Bold Prediction...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by p.mo, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. p.mo

    p.mo Supporting Member

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    Pedal trends are fun to watch.

    First there were just pedals - some were good and some sucked.
    Then there were...

    Vintage pedal - pedal recreations...
    Vintage amp - pedal creations...
    Pedals with tons of knobs and tweaking ability...
    2-in-1 pedal mash-ups...
    3-in-1 pedal mash-ups...
    Reissues of original good and sucky pedals...
    Tiny mini pedals...

    and next will come...

    Boutique ONE KNOB wonders... with maybe a single tone switch. These will take the best settings of the best loved many-knobbed pedal creations and strip them down to a single knob.

    It's happening already. By NAMM 2017 one knob will rule them all.
     
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  2. ChampReverb

    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    I find whether or not a pedal has useful knobs to be a make or break consideration when buying pedals. I want to be able to fine-tune pedal settings.

    I have a few very good amps that only have a single Tone control. They sound *so* much better if I use an outboard EQ pedal to match them to the room.

    One knob pedal?
    Not for me.

    -bEn r.
     
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  3. Enusire

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    The DOD 250 gets so hyped right now. You can really see that in many threads.

    But at this point I don´t gonna jump on that train. Yeah I know, I´m missing the dirtpedal of my life, of course. But that´s okay for me folks.
     
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    I love the vids of this guy right enough. One knob wonder!

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    It's been done. Gaspedals Dumbell was a great one knob pedal. Colorsound one knob fuzz is a smoker. There are others....
     
  6. danbond

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    Not sure if I could do one-knobbers.

    One knob delay - No chance
    One knob chorus - Maybe - rate and level are important though
    One knob trem - Nope!
    One knob reverb - Maybe, for spring only.
    One knob overdrive - Nope
    One knob fuzz - Maybe, but my Tone Wicker BM is super flexible depending on how loud the amp is and how much gain/volume I need.
    One knob Phase - Same as chorus - unless the knob controlled both speed and rate somehow?
     
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  7. Imperial_Tone

    Imperial_Tone All things with a Maple Cap

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    Hasn't that trend already been around? Sure a few new releases have popped up, but I think it's already been a trend for sometime now..

    I agree @Matt Ivaliotes I prefer having more options.
     
  8. kor

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    Except for preamp or boost pedals, I have zero interest in any one-knobbers. Part of the fun for me is tweaking.
     
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  9. KnowTalent

    KnowTalent Just SAY NO to "Creamy" Distortion

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  10. TheRealDeal

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    let's take it one step further...NO KNOBS!

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    Scott_F Gold Supporting Member

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    I like the overall premise of trends. They can be quite fun to watch play out here on TGP.
     
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    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Pffft.

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  13. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    How about no knobs, plus real top jacks?

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  14. p.mo

    p.mo Supporting Member

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    love the no-knob stuff, too. but I think we have to work thru the one knob fad before we fully embrace the no-knob. i have faith we'll get there.
     
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    Isn't there a whole line of small boxy colorful pedals that have no knobs, just a footswitch?

    I think @justnick did a demo of them?
     
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    I predict pedals with ALL switches and knobs internal. I mean, can't have enough of a good thing, right?
     
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    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I like the idea of a one-knob pedal- especially if it has technology to adjust multiple parameters at once. Think Hall of Fame Mini + TonePrint editor: you can have that knob change 3-4 things, at once at a rate you determine. Super cool!

    The disadvantage, though, is no on-the-fly tweaking. I imagine that's a huge deal breaker for players who use a venue's backline.
     
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  18. chankgeez

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    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Henretta Engineering. Surprisingly versatile, actually.

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  20. chrisross

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    I love 1 or 2 knobbers.

    Compression - level, compression
    drive - level, gain
    fuzz - FUZZ
    delay - mix (repeats would have to go up up as mix increases I guess), tempo
    chorus, vibe, trem, etc - speed
    reverb - depth, or however the reverb knob on amps work

    I've always been drawn to less knobs because while I love tweaking as much as the next guy, I feel like I'm always one knob adjustment away from perfection. Remove most of the knobs, and you can refocus on your hands.
     
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