Poll: Pedal types I don't think I'll ever buy (again)

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by grritz, Jul 17, 2020.

Pedal types I don't think I'll ever buy (again)

  1. Phaser

    27 vote(s)
    32.1%
  2. Flanger

    29 vote(s)
    34.5%
  3. Envelope filter

    34 vote(s)
    40.5%
  4. Vibrato

    23 vote(s)
    27.4%
  5. Reverb

    7 vote(s)
    8.3%
  6. Boost

    7 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Fuzz

    11 vote(s)
    13.1%
  8. Tremolo

    19 vote(s)
    22.6%
  9. Univibe

    12 vote(s)
    14.3%
  10. Octaver/pitch shifter

    24 vote(s)
    28.6%
  11. Compressor

    17 vote(s)
    20.2%
  12. Wah

    12 vote(s)
    14.3%
  13. Distortion

    15 vote(s)
    17.9%
  14. EQ

    20 vote(s)
    23.8%
  15. All of the above!

    15 vote(s)
    17.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've never owned a flanger, never will. My Terragen supposedly has flange, but I have not used it, so that I may not heave the pedal through the nearest sheet of glass.
     
  2. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    I clicked on a lot of them. However, they all have their uses.
     
  3. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've never had a use for a flanger or phaser.... yet!
     
  4. DIYrocker

    DIYrocker Senior Stratmaster

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    Not a fan of octave or pitch shifting pedals, but honestly that doesn't mean I won't buy/build one... :D
     
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  5. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up Strat-O-Master

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    What amp do you have that's good at fuzz without a fuzz pedal? A solid state something or other?
     
  6. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Strat-O-Master

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    I voted tremolo. Not because I don't like it but rather I have a very good one. MOOG MF Trem v2.
    Fantastic. I'll never need another one.
    Now overdrive and distortion is another subject. I have dozens. I will get more. I have a problem.
     
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  7. Hairy Bear

    Hairy Bear Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Does a Behringer compressor count as a pedal? I found one in the back of a second-hand amp and after trying it consigned it to the "to be robbed for parts" drawer.
     
  8. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Strat-O-Master

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    If ring modulator had been on the list I would have voted for that too. This time because I hate them.
     
  9. grritz

    grritz Still 17 between the ears Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 Plus. Good fuzz when the gain is cranked up on the "Burn" channel.
     
  10. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I voted for distortion boxes. I get my distortion from my amps.
     
  11. BlurgyWurgyWibble

    BlurgyWurgyWibble Strat-Talker

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    I subscribed to a pedal subscribtion service here in the UK (tonebuddy). I pay £300 a year flat rate and I can loan any kind of boutique pedal for as long a I want it during the 12 month window. I can also return it and loan any other pedal etc. So in theory you could easily try 30-40 boutique pedals for a week or so for £300. I consider that kind of thing a great way to quickly figure out what's good and what isn't and whether you are a pedal guy at all really.

    I'm sure similar services exhist in the US ..
     
  12. RaySachs

    RaySachs Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I've got boost, OD, reverb, and delay. I have a wah I never use. I've never found any use for any sort of chorus, flanger, vibrato, envelope filter, etc, etc, etc. Just never found any way to use them musically. Outside chance I'll buy another compressor someday, but my current boost and OD can provide enough compression that I don't need one. I've enjoyed playing with ocatave effects before, but I doubt I'll ever own one.

    -Ray
     
  13. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    i have a boss me - 33 multi effect with at least a 100 presets and a tc electronics rack effect with 100 more plus a hand full of pedals - but i only use an overdrive/distortion, delay and a chorus pedal plus the vibrato and reverb on my amp.

    but if i need a tool for the job...
     
  14. Cyberi4n

    Cyberi4n Strat-Talker

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    I have no need for any of the pedals on the list as I am god and a purist who’s tone comes from my fingers and mental telepathy. Anything that interferes with my signal chain, including the pesky cable AND the jacks just sucks tone! especially now I’m digital..


    It’s just a bit of fun! Music is fun, so why not try as many pedals as you like and just have fun? :p:whistling:

    I have a phaser and delay on my board. LOVE tremolo, and I’ve also got a hendrix fuzz and a blues mood for distortion. Right at the front is a cry-baby. Would love to get into some of the more exotic pedals, but I decided to build a small board and there are very few exotic mini pedals out there. Unless anyone has any recommendations?

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  15. grritz

    grritz Still 17 between the ears Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I do, too!
     
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  16. rgbedard

    rgbedard non-compliant Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Although I play acoustic about 90% of the time, I love pedals.

    The only pedal I think I wouldn't buy again would be a ring modulator. Love the effect, haven't loved any of the pedals I have tried.

    Built ring mods ... then tried commercial ones. Had high hopes for a Zvex ringmod that had a built-in midi sequencer, and 16 oscillators (mostly planned on using with synth), but the midi part didn't actually work, so it went back. Got a Moog, wasn't much better than my home-made ... still have the Moog, but it's not even on my bloated pedal board ...

    Think I have kind of given up on ringmods as a guitar effect.
     
  17. Caddy

    Caddy Strat-Talker

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    Began playing in 1957 and only ever owned one pedal until a few years ago, one of the first Gibson Maestro Fuzz Tone pedals that I bought right after they came out in the early 60's. The first guitar pedal produced I believe. Only used it for two songs, Satisfaction and The Ventures' 2000 Pound Bee.

    The marketing for them was geared more toward the fact that they were supposed to be able to simulate other instruments, violin, sax, trumpet, trombone, etc. They kind of did that when the controls were set as the booklet listed but not very convincingly.

    The one pedal I chose in the poll was the OD pedal. Never owned one and never will. Absolutely hate the sound of overdriven guitars. I want to hear as clean as possible with maybe just a bit of reverb or delay. Rarely use a pedal at all, just the amps' reverb.
     
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  18. jungle faced jake

    jungle faced jake Strat-Talker

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  19. Murphcaster

    Murphcaster Strat-O-Master

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    Your amp nails fuzz? What amp do you use?
     
  20. grritz

    grritz Still 17 between the ears Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 Plus. I go to the"burn" channel and crank the gain all the way.
     
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