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What was your first pedal?

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

  1. chrimturn

    chrimturn Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    40
    Jun 14, 2013
    Cincinnati
    DOD Attacker FX54 and a Heil Talk Box.
    Soon followed by a DOD Tech 4.

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  2. Staypuft1652

    Staypuft1652 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    37
    43
    Oct 23, 2017
    Bismarck, ND
    When I first started out my dad gave me this old relic:
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    Then I got one of these:
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    (Didn't have enough sense to get a DS-1.)

    It's kinda funny, back in the day I thought the boss pedals looked kinda cheap with the thumbscrews, so I bought DOD's.
     
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  3. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

    Age:
    27
    328
    Mar 25, 2017
    Jefferson Ga
    My first pedal was a DOD grunge also.
     
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  4. GunMonkeyINTL

    GunMonkeyINTL Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 5, 2015
    NC
    What is that Super Fuzz? Tell us about it.
    It looks BA.
     
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  5. Staypuft1652

    Staypuft1652 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    37
    43
    Oct 23, 2017
    Bismarck, ND
    The orange and green, I think last iteration of the Univox Superfuzz. The pots were scratchy and the footswitch required alot of abuse to engage. I ended up throwing it out. Now they are selling for like $500.

    I remember running a keyboard thru it for ****'s and giggles. Good times.

    Behringer now makes a similar clone but with bass and treble controls and a boost function, that gets good reviews, you know, for behringer.

    On a similar note as this thread, it is said cobain had one, which was stolen, then his tech built him one.

    Its just a nasty, gated maybe, octavey fuzz.

    It had a switch, one choice was a nasally fuzz, the other was a scooped somewhat big muff type sound.
     
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  6. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    First actual pedal was a Cutec 2 knob compressor.

    Not too bad, does what a compressor needs to do. And nothing more...

    First real pedal that I regularly use is my Dunlop Cry Baby volume wah. Older 535Q with a boost/volume control, not the newer one with the different wah settings.
     

  7. Thin69

    Thin69 Strat-Talker

    476
    Nov 16, 2009
    Galveston, TX
    Borrowed EH LPB1. The old one that plugs directly into the amp. First one I owned was a Boss DS1. Never really used it as it has too much dirt for my tastes.
     

  8. amagras

    amagras Strat-O-Master

    575
    Oct 26, 2016
    Ontario
    This ¬

    Im still looking for one
     

  9. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Got this in about 1987 or so from my dad for Christmas. Ibanez chorus. It's on my board right now.

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  10. Kayden33

    Kayden33 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    34
    387
    Apr 23, 2017
    Knoxville, TN
    Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi
     

  11. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    The pedal that came with the amp....:thumb:
     

  12. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Jan 13, 2017
    Ohio
    A Rat from back in the late 80s. A shame I sold it years ago. I bought one recently just to because I had to have one again. Love the sound.
     

  13. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    A "Big Muff Pi" (Don't know where to get the "Pi" sign here on the keyboard.

    Bought it at a pawn shop- barely knew what it was...but I sure found out! (Wish I still had it...for resale purposes!) Seen some of the plain front triangle go for upwards of $600.00 !! IIRC I got it for $30.00 and sold it for about the same. 1976 or so...may be off on the year...

    Brian
     

  14. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    38
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    A6A12FFF-8CAB-4AE8-AB43-753CD45C79B7.jpeg DOD Supra Distortion I think. I didn’t have it very long.
     
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  15. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2010
    The Midwest
    A flanger pedal back in the middle 80s...it was purple and I think it was a Boss.
     

  16. Rudi

    Rudi Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 19, 2016
    Brisvegas
    A MXR Phase 90 if I remember correctly.
    I had no idea what to do with it and sold it shortly after.
     

  17. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    52
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    Probably a Blues Driver which I still have.
     

  18. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Feb 12, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    Beat me by a year...
    Cry Baby Wah 1974 - to go with my new LP
     

  19. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    Was spoiled it came as one of a pair! at the front wheel of my blue tricycle.
     

  20. maqcatt

    maqcatt Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    70
    586
    Sep 25, 2008
    silverdale wa
    Maestro Fuzztone in 1966.
    I used it on one song; the only song that required one. "Satisfaction"

    S Mac
     
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