Cheaperpedals: Year 1 - Kicking Ass and Taking Names (and some new pedals)
I'll come out and say it: it is hard being a pedal pusher. The pedal market is soooooo saturated now with every conceivable pedal that it is hard to keep up. Every week there are new pedal lines being cranked out by everyone from obscure factories in China to hipster joints starting boutique pedal brands with a soidering iron and some stickers.
For Cheaperpedals all this variation means the competition is stiff. A lot of Chinese trading companies who know nothing about pedals are setting up shops on Amazon and Ebay to drive prices into the ground for Chinese made pedals. They don't pay import custom taxes nor shipping freight to America. They're just shipping boat loads to Amazon and having them do fulfillment and trying to make a buck or two while doing as little as possible. They think: are customers really going to go to the hassle and cost to send a pedal back to China? Hopefully not.
But ya know, that's cool. We welcome the challenge here at Cheaperpedals. Eventually everything evens out. If we work our asses off to bring you the best pedal advice, selection, delivery time, and service then we get customers who appreciate that and support us. Our first year has been kicking ass and taking names. Otherwise we suck and die. But we aren't about sucking. Year two is going to be even better and cheaper. We're about bringing you some insanely good gear for under a $100. We're also planning on upgrading some of our site, and new discounts for loyal customers.
Waaaarrrggghhhhh! Pedal orgasm.
Check out some of the new pedals on site:
This pedal is a personal favorite of mine because it's so damn simple do one has bothered to put one out. Ever want your guitar to stutter? I do. Some guitarists use their toggle switch to use as a kill switch, but that's bad for the guitar, and hard to coordinate. This pedal just kills your guitar signal instantly you step on it and once you let go, your signal goes back through. Awesome with huge raging mountains of distortion behind it and then to have it suddenly pulsate on/off at the control of your feet. Damn cheap too.
Red Witch pedals are some of my personal favorite for a cost/value point. Not big sellers because they are pricier than some of our pedals, but they are really top notch studio quality gear. The Violetta is an amazing delay pedal whose "Mod" control gives a beautiful analog flutter to your delay sound. It's kind of hard to describe. You just have to hear it, but being a delay freak, I really recommend those looking for an analog sound when color and texture are important.
Big, no, huge fans of Noisemaker Effects. American made pedals by hand, that straight up kill boutique pedals costing $200. Of all their pedals I love the Donner Party best. Ridiculously awesome fuzz for $66 bucks. Biting, nasty (but still controllable non-splaty fuzz). I've spent more money on gas. Or dog food. Or on a bad date. Seriously, give it a try.
Ok nuff pushing. Love you guys. Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments or suggestions! Follow us on FB. We promise not to stalk you......much.