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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by BluesDontCare, Oct 31, 2016.
Hi everyone! How are you ?
This topic is just for fun. My first pedal was Boss Ds-1.
One of these...pretty meh distortion and in a plastic housing no less...they made today's Behringer pedals look tough
A DOD Turbo Distortion and a DOD delay that had a 1 sec "sample" feature. Cool feature, you could hold a transistor radio up to your pickup and play the radio through the guitar and sample a phrase or sound bite. Then you could tap the pedal and the sample would play while you were playing.
I was all set to buy an MXR Distortion+ until a friend mentioned this pedal. I always regretted not getting the MXR.
My first pedal was an Ibanez PD7 Phat Hed bass OD.
Big Muff Pi -- circa 1980
A TC Flashback.
I haven't been playing long.
My first pedal was a Boss DS-1 that I still have and use regularly. I got it as a free throw-in that came with my first amp.
A Crybaby from the early 80's.
Danelectro BLT slap echo
Crybaby wah from the 90's
Boss HM2 Distortion and Boss CH 1 Chorus.
Looks like fuzzes and wah's on this list. I honestly don't remember which I got first.
It was either a Big Muff Pi or a Morley Power Wah....'84ish. If I had to guess, I'd say the Big Muff Pi.
Check out the Power Wah. No batteries, AC only. Also, the red lamp in front was the fuse. I replaced a few of those. No-one was deigning for optimal size or weight back then. That wah was a real pig.
I think it was an MXR distortion plus, and it might be around here somewhere.
An EHX Big Muff Pi Deluxe (and I kind regret not getting a simpler version):
I bought this in the mid 1990s after hearing a guy in a music store play one explaining to me to that Stevie Ray Vaughan used a Tubescreamer pedal to get his overdrive.I was just learning how to play guitar back then and playing through this pedal was like a revelation...the type of compression and midrangy overdrive that suddenly made those SRV style Blues licks easier and more natural in a way that an amp's distortion just doesn't deliver the same way.They were cheap too at around $50 so I bought one.The TS 5 was a budget alternative to the more expensive TS9 Tubescreamer back then.I eventually got a TS9 then a Voodoo Lab Sparkle drive until settling on the reissue 808 Tubescreamer when those were reissued in the mid 2000s.My TS5 is still at my mom's place...next time I visit I should try it again.I bet it still sounds cool.
That was the first thing I had too, only mine was early 70s. Makes sense, since I probably have illegitimate grandchildren your age or older. Second pedal was probably an old Ross Equalizer. The thing was blue with white sliders. It was a double wide. I wish I still had it. It was like having shapeable overdrive. If you pushed all the sticks skyward, it was almost a full distortion noise box, bring 'em down and make a dipped pattern, and you had old fashioned 808 tone. Great pedal. Their Phase R pedal was fun too. I had one of the little red DOD compressors as well as an old chorus pedal. I think it was probably a Ross also. From what I understand now, I should have had the Ross compressor, and something
Back in my brief band days, early 90s, we were playing Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and similar sounding stuff. My first pedal was an Ibanez CM-5 Classic Metal distortion pedal running through a Supro tube amp.