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Best Selling Pedals of 2018

My guitar rig from a couple of years back. Guitars, amps and pedals galore.

Reverb recently published their list of the best selling pedals of 2018. I would take the list as it is. An attempt to summarize new and used sales of pedals. It might be representative of the overall market or it might not. For example, there are no BOSS pedals on this list and I suspect they are still selling large numbers of pedals.

Here is their overall bestseller list:

  1. TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb
  2. TC Electronic Ditto Looper
  3. MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay
  4. Fulltone OCD
  5. Xotic SP Compressor
  6. TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini
  7. TC Electronic Flashback Delay & Looper
  8. Keeley Compressor Plus
  9. Electro-Harmonix Op Amp Big Muff Pi Reissue
  10. Electro-Harmonix Canyon
  11. Xotic EP Booster
  12. Electro-Harmonix Soul Food Transparent Overdrive
  13. Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff Pi Reissue
  14. Strymon TimeLine Delay
  15. Strymon BigSky Reverb

I have owned 8 of the 15 pedals on this list. I guess I should be buying a few new ones now.

Electro-Harmonix is still knocking it out of the park with the Canyon, Soul Food and Big Muff.

Sweetwater did an interview with Mike Matthews, founder and CEO of Electro-Harmonix. Fun to watch as Matthews is definitely a bit of a unique character. And I learned a few things about the company that I did not know (e.g., they own a Russian tube factory, they went bankrupt, they still assemble and quality check in the United States).