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#2477474 - 03/14/13 03:32 AM Your first pedal?
harvey Offline
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Registered: 04/05/09
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Loc: Sydney, Australia
Mine...Boss DS 1, bought second hand in ‘86,

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#2477476 - 03/14/13 04:00 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: harvey]
Scott Fraser Offline
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Registered: 03/20/05
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Loc: Los Angeles
A very gnarly fuzzbox, designed & built by an electronics wizard friend of mine in high school, in about 1967.
Followed by a Maestro Ring Modulator in 1971.
Scott Fraser

#2477480 - 03/14/13 05:09 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Scott Fraser]
Minte Offline
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Registered: 11/18/12
Posts: 60
Loc: Madison
Mine was a Vox Cry baby. I used it for years until it got stolen at a gig in Stuttgart Germany.

#2477481 - 03/14/13 05:45 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Minte]
Winston Psmith Offline
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 2313
Loc: Inside the Beltway
Man, that's going back. Early 70's EHX Big Muff, bought at Manny's in NYC.
"Monsters are real, and Ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Stephen King

#2477505 - 03/14/13 07:28 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Winston Psmith]
Danzilla Offline
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 5074
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Back in early 1987, it was either an Arion Parametric EQ (after reading a Zappa interview in GP talking about parametrics), or a Boss CE2 Chorus (which I still have & use). Pretty sure it was the EQ first, followed shortly by the chorus. I don't have the EQ any more as the wiring to the battery went bad & I was too stupid to rewire/replace at the time.
"Am I enough of a freak to be worth paying to see?"- Separated Out (Marillion)
NEW band Old band

#2477514 - 03/14/13 08:27 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Danzilla]
simus35 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 271
Loc: Canada(Kingston)
mine was a second hand boss od-1 in 1986
sorry for my english i'm a french Canadien

Marshall VM2266
fender ’65 Twin Reverb reissue
Fender Stratocaster 1999 MIA
Godin Artisan ST-5
Godin LG Signature
Seagull S6
Yes I love Godin guitar

#2477525 - 03/14/13 08:54 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: simus35]
A String Administrator Offline
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Registered: 12/18/03
Posts: 11950
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Like Harvey, my first pedal was a used "Boss DS-1" I picked up around 85'-86'.
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#2477530 - 03/14/13 09:03 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: A String]
russclan Offline
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 290
Played for years just going straight to the amp, then a friend gave me two DOD pedals he didn't want anymore; an FX 60 Stereo Chorus and an FX 56 American Metal...I still have them.

Though I've picked up a few more over the years, mostly EHX, I still only use them sparingly. The one that sees the most use is a Fulltone OCD.

I do have an Ernie Ball volume pedal that gets used all the time, if you wanna count that...
My ears are haunted.

#2477537 - 03/14/13 09:10 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: russclan]
Larryz Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 7055
Loc: Hwy 49, California
Electro-Harmonix clean boost pedal for lead work in front of my Twin Reverb.

#2477542 - 03/14/13 09:20 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Larryz]
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Posts: 3846
Loc: Dallas/FW Metroplex, Texas
Mine was a Line6 ToneCore with several modules- I don't remember which- followed by a couple more. I now have all but a couple of the modules.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap”.

My FLMS- Murphy's Music in Irving, Tx

#2477556 - 03/14/13 09:48 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
CEB Online   content
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Thomas Organ Co Crybaby then DeArmond Square Wave.

Edited by CEB (03/14/13 09:49 AM)
Live stuff - Kronos2-88, FA-06, Gaia, S90XS, Hammond XK3c

#2477557 - 03/14/13 09:51 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: CEB]
Fusker Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1282
Loc: Moscow, Idaho
Dunlop Crybaby in 1989.
Yamaha Motif XS-8, Nord Electro 3 73, Casio PX-5S, Moog Sub-Phatty, iPad Air 2, EV ZLX 12-P, bunch of PA stuff.

#2477626 - 03/14/13 02:09 PM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Fusker]
Bluesape Moderator Offline
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Registered: 06/13/05
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Loc: Ottawa
Dallas Arbiter Wah Face, circa 1974...
Never a DUH! moment! Well, almost never. OK, OK! Sometimes never!

#2477648 - 03/14/13 04:37 PM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Bluesape]
The Geoff Offline
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Loc: Near Glasgow


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#2477662 - 03/14/13 05:45 PM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
picker Offline
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Loc: Near 12th Street and Vine...
A Knight electronics fuzz box I built from a kit.
Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

#2477711 - 03/14/13 11:10 PM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: picker]
skipclone 1 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 7291
Loc: Japan
If i recall right it was an MXR distortion+, one of the originals. Dummy me sold it.
Then I had an Ibanez pedal, don`t recall the name but there were four or five of them that could also be hooked up in series to a docking bay.
Then it was a Yamaha delay that was lots of fun to hook up to a vocal mic.
Same old surprises, brand new cliches-

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#2477745 - 03/15/13 05:54 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: skipclone 1]
SEHpicker Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1369
Loc: Inverness, Florida
Thomas Organ Cry Baby - 73'or 74'

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#2477798 - 03/15/13 09:32 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: SEHpicker]
Delta Offline
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Registered: 08/18/10
Posts: 92
Loc: Rescue, Ca.
Arion Metal Master. Sounded decent, but cheaply made. It didn't last long.

#2477802 - 03/15/13 09:44 AM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Delta]
desertbluesman Offline
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Registered: 05/22/07
Posts: 3421
Loc: Near Phoenix Az
Very early Ibanez Tube Screamer, I probably gave it away, I never liked it much. For the longest time I never used any pedals, then in the mid 80's I went pedal and guitar to MIDI and synth crazy, now I do use some pedals, only tube overdrive pedals, a Boss Blues driver for boost and tone control for my Strat Clone, and one Digitech Reverb pedal.
If it sounds good, it is good !!

#2477859 - 03/15/13 01:02 PM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: desertbluesman]
p90jr Offline
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When I was about 14 or 15 my stepdad, a musician who was encouraging of my playing, one day said "I have a cousin who's a guitarist and left an amp with me back home. I'll see if he still wants it." He tracked him down in California, where he'd become a session guitarist, and the guy told him I could have it. It was a 1979 Acoustic solid state amp with 2 x 10" speakers - which sounded great - and tucked in the back were a Boss Flanger, MXR Phase 100, Crybaby Fuzz/Wah and Univox Uniwah. I was in heaven.

#2477929 - 03/15/13 09:17 PM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: p90jr]
Terrell Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 1722
Loc: Austin, TX
A Tom Scholz Rockman I played through a Tweed Bassman Head and 4x10. Was my first stage setup in 1980. It sounded Awesome...

A couple years latter, I wanted to be Randy Rhodes. So, A Boss Yellow Overdrive was my first true floor pedal. It fed a Marshall JMP100 and 4x12 slant.

#2479691 - 03/22/13 06:47 PM Re: Your first pedal? [Re: Terrell]
pinkjimiphoton Offline
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Loc: new england, usa
orange kay fuzztone in a wah treadle!


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