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What was your first pedal?

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by BluesDontCare, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. BluesDontCare

    BluesDontCare Strat-Talker

    Age:
    22
    220
    May 26, 2016
    Heart of Rock&Roll
    Hi everyone! How are you ?
    This topic is just for fun. My first pedal was Boss Ds-1.
     

  2. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    One of these...pretty meh distortion and in a plastic housing no less...they made today's Behringer pedals look tough
    [​IMG]
     

  3. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    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.
     

  4. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    50
    Apr 25, 2012
    New Jersey
    I was all set to buy an MXR Distortion+ until a friend mentioned this pedal. I always regretted not getting the MXR.

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  5. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    My first pedal was an Ibanez PD7 Phat Hed bass OD.
     
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  6. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    52
    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    Big Muff Pi -- circa 1980
     
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  7. suncrush

    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 25, 2014
    Pittsburgh
    A TC Flashback.

    I haven't been playing long.
     

  8. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-Talker

    389
    Sep 7, 2016
    Vancouver
    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.
     
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  9. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    28
    Nov 6, 2014
    Canada
    A Crybaby from the early 80's.
     
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  10. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Danelectro BLT slap echo
     

  11. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Age:
    55
    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    +1
     
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  12. guitarface

    guitarface Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 11, 2012
    New York

  13. Hammer 4

    Hammer 4 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Apr 26, 2013
    So. Calif.
    Crybaby wah from the 90's
     
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  14. Nick Evans

    Nick Evans Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    May 8, 2016
    South Wales UK
    Boss HM2 Distortion and Boss CH 1 Chorus.
     
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  15. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 21, 2015
    USA
    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.
    morley-telray_pwo_001.jpg
     

  16. circles

    circles Senior Stratmaster

    I think it was an MXR distortion plus, and it might be around here somewhere.
     

  17. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    47
    861
    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    An EHX Big Muff Pi Deluxe (and I kind regret not getting a simpler version):

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  18. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Aug 7, 2009
    austin texas
    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.

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  19. Naradajim

    Naradajim Senior Stratmaster

    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
     
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  20. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter Vendor Member

    Age:
    45
    Oct 4, 2008
    Stratford,Ontario
    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.