Gear that has stood the test of time.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Ed Reed, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Ed Reed

    Ed Reed Senior Member

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    Not the fad stuff that we all think is "IT" for about a month but the stuff you've learned to live by. For me it's

    Axess Electronics GRX4 (2) can't kill them
    Rocktron Midi Mate cheap and works every time
    Mojo Vibe just the best
    Tim and Timmy dittos x 10
    Echo Park cheap and good
    TC SCF the only chorus I can use
    Arion SCH-1 leslie sim is wonderful
    Keeley Comp great clean boost
    Peterson Strobostomp works .
    Pedal Power (1 & 2) dittos
    Holland Gibb Droll 4-10 great clean amp, fat and harmonic
    Dr Z Maz 18 Jr 1-12 great clean amp in a smaller package


    now, how bout you?
     
  2. GuitarsFromMars

    GuitarsFromMars Member

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    DD-3
    CE-2
    CryBaby Wah
    K&M Custom 50
    Gibson Les Paul
    Fender Stratocaster
     
  3. dave s

    dave s Member

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    My Sabine Tuner. Had since early 80s still works ... changed battery TWICE in that time. Played well over a thousand gigs and tuned guitars probably 5000 on the tuner.

    It's the only true 'vintage' piece of gear I own! :jo

    dave
     
  4. ausguitarman

    ausguitarman Member

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    Hotcake. Always has been and always will be.
     
  5. Fifthstone

    Fifthstone Member

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    Peterson Strobostomp - never leave home without it
    Fender Strat - the most versatile guitar ever
    everything else for me is gravy
     
  6. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    Peterson Strobostomp- Works great. Never had anyproblems with it...Best $189 I spent in my life (gearwise...)
    Boss CE-5- It just wont break, and for now (until I get another chorus) its great for what its supposed to do...
    ProCo RAT- Same as the boss...just wont break (I dont necessarily like it though)
    Anything made by Skreddy- Very high quality made pedals, nothing ever goes wrong and Ive gigged with them for a while now
     
  7. enditol

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    +1 for Axess Electronics - can't say enough about the products and the customer service of Mario. I use them for switching, buffer, routing etc. :dude
    Pedal wise for me the Barber Tone Press has lasted long and is great.
     
  8. StompBoxBlues

    StompBoxBlues Member

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    Visual sound H2O Chorus/echo
    EBS Dynaverb
     
  9. Big Bob

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    +1 0n the Hotcake.
    The Arion SCH1 would have been a keeper if the case would have held up!
    The RC Booster has lasted a long time on my board.
    Boss TU2

    I've sold a lot of pedals over the years because of changing gigs and tastes. I keep the ones whose sound is unique....their time will come again.

    Bob
     
  10. 88mm

    88mm Member

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    My Old Sunn Model T
    Fender 75 Head
    Ultra Vibe
    Big Muff (Black one)
     
  11. Phil M

    Phil M Member

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    Boss DD-3 delay. Someone gave me a used Japanese one back in '93 when I had only been playing for a year or two. I've used it consistently ever since.
     
  12. burningyen

    burningyen Vendor

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    Hotcake, definitely. It's interesting how you don't hear about any Hotcake clones. IMHO it's impossible to improve upon and is so reasonably priced.
     
  13. jeffinaustin

    jeffinaustin Supporting Member

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    Sunface NKT
    TS9 (Keeley mod)
    RC Booster
    Korg DT10 tuner
     
  14. jrigg

    jrigg Gold Supporting Member

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    COT 50
    Strobostomp
     
  15. stevie2600

    stevie2600 Supporting Member

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    Mutron Phasor II
    Mutron Vol/Wah

    NOTHING compares to the unique dimension these two have.
     
  16. eric-d

    eric-d Member

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    Oh man. I have yet to find anything to "Un-Throne" my:

    Klon Centaur
    Landgraff DO
    Chicago Iron Octavian
    Analog.Man Mini Chorus
    BOSS TU-2 Tuner
    Maxon AD-80

    My Fuzz situation depends on my mood.

    Sunface NKT-275 w/ Sundial - if I want a low gain fuzz
    MJM Germanium London Fuzz - if I want a "in your face vintage fuzz"
    BYOC Big Muff Clone - if I'm more in a Gilmour tone.

    Everything else that I am planning to replace:

    Fulltone Clyde Std to a Landgraff Wah
    Fulltone Deja-Vibe to a Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe
    Fulltone Supa-Trem to a ToneCzar Powerglide
    BYOC DD-80 Delay to a Maxon AD-999 (or 900) Analog Delay

    I'm keeping these as my beaters/backups.

    Others that are my beaters/backups:

    Vox V847 (mod'd) Wah
    Maxon OD-808
    Ibanez TS-808
    Roger Mayer Octavia
    Tone Factor Nebula
     
  17. Lolaviola

    Lolaviola Supporting Member

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    Old MXR pedals, I love the ascetic, love the sound
    Phase 100
    Micro Amp
     
  18. Wooley

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    Still gonna be (after 3 or 4 years now) my two Analogman Tubescreamers (Silver and Brown). I don't have em on the board right now (using the Foxrox ZIM and the MI Audio Blues Pro right now), but everytime I plug em in and play I just start smilin' and jammin'.
    Then there would be the phasers. Mutron II doesn't fit on the board, but is still (after 4 years) the best phaser I've ever heard. The HBE Psilocybe has proudly taken it's place on the board, and not a phaser yet (not even the Shannon) has bumped it.
    Finally, my Analogman DD-3 has made delay the ONLY effect I have not shopped for since 2003.
     
  19. gitpicker

    gitpicker Silver Supporting Member

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    Lovepedal FAB 50 - pure magic... :YinYang

    EH Small Stone - my mid 70's SS is still alive and kickin' all pretenders off my board - mega mojo in this box! :AOK

    1965 Fender Super Reverb - bought mine in '82. Went with me from South Padre Island to Canada, and many, many points in between. I have totally abused it and it still keeps cookin'. My favorite amp in the whole wide world!:RoCkIn

    Any vintage MXR small box pedal. Great sounding boxes. :BEER

    And finally, the Gibson P-90 Pickup - nothing but rock'n'roll raunch, and lots of it! :dude
     
  20. BluePowder

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    I've had my Boss TU-12 chromatic tuner since the day I bought my first electric! Almost 12 years ago! The only thing that broke on me was the black vinyl case, the lid decided to drop off one day. Other than that it's been working like a charm ever since day one!
     

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