This is my list of pedals to build atm:
Big Muff IC
Big Muff Civil War or Ram's head
Devi Ever Shoegazer
Blue Delay with tap tempo
John Hollis Zombie Chorus
Casper Electronics Echobender
Box of Hall Reverb
something tremolo something, probably a Tremulus Lune
and probably a Dynacomp.
...and volume pedal and a crybaby.
......and a phaser.
My ultimate task is to own more pedals than that Kevin guy from mbv, you know the one.
Most of them are gonna be DIY builds besides the volume/wah ones which are extremely uneconomic and it's a bitch to source parts for them.
That's for starters, from there I guess I'll expand with weird stuff as I see fit.
I'm still thinking about the strymon bigsky alot. Is there someone who can comment on it who has tested it for a longer period? I know D_Davis has one, but he's not on this thread. God I miss the hardware thread
Just recently sold my Boss GT-3 which I really wish I'd have kept but eh, I can get a newer one at some point. The HM-2 is good for metal guitars but only in certain situations, all knobs cranked except for the treble which I back off about 5%, and play with the gain depending on the song. Not bad on bass either, gets a good honky midrange when paired with a decent amp eq. With that I'll back the gain off to where it's just pulling some grit. Works well for smashing and trashing up synth sounds too.
This thing was built during the really sad days of Nu-Metal, and was designed to have better distortion before turning to mud on drop tuned and 7 string guitars.
I've never had much use for it on bass or guitar, but holeeeeee shit, Korg ER1 through it is instant Power electronics. I mean, HEAVY. Its got a sweepable midrange which makes for a fantasic freq sweep. on any synths really, its a powerhouse.
During my more "post industrial IDM" days i used to have this thing on an aux on my mixer to route signals to, but also have the return come back to a channel for insane feedback loops, eq on the mixer and the pedal made for really crazy "playable" feedback.
HIGHLY recommended and can be had on the used market for cheap.
Also, its built like a tank, if you need to ward off zombies/ravenous fans/ex girlfriends you could easily just chuck this at them. instadeath.