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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

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    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! Silver Member

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    One of these...pretty meh distortion and in a plastic housing no less...they made today's Behringer pedals look tough
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    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    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.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    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.

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    My first pedal was an Ibanez PD7 Phat Hed bass OD.
     
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    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Big Muff Pi -- circa 1980
     
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    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

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    A TC Flashback.

    I haven't been playing long.
     
  8. velvet_man

    velvet_man Senior Stratmaster

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    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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    A Crybaby from the early 80's.
     
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    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Danelectro BLT slap echo
     
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    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing.

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    +1
     
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    dunlop crybaby.
     
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    Crybaby wah from the 90's
     
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    Nick Evans Senior Stratmaster

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    Boss HM2 Distortion and Boss CH 1 Chorus.
     
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    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    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
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    I think it was an MXR distortion plus, and it might be around here somewhere.
     
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    An EHX Big Muff Pi Deluxe (and I kind regret not getting a simpler version):

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    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    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

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    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 The Wizard next door................

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    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.