Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by MattHahn, Jan 30, 2008.
..heh, what do you think?
I love 'em...
....Annoying! They can be TOO bright to the point they are actually blinding when you bend over to adjust something on your board.
Ahhhh. So TAHT'S why I see guys on stage wearing sunglasses. I thought it was to try to look cool. Makes perfect sense now.
No...seriously I like any LED that's brighter than the stock Boss ones. They'll suffice....big I think a bit bigger is better. The Barber Pedal LEDS are A-OK in my book. Not SUPER bright....just big enough to be seen.
IMO, the primary reason to use super bright LEDs is to get the same brightness at a lower LED current. This improves battery life.
I like them as well.
+1! I'm tempted to put minature sunglasses on some of those LEDs! LOL
look great on my OKKO Diablo and Durham Crazy Horse.
I have personally been blinded numerous times with my Durham Sexdrive...I would bend down to adjust a control on another pedal and forget that the Sexdrive is still on and get drawn in to that blinding blue light. Next thing I know, I flinch away in pain. Boring old red or amber are good for me...but you will find a way to make it pretty, Matt.
The blue light on my Geekscreamer casts a herald of light accross the stage.
They look good, but starting to be overdone. Moderately bright is good, and 5mm is better than the Boss size - 3mm.
The color of the LED should be matched to the color of the pedal - if a pedal is painted red or orange, a blue LED won't look good. Blue looks great on blue, silver, green, yellow or white pedals, however.
Bright green is a good alternative color.
I like 'em for when you're playing outdoors or in really bright areas, you can still see the LED
My BBE Opto Stomp has one... I think it's annoying. I might put a piece of electrical tape over it.
It's the bright green light on my Strobostomp that kills me. I like the blue'uns fine.
They're too bright. Somewhere between superbright and Boss style is fine for me.
I like my Durham Sexdrive blue light. It's crazy bright, but you can tell in a sec if it's on or not in bright sunlight.
I had a modded DMM that had a really bright white light in it....you could see it on a high ceiling in a dark room!!! That thing could have served as a lamp.
blue is overrated.
Standard red is good.
They're very cool.
That said, I agree. They can get annoying at times and borderline blinding. really.
They sure do look killer, though.
and +1 on the sex drive LED being *SUPER* bright. my god, man.