioned!
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby Aled Hughes » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:29 pm

rockydennis wrote:I second the multi-fx idea - another option to the Zoom is a Line 6 M5 - discontinued, but you can still find it new at some UK retailers, and it about fits your combined budget. It's Line 6's last gen modeling, but it's much cheaper than their current Helix based offerings. A positive SOS review:
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/line-6-m5

At the current used prices, these are absolutely fantastic bargains. I sold one a while ago, promptly regretted it and bought another.

A decent tuner pedal costs upwards of £60 new. But for your £60 with an M5, you get a tuner plus all manner of great effects - and a lot of them in stereo, too.
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby BillB » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:15 am

Wonks wrote:The Donner Ultimate Compressor (an optical type) is one of my favourite new pedals. It just works, a great always-on pedal that just makes things sound better. A much better compressor for me than my Xotic SP, though like overdrive, there are many flavours of compressor, so it may not do exactly what you want. But if you want a pedal that doesn't dull your tone but just provides more sustain with the minimum of noise (rather than being obvious and super-squashy), then I'd give the Donner (and its identical counterparts) 10/10, especially for £20-£25 or so depending on the source!

Thanks for the pointer, Wonks, got one on order in time for Christmas. Futily (my iPad doesn’t think that’s a word, but I’m sure it is) trying to avoid buying EVERYTHING from Amazon, in was instead thrown into the arms of EBay. Is that a morally better choice of global vending behemoth?
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby Arpangel » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:44 am

garrettendi wrote:I had a badge for sending in a drawing of the Blue Peter gardener with a big marrow.

I have no idea what happened to the badge which is annoying as it'd go great as an ironic punk badge to join the others on my coat

EDIT: This post contributes nothing to the OP's topic... Ermmm.... Joyo pedals are great. Oh, I already said that

Don’t try asking the Beeb for a replacement badge, they are adamant not to replace them, their reason? "people ask for them and then sell them on EBay"
I offered to prove my entitlement, but no joy, in fact, I found their attitude a bit off-hand, they need to be a bit more flexible, also, if they’ve got enough resources to find out if people sell them on EBay, then surely they can find out when I got mine.
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby garrettendi » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:52 am

Yes I heard the same when I Googled it some time ago. I think now they’ve replaced the badges with ID cards which are harder to flog on eBay!
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby Wonks » Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:54 am

It takes seconds to do a search on eBay for BP badge sales, and I doubt whether they’ve ever had a list of badge holders on their records, at least before the mid 80s when stuff was more likely to have been computerised and not stored on paper.

Remember that the Beeb was reusing video tapes and wiping out classic programs to save money. Archiving and digitising any BP badge holder’s list so they could get a replacement if they lost it would have been really low down on any priorities.
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby Arpangel » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:13 am

Wonks wrote:Archiving and digitising any BP badge holder’s list so they could get a replacement if they lost it would have been really low down on any priorities.

Yes, OK, but it would have been nice though, wouldn’t it? Also nice to know that someone cared enough, and knew how much these badges mean to some people.
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:47 am

I know it's not quite the same but, as Wonks says, there are plenty on ebay. Genuine ones seem to go for £20 or so but this replica is only £3.75...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-Peter-style-enamel-pin-badge-Childrens-Kids-TV-School-Uniform-Fancy-Dress/363055856636?hash=item5487d0bbfc:g:Dx0AAOSw1H9e~i2Y
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby Arpangel » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:38 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:I know it's not quite the same but, as Wonks says, there are plenty on ebay. Genuine ones seem to go for £20 or so but this replica is only £3.75...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-Peter-style-enamel-pin-badge-Childrens-Kids-TV-School-Uniform-Fancy-Dress/363055856636?hash=item5487d0bbfc:g:Dx0AAOSw1H9e~i2Y

Thanks Sam, but it’s definitely not anything like an original, the originals were plastic with no trims, just plain white all over. And of course, the special blue badges, which were the same shape, design.
I suppose £25 isn’t much really, so...
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Re: cheap reverb and overdrive pedals?

Postby The Elf » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:00 pm

I would post a photo of the lady elf's badges, but we've just had part of her collection (much more than just badges) framed (HUGE!) and we need a specialist to figure out how to hang the thing on our flimsy walls!

One curious item we have is the dress that Lesley Judd brought back from one of the expeditions that was found to have a stowaway beetle hiding inside - it was in the annual that year.

We have a LOT of BP history here! :headbang: :D

In fact one of the BP researchers called us a few years ago when they needed a photo identifying!
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