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  1. I have limited experience with stompboxes, but my favorite pedal is the Nova Repeater. It's not sexy or boutique or anything like that, but has a crapload of delay options and is capable of modulated delays as well. I've had it for a couple of months and am still getting new sounds with it. It's built like a tank, too. My only complaint is the lack of an on/off switch (you have to unplug the power). It suits what I do and the music I like (shoegaze/dream pop/postpunk).
  2. I think the reworded question from the OP doesn't make a lot of sense (What's your favorite pedal?) unless he's restricting the choices solely to multi-effects pedals. I don't have any multi-effects pedals and don't have one favorite pedal because each pedal on my pedalboard serves a unique function (dirt, delay, chorus, phase, reverb).
  3. Unless you're talking about a multi-effects pedal, I don't see how anyone can say there is one single effects pedal that's "the best".
  4. I don't see what the big deal is about it being made in Mexico, but I like mine.
  5. You guys get screwed in Australia when it comes to gear. Synths are more expensive over there, too.
  6. If you want to buy new, try Sweetwater. They often will match prices, you get free shipping, an inspection before shipping, and a free 2-year warranty regardless of what the manufacturer warranty is. It's where I buy new gear and they've always taken care of me. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=mustang&sb=popular&params=eyJkaW1lbnNpb24iOnsiQ2F0ZWdvcnkiOiIxMTkxIn19
  7. Overall, I like it. It's my first Jazzmaster and I'm relatively new to guitars, so I don't have much to compare it to other than the CV 50s Tele I had and the CV Duo-Sonic I have now. I wish it had a locking tremolo system, but it's not a huge deal. I'm not crazy about the sound of the humbucker on its own. The humbucker sounds nasally or middy, for lack of a better description. I know not all humbuckers sound like that because I tried out a Gretsch G5120 in a store and I loved it. I rarely use it on its own and will eventually replace it with another pickup (just not sure if I want a more traditional JM pickup or another humbucker). A friend suggested replacing it with something along the lines of a Gretsch Filtertron. It's comfortable to play (replaced the stock 9s with 10s) and sounds clearer on chords using lower strings than the Duo-Sonic. In fact, I find myself playing a lot more than the Duo-Sonic right now, although I like the Duo-Sonic, too.
  8. Blacktop Jazzmaster Squier CV Duo-Sonic pedals (in order on the pedalboard): Blue Monster Growler ProCo You Dirty Rat Behringer VP1 phaser Boss BF-2 Behringer CC300 chorus Behringer VD400 delay TC Electronic Nova Repeater Behringer RV600 reverb amp: Vox Pathfinder 15r rack effects: Sony DPS-V55 Lexicon LXP-15 II Roland DEP-5 Roland SDE-330 Digitech RDS-1900
  9. Yeah, I bought the Blacktop because it's the only Jazzmaster I can afford at the moment. I played a J. Mascis Signature and loved it but couldn't afford it even at the used price. Aside from the humbucker and lack of locking tremolo, I really like it compared to the CV Tele I used to have. It stays in tune even with use of the tremolo unless you do dive bombs and it's comfortable to play. If you wait a little longer, I wouldn't be surprised to see used ones start popping up and you could save some money there.
  10. It sounds very middy. Being relatively new to guitars, I don't know what a Jazzmaster is "supposed" to sound like, but I'm not a real fan of the way the humbucker sounds. I mainly use the neck pickup or combo setting. I do plan on switching it out in the future.
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