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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:11 pm    Post subject: Digitech are discontinuing a load of products... Reply with quote

...including the Bad Monkey.

However, the word is that they will be rebranded under the DOD banner.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam Man is too.

maybe i can pick it up for cheap somewhere

http://digitech.com/en/products/jamman-solo
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they are discontinuing the most popular things and making them DOD again raising the price. Thx digitech
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a bad monkey once. Didn't really care for it then, best "green" pedal I've owned was the Nobels ODR-1.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite like the Bad Monkey, it has more scope on the eq than most O/D pedals. Still got mine.

Stuff like this is a bit irritating, it will probably raise the value of Digitech models and the Dod versions certainly won't be any cheaper.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tbh I think it's a smart move....they've done surprisingly well reinventing their brand with products like the polara reverb, obscura delay, etc. Aiming a bit upmarket than the poor man's Boss image their x series had before. Also in reviving the glory days of the DOD brand. Many of these products on the list have been out for ages, and changes in technology and market needs are different.

Edit: Just looked through the list, not surprised by anything. When I worked at GC, with few exceptions, those pedals just hung around, nobody wanted them even back then, save for the ocassional customer who'd try 5 similar pedals at a time with their own gear to find the best sounding one for their needs. And metal kids seemed to vastly prefer the metal master to the Boss Metal Zone.

Those multi fx things have been sitting on store shelves forever because other brands (Boss, Line 6) are putting out updated models every 2 years.

I'm sure if there's enout outcry over the Bad Monkey and Metal Master they'll reissue them in some format. The Jam Man and Whammy have had new models replace them and most of the other stuff is just meh.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it's more meaningless to me being in the UK.

Digitech nor Dod were never really popular here. Either a second or third choice to Boss meat 'n potatoes pedals but never quite quirky or boutique enough to trouble the sales of EHX and all that other stuff.

Good luck to them though, be nice to see the PDS Delay reintroduced again, preferably at an affordable price.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
I suppose it's more meaningless to me being in the UK.

Digitech nor Dod were never really popular here. Either a second or third choice to Boss meat 'n potatoes pedals but never quite quirky or boutique enough to trouble the sales of EHX and all that other stuff.

Good luck to them though, be nice to see the PDS Delay reintroduced again, preferably at an affordable price.


I think that was generally true for the US too. DOD had earlier product lines that got their foot in the industry's door, but people have suddenly started to rate the '80s/'90s DOD compacts, presumably from cost-effective experiences with them as nippers. I distinctly remember them being the bitch-option when you were standing in a used shop and really wanted a BOSS, and you'd bemoan the plastic switch pad and so on... pretty much how a blues lawyer might be inclined to bitch about Behringer pedals now.

Digitech are a way bigger deal though, pretty much entirely because of teh whammiez. They spawned the '90s equivalent of wah-wah fever. Vai, Satriani, Corgan, Dimebag, Morello, ALL the nu-metal guys, straight up to Jack White plunking down that 7 Nation Army bassline/solo... and I'd hesitate to say it's gone definitively out of style a quarter century later (they've actually spawned countless imitators and other octave shifter designs from competitors). Their impact is massive.

Digitech rebranding DOD pedals made a lot of sense at the time, and bringing the DOD name back makes just as much sense now. It just means they're paying attention.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True about the Whammy, forgot about that, but again I don't think it made a massive impact over here. Other than Morello wannabes and the odd band that I can't even recall.

Suppose it's down to trends. Around that era everyone over here seemed to be buying Epiphones and stripping their sound down, no room for any of that fancy whammy shit.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would they discontune the RV-7?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my whammy broke a week after i got it.. i might have told yall this but it was the most amazing bit of advice i've ever gotten from a guitar shop.. my wife brought it back and told them it wasn't working properly.. they told her that they were very particular about the power supply.. you must use them with the power supply provided.. ok yeah i did.. so she went back again since they told her the power supply thing but didn't try it or troubleshoot it.. So she went back and said he's using the power supply hes supposed to and it won't work correctly. It won't turn off.. this mother fucker told her to tell me to just unplug it when not in use.. WHAT? It's the most gaudy shit ever and you want me to stop playing and go unplug it? seriously? that's your answer? huh? should the band just stop time in the middle of the song while i unplug it and then unplug my guitar and reroute my signal? great advice

fran.. maybe the other band was any band with jack white?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

st jimmy loves his whammy!


my only digitech was an rp-7 back in the late 90's. i used it for years, mainly for tuner, chorus, eq, wah, compression, and gate. i eventually got a boss gt-6 for almost all the same uses plus midi switching. anyway, there's really not much compelling to digitech for me, but i must i admit i've not given them a really hard look in ages.
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