Budget and Alternatives Pedals
Budget Alternatives for effects guitar pedals and guitar amplifiers.
The famous Shure SM57, famous for its decades of reliability in the studio for recording loud things like electric guitar, snare drums etc is being A/B compared to the obviously wanna be Pyle Audio PDMIC78.
The Pyle Pro PDC22 is an unpowered Dual Direct DI box. It converts unbalanced signals to balanced signals andbalanced to unbalanced. It also features a parallel out in order to loop a signal back. The DI also has a -0dB, -20dB and -40dB which allows you to connect higher powered connection to it to send via balanced out like amp speaker outs etc. It also features a ground lift. It is of full metal construction and in my tests noiseless. It does exactly what it is requested to do.
The DigiTech Grunge pedal is a high gain affordable distortion pedal. The sounds is full and good and but the gain seems a bit higher than I would expect for a 'grunge' tone.
The Behringer Ultragain MIC200 vacuum tube preamp is a great value standalone mic preamp that can also be used for line in and guitar or instruments. In this demo we use the Behringer c2 small diaphragm mics as mics. These are just awesome.
A quick demo and review of the PylePro PDMIC78 dynamic cardoid pattern instrument microphone. This is a great microphone and at very low price. 'Kinda' marketed as a shure sm57 alternative it looks the same and is great for instruments such as electric guitars, trumpets, snares, toms or other loud instruments...
The spider III or Spider 3 LINE6 15 Watt amplifer is a fine amp for its price. It is loud and sounds great. It has enough options to get you the sound you want to practice to but as with all small and budget options these presets are never awesome.
Behringer HM300 Heavy Metal effects pedal review and demo. We take the HM300 for a bit of a spin around the block to see what it sounds like and also comment on other things such as build quality, competition and more!
I think this is now my favourite Joyo effects Pedal. It is such a warm and effective clean boost.The boost is also quite strong dialed all the way, easily used a an overdrive, in fact a great sounding overdrive.