Amazon has own line of pedals now.

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  1. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    @StratLover66 Did you read somewhere that they are made bu Nu-X? The Amazon units look remarkably like the Kokko (inexpensive Chinese brand) line. Like exactly, but with different screen-printing! Checking the Nu-X, these do not appear to be the same ones. Nu-X doesn't even appear to offer a looper or a tuner.
    Here are few Kokkos I have or had (and they have or did serve me well. No real complaints)
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  2. BlurgyWurgyWibble

    BlurgyWurgyWibble Strat-O-Master

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    Cool! It was interesting to see how badly burned Amazon were in 2015 with Gibson guitars (you could literally buy new US Gibsons for £400 at one point), to the extent that in the UK at least, they don't appear to stock them anymore at all!
    Since then I noticed they were quite happy to let their marketplace partners do all the guitar related trade. Hehe.
     
  3. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    I may never know about the pedals. But when I was doing a film, I needed a cost-effective and very sturdy tripod. So after weeks of research (aka indecisiveness), I bought this super-duty Amazon Basics tripod. It weighs about 15 pounds and can easily hold a 30-pound rig. Not super smooth, but I've used worse. Built like a leftover from Soviet 1970s regime, except it could probably take a high-velocity round better than their tanks. Wouldn't use it professionally for panning, but handles a light jib really well. I got my money's worth, but I'd ditch it for better if I was using it to make money.
     
  4. StratLover66

    StratLover66 Strat-Talker

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    No, a friend of mine (Trey from the YT channel Gear Gods) opened his up and the PCB board was printed NU-X in the corner. The overdrive and the distortion pedal were both marked with NU-X on the PCB.
     
  5. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    Now I am curious... may to to open up one or two of mine and see if they are also the same PCBs.
     
  6. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    Maybe Strat Talk should put out its own line of pedals. Here's how...

    Call China
    Pick your circuits, all widely used in a dozen other knockoffs
    Pick a paint scheme
    Take pictures
    Sell

    See how easy that was?
     
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  7. Dadocaster

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    Use catchy cork sniffer names.

    Navel Lint Fuzz

    Baby Squatch slightly hairy OD
     
  8. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    These don't really have "Amazon Basics" printed on them, do they?

    That's something you might see on a package of toilet paper. Seems out of place on a pedal.
     
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    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

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    ^^^ This. When it works I'll be impressed. Even more impressive would be the chops to go with ...
     
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    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

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    Pretty interesting and at a really decent price. Too bad I have pedals that fill al the niches they offer except the compressor, and I have no need for a compressor.
     
  11. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Senior Stratmaster

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    And make sure you connect them like this:
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  12. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Rebranded Nux
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Those piss me off.
    Ya, you can maybe tell what the pedal is by the controls, but WTH is a "Tumnus" or "Archangel" or "The Depths" or "Small Stone"?
    OK, some have been around for so long that everyone knows, but that was from a time when EH was one of only a few brands with "catchy" names.
    Now, everyone has to name something odd that doesn't say anything about the function.
    "The Depths" sounds like a reverb unit... but it's a vibrato.
     
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  14. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Amazon is becoming the caracture evil Omicorp/umbrella Corp form dystopian fiction. Pretty soon you’ll get a prime account issued instead of a birth certificate
     
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    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    Back when I was writing radio drama and comedy for a troupe I founded, one of my long-form pieces was a multi-episode arc for a character called Ace Gardner, a Human Resources guy who talked like Mickey Spillane. He worked for a mammoth, Amazon-like corporation called GEC (General Everything Consolidated).
     
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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    I'll pass. Amazon is salivating over Christmas spending due to shoppers wanting to avoid crowded places. I'm going to shop local.
     
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    Agtronic Strat-O-Master

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    How long before you can order a guitarist on amazon prime?
     
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    Jeff can cram those things up his a** sideways.

    -Enjoy the bass response...
     
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    West44th Strat-Talk Member

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    I`m waiting for Tesla to get into making pedals.

    Unfortunately they will be useless because you will have to stop for 30 minutes mid gig to recharge them.
     
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    don't fender amps tremelo controls say speed and "depth" ?