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New Cheaper Pedals in time for Christmas!


New awesome cheaper pedals alert!

The Mooer Radar uses never available before studio quality IR technology for speaker cabinet sims. This technology was only available to studio musicians, and it's red hot.

And the Baby Bomb 30 is a preamp that hooks up to any 8 or 16 ohm speaker for any live or studio situations. It comes to support the much talked about Mooer mini amp series which captures the footprint of many hard to find and vintage amps in a pedal that will fit into your fist!

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- November 30, 2017

New Cheaper Pedals in time for Christmas!


New awesome cheaper pedals alert!

The Mooer Radar uses never available before studio quality IR technology for speaker cabinet sims. This technology was only available to studio musicians, and it's red hot.

And the Baby Bomb 30 is a preamp that hooks up to any 8 or 16 ohm speaker for any live or studio situations. It comes to support the much talked about Mooer mini amp series which captures the footprint of many hard to find and vintage amps in a pedal that will fit into your fist!

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- November 30, 2017

10 Pedal Tips You Might Not Have Thought Of!


Here's 10 tips that may explode your mind about how to best make use of the pedals you have and offer new sonic ground possibilities other than the usual ol' "stick the pedal in and turn everything up til noon" way of thinking. Enjoy!

 

  1. Stacking Overdrives - It always tends to amaze me that a lot of guitar players tend to use overdrive and distortion pedals 1-at-a-time-and-never-shall-that-change. They have their Tube Screamer. They have a RAT. They have a Klon.They treat them like holy relics blessing their tone. Sure you can use them that way. But you're missing out on a whole area of experimentation and fun. Stacking tends to compress the signal, dirty it up like hot sex, saturate the signal revealing new overtones. Works wonders on bass as well.
  2. Compressors Misused - Compressors are sort of the quiet guy at the party they no one bothers to get to know, so they go home alone sad wondering why no one appreciates them. Their most obvious role is when they chicken pick spank and squish. However, there is a whole lot more to them. They can be used as sustainers. Limiters. An EQ pedal. A pre-OD boost. Think of them as guitar signal magicians.

     

  3. Short Delays "Crisp" - Don't hear this sort of application of delays much. You can set up a digital delay to short time, multiple repeats, turn up the volume, no reverb to get a helicopterish kind of staccato effect that can sound massive.  A kind of paradigm shift of what an electric guitar can sound like. 

  4. Barely on Effects - It's easy to turn everything up on an effect pedal. That can be satisfying. But how about turning things down to barely perceptible levels? How about adding delay, but setting the volume so low that it's almost not there at all? How about adding a dirt pedal and turning the gain all the way down? This leads to the next point...
  5. Effect As EQ - If you turn down effects a lot of times you'll realize that a lot of pedals add a distinctive EQ. Think of the vintage Echoplex preamp, where people came for the delay and stayed for the preamp! They even made it into a pedal now.

     

  6. Reverb as Infinite Tail - We all the standard reverb sounds: Spring, Room, Hall. Guitarists tend to use reverb mostly as a way to add little breathing room to their core tone. But how about thinking of reverb as a way to extend the hard spike and short tail of a guitar signal to a sort of infinite grace note. Like an ebow but more nuanced. Nick McCabe of the Verve with the wonderful Alesis Quadraverb used this to push boundaries of what a guitar could sound like - the tides of nature, groaning satellites, the infinite cosmos.

  7. Reverse and Gated Reverb - Continuing on the reverb thread, a lot of players haven't experimented with reverse and gated reverb. A really fascinating effect that pulses and distorts especially if you add some whammy bar a la Kevin Shields of MBV. It's like turning guitar on its head.

  8. EQ Pedals - It's shocking that a lot of players don't have an EQ pedal on their board. They're game changers, allowing you to tweak frequencies to cut through, cut off others when to stop (or encourage) feedback, boost pedals in their own right, final extreme influencers of your guitar signal, the last gate between your signal and the world hearing it.
  9. Buffer Pedal - You'd be surprised how much a guitar signal changes as it flows through your pedal board even when all your pedals are off! Experiment: play through your pedalboard with all pedals off. Then take the input lead of your guitar out of the pedalboard and go straight into the amp. Listen. I bet you'll hear some differences. A buffer pedal is supposed to mitigate the small changes introduced from your pedals, bringing you closer to the pristine original sound of your guitar straight to your amp.

  10. Hard Connectors - I'm a big fan of hard connectors between pedals instead of patch cables. Pedal cranks, pedal connectors - these are rock hard connections that don't twist or fray with time. Less movement = Less problems. Of course, not all pedals can be connected this way, but if you minimize the amount of cables in your rig, you're also minimizing the chance that during the gig a faulty connection will lead you to a scratchy or silent troubleshoot.

 Got any tips of your own you've discovered over the years? Please share in the comments below!

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- September 08, 2017

Best 5 Reverb Pedals - The Biyang Tri-Reverb is one of them!


Who doesn't love reverb? It makes everything better. Like hot sauce or beer. And Equipboard listed the Biyang Tri-Reverb as one of their best 5 reverb pedals, beating out many competitors priced at 2-4x the price. The Biyang has long been one of our favorite pedals, and if it didn't have such a weird Chinese name it would be a less well-kept secret!

http://equipboard.com/posts/best-reverb-pedals

 

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- August 10, 2017

Inexpensive Pedal Clone List


Some people think pedal cloning is wrong. But better questions are, is it possible (or right) to patent something like a fuzz circuit? What about changing one small layout detail or swapping one chip's value, and then slapping your brand on it? Basically, especially with ODs and Fuzzes, there aren't that many ways to innovate. 

Here's a useful list of many iconic pedals and their much more inexpensive clones. We carry most of them:

https://spartanmusic.co.uk/blogs/smblog/15841084-inexpensive-pedal-clones-a-list

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- August 08, 2017

NEW! Mooer Ocean Machine Insanity


Just in! The Mooer Ocean Machine, a sick mad scientist delay, reverb, and looper that has more knobs than the space shuttle. A lot of interactive delays and reverbs that will inspire you. It's not just a pedal, it's an instrument.

 

 

 

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- June 09, 2017

New Stuff! Mooer Toppers and Biyang Modules


We got some great fun stuff this year!

 

First up are Mooer Pedal Toppers which are colorful little switch covers that click on securely to any pedal with the standard round metal switch. They really help by making the switch larger to target, easier to identify, and just look cool. Like bling for your pedals.

Also, we have the new Biyang Livemaster series. They are modules for pedals. No more cables, power supplies, pedalboards. Click and programmable. Inexpensive and well built. Genius!

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- February 22, 2017

Best Gifts of 2016 - Diago Solderless Cable Kit


For players who spend a lot of time building their pedalboard carefully, one of the most annoying elements in the process the excess cables runs due to cobbled together cords lying around, they might have lying around. These extra bits can be inches or even a feet long but they tend to snag on feet, cause inconvenienct scratches in noise as they move about, and generally just ugly up the board. 

Guitar Nerds on YouTube chose the Diago Solderless Cable Kit as a Top 5 great gift for any guitar or bass player. measure how much cable you need, snip cable, attach heads and boom, you got a custom build board with just the cable length you need.

 

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- January 23, 2017

Why Gear Snobbery Happens


Here is a simple and elegant little talk by Kennis Russell about why as musicians gear snobbery infects us and causes us to think that better gear means better musicians. 

I've been going down this route for pedals a long time now, now I believe it for guitars as well. My Squier Telecaster is actually better than my American Deluxe that costs 10x as much, and it pains me to say this, because I wanted the American one to be so much better.

I'm going to order a $200 dollar guitar off Aliexpress now (really).

 

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- December 14, 2016

Santa Delivers Effects Pedals Too!


The elves are working overtime here at Cheaperpedals trying to deliver amazing pedals at a decent price. We ship everyday (except Sunday), with plenty of shipping options at checkout. We are US based, no BS, super fast turnaround times.

If you have questions for Santa, write us at input@cheaperpedals.com

USPS Christmas 2016 Shipping Cutoff Delivery Dates 

First-Class Mail® Service (3-5 days in the US) Dec. 20
Priority Mail® Service (2-3 days in the US) Dec. 21
Priority Mail Express® Service1 (Overnight) Dec. 23

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- December 06, 2016