I got my first boutique pedal!!!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Rock Steady, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Rock Steady

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    I just bought a fulltone plimsoul. Sounds sweet!! woohoo!!!...well actually I traded two pedals for it lol. A cs9 chorus and a corona chorus. Im so happy!! :D
     
  2. stratplayer80

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    2 chorus pedals for a plimsoul? Nice!!
     
  3. terrapin

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    Hope you enjoy it. There are ALOT of cool sounds in a Plimsoul.
     
  4. ARC Effects

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    Congrats.

    Now prepare for a long and dark (though fun) addiction... :rotflmao
     
  5. dysorexia

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    Seems like the chorus for a plimsoul would have been a fair trade.
     
  6. lovecarriedcros

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    Haha good luck on your new journey, buying , selling ,and trading.lol that how I started too. I traded into a keeley ds-1 ( had no clue what it was) then I started getting into pedals and then from there I found the gearpage. Its a love/ hate thing and lord of fun
     
  7. HBob

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    Nice one to start out with! Congratulations! My first was a Menatone Blue Collar. I'll never sell it.
     
  8. BootRoots

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    Nice score. Btw is fulltone still considered boutique? They seem as widely available as boss at places like gc. Of course around here if there isnt a 2 year wait and a 300 dollar tag its not boutique
     
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    Perhaps not 'boutique' when judged by those terms, but certainly a pedal of 'boutique' quality and performance. But what is 'boutique' anyway?

    Congrats, I hear it's one of the best, and if you like it.... welcome to the madhouse! ;)
     
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    Yea Fulltone might not be boutique anymore. There pedals are starting to be sold everywhere. Especially the OCD considering its priced very competitively. Still a great company, boutique doesnt really matter.

    My first boutique was the RMC Picture wah :)
     
  11. alguit

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    Congrats-that's a nice pedal!

    My first boutique: a Fulltone '69, #73, traded a Multivox FullRotor unit for it over the phone with Mike Fuller!

    Enjoy the Plimsoul!

    -Alan
     
  12. hydroquebec

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    I think boutique is simply hand-made vs. factory-made. My GF makes pedals in a small room in her place to a really high level of quality, so I'd consider these to be boutique if she were to ever sell them.

    I guess there would be more possibilities of things going wrong/bad batches in a factory run. Also seems to me that boutique pedals seem to tailor a bit more specifically to specific types of tones.
     
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    In books, boutique is hand made. My first was the OCD. Have fun with the Plimsoul!
     
  14. Rock Steady

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    Wow im having so much fun with the plimsoul already. What other fulltone pedals would you recommend? OCD or soulbender etc.?
     
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    i'd recommend trying other brands too. More out there besides fulltone. I am not bashing his stuff i actually like it alot but really if you want another drive to go with your plimsoul i'd probably just grab a boss bd-2,sd-1,od-3,combo drive,power stack, whatever else sounds good that is mass produced. Trust me you will come full circle and realize that good sounds can be had for less. I have combination of handmade pedals and mass produce and really the audience can not tell a difference in most cases.
     
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    Maybe try an older big box Soulbender. An older big box '70 is also cool and can be found for a lot less cash.
     
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    Plimsouls are a lot of fun, and you'll get some great lead tone out of that pedal. I also recommend the Fulldrive 2 for some really warm, low-med overdrive. I have a 69 fuzz in the mail that I CANT WAIT to play.
     
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    Yeah, I think fulltone is factory made now; I'm probably wrong though, but I think a definition of boutique would rule it out.
    It's not really a subjective term, it's either hand-made boutique, or not.
    But there's something to be said for a factory design that appeals to a larger market; boutique pedals really are all about customs, which means squat to most rational players.

    Just looked it up cause I thought it was interesting, - "specific clientele"
     

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