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Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Hawkmoon269, Aug 1, 2020 at 10:40 PM.
The pedal/guitar ratio is roughly 10:1, tuners loop switchers excluded. I have 11 guitars, so that equals something like... 800+ pedals!
I’m a recovering pedalholic. Haven’t bought a new pedal for over a year now.. though lots I could sell.
I have at minimum 4 Chase Bliss pedals and 4 Moogerfoogers that I know I’ll never use and I should sell them.... but I’m kind of afraid to do anything that might start the addiction back into motion lol.
In reflection, It’s probably pretty bad when you are holding onto a ton of pricy pedals just for the sake of having them. I really should start cleaning house.
....Yup, that's a problem....
The last pedal I bought, was a Kingsley Constable. I went on that list a year ago. It arrived just recently. I haven't purchased any pedals since then. I don't plan on buying any. Guitars and amps....well that's a different story. ...
To each his own!
The only reason I don't have a floor full of pedals is the expense.
I thought I’d beaten it. Had a fairly stable live setup for about 5 years, with just the occasional swap-out. Then I fell down the ambient rabbit hole and I very obviously have a problem. Admitting it’s the first step though, right?
All my guitars right now are American, but I need that MIM reverse Hendrix Strat I NEED IT MAN I GOTTA HAVE IT
I think the perception of pedal addicts is that they all play cheap guitars into fender blues junior amps. The other perception is that if you had a good multi channel amp, then you don’t need dirt pedals.
For the first, I really don’t see it. Sure there are some that fit that stereo types, but most people here seem to have awesome amps and guitars as well.
As for the second, last I checked most amps don’t come with built in fuzz pedals.
It gets better.
~95% of the time, I bypass the pedal board and go straight into the amp.
In an amp you can get tremolo, reverb, gain channels, even chorus-
But: do amps have built-in phasers, flangers, delays, wahs, loopers....?
Exactly, and once you’ve got more than just a wah or a fuzz, a board is easier to power, carry and setup. Of course you should always allow room for the future when buying a board (it’s just sensible), so those expanses of unused board look right back at you while the pedals on the web whisper “You know I’d fit right there, don’t you“ in your ear.
Before you know it you’re figuring out how to sync the tempo of 4 different delays, trying to convince yourself there’s nothing wrong with having two comps on your board, and wondering if you should go midi.
TBH & FWIW, the term 'crackhead' is demeaning and stigmatizing.
I'd appreciate it if next time you use the term 'freebase enthusiasts'.
Since the '70s, approximately every 2-3 years I go Wah hunting.
My last Wah Purchase was a Wilson Effects 12 position vintage. Of the 12 positions, only four are mildly interesting (to me) and only one position gets any use.
For the last 10 years, I no longer sell my discarded pedals. I gift them to other players.
I just gave away a Boss OD-1X and a 3 Leaf Audio Proton (including a '57 American reissue Strat with Fralins [with steel plate bridge]) to someone getting back into playing after a 30-year hiatus .
I don't think of myself as a pedal guy but at one point I thought the effects I needed were more pricey than what Tom Bukovac & Guthrie Trap use.
C'mon, at least the Bogner Alchemist... It is still TGP here...