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Donner party (table for three)?
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:16:14 am »
Old joke, for sure, but the price point on the Donner pedal line is enough to make a poor kid (like me) from the Valley perk right up. Yeah, I've got a freeway running through the yard. :)

With pedals from $25 to $50 you can afford to make an impulse purchase or three. And those 3-in-1 pedals look like a lot of bang for the buck. Any lovers or haters of the Donner line? Shane over at InTheBlues rated them the best bargain pedals on the market.
 
https://www.donnerdeal.com/collections/guitar-pedal

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Re: Donner party (table for three)?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 05:22:05 am »
They also have a rechargeable wireless transmitter/receiver system for $55 US. Huge value. No more cables across the room?

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Re: Donner party (table for three)?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 10:45:13 pm »
Just wanted to bring the Donner pedal discussion full circle with my own experiences. I was gifted the 3 in 1 Alpha Force by Donner. Here's the demo from Shane over at intheblues:




If you decide to give this one a try, you will probably want to use the isolated power supply that comes with the unit. I used a pedal power daisy chained adapter and the High Gain got super noisy. Kind of disappointed that it didn't daisy chain well.

The delay works well enough for slapback. Shane seemed to think it is somewhat limited in that area, I didn't find that to be the case. Edge/U2-ish sounds were fairly easy to dial in.

The chorus works well on songs that call for it like "Come As You Are", "1979", and "Back On The Chain Gang".

The High Gain is super distorted and really great for power chords. The growl is incredible.


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Re: Donner party (table for three)?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:05:57 am »
I’m finding mine to be pretty decent but it’s my first real go at using pedals so I’m no expert! I ended up with four of the seven mode pedals, Pitch shift, Delay, Reverb and Modulation.
For the price they cost I think you will have great difficulty finding anything anywhere near as good and for someone just dipping their toes in the water you can’t go wrong!
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Re: Donner party (table for three)?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 09:02:11 am »
had thier EQ pedal on my "maybe list" when I was looking for something small to put in the effects loop of my amp. Got a deal on something else (2nd hand).

when it comes to noise, daisychains are a bigger problem than "cheapness".
Even the Thomann brand "Harley benton" power supply was noisy.
I only use seperate adapters or high quality power supplies and I noticed that, whether cheap or expensive, investing in a good power supply once will benefit every single item in your chain.
Downside: it's expensive and you don't get a new sound to play with :)
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Re: Donner party (table for three)?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 09:09:45 am »
I noticed that, whether cheap or expensive, investing in a good power supply once will benefit every single item in your chain.
Downside: it's expensive and you don't get a new sound to play with :)

Lieven makes a very good point.

If the power supply is poor so is everything else.
No matter how good the rest of the electronics it can't perform at its best if the power supply is noisy or working at its limits.
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Re: Donner party (table for three)?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 11:48:35 am »
Quite agree, I do use a decent quality power supply, yes they cost more but honestly well worth it! A poor quality power supply running a high end pedal is a recipe for disappointment, a decent quality power supply running a budget pedal is no disappointment at all.
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Re: Donner party (table for three)?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 05:20:48 pm »
for those on a tight budget: check this DoD boneshaker distortion for $35
https://slickdeals.net/f/11216871-digitech-boneshaker-distortion-pedal-w-3-band-parametric-eq-w-free-shipping-34-95?utm_content=8a78514a9a2411e73bf08c24b30196ae7

(at the time, I guess this offer will expire soon)
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