Anybody ever buy a pedal to replace another pedal then get sucked into keeping both?

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  1. ShredTheGnar

    ShredTheGnar Member

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    ....yep.

    I played a Flint for a few years. I then got convinced that I needed a tap-a-whirl (I was right, I loved it) and having two tremolos on the same board felt silly, so I switched the Flint for the Blue Sky. After spending time with it, I found I liked the extreme settings, but couldn't match my always-on sounds that I loved from the Flint. Ended up buying another Flint with intentions on selling the Blue Sky. Plugged them in together for a little side-by-side fun before selling the Blue Sky...

    ...yeah, going to have to keep them both. They were both too fun. Gonna have to open up funds by selling my KTR as having this much reverb is just way more fun than haunting mids ;)

    ...pics for fun:
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  2. NakedInTheRain

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    yep, picked up an ehx deluxe big muff to replace my tri/ram, but the tri/ram still sounds way too good to sell.
     
  3. fishlog

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    Yup...

    Bought DMMTT1100 (Xvive) thinking and believing all the hype to replace my DMM xo and as it turns out they are both phenomenal and yet slightly different enough that 4 months later I still can't decide which one to sell... So I still have both. On almost identical setting as well!?!
     
  4. MattLeFevers

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    Almost always. I have trouble saying goodbye.

    I took my DD-3 and Flashback off my board to make way for a DD-20, then couldn't bear to part with them. I ended up preferring the Flashback's tape delay so I put it back on and use the DD-20 for most songs and the TC for one song per set (have to set the tempo beforehand).

    The DD-3 ended up on a travel size board as a backup, I've had it since I was a teenager and can't bring myself to ditch it completely.
     
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  5. iowa

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    Too many times
     
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    Oh yeah. I kept looking for that next cool TS variant and ending up keeping three on my board for a few years enjoying the different flavors.
     
  7. SurfGreenTele

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    All of the time. The 12 step program:

    1) Get new pedal.
    2) List old redundant pedal on Reverb.
    3) Plug in redundant pedal to test, to make sure it still works well for the sale.
    4) "Oh wow this pedal sounds great too!"
    5) Go back on Reverb.
    6) Cancel listing.
    7) Make $0.
    8) Weep briefly.
    9) Think how much my life will improve with a new pedal.
    10) Go back online.
    11) Buy another pedlol.
    12) Realize that my life hasn't gotten any better. :cry:
     
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    My story is a bit of a twist on the tale, but funny that it also involves reverb pedals.

    Bought a Red Panda context. But it wasn't in stock at the shop I bought it from. They loaned me a ghost echo while I waited. Fell in love with it, now I need both. Context for utility, ghost echo for some magic.
     
  9. DonaldDemon

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    I have this problem with treble boosters, I've kept every one I've bought, so much that I won't allow myself to try any more.
     
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    everytime that happens to me i demo each of them again and as long as either gets the point of what im playing across i am reminded it doesnt matter. make a choice and go back to playing guitar, not taking pictures and stressing things that dont matter.
     
  11. Johnny Moondog

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    That about sums it up , right there.
     
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    Do you have any real vintage Rangemasters?
     
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    I wish! I have a Naga Viper, VFOD, Faceless Fx, and HBE Ge44.
     
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    Not trying to be antagonistic, but almost never. I usually keep almost everything I buy; I do very little flipping. Only when I feel like I have no use for something at all will I sell it.
     
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    I've also found that pedal boards are kind of evolving, changeable creatures. Some of the pedals I took off my main board and almost sold ended up being invaluable when I went to put together, say, an acoustic board later. Or I'd remove a really big pedal from the main board and make room for two or three that I'd almost got rid of to return.

    I agree that most of the ones I've sold are ones I just didn't really like the sound of and couldn't conceive of ever using again.
     
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    johnh Silver Supporting Member

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    Unfortunately, all the time.
     
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    Bought a Timefactor thinking I'd sell the Vox Time Machine
    Kept the Vox 'cos it's just so user friendly, and I probably wouldn't get enough to warrant selling it
     
  18. jonlarsen002

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    I just bought a Boss SD-1w to replace my FD-2 Mosfet. Probably going to keep both.
     
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    I have a feeling this is in the process of happening. I ordered a DMM 1100-TT today telling myself I'd be forced to sell my DD-500. Now I'm wondering if I'll go through with it.. :p
     
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    It's why I have three boards
     
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