If you knew then what you know now... What would be your first pedal purchase....

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  1. Staceydude

    Staceydude Member

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    If you knew then what you know now... What would be your first pedal purchase....:rotflmao

    Seriously, what pedal would you buy first now... what is your most essential pedal a predal you would take with you if you could only take one...

    Drive pedal, Fuzz, etc...

    Oh yeah and why that one pedal...

    Regards,

    Stace
     
  2. Melodic Dreamer

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  3. StompBoxBlues

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    Um....a LOOPER???



    Heh.. just kidding.

    Very first pedal, a Peterson Strobostomp. I HATE getting out of tune.

    First non-utilitarian actual EFFECT pedal...Zendrive.
     
  4. Matt F

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    The most wow I ever got from a pedal is the Lovepedal White Dragon. It loves my Strat and my Strat Loves that stompbox. If my pedalboard were stolen that would probably be the first repurchase. It has sounds from Fuzzface to Rangemaster and everything in between. To quote the builder, "It does alot of S@%t."
     
  5. Taller

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    If I knew....a crate load of TS-808's!
     
  6. stratovarius

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    "Then" was a long time ago so there weren't that many choices available. I suppose I would have bought every Fuzz Face, Uni-Vibe, CE-1, EchoPlex that I could get my hands on, not to mention JTM-45's, plexis, 18 watters, Fender and Gibson guitars, and anything Jimi Hendrix so much as blew his nose on. Who knew?

    I was pretty clueless back then. I wasn't even aware of effects and I thought there was something wrong with my playing that I couldn't get all of those tones that my heros were getting - pretty dumb, huh? To answer the question, I suppose it would have been a Big Muff.
     
  7. clothwiring

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    For me it would depend on the amp I'm using but either the Xotic RC Booster, Catalinbread SCP or Boss DD-3.

    The DD-3 if I was using my Marshall Jubilee and one of the other two if I was using the Matchless.
     
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    Eternity.
    Not because of the price increase, because its the best OD I've ever played.
     
  9. G'OlPeachPhan

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    BYOC Tribooster -- has a perfect setting for ANY tube amp and guitar you could use it with, for ANY style of music.
     
  10. Serious Poo

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    A good delay. IMHO, they probably do more than other types of pedals to help someone actually do something get creative with their instrument rather than just playing stock licks.
     
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    A little off track here, but when I was teenager in 1964, I could have bought all of the 1959 Les Pauls I wanted for 150.00 each..in 1964 they were nothing more than a good used 5 year old guitar!!
     
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    My Boss Blues Driver.
     
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    Man, that is good to hear! I've got one on the way. :dude

    Of the pedals I have I'm going with the Eternity. A very close second would be the COT50.
     
  15. golgonooza

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    Now - Catalinbread SCOD right off the bat...
    Back then - 18v Electric Mistress and a TS-808
     
  16. iggs

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    This exact setup:
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    Because I would have saved myself lots of $$$ trying to find what I like and what works for me ... not to say that there won't be more future purchases, just that I love all the pedals on that board.
     
  17. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Let's assume that it's now, and I'm up to date on what's available out there. Still can't narrow it down to one, because of the price issue:
    1. Student just starting out on guitar: Bad Monkey
    2. Me, just getting back into electric: Klon
     
  18. nondeplume

    nondeplume Puppet For Prophet

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    well my first pedal was a DOD 250, running into a Solid State Marlboro amp....screaching bees, womans pants on fire, unnatural tones still floating in space...that in my mind...
    my first pedal would be a

    tube amp.

    then, an echoplex..
     
  19. theHoss

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    Nothing! I would stay as far away from this addictive lifestyle as possible.
     
  20. drolling

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    Y'know - I think I have to agree with the big feller..

    A really good question, though. I have learned so much this last year, but in the end, it's left me filled with more questions & cravings than I could have possibly imagined back in the days when my board consisted of two or three BOSS pedals.

    So, I see no end to this process for me - and there's no way I could choose just one of the amazing little boxes I've accumulated..

    The healthiest thing for me to do would be dumping the lot and going back to my old acoustic:rolleyes:

    Ain't gonna happen, tho'
     

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