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What was your first pedal?

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

  1. tukoztukoz

    tukoztukoz Strat-Talker

    Jan 18, 2016
    Washburn distortion I should have kept... I didn't like it at the time. I still have my RAT!

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  2. Green Craig

    Green Craig Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 15, 2012
    EHX Soul Food. Surprised nobody has mentioned this one yet.

  3. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    I think it was this...

    I wish i still had it. It was kinda fun. I give it 2 Cloven Hooves up...

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  4. NorthShore

    NorthShore Senior Stratmaster

    Started playing late in life (2009). Bought a Digitech Bad Monkey in 2012, followed closely by a KORG Pitch Black tuner pedal.

    Bought my 3rd pedal this week. Will post about it shortly.

  5. Ronzo II

    Ronzo II Strat-O-Master

    Mar 24, 2016
    South Florida
    Maestro Fuzz-Tone.
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  6. xland

    xland Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 5, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Boss Blues Driver. It sounded great but I sold it because I'm a moron. But I guess in the end it's not that big of a deal, the only pedal I use consistently is my Xotic EP Booster anyway.

  7. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
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  8. Dan_Q

    Dan_Q Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 26, 2016
    NW UK
    Worthy upgrade manson? I'm still happy with my RC-1 but TBH I'm getting to the point where i could do with storing a few home made backing tracks, it just saves time.............

    My second pedal was a DS-1, so i nearly fit in here!

    First I ever used was a pearl FG-01 flanger though. And then a Marshall mk1 drivemaster. Gigged with both, they were borrowed though.

  9. josh owen

    josh owen Strat-Talker

    Jan 6, 2015
    Early 80s Electra distortion. Very harsh distortion (or maybe I just did not know how to use it). Sounded much better with a bass so I gave it to my bass playing buddy. Wish I kept it as these vintage Japan pedals seem to be sought after these days.

  10. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I'm glad I upgraded. The RC-3 has a rhythm/drum simulator that I use sometimes and I use the pedal for the challenges: downloading backing track, overdubbing my submissions and liading them up into iTunes. But there are other ways to achieve the same thing, of course.
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  11. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 13, 2014
    An original small-box RAT was my 2nd effect I ever bought. Got it new for $65 a/I/r, and sold it so some player in Spain a few years ago for $125.

  12. Dan_Q

    Dan_Q Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 26, 2016
    NW UK
    Interesting food for thought- thanks for that

  13. jtees4

    jtees4 Strat-O-Master

    Nov 18, 2011
    Early 70's, pretty sure my first pedal was a Foxx Tone machine (red fuzz on the outside)....such a cool pedal. I may have overused it, because my friends started calling me "Uncle Fuzz".
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  14. GuitsrGeorge

    GuitsrGeorge Strat-Talker

    Apr 21, 2013
    long island, ny
    A Gibson Maestro Fuzz Tone. Bought it right after I heard Satisfaction and found out that's what Keith used.
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  15. Working Man

    Working Man Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 14, 2014
    New Orleans
    Maybe one of the most underrated overdrives of all time, the Boss OD-3. Still have it. Still use it.

  16. Toe Bag

    Toe Bag New Member!

    Sep 23, 2016
    Behringer sf400

  17. El_Pistolero

    El_Pistolero Strat-Talker

    Nov 27, 2015
    North Carolina
    I bought a used Cry Baby wah when I first played guitar when I was 12. I gave it to my best friend in high school since I had stopped playing and didn't need it. A few months ago I visited him and after we jammed he gave it back to me.
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  18. StratLuv

    StratLuv Strat-Talker

    Apr 7, 2015
    My first ever pedal was an Ibanez PT-3 Powertrio, excellent warm analog-ish delay for a digital effect, i highly recommend it, however i gave it to a friend awhile ago...i used it for the repeats in this song:


  19. Highway Chile

    Highway Chile Strat-Talk Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    My first pedal was a yellow MXR distortion, which I got in '81. Around the same time, I bought a Dunlop Crybaby and a DoD Flanger. I believe that these were the only pedals that I owned at any time during the 80s. I don't have any of them now.

  20. stratos

    stratos Strat-Talker

    May 21, 2012
    Norwalk Ct 06850
    My first pedal was an Ibanez TS9 then a year later I got a Boss BD3 my board is still growing