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Cool places to buy effects

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:03 pm
by tallowwaters
simply that

first, i have to say sweetwater. i love those people. i would say they treat you like family, but h**l, they treat me better than most of my family.
www.sweetwater.com

i have ordered here before, the keep some older stock stuff (alesis akira, anybody?) and have some b stock prices.
www.audiolines.com

all good places with some more boutique stuff for us pedal snobs
http://www.pedalspluseffectswarehouse.com
http://www.musictoyz.com
http://www.analogman.com

share away.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:06 pm
by Zonkout
Analogue Haven carries lots of pedals now:
http://www.analoguehaven.com/what/

Re: Cool places to by effects

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:57 am
by killedaway
tallowwaters wrote:first, i have to say sweetwater. i love those people. i would say they treat you like family, but h**l, they treat me better than most of my family.
www.sweetwater.com


i have to agree. i placed my first order with them a couple weeks ago for some guitar stuff and Gator case for my microKORG. they were polite, fast, friendly and that free shipping & no tax thing was nice. i haven't bought any effects from them yet, but when i need one, i'll be checking them out first.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:11 am
by minime123
i have to put in a good word for sweetwater as well. very professional. could this be the only big dealer who actually pays employees well enough to be able to hold onto the competant ones?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:20 pm
by Huppo
I've never bought anything from Sweetwater but I have heard nothing but good about them.

I'll offer an alternative based on my personal experience:

American Musical Supply

I go to this place first when I need something. I kind of stumbled upon them and have had absolutely top notch and fast service on everything I have gotten through them including my Fusion 6HD, Handsonic, a Les Paul and lots of other stuff like stands and outboard gear. The only time I buy anything somewhere else is if they don't carry it.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:57 pm
by CloudOnAFly
http://noisefx.com

They have a lot of bizarre effects from both small and large effects makers.

They also tend to have a nice supply of used boss effects.

they also have their own brand, Audible Disease, which i fully support.
(Audible Disease makes a nice feedback pedal the rupture)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:16 am
by nuketifromorbit
Seconding the recommendation of Audiolines.

I just recently attempted to buy an open box mini Kaoss pad off them. Sadly the unit had a missing knob so they offered to sale me a new non-open box version. I managed to talk them down to 160 out the door and in addition to this they gave me a 15% discount on my next purchase. While the processing time isn't as fast as American Musical Supply, I still got the mini KP in a very reasonable amount of time.

How about for the DIY'ers

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:23 am
by johans121
First we have BYOC - Build Your Own Clone - if you're into classic pedals
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/shredder.html

Next we have 4ms if you're into crazy pedals
http://www.4mspedals.com/index.php

Want to build your own pre's, try Seventh Circle Audio - full kits
http://www.seventhcircleaudio.com/

Here is another resource for a full preamp kit, rack and all
http://fivefishstudios.com/

More pre's and stuff - pc boards only
http://sound.westhost.com/projects.htm

How about a little music from outerspace?? (Literally) They have some effects/noise unit offerings some may be interested in...
http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/


EDIT: Added two more resources

Axe And You Shall Receive

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:25 pm
by johans121

Re: Cool places to buy effects

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:56 pm
by TrondC
well, audiolines seems to be ignoring non-US customers, I've emailed three times now regarding a Mini-KP, but I've gotten no reply. a shame, as they seem to have nice prices and lots of interesting stuff

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:51 pm
by Reverend Sunrise
I would say definitely check out Musictoyz.com for fx, as well. Great selection of boutique and otherwise. Good service too.

Re: Cool places to buy effects

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:42 am
by hyphen nation
the guys at www.PedalGeek.com have always been super responsive, and +1 for musictoyz

Re: Cool places to buy effects

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:44 pm
by gtivr6fan
i've used http://www.themadape.com before. good prices and +1 on service.

Re: How about for the DIY'ers

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:33 am
by Torstein
johans121 wrote:First we have BYOC - Build Your Own Clone - if you're into classic pedals
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/shredder.html


I second BYOC. I have a half-dozen of their pedals, and they have incredibly good component quality. Teflon wire, top-notch switches and jacks. My favorite pedal of theirs is their 5 knob compressor. It has built-in parallel compression, as was discussed in another thread on here. Their wah replacement kit is fab as well.

Highly recommended.

Re: Cool places to buy effects

PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:48 pm
by braincandy
gtivr6fan wrote:i've used http://www.themadape.com before. good prices and +1 on service.



More accolades for The Mad Ape here. I usually buy new stuff from Sweetwater, but they don't carry Godlyke. I actually found out about The Mad Ape from your post, gtivr6fan.

I bought a Godlyke Power-All basic kit from them. I didn't see any tracking info for 2-3 days, so I e-mailed them to follow up on the status of the order. They responded right away that they were backordered on it, so they had sent out a Deluxe Power-All via priority mail for the same price as the Basic kit and with no extra charge for the priority mail. That's incredible service.