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What was your first pedal?

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

  1. echoes71

    echoes71 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 15, 2013
    Im not 100% sure, I am sure it was a Boss, maybe a Blues Driver, maybe a delay... been so long.
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  2. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Dec 27, 2016
    Mine were DOD Supra Distortion and a DOD Meat Box. The Meat Box was supposed to be a bass pedal (sub-harmonic processor) but I liked the sound of it on my strat so much that it got used for the strat as much or more than it did for my jazz bass. Then I sold it s few years back for more than ten times what I paid for it new when I was in college. I might have to get another one.
  3. GunMonkeyINTL

    GunMonkeyINTL Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 5, 2015
    This guy right here. Was on clearance for $20 at the local music shop. They were heavily invested in the HW series at one point and decided to drop the line.

    Didn't know anything about effects at the time, other than that most rock guitarists used some sort of "OD", and the price was right. Used it at first into a Mustang amp. I know the amp would do most of what the pedal would, but I was starting to shop for a tube amp, and wanted to get a feel for running effects outside the amp.

    Ended up being a great buy. I've tried a bunch of other ODs, and haven't found anything I'd want to replace it with yet.

    And, now that I've got several other pedals, and even built a couple, I've come to realize this HardWire pedal is exceptionally well built. The whole line seems to be what you would expect if Roland turned over production of Boss pedals to a Russian tractor factory.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016
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  4. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Fuzz Face, followed by a Schaller Wah, then a pedal I can't remember the name of (Lift-Off?), by Paice, that sent whatever note you played a couple of octaves higher, like a pinched harmonic. I haven't used pedals for about 40 years now! :D
  5. Vcaster

    Vcaster New Member!

    Jan 2, 2017
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  6. danieldlds

    danieldlds New Member!

    Jan 4, 2017
    My first pedals were the boss oc-3 and dd-2.
  7. johnthomas

    johnthomas Strat-Talker

    Sep 13, 2016
    San Diego, California
    Now THAT is a first pedal...I got one of those given to me (and threw it away)...My first bought pedal was MXR Phase 90 followed closely by MXR DynaComp around 1976.
    I knew that Carlos Santana used compression and thought that Jimi Hendix used a phaser...Did not know what a UniVibe was at the time but couldn't have afforded it anyways.
  8. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    The only pedal I ever had until 2015 was a Tube Works Real Tube Overdrive. Wish I still had it. I replaced it with a Tube Screamer TS 808 and a recently added a looper.

  9. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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  10. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I like my RC-3 much better.
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  11. fretwhizzy

    fretwhizzy Strat-Talker

    Sep 3, 2016
    I had the Dean Markley Overlord, which I understand is probably some kind of RTO-alike, in the loop of my Boss Me-5 and into a Marshall as my rig for 4 or 5 years. While it wasn't perfect I got a lot done with that setup and like you I regret selling mine!
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  12. SonOfIAm

    SonOfIAm Strat-Talker

    Apr 15, 2009
    Still have it, DOD FX50-B Overdrive Plus, bought in 1989 if I remember correctly. Bought it with my Mako Piranha amp and Ibanez RG340.
  13. Hairy Bear

    Hairy Bear Strat Fumbler Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 30, 2010
    The stolen land of the Iceni
    Not exactly pedals but the first effects I acquired were a Copicat and a Rangemaster. Stolen in 1980 along with my Ric 330 and an HH 100 amp. My first stomp box was probably an Ibanez DL10 delay, still in occasional use today.
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  14. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 24, 2013
    Omg, that's so old I'm loving them.
  15. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 24, 2013
    My first pedal was a Zoom 707II. Really enjoyed playing around in highschool with it. My first analog pedal was an Artec Blues Overdrive. My first nice pedal was my Boss SD1.
  16. gonzo

    gonzo Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 4, 2009
    first pedal...


    i was trying to learn jeff beck and hendrix,
    and this was required.

    i'll always have a wah on my pedalboard,
    it's like a second voice to me.
  17. ultrahedgehog

    ultrahedgehog Strat-Talker

    Jan 14, 2015
    Funny enough, I don't own a single pedal today. But I used to have a bunch, and I think my first was this.
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  18. BluesDontCare

    BluesDontCare Strat-Talker

    May 26, 2016
    Heart of Rock&Roll
    Yeah. An overdrive and a wah is needful for me;)
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  19. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Multi Chorus
    Digitech Rp80

    Same day, sometime in 2003, probably Wednesday...
  20. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    Cry Baby Wah ... 1973
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